Environmental Assessment Planner/Lead, Municipal/ Transportation

Department: Municipal/Transportation
Reports to: Director of Municipal Services
Location: Vaughan or Whitby

TMIG’s Municipal and Transportation Teams win and deliver projects that span the areas of linear and roads infrastructure (Municipal) and of traffic management and implementation planning, road design, rehabilitation, and reconstruction, and intersection improvement (Transportation). Activities include proposals and pre-positioning for new assignments, completion of studies and environmental assessments to establish solutions, detailed design and approvals for solutions, and continued support through construction and commissioning.

An EA Planner or EA Lead on our team is responsible for promoting and providing professional consulting services in support of Municipal Class Environmental Assessments (MCEA’s), Master Environmental Servicing Plans (MESPs), Secondary Plans and Transportation Master Plans (TMPs) for municipal engineering (roads, linear and vertical servicing) and transportation planning projects.


Project Delivery: Maintain current knowledge of relevant legislation and issues, Lead or participate in: public consultation activities, including coordination of Open Houses; creating display panels for public meetings; creating PowerPoint presentations for public meetings; preparation of project documentation, such as Environmental Study Reports; and attending client progress and stakeholder meetings as required and preparing meeting minutes or reports. Communicate with clients and approval agencies, including drafting letters and notices for public circulation and coordinating mail out of correspondence, and drafting response letters to review agencies. Management / oversight of sub-consultants, and reviewing sub-consultant reports and cross-referencing to policy and legislation guidelines.

Business Development: Participates with senior management in promotional activities for the company, including proposal writing for new projects.

Team Management: Train and mentor junior team members. Lead by example to promote a high-performance team culture.


General: Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work well with people (staff and clients) and a demeanor that reflects genuine interest and ability to assess a situation and consider what people will be interested in/concerned with is required. Success in supporting teams with a results-driven approach while maintaining a positive, professional attitude. Strong attention to detail and ability to produce quality results. Excellent organization, time management, and negotiation skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong technical writing skills.

Technical: Experience in preparing studies in support of Class EA’s, Secondary Plans, etc. Knowledge of provincial EA legislation under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, including but not limited to: Class EA process, (Municipal, GO Transit, MTO), Federal EA legislation, and the Planning Act. Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to noise, cultural heritage, air quality, land use, species at risk, etc. and permitting/approvals. Experience with regulatory agencies and key stakeholders (MNRF, MECP, Conservation Authorities, Transport Canada, Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada); experience with Indigenous Community consultation/engagement an asset.

Professional Knowledge and Qualifications:A post-secondary education in environmental planning, environmental policy, environmental science, or a related discipline. Minimum 5 years project experience in Environmental Assessment/Planning in municipal infrastructure and transportation.

The Municipal Infrastructure Group Ltd., a T.Y. Lin International Company, is committed to employment equity and providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for a disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at rmckeown@tmig.ca.