SUMMARY OF FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Watershed Specialist, the Project Manager I, Humber is responsible for leading, developing and implementing all aspects of watershed projects and related studies including the planning of Authority lands, watershed strategies and regeneration projects, and community engagement initiatives in the Humber watershed. The Project Manager will work together with the community partners, special interest groups and government agencies at all levels to support the Watershed Specialist. In addition, this position will lead budget management tasks including the preparation of proposals for non-traditional forms of funding to help achieve watershed objectives. Will be responsible for hiring, supervising and evaluating the performance of seasonal staff/interns, partners, consultants and contractors.
- Four (4) years of post-secondary education in environmental planning, resource management or related fields.
- Minimum 5 years' of experience related to major tasks.
- Project management certification an asset.
- Vulnerable Sector Screening.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and implement projects or programs, manage budgets, and control costs.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge of municipal and provincial legislation relevant to watershed planning including the Planning Act, the Conservation Authorities Act and the Environmental Assessment Act.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with public organizations, volunteer groups and government agencies.
- Strong negotiating, influencing and advocacy skills and proven ability to influence outcomes.
- Excellent customer service skills and technical expertise.
SUMMARY OF MAJOR TASKS:
- Create and lead watershed programs and projects with multiple partners that support the preparation and implementation of watershed strategies, including managing resource planning projects such as and watershed management plans; develop position papers; recommend policy and procedures for the management of environmental site plans; develop work plans; manage budgets; seek out and manage public consultation.
- Investigate and prepare proposals for funding from multiple sources, including all levels of government (municipal, regional, provincial and federal), corporations, special task forces, foundations and other environmental advocacy groups. Seek and develop partnerships in achieving watershed management objectives.
- Lead, plan and manage the development of projects that implement and fulfill the objectives of the watershed management plan.
- Recommend policy and procedures for the management of environmental site plans and watershed-related management plans and strategies.
- Develop and maintain effective relationships with consultants, municipalities, developers, the public, other agencies and members of the project teams.
- Hire, supervise and evaluate the performance of consultants, other team members and summer staff, as required.
- Manage accounts related capital budgets and successful funding grants in consultation with the Watershed Specialist.
- Prepare and deliver presentations, communications and reports to senior staff, the Authority and its Boards and other member municipalities, special groups and funding partners in order to enhance stewardship, engagement and implementation of watershed management objectives.
- Coordinate and manage communications and public relations supporting and promoting the Humber watershed.
- Represent the Authority at internal/external meetings and on committees in place of the Watershed Specialist.
TRCA is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require accessibility related accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.