Consultant, Impact Assessment and Permitting (Mid - Level)

ERM Consultants Canada Ltd.
Remote friendly

Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services. We are currently seeking an outstanding Consultant Impact Assessment and Permitting to join our Canadian regulatory and permitting team. This position would ideally be based in one of our Canadian offices (e.g., Vancouver, Smithers, Whitehorse, Calgary, Saskatoon, Toronto), but would allow for flexibility and remote work from other locations. Applicants in other locations in Canada will also be considered.

The role requires experience in the infrastructure or natural resource development sector—particularly in the renewable energy, transportation, oil and gas, or mining sectors—combined with a demonstrated understanding of applicable provincial/territorial and federal regulatory and permitting requirements. The successful candidate will join ERM Canada’s regulatory and permitting team and will be connected with ERM’s global team of environmental and social experts.

This posting is designed for a resourceful, motivated person with experience and skills in environmental assessment and/or permitting, who enjoys problem-solving and leading teams within a challenging and fast-paced multi-stakeholder environment.


  • Provide advice and guidance on a variety of regulatory, permitting, environmental impact assessment tasks in support of clients’ projects.
  • Assist project managers to execute scope/budget/schedule to meet client’s expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables.
  • Support engagement activities with communities and stakeholders as part of the project design and permitting process.
  • Support delivery activities such as permit application scoping, application information requirements, 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 work to GIS, data compilation and desk-top publishing assignments to support permit applications, and development of recommendations for clients.
  • Support business development activities, initiatives, and programs.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with other ERM employees worldwide.


  • Bachelor degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering, or related field.
  • 2 to 4 years of experience in the resource development industry.
  • Understanding of environmental and social effects related to mining, oil and gas, renewable energy, transportation, and/or related developments.
  • Prior experience in environmental consulting, industry or government is an asset.
  • Expertise with Canadian federal, provincial and territorial regulations and guidelines (in particular, familiarity with environmental assessment and permitting processes in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Yukon, Northwest Territories and/or Nunavut) or similar legislation in other jurisdictions is an asset.
  • Understanding of regulatory and permitting requirements and compliance management as they relate to mining, oil and gas, renewable energy, and transportation projects.
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, field planning/coordination, progress reporting and budget oversight.
  • Experience with Indigenous groups, particularly in the context of regulatory processes.
  • Experience with community and stakeholder engagement.
  • Ability to both work as part of a team and be a self-starter when required.
  • Excellent writing, communication, organization, attention to detail, and time management skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and awareness or familiarity with project management tools.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a demanding work environment.
  • English is required, and fluency in multiple languages (e.g. Indigenous languages, French) is an asset.
  • Strong commitment to safety, including following established health and safety protocols.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness in the workplace.

For the Consultant, Impact Assessment and Permitting position, we anticipate the annual base pay of $72,164 – $76,752 CAD.  An employee’s pay position within this range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs.  We also may have instances where compensation may be outside of the range, based on the factors noted above.  This job is also eligible for an annual discretionary based performance bonus.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, paid parental leave, medical, dental, vision, life, disability and AD&D insurance, 401(k) or RRSP/DPSP, and any other benefits to eligible employees as applicable.

You can apply for this role through https://www.erm.com/careers/apply/ or through the internal careers portal if you are a current employee.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

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.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. 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. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

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.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

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