Job Description

Job Title:
Environmental Specialist
Posted Date:
Chalk River, Ontario, Canada

This internal competition will remain posted until the position has been filled.  Applications received after the closing date will be considered only after the initial selection process has been concluded and no successful candidate confirmed.




The job will involve working as part of a small team that includes existing Environmental Protection Program staff, management and other AECL employees.  The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the development and maintenance of a biodiversity monitoring program at CRL. This includes:

·       Establishing, documenting and maintaining site specific biodiversity surveys, program specifications, results and records, as well as, day-to-day coordination of project planning with regards to biodiversity management;

·       Establishing a QA/QC program for the biodiversity data;

·       Advising facility staff, Facility Managers and project leaders on the appropriate mitigation measures and planning of activities;

·       Monitoring AECL compliance with regulatory requirements related to biodiversity;

·       Developing Environmental Protection Program (EnvPP) procedures and related documentation associated with biodiversity survey, management and monitoring.

·       Routinely reviewing upcoming projects and providing advise on biodiversity management;

·       Maintaining a close working relationship with the Environmental Technology Branch for the planning of the activities in the field;

·       Preparing annual environmental reports permit requests as required by Environment Canada.


Assistance in other areas of the environmental protection program will be required including, but not limited to:

·       Assisting in identifying, documenting, and evaluating the significance of operations, activities and projects at the CRL site;

·       Assisting in ongoing operation and maintenance of the EnvPP so as to ensure that the CRL site maintains ISO-14001 registration;

·       Performing emergency duties;

·       Ensuring compliance of AECL operations with other environmental related regulatory requirements;

·       Assist other AECL sites as necessary.




·       Honours Bachelor in Science, Environmental Studies or related field from a university of recognized standing or membership in scientific professional organization authorized by statute to establish qualification for membership in that organization

·       Knowledge of species at risk identification, ecology, habitat description, major threats and survey protocols is required.

·       Good knowledge of mapping software such as MapInfo or ArcGIS;

·       Good knowledge of Federal and Ontario environmental laws and regulations is required.

·       Effective verbal and written communications skills are required.

·       Good organizational and project management skills are required.

·       Work experience in a nuclear facility would be desirable.

·       Familiarity with Environmental Aspects of the operation of nuclear sites would be highly desirable.

·       Ability to interact effectively with managers and staff of facilities, laboratories, and support groups, and to work as a part of a team is required.

·       Some knowledge of ISO-14001 standards and its application is desirable.

·       Familiarity with use of data management and project management software is highly desirable.


AECL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. 



Resumes submitted through Agencies will not be accepted.

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