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Environmental Inspector


This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted July 30, 2022.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Parsons is seeking an intermediate level Environmental Inspector to join the growing Environmental Services group based in Ontario. Duties will include: completing environmental inspections on construction sites, ensuring environmental protection measures are effective and functioning as intended, providing recommendations for improving and correcting any ineffective or inadequate environmental protection measures, reporting issues of non-compliance such as spills and contaminates, erosion and sedimentation and any failing environmental protection measures. The successful candidate will likely be required to work in adverse conditions (heat and cold, rain, rough terrain), around heavy equipment and travel to job sites throughout Ontario.


•    Post-secondary education in biology, ecology, environmental science, or related field;
•    A minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience in all aspects of environmental monitoring during construction;
•    Completion of Erosion and Sediment Control Monitoring Training (e.g., Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC), International Erosion Control Association (IECA), Vancouver Island University (VIU), Erosion and Sediment Control Practitioner (ESCP) or Certified Professional of Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC);
•    In-depth knowledge of Environmental Laws and Regulations, MTO Environmental Standards and Practices, and Best Management Practices;
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
•    Must be able to travel to and from various work sites.

The following would be considered an asset:

•    Experience with GIS;
•    Experience collecting soil and water samples;
•    Experience with provincial and federal fisheries and/or terrestrial field protocols and processes;
•    Experience in the identification of Ontario fish and wildlife species;
•    Experience with the Erosion & Sediment Control Guideline for Urban Construction – and the Ministry of Transportation Construction Inspector’s Environmental Field Guide;
•    Experience in identifying and assessing environmental impacts from development proposals, as it relates to aquatic and/or terrestrial species/habitats and species at risk; and
•    Backpack Electrofishing Certification.

About Parsons:

Parsons is a multidisciplinary engineering, planning, management and technology firm that provides a broad range of integrated systems and infrastructure solutions.
As an award-winning company, Parsons has gained international recognition by virtue of our innovation, quality and commitment to clients. Parsons’ impressive skill sets are enhanced by our strategic relationships with local and international partners, within both government organizations and the private sector. The result is a dynamic alliance that enables Parsons to respond to greater challenges around the world and to offer an even broader range of value-added services to our clients.

Parson’s Ecological Services group works both in support of other internal groups (primarily transportation/highways and stormwater management) and also as an independent unit completing ecological assessments and monitoring duties directly for various clients.

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements. 

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.