Port of Vancouver

Environmental Project Management Specialist, Infrastructure Projects

Port of Vancouver - Posted 1 year ago
$59k-87k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Project Management salary records


Vancouver, BC

Project Management
Company size
307 employees

Port:  Vancouver

Project Management Job description

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest and most diversified port. We are passionate about the work we do and what it contributes to our local communities, the region, and our country. This is reflected in our values of collaboration, continuous improvement, accountability and customer responsiveness.

The Environmental Project Management Specialist, Infrastructure Projects position is responsible for providing environmental project management and/or technical expertise on environmental and permitting aspects associated with assigned projects within the Infrastructure Projects - Regulatory and Consultation Programs department. This includes, but is not limited to, supporting the development and review of environmental studies, permit applications, environmental management plans and reports, as well as Envision requirements.

The Environmental Project Management Specialist, Infrastructure Sustainability will:

  • Act as day-to-day lead on environmental aspects of assigned projects ensuring VFPA expectations and interests are continually met.
  • Act as day-to-day lead on environmental and permitting aspects of assigned projects ensuring VFPA expectations and interests are continually met.
  • Critically review and evaluate consultant deliverables in line with the agreed budget and objectives of the task in hand.
  • Act as day-to-day liaison between the Project Team and VFPA. Solicit expert advice on technical issues, and provide regular progress updates and communicate emerging issues.
  • Participate in the development of terms of reference for environmental programs and prepare, as required, requests for proposals for the selection of specialist consultants to support the assigned project.
  • Work with specialist consultants in the preparation of project planning documentation including scope, schedule, budget, communication, change management and stakeholder engagement, and risks.
  • Collaborate with project teams to determine the best approach and activities necessary for executing specific projects. Ensure the approach is documented and followed.
  • Work with the specialist consulting team and contribute to the monitoring of the scope of work. Monitor plan implementation and evaluate the progress of specialist consultants and deliverables.
  • Provide VFPA representation at Project Team meetings and meetings with environmental regulatory agencies, community, Indigenous groups and other stakeholders, where tact and diplomacy will be required to facilitate competing priorities to ensure VFPA interests are met.
  • Prepare project status updates and presentations, as required. 
  • Coordinate consultant support and tracking for project sustainability programs in alignment with VFPA’s sustainability policy, including Envision work deliverables.
  • Coordinate and participate in post-project reviews and document process improvement recommendations.
  • Coordinate and participate in environmental management, monitoring and follow-up programs as required for assigned projects.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A bachelor of Science or another acceptable university degree, coupled with a minimum of 5 years of project management experience with environmental assessment (or recent environmental practice) and technical requirements on large capital infrastructure projects, preferably within marine or port environments
  • Experience in a range of environmental disciplines and in the design and implementation of environmental study programs, and familiarity with both federal and provincial environmental regulations and jurisdiction would be an asset. Particular experience working on permitting applications, such as Fisheries Act Authorization and Federal and BCEAO Environmental Assessments would be an advantage.
  • Experience and/or knowledge in Envision and LEED accreditation would be an asset. Experience working with multi-discipline engineering and science teams and/or PMP certification would be highly desirable. 
  • This position requires excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise effectively and positively with all contacts, internally and externally.
  • Must have an excellent command of the English language, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated project management, including budget management, analytical and problem-solving skills, along with strong team building and conflict resolution skills are required.
  • Must possess excellent computer skills with the ability to work independently, accurately and on own initiative to maintain work output.
  • Must be a highly organized, detailed individual who can manage competing priorities.

A normal office environment including some exposure to the waterfront and construction sites, in any weather conditions, may be required. Occasional evening and weekend work during off hours, to participate in public meetings and open houses. 

The health and safety our of employees is a priority and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is committed to ensuring a safe workplace. Vaccinations, in combination with other preventative health and safety measures, offer the best available protection against COVID-19 and that is why port authority employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Providing proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment.

Candidates may be accommodated for this requirement if they are approved for a legal exemption; accommodation may be requested only for religious and medical reasons, or other protected grounds under the Canadian Human Rights Act. If you’re seeking accommodation to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please indicate your request during the recruitment process.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority offers a competitive total compensation package including an earned time off program. Please note this posting will remain open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

At the port authority, we are dedicated to employment equity and a workplace reflective of the diversity of our port community.

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