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Innovation Coordinator (Vancouver)

The growing importance of innovation in all markets and sectors cannot be underestimated. We are living in a time of rapid and exponential change. Engaging staff at all levels creates a unique opportunity to explore ingenious, cost-saving ideas – which in turn, develops rapport with our clients and transforms our practice.

To support these efforts, we are looking for a highly motivated Innovation Coordinator to help encourage employees to push past the current boundaries of industry and explore ingenious solutions.

About the role:

In this role you will have the opportunity to take on a wide variety of tasks, including:

  • Supporting Ausenco’s enterprise-wide Innovation program.
  • Driving on innovative business development initiatives to build on internal collaboration.
  • Supporting interdisciplinary proposals for innovation to develop and articulate win-themes and key messages.
  • Building relationships across the organization to help foster a culture of ingenious ideas across the company.
  • Supporting Innovation champions across Ausenco.
  • Contributing to the development of Innovation Portal tools and financial reporting of innovation KPIs.
  • Rolling out the SRED program across the company, and supporting the claims process.
  • Supporting industrial-academic partnerships in collaboration with Human Resources, including developing a MITACS cluster grant application.

About you:

You are a solutions-oriented individual and have the following:

  • Degree in science, engineering,  or a related field.
  • Experience in undertaking academic research or industrial research and development desired.
  • 2 – 5 years of experience providing project coordination/administrative support. Experience within a professional services firm is considered a strong asset.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with a keen eye for detail and a demonstrated sense of urgency.
  • Strong communication skills and public speaking experience.
  • A proactive demeanour with the ability to manage competing priorities under minimal direction or supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with all clients, staff and management both internally and externally and present a professional and positive image.
  • Solid proficiency with MS Office, particularly Excel.
  • A willingness to learn and develop new skills.
Please note shortlisted candidates for this position will be contacted mid-late August.

About us:

Ausenco is a global leader in consulting, engineering, project management and operations solutions for the resources and energy sectors.

As a member of our team you’ll be encouraged to embrace challenges and discover innovative solutions to each and every project. You will have the opportunity to develop material and tools to support Ausenco in achieving strategic and operational business objectives. We offer a flexible work environment, competitive rewards, a collaborative environment and the opportunity to pursue your career path.

This is a full time position

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Intermediate to Senior Aquatic Biologist (Oakville, ON)

We are seeking an Intermediate to Senior Aquatic Biologist with five to ten years of experience to provide technical expertise in all aspects of aquatic ecology to join our team.

You will have experience managing or coordinating projects involving the assessment of fish and fish habitat, aquatic ecology, defining impacts, as well as the necessary mitigation to protect the aquatic environment and obtain regulatory approvals.  An ability to interface with senior staff and/or clients to define necessary scopes of work or regulatory approval pathways based on previous experience with similar projects is necessary.  While you will be specialized in aquatic ecology, knowledge of common wildlife and wildlife habitat field assessment protocols and management strategies will be a strong asset.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing or coordinating projects for the Environmental Planning and Ecology team
  • Leading or assisting in the preparation of scopes of work and budgets for the development of various infrastructure types (e.g. land development, road, oil and gas, energy facilities, etc.)
  • Providing guidance to the Environmental Planning and Ecology and other lines of business to achieve an efficient regulatory permitting pathway for a diversity of project types and sizes
  • Assisting in client meetings and business development opportunities
  • Leading or supporting a field crew to undertake data collection and field investigations to document baseline aquatic ecology conditions according to study requirements in urban and remote sites in southern and central Ontario
  • Developing detailed impact assessment matrices
  • Contributing to or lead the development of technical reports
  • Providing technical support to senior staff
  • Adhering to and enforcing Hemmera’s Health and Safety Protocols

Desired Experience / Qualifications

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in an aquatic biology discipline; although, a technical diploma with sufficient courses in fisheries biology/ecology/management supplemented with appropriate experience will be considered
  • Sound working knowledge of federal, provincial and municipal environmental legislation is required (i.e. Fisheries Act, Endangered Species Act, Conservation Authorities Act, etc., Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, Environmental Assessment Act), with experience preparing regulatory applications for permits and approvals
  • Working collaboratively with key federal, provincial and municipal regulators to define terms of references and identify appropriate mitigation measures, follow up monitoring and contingency measures
  • Strong technical capability with the identification of aquatic biota of Ontario (e.g. freshwater fish, benthic invertebrates, mussels, Species at Risk and invasive species)
  • Design and implementation of scientific studies/field programs, leading field teams and the collection of baseline data
  • Conducting fish species inventories, including electrofishing and other fish capture methods, aquatic habitat assessments, and associated data analysis and reporting
  • Strong understanding of how project-related developments can affect fish and fish habitat
  • Conducting environmental monitoring at construction sites including experience in the design, installation and monitoring of erosion and sediment control measures
  • Valid RAQS-registration in any: Natural Sciences, Fisheries Assessment, Fisheries Compliance During Construction Contracts, Environmental Inspection During Construction
  • MTO Fisheries Protocol Training
  • Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control certification
  • Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol (OSAP) certification,
  • Evaluation, Classification and Management of Headwater Drainage Features training
  • Water Quality sampling and interpretation
  • Ability to work in both field and office environments
  • Strong communication skills, organizational skills, leadership skills, and an ability to work well on multi-disciplinary teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience writing and preparing technical reports
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

