Project Coordinator, Erosion Risk Management – Full-Time Contract Position (TRCA-157-21)

Contract Duration: 2 years 

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

Under the direction of the Project Manager or Manager, the Project Coordinator is responsible for coordinating project management activities for a variety of capital and cost-recoverable engineering projects. This includes collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, preparation of procurement documents, report writing, and stakeholder management. The Project Coordinator synthesizes a variety of technical information to ensure adherence with internal policies, municipal, provincial, and federal legislation including completion of Municipal and Remedial Flood & Erosion Control Class Environmental Assessments. This position plays an integral role in managing the water resources within TRCA’s jurisdiction for current and future generations by coordinating projects that protect infrastructure from the threats of erosion, slope instability, and other water-based risks while improving watershed health. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Prepares the first draft of work plans for new capital or special projects that clearly outline the scope of work, roles and responsibilities of team members, preliminary budget, and a milestone schedule to ensure group resources are allocated properly.

  • Coordinates the Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Quotation (RFQ), and Request for Tender (RFT) processes for specialty services such as geomorphic assessments, geotechnical investigations, detailed design development, CCTV inspections of municipal infrastructure, and others as directed by the Project Manager or Manager which may involve:

    • formulating specifications and/or Terms of Reference.       

    • overseeing the preparation of contract documents and associated evaluation criteria.

    • making recommendations on the hiring of consultants/contractors.

    • monitoring the completion of work done by consultants/contractors.

  • Evaluates technical and fee proposals to support the project team in the award of various contracts for engineering projects (detailed design development, geotechnical investigations, CCTV investigations, OLS surveys, engineering support, utility locates, and other speciality services).

  • Reviews technical reports developed by consultants, drawings prepared internally or externally, and schedules meetings as required with project team members to compile comments for document finalization.

  • Inspects work completed by contractors and consultants to ensure compliance with project scope requirements and other contract specifications and recommends the approval of invoices to the Project Manager or Manager.

  • Reviews the environmental impacts of projects and works with the Project Manager or Manager to determine the permits and approvals required from municipal, provincial, federal, and other agencies. The following lists the most common acts or other pieces of legislation that must be complied with for remedial works:

    • O. Reg. 166/06.

    • Endangered Species Act.

    • Municipal tree protection by-laws.

    • Fisheries Act.

    • Public Lands Act.

    • Ontario Water Resources Act.

    • Environmental Assessment Act (incl. Remedial Flood & Erosion Control Projects and Municipal Class EAs).

  • Prepares Fisheries Act Request for Review, Public Lands Act, Endangered Species Act, and other applications for Project Manager or Manager review and finalization.  Completion of these tasks requires collaboration with many of TRCA’s other technical experts including planning ecologists, water resources and geotechnical engineers, and fisheries staff to obtain their input and coordinate additional fieldwork as required to provide sufficient technical rationale for engineering projects.

  • Collaborates with other project team members to create preliminary work breakdown structures to estimate new capital and recoverable projects.

What you will need to succeed:

  • 2 year technician diploma in environmental/civil engineering, environmental protection, or other related discipline.

  • 2 years of experience in an environmental role related to project management with demonstrated experience scheduling work, managing stakeholder relations, and preparing technical reports.

  • Able to read and interpret legislation applicable to engineering projects and to ascertain compliance.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner to non-technical audiences.

  • Advanced ability in Microsoft Office suite products including Project.

  • Project management, time management, organizational, analytical, research, communication, presentation, problem solving and leadership skills.

  • Familiar with the following:

    • Occupational Health and Safety Act including O. Reg. 213/91.

    • O.Reg. 166/06.

    • Endangered Species Act.

    • Municipal tree protection by-laws.

    • Various municipal permits (e.g. road occupancy, right-of-way, etc.).

    • Fisheries Act.

    • Public Lands Act.

    • Ontario Water Resources Act.

    • Environmental Assessment Act.

    • Canadian Navigable Waters Act.

    • Environmental Protection Act.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, maps, and infrastructure drawings.

  • Able to lead and mentor environmental technicians and make decisions in accordance with policies, procedures and standards.

  • Familiar with engineering, fluvial geomorphic, hydraulic, ecological and other related terminology and principles that apply to erosion control projects.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare). 

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.

  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.

  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.

  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).

  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.

  • Provides flexible work arrangements.

  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-157-21 prior to midnight on June 15, 2021.

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216. 

Restoration and Infrastructure
Full-time contract
Salary range: 
$66,185 - $71,755, 35 hours per week
Boyd Centre - 9755 Canada Company Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario
Closing date: 
Jun 15, 2021
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