Consulting Director, Impact Assessment

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • 150 - 200

Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

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Consulting Director, Impact Assessment

Apply locations Vancouver, Canada Toronto, Canada Calgary, Canada Whitehorse, Canada time type Full time posted on Posted 2 Days Ago job requisition id R00022530

Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services. We are currently seeking a Consulting Director, Impact Assessment to join, shape and support the growth of our Canadian regulatory and permitting team. Applicants may be based remotely but should be willing to travel occasionally to one of ERM’s offices or a client site, as needed.

The role requires experience in the mining, infrastructure or natural resource development sectors combined with a demonstrated understanding of applicable provincial/territorial and federal regulatory and permitting requirements for major capital projects. The successful candidate will become a leader within ERM Canada’s regulatory and permitting team and will be connected with ERM’s global team of environmental and social experts.

This posting is designed for a resourceful, motivated person with demonstrated experience and skills in environmental assessment and/or permitting for major projects who enjoys problem-solving and leading teams within a challenging and fast-paced multi-stakeholder environment.


  • Manage and provide regulatory leadership for projects advancing through provincial / territorial / federal environmental assessment and permitting processes. This includes working closely with ERM Partners and Project Managers to provide regulatory support to clients, lead internal technical teams, and ensure the timely delivery of quality products that fully meet the client and regulator’s requirements.
  • Lead engagement activities with regulators, Indigenous groups, communities, and stakeholders as part of the project design and regulatory process.
  • Provide technical input and guidance to team members on the application of regulatory and permitting requirements applicable to client projects, to develop technical expertise across sectors and regulatory jurisdictions.
  • Work on multiple projects, supporting management and execution of scope/budget/schedule to meet client’s expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables.
  • Execute activities such as conducting environmental assessment and/or permit application scoping; managing information requirements/requests; technical writing; researching and reviewing data and regulations/guidance; collecting and integrating input from ERM’s subject matter experts; preparing permit and environmental management plans; delegating GIS, data compilation and desktop publishing assignments to support applications; and developing recommendations for clients.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with other ERM employees worldwide.
  • Manage client relationships, specifically for HG/HV clients, and support Key Client Account Managers and Partners with business development activities and tracking.
  • Lead preparation of technical proposals, including the development of technical scopes and cost estimates, and participate in business development with existing clients and identified leads.
  • Partake in ERM internal and external training opportunities to maintain and grow work-related skills and remain current on changes to regulatory requirements.
  • Actively embrace and support ERM’s leading health and safety training and workplace environment.
  • Depending on the skills, experience and interest of the candidate selected, this role may also include project management of a variety of regulatory, permitting, and environmental impact assessment tasks in support of clients’ projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental sciences, environmental engineering, environmental management, or related field.
  • 8+ years of experience in environmental consulting, environmental impact assessment, or equivalent industry experience within relevant business sectors.
  • Expert knowledge of federal, provincial, and territorial regulations and guidelines (in particular, familiarity with environmental assessment and permitting processes in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Yukon, Northwest Territories and/or Nunavut). International experience is considered an asset.
  • Experience in the delivery of multifaceted permitting programs across a spectrum of sectors, primarily mining, but oil and gas, ports and marine, and renewables considered an asset.
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory and permitting requirements and compliance management as they relate to mining, oil and gas, renewable energy, and transportation projects.
  • Excellent writing, communication, organization, time, and team management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines and inspire teams in a demanding work environment.
  • Experience working and leading as part of an integrated team providing technical deliverables for input into regulatory applications.
  • Demonstrated experience providing strategic guidance to support clients navigating the regulatory process.
  • Demonstrated experience providing direction to client consulting teams regarding application content requirements to contribute to successful regulatory reviews.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous groups, particularly in the context of regulatory processes, including the use of Indigenous knowledge.
  • Experienced with community and stakeholder engagement.
  • English is required and fluency in multiple languages (e.g., Indigenous languages, French) is an asset.
  • Strong commitment to safety, including following established health and safety protocols.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness in the workplace.

For the Consulting Director, Impact Assessment position, we anticipate the annual base pay of $146,713 – $163,212 CAD. An employee’s pay position within this range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs. We also may have instances where compensation may be outside of the range, based on the factors noted above. This job is also eligible for an annual discretionary based performance bonus.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, paid parental leave, medical, dental, vision, life, disability and AD&D insurance, 401(k) or RRSP/DPSP, and any other benefits to eligible employees as applicable.

You can apply for this role through or through the internal careers portal if you are a current employee.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company’s sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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We are the world’s largest advisory firm focused solely on sustainability, offering unparalleled expertise across business and finance.

ERM partners with clients to operationalize sustainability at pace and scale, through our unique combination of strategic transformation and technical delivery capabilities.

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Every one of us firmly believes in the potential to create value for our clients through an integrated approach to sustainability (because we have personally seen it and professionally achieved it).

Our team members are passionate about client service. We work closely with our clients to help them operationalize their sustainability goals and meet their environmental, health and safety objectives while advancing ERM’s purpose through delivering tangible progress in what the United Nations coined The Decade of Action.

Organizing our people across globally integrated communities of technical and strategic talent positions ERM to be a “boots to boardroom” leader in bringing that value creation to our clients, partners, and the world.

We recruit exceptional professionals with a personal and professional passion for sustainability and nurture them to even greater success as specialists. We prepare our consultants to bring integrated, innovative and sustainable solutions to our clients and provide opportunities for ongoing development across a variety of subject areas related to technical, business, and personal growth.

At ERM, effort pays off and becomes career defining work that leaves a positive imprint on our planet.