Principal Consultant, Environmental Assessment Project Management (Principal Level)/


This is an outstanding opportunity for a senior-level Environmental Assessment Project Manager looking to advance their career with a global environmental leader, and to make a significant impact in successfully implementing ERM’s global strategy.

  • Play a key role in growing our business in the Mining sector in Canada
  • Provide project management and senior technical expertise on major, multimillion-dollar projects
  • Lead a rapidly growing team of technical specialists delivering impact assessment and permitting project work within Canada and globally
  • Work out of our dynamic and vibrant downtown Vancouver office with the flexibility of working remotely/from home

We want to do great things; we need your help

As a Senior Environmental Assessment Project Manager with experience leading regulatory and permitting projects, you will be equipped to lead a multidisciplinary team to deliver proposals, EAs/EISs, permit applications, and associated management plans. This is an opportunity to utilize your established relationships with companies, along with your strong project management skills to successfully lead environmental assessments and permitting for large-scale capital projects. You will serve as a representative of our company, and play a key role building our business and winning new projects. Your big-picture understanding of our business, and ability to build strong client relationships based on trust and mutual benefit will be critical.

Your responsibilities:

  • Work on multiple projects and serve as project manager to ensure deliverables achieve client expectations for scope, budget, schedule, and quality.
  • Drive preparation primarily of EAs/EISs, permit applications and associated management plans, lead environmental constraints analysis and develop plans to support construction implementation for mining projects in BC.
  • Contribute to business development of ERM’s global impact assessment and planning service area. Identify and develop new opportunities, prepare effective proposals, including development of scopes and cost estimates, and take an active leadership role in developing new business with new and existing clients.
  • Lead, manage performance, hire and retain, inspire and mentor personnel for overall success of project management team.
  • Actively contribute to ERM’s project management technical community and collaborate with other ERM global practitioners to execute projects.

Who you are:

  • BSc or MSc in Sciences, Environmental Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum 6 years of consulting experience in impact assessment and permitting, specifically in the mining sector in BC.
  • Well-developed team building and influencing skills; unquestionable integrity; and the experience, confidence, and stature to effectively address client and business needs and challenges.
  • Demonstrated experience working with the provincial and federal regulatory agencies, Indigenous organizations, and the public. Understanding of key drivers within the mining sector in BC.  Experience as a project manager for environmental regulatory projects in Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Ontario is also an asset.
  • High degree of project management competence and broad knowledge of impact assessment best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop/maintain long-term relationships with clients.
  • Excellent communication, time management and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and project management approaches/tools.
  • Ability to rise to the challenge in high pressure environments, managing diverse internal and external stakeholders, and becoming energized by a vibrant team of colleagues based across the country and the globe.
  • Leadership skills with the ability to coach and mentor collaborative teams, demonstrate ERM values and become a safety ambassador.


This is a full-time position. During peak activity, there will be some overtime required, and meetings with clients may not strictly happen between 9-5 as we work with clients in a variety of time zones.

For the Principal Consultant, Project Management position, we anticipate the annual base pay of $112,670 – $135,894 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 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.

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