Senior Environmental Site Assessment/Excess Soils Professional

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# of Openings
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Regular Full-Time
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Environmental Sciences


Are you someone with strong leadership and technical capabilities?  Do you enjoy building relationships and working collaboratively in a team environment with both internal and external stakeholders? Are you a thought leader, a trusted advisor and a problem solver? If you enjoy entrepreneurship and innovation, this opportunity is for you! As someone with excellent communication skills and business acumen, you will thrive in our fast-paced and agile environment.


Dillon’s Environmental Sciences technical group is looking a Senior Environmental Site Assessment/Excess Soils Professional to join our multidisciplinary team. You will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects while providing clients with a fully integrated and superior customer experience. 


At Dillon, we operate as one team. This position is available in any one of our Ontario offices or remote locations will be considered depending on the experience of the candidate. 


What your day will look like

Project Management and/or Technical Work (80%)

  1. Lead/oversee the environmental site assessment and excess soils management teams on fast paced transit infrastructure, land development and environmental due diligence projects, including technical reviews of deliverables
  2. Manage and lead projects related to the assessment and management of environmental contaminants in soil, groundwater, and other media, including phased environmental site assessments (ESAs) and the Record of Site Condition (O.Reg. 153 RSC) process, excess soils management (O.Reg. 406/19) and/or remediation in Ontario
  3. Act as main point of contact/client liaison to communicate technical and project management information to client teams
  4. Comply with corporate, client, and site-specific health and safety protocols and programs and applicable health and safety regulations
  5. Respond to Requests for Proposal related to ESA and excess soils work to develop and maintain strong client relationships
  6. Prepare and manage: health and safety programs for field projects, coordinate field programs (related to collection of soil, groundwater, surface water, sediments, indoor air, soil vapour, etc), prepare project contracts and agreements, complete sub-contractor selection and oversight, and organize/manage field teams
  7. Work with senior specialists, lead the management and interpretation of data including the presentation of data in data tables and figures
  8. Manage multiple simultaneous environmental projects involving teams of environmental staff and specialists 
  9. Experience with geological/geotechnical investigations (e.g., tunnelling, mining, aggregate) considered an asset 

Business Development and Administration (17%)

  1. Provide support to client account management teams
  2. Coordinate, manage and build business relationships with: clients, regulators, service providers (e.g., laboratories, sub-contractor) and third-party stakeholders
  3. Business travel may be required from time to time
  4. Support office based committees or other corporate initiatives

Learning and Development  (3%)

  1. Commit to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development.
  2. Input to the career development of junior staff, including technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring.
  3. Contribute to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees.


What you will need to succeed

  1. Ten or more years of experience in environmental consulting or related industrial and/or contracting experience, including project management
  2. A degree in environmental engineering, geoscience, or another relevant environmental discipline.
  3. Professional designation or eligibility to achieve professional designation (e.g., P.Eng., P.Geo) within six months, preferably in Ontario
  4. In depth knowledge of the regulations governing contaminated sites and environmental work in Ontario (e.g. O.Reg. 153, O. Reg. 903, O. Reg. 406, R.R.O. Reg. 347, etc.) 
  5. Has or is fully able to obtain Federal Security Status (Reliability or greater) and satisfactorily passes a police check
  6. Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  7. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organizational skills.
  8. Committed to a culture of quality including a keen attention to detail.
  9. Passionate about personal and professional growth, working collaboratively to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations, and developing innovative solutions.
  10. Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office family of products
  11. Valid Driver’s License


  1. Proven experience managing multiple ESA and excess soils related projects
  2. Experience as the lead Qualified Person for Environmental Site Assessments (e.g., signing off on RSCs, lead roles on large projects)
  3. Experience in providing technical guidance to external and internal stakeholders regarding excess soils regulation in Ontario (O. Reg. 406/19)
  4. Experience in the development and implementation of Risk Management Plans in the support of Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments submitted under the O.Reg. 153/04 Record of Site Condition process to support the issuances of Certificates of Property Use considered an asset.
  5. Technical proficiency in several or many of one or more of the following will be considered an asset: site characterization, geology, hydrogeology, field procedures, geo-chemistry, remediation, cost estimation, contracting/construction administration and/or observation, hazardous materials, risk assessment, data management, health and safety.
  6. Experience working around heavy equipment, including drill rigs and excavators
  7. Management of projects in both remote and urban locations
  8. Demonstrated capabilities in multidisciplinary teamwork as well as the ability to work independently
  9. Demonstrated capability and comfort presenting technical and project management information to clients, regulators and members of the public

Why choose Dillon

Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop. 


We live our core values:

  • Reliability: words result in actions that build trust;
  • Achievement: do the work to hit the target;
  • Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing;
  • Creativity: discover new possibilities;
  • Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard;
  • Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences.

  In addition, we offer:

  • Employee share purchase plan
    • Dillon is 100% employee owned and share ownership is open to all employees.
  • A competitive compensation package
    • Comprehensive health benefits
    • Generous retirement savings plan
    • Student loan repayment assistance with matching employer contributions
  • Flexible work hours and remote working options
    • Dillon values its staff and the contributions that are made each day and understands that work arrangements can differ based on personal needs and business needs.  We are taking a trust-based approach to offer a variety of flexible and remote work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.
  • Learning and Development opportunities
    • As a knowledge-based business, the organic growth of our knowledge and skills occur through our work performance and roles. The creation and sharing of knowledge allows us to take local knowledge to scale, capture lessons learned through experience, and continuously improve service delivery. The development of self and others is an evident and measured core behaviour within our organization.
    • We use a composite approach to development including coaching to build the how, mentoring to share lessons, advising to round out perspectives, and co-creation of knowledge through internal, learning opportunities.
  • Focus on Innovation
    • The ability to anticipate, examine, and adopt new and innovative solutions is a crucial driver for the continual and progressive advancement of our business performance. In our culture, people are empowered to reflect and question current practices and seek forward looking solutions to today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities.
  • Employee and Family Assistance program
    • A variety of EFAP tools and online resources to support well-being are available to all employees.
  • Wellness Subsidy
    • Our employees can take advantage of wellness subsidy that can be put towards expenses for a variety of health and/or wellness related activities such as gym membership, purchase of home fitness equipment, yoga classes  and dance classes

About Dillon

Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With over 20 offices and more than 1000 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.


Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 16 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.


Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:

Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences. 


Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business. 

Please connect with us if you require accommodation in the interview process. We would love to hear from you!



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