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Environmental Impact Assessment & Permitting Consultant

Vancouver / Langley, British Columbia

Environmental Impact Assessment & Permitting Consultant

Do you enjoy working with an engaged team towards a common goal? Do you regularly question the norm and come up with creative solutions to problems? Do you trust your judgment when making decisions in an uncertain world? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, we might have the perfect role for you!
We’re looking to hire an Intermediate Environmental Consultant specializing in Project Management, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) & Environmental Permitting, to join our Vancouver or Langley Office.  This role will be part of our Environmental Planning Group (EPG): an established, experienced group of mostly long-tenured professionals servicing our diverse clients in a variety of sectors (urban and resource development, First Nations, government, etc.).

The role is responsible for scoping, conducting and coordinating diverse environmental studies to support permitting processes, as well as interpreting data and preparing reports for regulatory submission. Under the supervision of senior professionals, this role will work within a team and with our clients, regulators and stakeholders to plan and coordinate the completion of environmental projects to meet our clients’ needs.

We are seeking a professional with experience in environmental consulting in BC or Western Canada who wants to grow their consulting career within our PGL Village. The ideal candidate is likely a “specializing generalist”: possessing a core technical skillset in an environmental or socioeconomic field with broader knowledge in, and interest in learning, other related fields.  They have knowledge of the regulatory and Indigenous context of development in BC, and experience applying it in an EIA and permitting context. They will be looking to apply and grow their knowledge in a variety of project types and enjoy the diversity of environmental consulting.

PGL is committed to advance our people and company by creating a sense of belonging for every employee and by being equitable, diverse, and inclusive. We recognize that our community will be strengthened by the inclusion of a wide range of views and perspectives, informed by different backgrounds and life experiences. We want every employee to feel they have equal opportunities for growth at PGL and strive to include, embrace, promote, and celebrate differences of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical, and mental abilities.

  • Working with project teams and our clients to scope the work and budgets to meet project objectives and regulatory requirements
  • Applying your technical skills to coordinate and execute environmental planning projects
  • Preparation of reports describing site conditions, impact assessments, and environmental or socioeconomic management plans according to regulatory requirements
  • Technical fieldwork, depending on area of expertise, including compliance monitoring
  • Environmental Impact Assessment, background research, and report writing
  • Project management and client and regulatory communications

We are looking for a self-starter. You will be expected to work both independently and within project groups, undertaking tasks from start to finish with full team support. Hands on field work will be mixed with project management, direction of others in the field, client liaison and preparation of reports.

You are a resourceful problem solver and organized project manager. In complex systems you can identify root causes and interlinkages – using your own expertise to address what you can and connecting to the right resources to address what you cannot.

As your career develops, business development and client care will become an important component of your role.


Job Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience consulting in EIA and permitting;
  • Registered Professional Biologist (R.P.Bio.), Technician (R.B.Tech.), Geoscientist (P. Geo), Engineer (P.Eng.), or other similar professional accreditation (or eligible for professional registration in your field) in the Province of BC;
  • Consulting skills: project management, client service, verbal and written communications, and business development skills;
  • Technical skills in at least one of ecology, biology, environmental sciences, marine sciences, hydrology, social sciences, cultural expertise or other disciplines directly applicable to the practice of environmental planning, management, EIA and permitting in BC;
  • Experience in EIA process and methods within a municipal, provincial and federal context;
  • Knowledge of environmental policies and regulations for development in BC;
  • Assessment skills in urban areas in BC (e.g., applying the Riparian Areas Protection Regulation), and remote field skills;
  • Experience conducting environmental, socioeconomic, or cultural studies following standard guidelines and practices as part of an EIA;
  • Excellent client service and networking skills an asset;
  • Experience working with Indigenous groups as clients and/or partners in environmental work is desirable;
  • Ability to lift and carry 25lbs;
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office suite products;
  • First aid training (ideal, but will provide);
  • A valid driver’s license.

If you are looking to join a great team that values creativity, collaboration and employee engagement please apply online (http://www.pggroup.com/join_team.htm). This job posting will be open until Monday, January 16th, 2022. We will be reviewing resumes the following week and reaching out to successful candidates the week of January 24th.  All successful applicants will be contacted via email.


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