Vancouver, BC
30+ days ago


Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services. We are currently seeking an outstanding Senior Project Manager/Environmental Scientist - Impact Assessment/Permitting, to join our Vancouver office and support our Regulatory and Permitting team.

The role requires experience in management and coordination of natural resource development projects combined with an aptitude and enthusiasm to further develop a technical understanding of the applicable regulatory and permitting requirements. Some exposure to environmental effects analysis, and an interest in applying knowledge and skills to solve complex challenges across multiple sectors including mining, energy, and marine transportation, specifically in British Columbia or Alberta is beneficial. Familiarity with and working knowledge of provincial/territorial and federal regulatory requirements is needed. This posting has tremendous potential for career growth with the successful candidate having opportunities to interact directly with clients and regulators. The successful candidate will be a member of ERM Canada’s Regulatory and Permitting team, and will become a member of an extensive team of global environmental and social experts.

This posting is for a motivated person who enjoys problem solving and working within a challenging multi-stakeholder environment.


  • Project management and coordination of a variety of permitting, regulatory and environmental impact assessment tasks in support of clients’ projects.

  • Provide technical input and guidance to team members, on application of regulatory and permitting requirements in relation to client projects, with a view to developing technical expertise across sectors and regulatory jurisdictions.

  • Work on multiple projects, supporting management and execution of scope/budget/schedule to meet client's expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables.

  • Support engagement activities with regulators, Indigenous groups, communities and stakeholders as part of the project design and permitting process.

  • Execute activities such as permitting strategy and application scoping, information requirements/requests, technical writing, data and regulatory research and review, collection and integration of input from ERM’s subject matter experts, permit and environmental management plans, delegating GIS, data compilation and desktop publishing assignments to support permit applications, and develop recommendations for clients.

  • Build strong collaborative relationships with other ERM employees worldwide.

  • Contribute to preparation of technical proposals, including development of technical scopes and cost estimates, and participate in business development with existing clients and identified leads. 

  • Partake in ERM internal and external training opportunities to maintain and grow work-related skills and remain current on changes to regulatory requirements.

  • Actively embrace and support ERM’s leading health and safety training and workplace environment.


  • Bachelor degree in Sciences, Environmental Engineering or related field.

  • Professional Designation in good standing, such as P.Geo., P.Eng., R.P.Bio, R.P.F., P.Ag. or eligibility for registration.

  • 7+ years of experience in environmental consulting, or equivalent industry experience within relevant business sectors, e.g., energy, marine, mining.

  • Strong knowledge of capital project management and coordination of multidisciplinary teams that execute on the delivery of complex regulatory and permitting projects.

  • Strong project management skills (e.g., development of work plans, budgets, schedules, and project controls) in a client-facing role.

  • Excellent communication, accounting and organization skills.

  • Excellent time management skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a demanding work environment.

  • Experience working as part of an integrated team providing technical deliverables for input into environmental assessment and permit applications.

  • Understanding of regulatory and permitting requirements, compliance management and impact assessment as they relate to mining, oil and gas, green energy, and marine transportation.

  • Knowledge of Federal, Provincial and Territorial regulations and guidelines.

  • Experience with community and stakeholder engagement.

  • Attentive to identifying innovative solutions to complex projects and striving for sustainable outcomes.

  • Strong commitment to safety, including following established health and safety protocols.

  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness in the workplace.

If you are looking for new challenges with opportunities for career advancement, a desire to be part of a leading sustainability company, and working with some of the world’s largest mining, energy and natural resource development companies, this will be your opportunity.       

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. 

ERM welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

ERM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!