ROLE: The roll consists of managing a portfolio of contaminated sites varying in complexity. The goal is to ensure the environmental risk associated with site contaminants is minimized; the closure strategy is technically defensible and is optimized to drive down CN’s Environmental Liability. In addition to the management of the sites, the role is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and processes that will optimize site management. As part of the environmental engineer’s role in the environmental corporate affairs group, they develop corporate strategies to improve environmental systems and procedures, and ensure there is consistency across the network.
The position also supports senior management in the preparation of briefings and presentations that detail corporate initiatives and environmental performance. The role requires an ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as an understanding of when senior management needs to be informed/participate in the decision making process.
Environmental Contaminated Site Management
Manage projects involving site investigation and remediation of soil, ground water, and surface water for sites with complex technical/regulatory issues and identify best fit/team for a given work program based on their strengths
Drive projects to completion by ensuring project are on schedule and within budget
Provide performance assessments to consultants to communicate constructive criticism and allow project managers to benchmark against their peers.
Recommend and execute liability closure based on an assessment of environmental risk
Manage over 20 Project Managers from various consultant firms.
Stakeholder Relationship Management
Negotiate remedial solutions for contaminated soil and ground water, using innovative and emerging remedial treatment technologies as well as traditional systems
Ensure all forms of communication remain transparent and collaborative to build strong and long lasting relationships with regulators and maintain CN’s positive reputation.
Communicate proactively with municipal governments and other affected parties in an open and transparent manner.
Support the development of stakeholder communication strategies for complex projects
Environmental Strategic Initiatives including Management Systems
Corporate Environmental Management Support
Prepare external stakeholder performance reports for senior management
SCOPE OF INTERACTION:
An advanced degree (Masters) in engineering, environmental sciences or related degree is preferred
7 - 10 years of related contaminated sites assessment, remediation and risk management experience
Exceptional organizational and project management skills are required given the number of projects
Strong analytical, problem solving and leadership skills are required
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build long-term, successful professional relationships with regulators, municipal governments, other stakeholders, colleagues, consultants and contractors.
Shows initiative to recognize emerging problems, focus on bottom line results and ability to work independently with minimal supervision and pro-actively develop solutions using methods such as systems thinking and continuous improvement tools.
Ability to communicate effectively (both oral and written in English and French) at various levels throughout the organization and with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies.
Proficient in MS Office applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Project)