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Environmental Specialist (J.O#10928ie)

Job Opportunity Program
Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: September 21, 2018
Employment Type: Full Time




The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America’s third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC’s vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC’s recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing “a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar, and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service, and courtesy”.


  • Preparing, coordinating and registering all Excess Soil Management Plans; ensuring compliance with government regulations; signing off on geoenvironmental investigations and characterization of all excess soils
  • Preparing and approving conceptual and final geoenvironmental design and providing design recommendations for delineation of soil/groundwater impacts, soil disposal, groundwater dewatering, groundwater disposal, site remediation, risk assessment, and geoenvironmental monitoring
  • Coordinating section staff, supervising the work of outside consultants, supervising site investigation programs, and reviewing and commenting on reports and findings for all geoenvironmental work of the section
  • Performing geoenvironmental engineering design for transit and transit-related infrastructures, ensuring that these are correct, safe, constructible, code compliant and within budget and schedule
  • Participating in and supervising Design Standards development
  • Conducting design and development reviews, for development projects that may impact TTC structures, facilities and equipment
  • Providing construction review services for TTC construction and renovation projects
  • Substituting for the Chief Geotechnical Engineer during absence, as required
  • Taking professional responsibility for designs as required by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) or Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO), and as a Qualified Person registered with Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • Responsible for treating passengers and employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of those with disabilities are accommodated and/or addressed in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders so that they can fully benefit from the TTC as a service-provider and employer
  • Participation in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program


  • In-depth knowledge of geoenvironmental engineering principles, methods, and practices and site investigations required for major structures for transit and related facilities
  • Expertise in geoenvironmental engineering for environmental assessment, remediation and disposal of subsurface materials
  • Knowledge and awareness of impacts of site investigations on utilities and existing conditions
  • Ability to initiate, process, and record documentation associated with organizing the field work including safety plans, rule book training for consultant staff, worker access permits, road cut permits, etc.
  • Ability to supervise staff and consultants
  • Strong interpersonal, oral communication and technical report writing skills
  • A University degree, or College Diploma in a related discipline (e.g. Environmental/Chemical/Civil/Geological Engineering, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science or Hydrogeology), combined with extensive relevant experience in a geoenvironmental and site investigation environment in a location with subsurface soils and geology similar to the GTA, OR a combination of education, training, and experience deemed to be equivalent
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer or a Professional Geoscientist in the Province of Ontario is required
  • A valid, Province of Ontario class “G” driver’s licence is required
  • Ability to use MicroStation/J software an asset
  • Must have, or rapidly acquire, a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders, including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees

Annual Salary Range: $92,164.80 - $115,260.60 (Level 10SA) – 35 Hour Work Week

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted

At the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), we place a high value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day, and we keep Toronto moving with a dedication to service, safety and convenience that is unparalleled in our industry. We invite you to join our team in delivering on our commitment to creating a transit system that makes Toronto proud.

Hiring and selection preferences are not given in the employment of an employee’s relatives. Relatives of current TTC employees cannot be hired, assigned transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a potential conflict of interest due to relationship. If you are qualified for the position for which you are applying, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship, and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee at the employment interview.

The TTC is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. Committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, the TTC encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation is available for applicants, including those with disabilities, throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resource- Employment Services at (416) 393-4570.

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