Environmental Planner

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto | CA-ON-Guelph | CA-ON-London | CA-ON-North York | CA-ON-Ottawa | CA-AB-Calgary | CA-ON-Kitchener
Job ID
# of Openings
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Business Group
Planning & Design


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 in a flexible work environment, this opportunity is for you! 


Your Opportunity

We are looking for an Environmental Planner with at least 5 years of consulting experience. You will be a member of Dillon’s national Environmental Planning team and will work closely with our in-house teams of engagement specialists, biologists, environmental scientists, land use and policy planners, and the full range of engineering disciplines located in offices across Canada. You will be a key part of our multidisciplinary group serving our diverse range of private and public sector clients.


At Dillon, we operate as one team. The successful candidate can be based at any one of our following offices: Calgary, Ottawa, Kitchener, Guelph, Toronto (Downtown or North York), or London.


We offer flexible work hours and hybrid work arrangement options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.


As a key team member, you will have the opportunity to:


Project Delivery

  • Lead and support projects for private and public sector clients related to impact assessment, environmental permitting and approvals, and environmental compliance monitoring
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams on exciting and challenging projects

Business Development

  • Build client relationships through the identification of market opportunities, client communications, preparation of proposals, and business development activities

Training & Corporate Initiatives

  • Contribute to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees

Learning & Development 

  • Commit to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development
  • Contribute to the career development of junior staff, including technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring


  • A university degree or post-undergraduate college diploma in planning, environmental studies, environmental science, biology, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience, preferably in the consulting industry


Ideally, your experience can demonstrate the following:

  • Successful project delivery as a Project Manager 
  • Thorough understanding of impact assessment methods and practical experience conducting environmental assessments, including cumulative effects assessments, for provincially (e.g., Ontario Energy Board [OEB], Alberta Energy Regulator [AER]) and federally-regulated projects (e.g., Canada Energy Regulator [CER], Impact Assessment Agency of Canada)
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant municipal, provincial and federal environmental legislation, regulations, policies, guidelines, and regulatory permitting and approval requirements
  • Experience in the design and delivery of stakeholder and Indigenous community engagement programs
  • Environmental management during construction, including developing environmental management and mitigation plans, on-site monitoring and documentation 
  • Experience in business development activities including client development and responding to RFPs
  • Experience with socio-economic, health, and GBA+ impact assessments is considered an asset


We have a strong supportive and inclusive culture at Dillon and welcome these strengths and personal attributes:

  • Highly motivated with a proven ability to take initiative
  • Strong report writing, organization and interpersonal skills with high attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Committed to success through personal development and team advancement
  • Desire to be a key member of a solution-oriented, multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work independently 

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 that result in actions 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 full-time regular employees
  • A competitive compensation package
    • Comprehensive health benefits
    • Generous retirement savings plan
    • Student loan repayment assistance with matching employer contributions
  • Flexible work hours 
    • 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 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 (EFAP)
    • 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 18 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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