Job Description



Ministry of Transportation


Provincial Highways Management



Job Term:

1 Permanent

Job Code:

12093 - Trans Environmental Planner


$1,343.76 - $1,689.74 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

Job ID:


Bring your environmental planning, technical and project management skills to the Ministry of Transportation as an Environmental Planner.

The Ministry
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) strives to be a world leader in moving people and goods safely, efficiently and sustainably, to support a globally competitive economy and a high quality of life.

MTO focuses its efforts on five key strategies:
1. Increase transit ridership by working with our partners to make transit an attractive, affordable alternative by expanding services and promoting integration
2. Promote a multimodal transportation network to support the efficient movement of people and goods
3. Promote road safety and remain among the safest jurisdictions in North America by improving safety and security for all road users through enforcement, education, legislation and regulation
4. Improve Ontario's highway, bridge and border infrastructure through strategic investments
5. Integrate the principle of sustainability into the Ministry's decision making, programs, policies and operations by implementing the Ministry's sustainability strategy and continuing to build awareness

The Division
The Provincial Highways Management Division is responsible for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the provincial highway system. It also supports access to local communities through its remote airport and ferry programs. These responsibilities are carried out through the Contract Management and Operations Branch and the Investment Strategies Branch at head office and through five regions. These regional functions are described in separate entries.

The Office
The Planning and Environmental Office carries out location/concept design studies, and all aspects of the environmental assessment process for new highways. The office provides environmental assessment, environmental protection, and specialty archaeological, acoustical fisheries and waste management services to engineering, construction and operations/maintenance projects. In addition, the office is responsible for environmental standards policy for Provincial Highways Management Division.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• Comprehensive Health Plan
• Life and Disability insurance
• Flexible work arrangements
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• On-the-job training to support your success in the role

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:
• Canada's Top 100 Employers
• Canada's Best Diversity Employers
• Greater Toronto's Top Employers
• Canada's Greenest Employers
• Canada's Top Employers for Young People

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
• coordinate the overall environmental component of transportation planning, design, construction and maintenance projects and ensure conformance with and meet environmental legislation, policies and procedures
• provide environmental technical and process expertise to project managers of transportation planning projects
• provide input to, and environmental technical support for strategic highway planning and regional participation in municipal planning issues
• provide advanced technical advice regarding the environmental assessment process
• participate in public sessions/meetings, including those which deal with controversial issuesHow do I qualify?
• The position requires the successful candidate to have a valid Ontario class "G" license or equivalent. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that s/he has a valid driver's license upon being hiredEnvironmental Knowledge
You have:
• Knowledge of current principles and practices for environmental assessment and protection
• Experience in incorporating environmental avoidance, mitigation, compensation and enhancement into facility planning, design and construction
• Ability to interpret and apply federal and provincial environmental legislation and policies
• Experience in the application of environmental factors associated with transportation planning, design, construction and maintenance
• Experience with consultation programs and methods, including with agencies, stakeholders and First NationsTechnical Knowledge
You have:
• Experience in obtaining the appropriate federal and provincial environmental approvals, permits and agreements that are necessary to proceed to facility construction
• Experience in identifying impacts associated with facility type, location or design alternatives and its impacts on construction, operation and maintenanceOrganizational and Analytical Skills
You can:
• Resolve complex problems
• Plan, conduct and report on multifaceted, complex assignments with minimal supervision
• Assess transportation projects, determine the scope and detailed requirements
• Apply project management skills, coordinate work and meet tight schedules/deadlinesCommunication, Consultation and Interpersonal Skills
You can:
• Prepare and make presentations
• Provide advanced technical advice regarding environmental assessments
• Build and maintain effective working relationships
• Apply experience in public and agency consultation
Additional Information:


  • 1 Permanent, 159 Sir William Hearst Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region

Compensation Group:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union



Lands and Resources

Posted on:

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

  • Effective July 1, 2020, the correct salary range for this position will be $1,343.76 to $1,689.74 per week in compliance with current OPSEU collective agreement provisions.

    The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.


How to apply:
  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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