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Planner, Environment & Land

Position: Planner, Environment & Land
Term: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: March 25, 2020
Job Start Date: TBD
Job Location: Edmonton, AB

Requisition: 00556
Closing Date: March 25th, 2020
 
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WHO WE ARE:

With approximately 7,000 employees and assets of $22 billion, ATCO is a diversified global holding corporation with investments in Structures & Logistics (workforce housing, innovative modular facilities, construction, site support services, and logistics and operations management); Energy Infrastructure (electricity generation, transmission, and distribution; natural gas transmission, distribution and infrastructure development; energy storage and industrial water solutions; and electricity and natural gas retail sales); Transportation (ports and transportation logistics); and Commercial Real Estate. More information can be found at www.ATCO.com

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to a Supervisor in Environment & Land department, this position is responsible for providing environmental and planning expertise related to the route planning and obtaining of regulatory approvals for transmission and distribution electrical infrastructure, and generation facilities. The Planner, Environment & Land will compile and analyze relevant information for routing & siting; consult internal and external stakeholders potentially affected by projects; resolve issues of conflicting interests; submit applications and obtain regulatory approvals especially from Alberta Environment and Parks and the Alberta Utilities Commission. The Planner is responsible for implementing environmental policies and initiatives of Alberta and ATCO to the projects.

 

This position includes assisting other groups and departments in transmission and large distribution, decommissioning, line mitigation and capital maintenance projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Identify planning and environmental risks to the scope, develop schedules and cost estimates for assigned projects.
  • Complete desktop and field level assessments of sensitive environmental features which need to be considered in project planning.
  • Analyze data, including spatial data, to identify land-use and environmental constraints for preliminary facility locations based on economic, technical, social and environmental criteria.
  • Prepare and submit applications for permits and approvals required for assigned projects.
  • Manage consultants and contractors to ensure planning and environmental studies, and associated reporting is completed on time and within budget, overall to meet regulatory requirements and company policies.
  • Participate, as required, in activities such as contractor orientation, training, audits, incident reporting, and liaison with regulatory agencies.
  • Undertake field support, as required.
  • Undertake and use technical and regulatory assessments for assigned projects in the project planning and permitting stage, including obtaining required regulatory approvals.
  • Keep abreast of regulatory developments, trends and changes, and provide information to ATCO Electric.
  • Implement legislation changes that affect our industry and processes on assigned projects.
  • Stay current in government and industry standards, and changes to ensure corporate compliance.
  • Ability to be on-call for 3-4 weeks a year for environmental incidents.
  • Undertake and use technical and regulatory assessments for assigned projects in the project planning and permitting stage, including obtaining required regulatory approvals.
  • Keep abreast of regulatory developments, trends and changes, and provide information to ATCO Electric.
  • Implement legislation changes that affect our industry and processes on assigned projects.
  • Stay current in Government and industry standards, and changes to ensure corporate compliance.
  • Prepare and distribute project notification material, and communicate (meetings and correspondence) with stakeholders such as, private landholders, government agencies, industrial companies, indigenous communities, interest groups and the public
  • Undertake consultations, to company and AUC expectations, with external stakeholders for assigned projects
  • Resolve concerns raised by external stakeholders by proposing mitigations with support of ATCO internal departments: commercial, planning, land, engineering, construction, maintenance and operations personnel

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum University Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Biology, Soil Sciences or other related field (i.e. Forestry, Agriculture, Planning, etc.) and associated professional designation.
  • Minimum 7 to 10 years of experience completing project planning, environmental assessments, evaluation, permitting or similar activities.
  • The ability to review and understand project work scope, execution strategies, construction activities and environmental impacts associated with electrical infrastructure development.
  • Proven knowledge of planning, land-use and environmental principles, normally acquired through a degree in planning or in an environmental field.
  • Proven knowledge of and experience with relevant legislation at Municipal, Provincial and Federal levels
  • Have a valid Class 5 Operator’s Licence (Drivers Licence) issued by the Alberta Government.
  • Highly effective communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills with the ability to establish excellent working relationships.
  • Excellent decision-making, time management, organizational and planning skills.
  • Training in leadership, project management and incident investigation would be considered an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite – Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project.
  • Skills in map and air photo interpretation, and some specialized systems such as GIS software. Use these tools for data analysis and report purposes.
  • Must have working knowledge of external data sources, such as Landscape Analysis Tool, FWMIS, SPIN II, AbaData and Crown Land Dispositions Report (GLIMPS).
  • Ability to be 24/7 hour on-call for 3-4 weeks a year for environmental incidents.
Quote Opportunity REQ #00556

We would like to thank everyone for their application; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Final candidates will be required to undergo a Security Clearance check.

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How to Apply Details:
Apply online through our Career Portal: https://careers.atco.com/jobs/planner-environment-land-761
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Application Details: Apply online through our Career Portal: https://careers.atco.com/jobs/planner-environment-land-761

ATCO
10035 105th Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1C8

Website: https://www.atco.com/en-ca/about-us/careers.html

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