Morrison Hershfield

Senior Environmental Planner

Location CA-ON-Ottawa
Posted Date 6 months ago(8/11/2017 12:39 PM)
Requisition #
2017 - 3602
# Positions


Morrison Hershfield's Environmental Group works to avoid, minimize and mitigate adverse project environmental effects to help ensure a sustainable world for present and future generations. We specialize in environmental planning and management, environmental assessment, the natural sciences, regulatory approvals, impact studies, monitoring, solid waste management, transit planning, renewable energy, hydrogeology and environmental site assessment.


The Senior Environmental Planner will play a key role in the growth and development of Morrison Hershfield's Environmental Planning / Management practice within Eastern Canada. The incumbent will provide technical leadership and senior project management and will play a key role in client development and major proposals. Planning and implementation experience (especially through Alternative Project Delivery models) on large scale transit and transportation as well as major bridge projects is essential.


Morrison Hershfield is committed to having an inclusive and diverse workforce, with recruitment free of discrimination, ensuring all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.



  • Leverage a high industry profile to provide significant leadership in the growth and development of Morrison Hershfield's Environmental Planning / Environmental Management practice within Ontario and the Environmental Business Unit as a whole
  • Provide senior environmental planning, project implementation expertise and team leadership on a variety of multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Lead, implement and manage all aspects of the environmental planning, approvals and environmental management / systems processes - directing large multi-disciplinary teams and complex studies

Business Development / Client Relationship Management

  • Help build Morrison Hershfield's experience and reputation for major infrastructure planning and implementation - particularly for transit and roadway as well as major bridge projects. Experience in other sectors (e.g. Energy, Utilities) would be a significant asset
  • Help to grow Morrison Hershfield's environmental planning / assessment / management market share in strategic markets - with a primary focus on Ontario while contributing to Morrison Hershfield's growth in Western Canada
  • Leverage existing industry / client relationships and establish and foster new client relationships.
  • Business development responsibilities will include strategic account management, proposal preparation, industry tracking and generation of new business leads.



  • Bachelors degree in Planning, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences or Engineering.
  • Related professional designation (RPP/MCIP, P.Eng.) desirable.
  • Minimum 10 years' relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience as a Senior Environmental Planner on Federal, Provincial and Municipal transportation infrastructure projects - especially for MTO, regional municipalities and transit authorities. (Experience in other sectors such as mining or energy would be an asset.)
  • Experience / expertise with the regulatory environment in Ontario and other jurisdictions.
  • Expertise in one or more Environmental Impact Assessment areas of specialty (e.g. Biophysical) a definite asset.
  • Strong technical writing and presentation skills (English).
  • Bilingualism (English / French) also an asset.



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