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.
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.