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Senior Technical Consultant

ERM Environmental Resources Management
Maryland, Maryland, US
Closing date
Jul 8, 2022

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Conservation science
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ERM is Canada's leading sustainability consultancy. Members of the ERM team help our clients advance sustainability related priorities, including collaborative, clean and inclusive science, research and innovation policies and programs, as part of the transition to a clean and low carbon economy.

As a member of this team, the Senior Technical Consultant will contribute to projects that involve technical subject matter, technical methodologies, or other areas requiring understanding of complex systems. While ERM does provide engineering or scientific services, this role is focused on the use of technical knowledge and skills to strengthen our work in a number of sector and services areas including: contaminated sites management, clean energy, climate change adaptation, and risk management. You will manage and contribute to a wide range of public and private sector projects focused on the design and delivery of complex policies, programs and initiatives, as well as capacity building and engagement with diverse groups - including government, industry, finance community, indigenous organizations and the public. Familiarity with environmental, health and safety management systems is a strong complement to the role.

This role will provide expertise and advice related to science, innovation, clean economy (SICE) programs and initiatives in Canada and globally, and leading projects that take a proactive and long-term approach to forwarding these initiatives


The Senior Technical Consultant is accountable for:
  • Researching, analyzing, and synthesizing technical issues and data to assess challenges, risks, and potentially conflicting information
  • Developing and applying practical and applicable methodologies, tools, and techniques to help clients identify, assess, and manage risks - especially those related to sustainability issues (e.g. environmental protection, climate change risk, socio-economic benefits) - aligned with established risk principles and approaches (e.g. ISO 31000, EPA)
  • Supporting the design and implementation of tailored approaches to gathering input from varied stakeholders, including facilitating group decision-making discussions
  • Managing all aspects of projects, including developing work plans, tracking performance against budgets, leading project teams and liaising directly with clients
  • Completing required research, interviews, and running multi-stakeholder workshops, then synthesizing collected data and information to prepare clear and compelling reports and presentations that contribute to the successful completion of a consulting engagement
  • Contributing to business development and marketing activities in the firm by activating your own network, extending this network over time, and preparing client proposals
  • Supporting internal initiatives and practices that contribute to the growth and diversity of Stratos as a firm and as a team


ERM offers a truly impactful work experience with opportunities to grow, lead and contribute to areas that matter to you.
  • Your impact may be felt personally - leading a project from start to finish, or through working as part of a bright, dynamic team with a good work-life balance.
  • Your work will also impact ERM's success - you can help shape our business strategy, develop an approach to a new market, or develop learning sessions for members of the team
  • You will impact the ability of ERM's clients to deliver on their mandates. We work with a wide variety of organizations whose work can significantly enhance or impede sustainability and our collective pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Your work at ERM will help them shape and better fulfil their important visions.

A key focus of this role is to accelerate the deployment of collaborative science and innovation to help drive Canada's transition to a low carbon economy. If you have a passion for clean technology initiatives that supports this objective, this is an excellent opportunity for a professional looking to collaborate with an expert consulting team. A key focus of this role is to activate and engage the network within the Federal Government - helping them achieve positive and tangible social, environmental, and economic impact.


You have education and experience relating to sustainability and natural resource management. Knowledge of Canadian environment and sustainable development issues, as well as experience in fields such as environment studies, public policy or economics, are strong assets. Of note, your ability to meet the current vaccination protocols of Federal Government of Canada is required in this role.

Education and Experience
  • Science or Engineering degree and/or Masters level degree required in a discipline related to natural resource management or sustainability
  • At least five years' experience working in industry to advance sustainability initiatives, including those related to climate change, energy, conservation, and/or socio-economic objectives
  • Strong knowledge of international sustainability-related standards and initiatives and how these can be applied within corporate strategies and management systems
  • Previous consulting experience is highly desirable
  • Confidence and experience in using meaningful data visualization and data solutions tools is desirable

  • Maintain a network of relationships and can comfortably discuss ideas for follow on work with clients that will increase the value provided by ERM
  • Facilitate multi-interest engagement and other collaborative problem-solving initiatives
  • Collaborate naturally, are dependable and flexible
  • Take a proactive and long-term approach to solving problems and creating value for both our organization and our clients
  • Demonstrate a positive, confident approach when working with others
  • Demonstrate a growth mindset and keen interest and ability to learn new skills and knowledge, applying and integrating on an ongoing basis

Your skills include:
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking capability, able to collect and synthesize large amounts of information and discern what is important
  • Can share complex ideas using clear and compelling visuals
  • Ability to identify clear decisions or recommendations that may emerge from meeting discussions and/or research
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (in speaking and writing), as evidenced by clear and respectful communications with colleagues and clients
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple client/stakeholder deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to manage projects and teams, including developing and monitoring budgets, timelines, product quality, and internal project status communication
  • Ability to plan and facilitate effective and inclusive meetings and workshops that engage all parties and generate outputs and outcomes that meet the established objectives
  • Working knowledge of French is an asset
  • Facilitation accreditation or equivalent experience is a strong asset

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.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter.

ERMwelcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

ERM is an equal opportunity employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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