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Site Environmental Advisor

Location: 

Bath, ON, CA, K0H 1G0

Req ID:  41063

Status: Regular Full Time 

Working Conditions: Hybrid Working Environment     

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Applied Science, Environmental Science, or other relevant discipline

Location: Bath, ON

Number of Position(s): 1

Shifts(s): Days

Travel: Yes- 25%

Deadline to Apply: December 5, 2022

 

BE THE GENERATION to help build a brighter tomorrow.

 

OPG continues to set the bar for environmental protection, community involvement and economic impact—all while safely keeping the lights on.

Now we’ve set our sights on being a net-zero carbon company by 2040 and a catalyst to help the economies where we operate achieve net-zero by 2050.


OPG operates a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar. We are also a cleantech leader and innovator, offering challenging and unique work opportunities. Help us use our power to change the world. 

 

JOB OVERVIEW

 

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for a dynamic, strategic and results-driven professional to join our team in the role of Site Environmental Advisor.

 

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Environment Health and Safety, this position is responsible to provide environmental services to meet the needs of Renewable Generation (RG), including Hydroelectric/Thermal plants. Provide environmental expertise, oversight and specialized support to achieve performance goals for RG associated with an assigned region.

 

Key accountabilities include obtaining Environmental Compliance Approvals and/or other approvals and permits, providing interpretation and advice on environmental legislation and policies, advising on environmental problems and issues, assessing environmental performance, identifying environmental adverse conditions, and assisting in developing corrective actions and coordinating assigned environmental audit activities to support assigned region.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to OPG’s public outreach, engagement and education efforts as part of the company’s commitment to growing its social license.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES 

 

  •  Provide immediate response to Operations and Maintenance staff to support short term action following an environmental occurrence;
  • Implement and manage the Emergency Management System (EMS) programs within the assigned RG region;
  • Evaluate ongoing environmental performance at RG facilities and identify the need for improved program requirements, standards, or procedures;
  • Work with facilities to establish site-specific annual performance targets aimed at continual improvement;
  • Monitor, assess and report on the effectiveness of RG's environmental performance through field visits and self assessments;
  • Coordinate RG activities in support of environmental audits and assessments within assigned Region;
  • Liaise and negotiate with regulatory authorities (e.g., Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks [MECP], Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry [MNRF], Department of Fisheries and Oceans [DFO]), and the public to obtain and influence conditions of environmental permits, approvals and licenses, and to address issues related to environmental compliance and performance;
  • Provide support to local external stakeholder and indigenous community management by preparing communications and responding to queries about environmental issues as required, such as environmental permits, approvals and water management plans;
  • Prepare, analyze and interpret internal performance and environmental compliance reports for environmental regulatory agencies;
  • Establish, maintain and utilize environmental data and reporting systems;
  • Provide OPG environmental specialists, other staff, external consultants and contractors with environmental technical support regarding local knowledge and RG environmental standards

 

EDUCATION

 

  • University degree in Engineering, Applied Science, Environmental Science or other relevant discipline

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a flexible hybrid office environment;
  • Experience related to environmental planning and approvals processes;
  • Experience in the areas of environmental issue identification and resolution, including environmental effect predictions and mitigation for activities related to electricity generation, particularly with regards to the RG business, including resources and stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills to ensure effectiveness on teams, and with both internal and external parties;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and across multiple teams;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience in shaping and maintaining productive relationships and partnerships across the business unit and among stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment with the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously;
  • Commitment to high standards of procedural safety and regulatory compliance;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook)

 

The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values, and the OPG Code of Business Conduct.

 

WHY OPG?

 

As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, OPG offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a fast-paced work environment. Being an OPG employee means you can apply your knowledge, broaden your skills and make a valuable contribution to an organization that is vital to the province’s wellbeing.

 

At OPG, our values are our strengths.  They are fundamental truths about our organization that don’t change.  Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  

 

Here's why OPG might just be the ideal workplace for you:

  • Exceptional range of opportunities province-wide
  • Long-term career growth and development opportunities
  • Electricity is vital to the province and OPG’s clean electricity is helping decarbonize other sectors.

 

Our promise to you:

  • We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees. It is our utmost priority.
  • A supportive work environment where you can be your best every day.
  • Opportunities to stretch and develop.
  • Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate.
  • Partner with Indigenous communities and support local businesses.
  • We support employment equity, diversity and inclusion.

 

If you are looking to learn from others and be part of something important, and you are excited about the future of power generation, you will find the right fit at OPG.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit your application online at https://jobs.opg.com/ by 11:59 PM E.S.T.December 5, 2022.  OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

OPG is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made.

 

If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact AODA@opg.com


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