Environmental Permitting Advisor

Information Technology
Oil & Gas
Chatham, Ontario
Job ID:
Krishna Ganth

Our public sector client, located in Chatham, ON, is seeking one Environmental Permitting Advisor for an eight month assignment, beginning immediately. This role is accountable for acquisition and administration of permits in an accurate and timely manner in support of Transmission Projects and Engineering Construction. 

Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Accountable for the timely analysis and validation of all permit required for Transmission Projects and Engineering Construction Projects. 
  • Submit and acquire municipal permits and approvals for new and existing facilities examples would include municipal consent, crossing and/or encroachment permits, access permits, zoning amendments, site plan approvals, building permits, etc. 
  • Understand the complexity of projects to explain and review details with internal and external client groups including the detailed scope of the project, project schedule and specifics related to permit requirements. 
  • Coordinate with several internal groups within the Client (and external consultants, if required) in obtaining the required information and/or deliverables for the submission of the necessary permit and approval applications. 
  • Collect all necessary components of a permit application required to submit to provincial, federal and private agencies in order to obtain necessary documentation (permits and approvals) in support of all transmission projects. 
  • Responsible for tracking and monitoring status of all permit applications after submission to agencies to ensure approvals are received in a timely manner to meet construction timelines. 
  • Responsible for monitoring industry changes in order to maintain up to date Permit Guidelines to meet agency and municipal permit requirements for application submission. (i.e. legislation/bi-law changes and internal policy as it relates to engineering standards) Subsequently communicating to all internal client groups. 
  • Promoting strong working relationships with internal client groups and agencies at staff level through ongoing 


  • Post-secondary education (preferably in Business, Environmental, Real Estate or Construction field). 
  • 2-3 years’ work experience in a business environment, real estate or land development/planning experience or education 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to interact with a variety of agencies. 
  • Ability to drive processes forward and meet timelines 


  • Experience working with provincial agencies (MTO, MNR, Hydro One) or Conservation Authorities