Employment Details

Project Coordinator, Aquatic Restoration

Posting: 20200210
Date Posted: February 10, 2020
Closing Date: February 23, 2020

Project Coordinator, Aquatic Restoration
Contract, 2 Years

Conservation Halton was created to protect, restore and manage the natural resources in our watershed but we have grown to become so much more. Today, we protect our communities and conserve our natural environment through planning, education and recreation and to support our partners in the creation of sustainable communities within our watershed.

Our strategic plan, Metamorphosis, continues to drive us to embrace more innovative ideas to communicate and collaborate more effectively, create the capacity for us to form new partnerships and position us to become leaders in conservation. We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious people that aren’t satisfied with the status quo, that see the opportunity in every challenge, are driven by measurable results and thrive in a busy work environment. If you are looking to join an environmentally-focused, socially-conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!

Your Opportunity

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary/matrix team, this role is part of the project management office and will be responsible for delivering significant ecological restoration projects within Conservation Halton’s watershed. With direction from senior project management staff, this will involve the planning of restoration projects to enhance aquatic ecosystems (streams, lakes, wetlands).

  • Provide support and leadership to advance major ecosystem restoration projects with a focus on aquatic, floodplain, and wetlands projects
  • Conduct field inventories to inform project scope and outcomes
  • Support site supervision of contractors monitor for performance
  • Recommend, design, and implement ecological restoration and management projects related to improvement of watershed health, flood and erosion reduction and mitigation, nature heritage systems, biodiversity, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and species at risk
  • Provide technical oversight and direction and participate as part of a wider team to ensure that project deliverables are met, on time, on budget, and delivering positive outcomes
  • Support the procurement of goods and services process for restoration projects
  • Ensure agreements with multiple parties are adhered to
  • Engage stakeholders, provide regular reports of a technical nature, and work with the marketing and communications team to develop promotional and media-based materials to communicate notable milestones and success

Your Qualifications

  • Degree in Environmental Studies/Science, Geography, Ecology, Engineering or related
  • Minimum of 2 years of project management experience particularly related to ecological restoration
  • Exposure to working with contractors, coordinating multiple contracts
  • Certification in or eligibility to become a CISEC Certification (or equivalent), Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (Society of Ecological Restoration), and/or a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T) licensed in the Province of Ontario an asset
  • Knowledge of the principles, design, policies and procedures related to ecological restoration and aquatic ecology
  • Experience in reviewing and writing technical reports and drawings and provide reports to a wide range of stakeholders
  • A working knowledge of the Conservation Authorities Act, Endangered Species Act, the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act, Fisheries Act and other related environmental legislation an asset
  • Ability to interpret design drawings and geospatial information for restoration projects
  • A valid Ontario drivers license
  • A team player, capable of self-directed, independent work
  • Strong and effective communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills supported by solid time-management skills
  • Ability to build, foster and maintain relationships within a matrix team with multiple stakeholders
  • Build, foster and sustain positive public and corporate image

Your Reward

  • Starting at $61,043 annually based on a 35-hour work week
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Participation in the OMERS defined benefit pension plan, with generous employer-matching
  • Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
  • Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise

Our Core Values

Be Respectful: Respect one another, celebrate diversity, and embrace new ideas.
Be Adaptable: Change is constant. Channel your passion, be innovative, and focus on results.
Be Collaborative: Share your knowledge, listen to understand, and always communicate clearly.
Be Sustainable: In everything you do, think conservation.
Be Accountable: Uphold your integrity, demonstrate measurable progress, and strive for excellence.

To Apply

Please email your application to careers@hrca.on.ca by February 23, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Your application should include:

Your resume and cover letter in one pdf document
Reference your name and the position title in the subject line

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Conservation Halton is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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