Environmental Engineering Officer

EMPLOYER: Town of Arnprior


Reporting to the General Manager Operations, the Environmental Engineering Officer provides an important role in managing projects such as waste management, landfill operations and water quality management, energy monitoring, environmental assessments, updating policies and undertaking studies as required.


The primary responsibilities for this position include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Coordinate in compliance with applicable regulations and legislation, the Town’s Waste Management program, including the municipal Landfill and associated Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA), landfill monitoring, garbage and recycling collection, household hazardous waste, leaf and yard waste, electronic waste, equipment, contract administration, data collection, collection schedules and depots.
  • Coordinate the Town’s Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS) in compliance with the applicable regulations and legislation. Act as the DWQMS representative and implementation lead.
  • Assist Waterworks Department in the coordination and completion of the Community Lead Testing Program.
  • Assist the Waterworks and Roads and Services divisions in the coordination and maintenance of the Town’s Sewer-Use Compliance Program.
  • Administer the Town’s tree inventory program identifying emerald ash bore and related action items.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to the Town Planner on development related environmental matters, including the review of plans and reports as may be required.
  • Manage eco-friendly weed control program and service contract for the Town.
  • Review of environmental risk assessment and remediation requirements and studies for contaminated sites in the area.
  • Undertake Public Education & Promotion Programs and organize community events (i.e., PitchIn! Day, Swap Days, Earth Day, etc.).
  • Prepare tenders and request for proposals for related environmental programs.
  • Prepare reports to advisory committees and council on Operations matters, and attendance at committee and council meetings on an as required basis.
  • Provide associated administrative support to the General Manager, Operations including, tracking expenses, approving invoices, contract administration, budgeting, purchasing, and reporting.
  • Strong overall understanding of current environmental issues and programs, including brownfields, environmental assessments and monitoring, energy management, water/wastewater management, and stewardship programs, etc.
  • Conduct research and compile data as required.
  • Work in accordance with applicable Provincial and Municipal regulations and legislation including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and work in accordance with the corporate strategy, and all policies and procedures of the Town relevant to the work.


The successful candidate will have a minimum of:

  • College Technology Diploma or University Degree in related environmental studies field.
  • Valid class ‘G’ driver’s license.
  • Ability to obtain a clear Vulnerable Sector Check (Criminal Record Check).
  • Possess or working towards obtaining certification with Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, or Professional Engineers of Ontario.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in a related environment.
  • Knowledge of applicable provincial legislation and regulations, not limited to, Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act and Occupational Health & Safety Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Green Energy Act.
  • Working familiarity of waste management, landfill operations and water quality  management.
  • Understanding of environmental assessment and remediation of contaminated sites, direct experience would be an asset.
  • Problem solving and research skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Highly organized with a demonstrated ability to prioritize, set schedules, handle multiple projects and competing demands, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GIS), sound analytical problem solving, report writing, presentation, interpersonal and time management skills.


Asset Qualifications

  • Experience with municipal public works or related field.
  • Education in municipal or provincial government (i.e. AMCTO training).
  • Health and safety knowledge would be an asset.

START DATE: 04/03/2023

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