Senior Environmental Assessment/Environmental Planning Professional

• 15 years progressive experience in the environmental consulting industry – 5-10 years with a business development focus
• Bachelor’s degree specializing in a related technical environmental discipline (environmental science or engineering, ecology, environmental law/policy)
• Opportunity to significantly impact company growth across Western Canada
• Based in Vancouver; Calgary; or Saskatoon, with flexible work options
• Close knit collaborative and engaged “One Team” environment

We’re SLR, a global consulting firm delivering over 30 technical disciplines around the world to help our clients reach their environmental and sustainability goals. With over 25 years of experience, our ambition is to be recognized as a global leader in environmental and advisory solutions.

As our new Senior Environmental Assessment/Environmental Planning Professional, you will leverage your excellent business development, client service, and technical skills to lead the growth of our western Canadian operations in the power and renewable energy sector.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need to bring significant experience in providing multi-disciplinary environmental assessments, permitting, compliance and due diligence services to the power sector and renewable energy clients. The focus of the role, which will be based in Vancouver, Calgary or Saskatoon, will be to create, maintain and grow relationships within the sector, with specific focus in Western Canada.

This is a role where your client-management and relationship building skills will be as key to your success as your technical proficiency.

Your specific responsibilities will include:

• Work with our National Sector Leader(s) to develop and implement business development strategies to expand our services – with the aim of attracting new clients and enhancing SLR’s marketplace presence and client portfolio in Western Canada.
• Grow the capability and capacity of the SLR team in Western Canada.
• Provide advice and guidance to clients on requirements relating to environmental impact assessments/permitting within the context of Municipal, Provincial, Federal and/or International regulations.
• Manage and prepare approvals and permitting documents/applications.
• Lead public, agency, Indigenous and stakeholder consultation efforts for projects.
• Provide technical leadership and direction to project managers and mentorship to staff.
• Develop and maintain positive professional relationships with approvals and permitting agency staff.
• Manage complex tasks and provide guidance on QA/QC.
• Promote and maintain a positive work environment through a culture of teamwork and cooperation.

This is a unique opportunity to work with a highly engaged team with a dedicated growth-mindset. Your efforts will have a truly significant impact on the growth of our western operations.

Working @ SLR

With us, there is no doubt you’ll grow your subject-matter expertise and industry knowledge. We care about investing in our employees for the long-run, and if you ask our team, they’ll tell you that’s just one of the many benefits of working here. We want to be a place where you can experience career growth and satisfaction for many years.

Here’s what else you’ll enjoy as part of our team:

• Competitive total compensation package commensurate with experience
• Comprehensive benefit plan and a suite of wellness initiatives
• Full-time, permanent role with flexible scheduling available (core hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm)
• Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
• A caring and close-knit team culture, dedicated to supporting your work and keeping you connected


• Bachelor’s degree specializing in a related technical environmental discipline (environmental science or engineering, ecology, environmental law/policy)
• Minimum of 15+ years of related progressive experience including at least 5-10 years in a business development role.
• Extensive project / sector management experience involving fully managing multiple projects from beginning to end.
• Excellent understanding of power and renewable energy clients and markets in western Canada as they relate to this position.
• A demonstrated, strong understanding of the British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Canadian environmental regulatory and permitting requirements as they apply to power and renewable energy projects.
• An understanding of international environmental and social impact assessment standards, guidelines and processes is an asset.
• Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining a team of professionals to support projects and the business.
• Demonstrated track record of risk, financial and budget management.
• Experience in the oil and gas sector will be considered an asset.
• A team player and skilled leader with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to travel within western Canada about 20% of the time, as required.

SLR strives to build diverse teams that reflect the communities we work in, and encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities.

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