About us

We are a Canadian environmental consultancy, entrepreneurial in its essence. Our recent acquisition by Ausenco has poised us for growth, and we’re looking for talented environmental professionals to support that growth. Hemmera recognizes that every individual’s contribution is essential to The Hemmera Way. Diversity is integral to who we are, and how we work together. At Hemmera we support and promote a welcoming, inclusive workplace in which our individual differences are valued. We offer a flexible work environment, competitive rewards, and the opportunity for innovation, collaboration, and ownership of projects. Hemmera is a values-driven business committed to sustainability.

You will be part of Hemmera’s Environmental Planning and Ecology (EPE) Line of Business. We are a collaborative and team-oriented group. We work hard to provide exceptional customer service and high-quality deliverables to our clients, and we also have a lot of fun. We’re a supportive and collaborative bunch who help each other excel and succeed together.

Department: Environmental Planning & Ecology
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Environmental Project Director (Burnaby, BC)

To support Hemmera’s continued growth and expansion we are looking for an Environmental Project Director to join our Environmental Planning & Ecology (EPE) team in Burnaby, BC. If you are an environmental professional, with experience in project management, client relationship management, business development, environmental assessment and leadership of environmental project teams we want to hear from you. Your role will be to lead pursuit and delivery of projects, develop new opportunities in Hemmera’s BC and Yukon region, support discussions related to regional strategies and objectives and to support delivery of our national business.  You are a senior professional with experience in one or more fields of environmental assessment/management, construction and permitting and approvals. Experience in natural environment and permitting is a must.

Your responsibilities:

  • Providing leadership to the management of environmental projects in western Canada and nationally including building and directing multi-disciplinary project teams, developing and executing work-plans, and working directly with our clients and their partners, and with regulators.
  • Promoting the growth of Hemmera’s core service areas, fostering and maintaining a strong reputation in the marketplace as an industry expert to enhance relationships with existing clients and develop new clients.
  • Facilitating change planning and management initiatives across the EPE line of business.
  • Lead the client development process through marketing plans and strategies.
  • Pursue project opportunities and use your industry and client knowledge to develop winning project proposals.
  • Maintaining and growing your industry and professional knowledge and leadership skills to ensure Hemmera remains ahead of the marketplace.
  • Seeking out and acquiring new business opportunities and taking action to identify opportunities to expand the scope of existing projects.
  • Developing client relationships that facilitate successful delivery of projects and the maintenance of future/ongoing opportunities.
  • Preparing and delivering presentations to clients and prospective clients.
  • Promoting and maintaining a positive work environment through a culture of teamwork and cooperation within the office, region, and between other areas of the organization.
  • Training, growing and building responsibility in less-experienced staff members.


You are entrepreneurial in nature, have previous experience in leading complex projects, and are a client-focused professional who thrives in a fast-paced team-oriented environment. You have a strong understanding of environmental management considerations in the context of the construction and operation of energy, mining, oil and gas, railway and transportation infrastructure projects.

  • Related technical qualifications including relevant undergraduate degree. Holding a professional designation and a Master’s degree is an asset.
  • Minimum of 15 years of related progressive experience including at least 10 years in a Project Manager role or discipline lead role.
  • Extensive project / discipline management experience involving fully managing multiple projects from beginning to end.
  • Exposure to a variety of projects, sectors, clients, and various degrees of project complexity.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining a team of professionals to support projects and the business.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful and effective risk, financial and budget management.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Why Hemmera:

  • Highly collaborative work environment.
  • Exceptional team of technical, project management and administrative resources.
  • Strong and respected brand for delivering quality and strategic environmental services.
  • Exposure to a well diversified selection of client and opportunities, including international projects.
  • We value time together and regularly offer staff engagement initiatives, team building events and activities.
  • We value diversity and do our best to promote a culture of acknowledgement and support our staff in ways needed, including Personal Days, small team structure and flexible work arrangements.
  • Opportunities for career advancement and a supportive performance management process that provides regular feedback and insight related to growth and development.

About us:

Hemmera, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ausenco, is a leading Canadian environmental consultancy valued for our expertise and boutique approach. Our highly respected professionals have created opportunities for our clients that include sustainable growth and balanced development of their infrastructure projects. With a reputation for integrity and technical excellence, Hemmera offers progressive environmental services in Site Assessment and Remediation, Environmental Planning and Ecology, and Human Environment.

