Intermediate Environmental Consultant (Project Manager)

Location: Whitby, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 12-21-2018
Intermediate Environmental Consultant
Advancing People, Environment and Business! Does that statement resonate with you? Do you enjoy working with an engaged team towards a common goal? Do you believe that you are in complete control of your own destiny and always strive for greatness? Do you regularly question the norm and come up with creative solutions to problems? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions we might have the perfect role for you!
PGL Environmental Consultants' Whitby office is seeking an Intermediate Environmental Consultant (Project Manager) who is interested in working in a fast-paced environment.
The Intermediate Environmental Consultant is involved with the planning, management and execution of contaminated site projects at an intermediate level.  They will work with a project team that will often include junior staff, senior review and may include technical specialists.  Projects will vary and can include any of the following: Phase 1 and Phase 2 environmental site assessments, contaminated site investigation and remediation, regulatory reporting for Record of Site Conditions and/ or Risk Assessments. Some field work will be required, generally connected with large, complex, difficult or remote sites.
In addition to managing projects and providing technical direction, it will be expected the intermediate project staff mentor junior and entry level project staff.  This person will also be comfortable interacting with clients.  Participation in business development and marketing activities will include proposals, work plans, presentations, attending networking events and seminars, as well as building relationships with clients they are working with.  An interest in greater involvement in business development and marketing is an asset.
  • Conducts all levels of contaminated site investigations including Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments, Remediation, Risk Assessments, including field work appropriate to level of experience; generally able to manage all aspects of the project with senior technical support and review available.
  • Project manager, responsible for managing all phases of projects, from development of work plans and cost estimates to managing field work and budgets and final report production.
  • Advises and liaises with clients on a broad range of technical issues related to contaminated site investigation.
  • Provides technical direction and mentoring to junior staff.
  • Conducts technical review of junior staff work projects.
  • Contributes to the development of internal protocols and procedures.
Job Requirements:
  • Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Engineering ((chemical, geological, geotechnical, environmental), Geology, Soil Science, Environmental Science, related engineering discipline or Toxicology.
  • Roughly 5-9 years of environmental consulting experience.
  • A demonstrated working knowledge of and ability to interpret relevant Ontario and Canadian environmental regulations, guidelines and standards.
  • Experience working in a consulting engineering environment at a project management level.
  • Experience in contaminated site investigation, including field methods for characterization of soil and groundwater conditions and/or contamination (borehole drilling, monitoring well design/installation, and multimedia sampling methodologies)
  • Experience developing and administering project budgets.
  • Strong technical writing skills and strong attention to details.
  • Experience with work plan or proposal writing.
  • Excellent internal and external client service skills.
  • Excellent client relationship management and team management skills.
  • Willingness to travel, generally within province.
  • Supportive of PGL Strategic Initiatives, high level of engagement.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and decision-making abilities.
  • Strong mentoring, coaching and team spirit abilities.
  • Valid Driver’s license required.
  • Personal car is an asset.
  • Willingness to travel, generally within province.
If you are looking to join an organization that offers variety in the job, individual growth, creativity, and corporate leadership. Please apply online at our website This job posting is open until Friday, January 18th 2019, successful applicants will be contacted via email.
PGL welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

About PGL
We are a full service environmental consulting firm with offices in Vancouver, Victoria and Langley (BC) and Whitby (ON). Since 1991, Pottinger Gaherty (PGL) has provided environmental services such as contaminated site assessments, remediation, environmental impact studies, sustainability assessments and air quality studies.  PGL is an employee-owned company with approximately 80 employees including geologists, agrologists, biologists, environmental scientists, and engineers, plus a dynamic and customer-oriented support team.
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