Environmental Specialist | Rideau Transit Group

Environmental Specialist

  • Job Title: Environmental Specialist
  • Open Date: 16/02/2023
  • Location: 805 Belfast Road, Ottawa, ON


Rideau Transit Maintenance (RTM) is a General Partnership firm of ACS Infrastructure Canada, SNC-Lavalin O&M, and EllisDon.  RTM has been awarded a long-term contract to maintain the Confederation Line, the new light rail transit system in Ottawa.  RTM currently has exciting career opportunities for dynamic and enthusiastic individuals looking to play a role in the ongoing operation and maintenance of a significant infrastructure project in the nation’s capital.

RTM is now seeking an Environmental Specialist who will report to the Director of Commercial/Legal/Compliance, Rideau Transit Maintenance.

All RTM positions will be instrumental in ensuring the reliable supply of trains and maintenance services on the Confederation Line. Applicants should have the ability to embrace a dynamic working environment that promotes safety, service, quality, motivation, and teamwork in a start-up environment.  Applicants must have a desire to learn, be flexible, safety conscious, and have an excellent work ethic.  A comprehensive benefits package and an RRSP match program is offered.


Core Duties and Essential Job Functions:

  • Support the coordination and implementation of RTM’s Environmental and Sustainability programs on the Confederation line
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant environmental regulatory requirements, industry standards, and best practices
  • Issue request for proposals for Environmental contracts, manage contracts, and review invoices in collaboration with the Procurement Manager
  • Manage the Hazardous Waste Information Network (HWIN) for the company and waste fee payments
  • Perform monthly and quarterly Sanitary Sewer Sampling for the required locations and send to laboratory for analysis
  • Coordinate the Environmental Compliance monitoring activities with various stakeholders
  • Manage the reporting system to various stakeholders including regulatory bodies
  • Assist with the annual regulatory reports
  • Support, coach and mentor colleagues and subcontractors in improving Environmental and Sustainability performance
  • Prepare the meeting slides, document the management review meeting, and distribute internally to different levels of organization
  • Review and update aspects and impacts register, permits and approval register
  • Work with the team to set annual objectives and targets for Environment and Sustainability
  • Complete monthly environmental inspections
  • Prepare, participate, and follow up on internal and external audits items
  • Assist in closing out open items from audits and inspections
  • Develop environmental procedures and support the documentation update process
  • Deliver RTM’s Environmental orientation and training to internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the incident reporting and investigation process relating to environmental incidents
  • Follow-up on corrective actions stemming from inspections, audits, non-conformance reports and investigations
  • Assist in proposed facility change reviews
  • Role will include support for health and safety as required


Skills, Knowledge, Experience, and Education:

  • Undergraduate degree in Environmental studies, other relevant environmental education may be considered
  • Experience in developing technical and non-technical reports
  • Strong knowledge of provincial and federal regulatory requirements acquired through experience and education
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills; including public speaking and presentation skills
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to problem-solve and tackle new assignments effectively and efficiently
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and people management skills
  • Experience in using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word


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