By providing quality services to our clients, Hemmera has earned the opportunity to take on challenging projects, which allows us to continue to add to our roster of exceptional professionals, contribute to scientific and regulatory dialogue, and give back to the communities where we live and work. With primary office locations in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Whitehorse, and Toronto, we have established a strong project presence across Canada.

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Vice President, Ontario Region (Oakville, ON)

Hemmera, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ausenco, is a leading Canadian environmental consultancy valued for our expertise and boutique approach. Our highly respected professionals have created opportunities for sustainable growth and balanced development for our clients. With a reputation for integrity and technical excellence, Hemmera offers progressive environmental services in Site Assessment and Remediation, Environmental Planning and Ecology, and Community Engagement and Social Sciences.

By providing quality services to our clients, Hemmera has earned the opportunity to take on challenging projects, which allows us to continue to add to our roster of exceptional professionals, contribute to scientific and regulatory dialogue, and give back to the communities where we live and work. With primary office locations in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Whitehorse, and Toronto, we have established a strong project presence across Canada.

The ideal candidate will have an outstanding reputation in the Ontario market, is entrepreneurial, and excited to be part of a dynamic, exciting and growing consultancy. You will have a balanced business development with project delivery in one or more disciplines of environmental consulting. Your strong technical credentials including a university degree related to Environmental Science or Engineering and ideally a professional designation (P.Eng, P.Geo, PAg, etc.) will well-position you for this opportunity. Other experiences of value are management of multiple, concurrent projects (ranging up to at least $10 million), leadership, team building, communication and financial management.

Your Responsibilities:

Business Leadership:

  • Develops / facilitates a vision for the Region in alignment with Hemmera’s Strategic Plan, along with an annual operating plan and budget.
  • Defines business objectives and monitors service area performance to ensure that it is meeting planned targets and objectives, identifying and resolving issues, and managing the financial results.
  • Ensures that effective operational, project and proposal control and risk management practices are implemented in the service area – consistent with Hemmera’s policies and approaches.
  • Fosters the development of the Hemmera culture within business, ensuring practices are aligned and engaged.
  • Ensures effective communication, and exchange of best practices, knowledge, and expertise between staff in various locations and with various specialties.
  • Accountable for implementation of health and safety plans and quality processes on all work, project and reports within their service area.

Marketing / Business Development:

  • Develops and maintains a strong knowledge of the business and service area, including competitive forces.
  • Ensures the development and execution of a service area Marketing Plan in collaboration with others as appropriate, as a base for planning growth and development.
  • Promotes business growth through appropriate investments and enhancements of existing capabilities, the identification of opportunities to establish specialized skills in new locations, and the identification / communication of merger, acquisition, and alliance opportunities.
  • Maintains a high personal profile in the external marketplace and participates directly in the marketing of significant opportunities.
  • Leads the development of key business proposals to maximize win rate, and secure business that supports growth plans.

People & Talent:

  • Promotes and maintains a culture of teamwork and cooperation within the Ontario region and between other areas of the organization.
  • Directs the recruitment, selection, hiring, deployment, development, retention and termination of employment for all people in the service area.
  • Fosters the development of people to ensure they have the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform their roles, including formalized training, on the job training, coaching, and stretch assignments.
  • Undertakes workforce planning and builds the talent pool to meet current and future needs.
  • Manages performance of talent within the service area, addressing performance issues and working to resolve performance gaps as well as resourcing needs.

Client Relationship Management:

  • Takes a lead role in the development of new client relationships and participates in management of existing clients.
  • Monitors client satisfaction and works to resolve client concerns or project issues.
  • Identifies and pursues opportunities to strengthen client relationships including organizing client events

Technical and Project Delivery Leadership:

  • Provides strategic leadership and support in building high functioning teams to deliver high quality technical services.
  • Provides oversight and leadership to the management of project teams to ensure that technical services are delivered in a manner consistent with Hemmera quality objectives and that clients receive high quality technical services and project management.
  • Provides senior technical support and leadership, within your area(s) of expertise, to facilitate the delivery of projects and demonstrate the commitment of senior Hemmera staff to both project teams and clients.

About you:

Along with approximately 20 years of industry experience, you will have at least 12 years of recent experience in a project consulting capacity. You will have a degree related to Environmental Science and ideally a professional designation. Experience in Ontario is essential and some exposure to projects in BC and Alberta would be an asset. Other qualifications include:

  • Extensive project management experience involving fully managing multiple projects from beginning to end.
  • Project leadership experience as a Senior Project Manager, Project Director, or experience as a Technical Leader / Expert.
  • Exposure to a variety of projects, multiple clients, and various degrees of project complexity.
  • Experience in building a team of professionals to support the business, and delegating responsibility.
  • Demonstrated track record of financial and budget management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive to help build a high functioning, profitable, and reputable team.
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