Project Manager, Restoration Projects (Special Projects) - Full-Time Contract Positionrestoration And Infrastructure

Conservation Authority Downsview Toronto And Region Conservation Authority

Position Overview:

Contract Duration: 2 Year Contract Position

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Restoration Projects, the Project Manager is responsible for the oversight of special ecological restoration project(s).  Specifically, this position is responsible for developing, planning, and implementing the Menno-Reesor Restoration Project with a focus on stakeholder engagement, partnerships and communications.  The Project Manager is responsible for securing and coordinating regulatory approvals, overseeing procurements and agreements, developing project budgets and work plans and drafting project reports of a general and technical nature.  The position requires strong interpersonal and communications skills and must be comfortable collaborating with internal and external project stakeholders, tracking and reporting project financial details and project deliverables.  Technical expertise and experience in the field of ecological restoration and wildlife habitat and management is an asset. The position works closely with TRCA senior management, project partners and stakeholder groups, as well as the Restoration Projects team on project planning, implementation and reporting.  This position contributes to the strategic plan objectives including improving protection of water quality and aquatic ecosystem health; building a more robust network of green space and green infrastructure; and improving the protection of natural systems.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Environmental Science or related field.
  • 5 years’ of experience developing and designing environmental projects and programs.
  • 3 years’ experience in managing restoration projects.
  • 2 years of experience as a supervisor.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and influence project priorities and outcomes.
  • Proven ability to plan and develop ecological restoration projects.
  • Knowledge of ecological restoration project implementation.
  • Knowledge of fish and wildlife and habitat requirements, and regulatory legislation a strong asset.
  • Demonstrated orthophoto interpretation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated report and proposal writing and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the stakeholders and the public.
  • Effective problem solving skills and leadership skills, including staff coaching and supervision.
  • Excellent computer proficiency with software experience (MS PowerPoint, Excel, Word, ArcGIS).
  • Strong budget management and cost control skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team member.
  • Valid Ontario G driver’s licence.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the analysis and interpretation of biological and biophysical information to develop restoration project plans.
  • Organize site visits and data collection, desktop analysis and compilation and dissemination of information to project team.
  • Oversee the restoration plan design; internal, external and public consultations; permit acquisition; work plan development; and budget preparation.
  • Correspond and effectively liaise with internal and with external partners and consultants including municipalities, federal agencies, provincial agencies, non-government agencies, community groups, landowners, and the general public.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for both external and internal partners including Management Team, Executive Committee and the Authority Board.
  • Coordinate partnership agreements and the procurement of materials and services related to the project.
  • Provide coordination and management for project start up, development and final close out.
  • Coordinate work teams that facilitate approvals for TRCA projects, manage project specific teams and produce plans that highlight strategic habitat implementation projects.
  • Coordinate and chair meetings, ensure that participants and agendas are effective and that meeting minutes and resolutions are distributed and acted on.
  • Communicate with stakeholders, answer questions, provide resources, send meeting updates.
  • Establish internal and external committees and teams, conduct stakeholder needs analysis, and report project milestones and scheduling.
  • TRCA is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require accessibility related accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

    Restoration and Infrastructure
    Full-time contract
    Salary range: 
    $74,901 - $83,716, 35 hours per week
    Boyd Office - 9755 Canada Company Avenue. Woodbridge, Ontario
    Closing date: 
    Aug 15, 2018
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