Ontario Ministry of Transportation | Senior Policy Analyst – Acoustics, Air Quality and Climate Change

Senior Policy Analyst – Acoustics, Air Quality and Climate Change

Are you a scientific, policy professional with an interest in environmentally sustainable transportation?
Consider this exciting opportunity with the Ministry of Transportation, where you will lead and coordinate initiatives related to environmental assessment and protection with a focus on air quality, climate change and highway noise mitigation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this position, you will:

  • identify emerging opportunities to improve the sustainability of the provincial transportation system
  • lead, plan and participate in transportation research, policy, planning studies and projects related to environmental assessment and protection
  • develop, recommend and implement transportation related environmental policies
  • review, prepare and present policy and technical reports to address strategic transportation issues associated with air quality, climate change and highway noise mitigation
  • plan and participate on transportation studies and projects that affect the province
  • provide advice and establish partnerships with stakeholders to work on transportation-related environmental policy initiatives
  • prepare and present evidence-based recommendations to senior decision makers

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge and Expertise

  • you have knowledge of environmental management theories, practices, and land-use planning policy to provide advice on matters with specific focus on air quality, climate change and noise mitigation along highways
  • you have knowledge of theories and practices related to noise and air quality assessment, mitigation and human health standards to identify emerging issues and provide advice
  • you have knowledge of air quality and noise assessment methodology, transportation air pollutant dispersion models and noise control models
  • you have knowledge of transportation design processes, construction, maintenance and operations practices to lead and coordinate environmental studies and projects
  • you have project management knowledge and skills to lead concurrent project, studies and project teams
  • you have knowledge of environmental assessment and protection legislation to identify issues with a specific focus on air quality, climate change and noise mitigation

Consultation and Advisory Skills

  • you have knowledge of ministry and government policy development and planning processes, business plans and strategic directions to review, evaluate and provide advice on environmental policy issues
  • you can consult, negotiate and build effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders

Communication Skills

  • you can prepare and present briefings, reports and analysis on policy issues for a variety of technical and non-technical audiences
  • you can use computer software applications, including air and noise modelling software, to prepare and present reports and statistical analysis

Research and Analytical Skills

  • you have knowledge of data collection and can plan research methodology and strategy for complex policy research projects

Salary Range: $73,533.85 - $95,682.60 per year

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

Please apply online, only, by Friday, November 24, 2017, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 112938 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.


ALTECH | Project Consultant, Contract Position

Reporting to the President, this Project Consultant role holds lead responsibility for environmental compliance and engineering projects in the field of air and noise. This is a 12-month full-time contract position in our Toronto office, with future potential.

You as a Project Consultant possess advanced understanding of Ontario Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) applications process, Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR) registrations, and National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) and Toxic Reduction Act (TRA) reporting. You will manage selected projects in the fields of environmental air and noise emissions; visit Clients’ facilities; liaise with Clients and Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) staff, and develop comprehensive reports to Clients.

This dynamic position requires at least 1 year of Ontario experience in Air Quality engineering/science. A Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or Environmental Science is required. Licensure as an Ontario Professional Engineer is preferred.

Duties include:

  • Visit clients’ sites, data gathering and communication with clients, team members and Ministry staff.
  • Emissions and related engineering calculations.
  • Air dispersion modelling.
  • Noise and odour screening and reporting.
  • Complete air and noise ECA applications, EASR registrations, and NPRI & TRA reporting.
  • Liaise with MOECC on project follow-ups.
  • Manage projects and project budgets, within a project team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills required:

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced skills in MOECC’s approved air dispersion models, including AERMOD and O.Reg 346.
  • Skill in the MS Office 2013 software suite.
  • Good knowledge of MOECC’s regulations and guidelines related to air and noise ECAs, EASRs, NPRI and TRA.
  • Bachelor degree engineering, preferably chemical engineering.
  • Valid full G level driver’s licence.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume in confidence to hr@altech-group.com, or fax to 416-467-9824, referring to position EEAS-23.

Altech is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm of engineers and environmental scientists. Since its founding in 1986, the firm has established a national reputation for providing clients with leading-edge technical knowledge, environmental compliance support, property risk management and energy efficiency engineering. Visit us at www.altech-group.com.