Environmental Permitting Practitioner


Dillon’s Environmental Sciences technical group is looking for an Environmental Permitting Practitioner to join our multidisciplinary team of professionals in Western Canada. The position is to be based out of Alberta of Saskatchewan (offices in Calgary, Edmonton, or Saskatoon) with the potential for remote work. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects while providing clients with a fully integrated and superior customer experience. While this position is largely focused on clients and projects in the western provinces, it will also include the potential to work on projects across Canada.

We work with all levels of government, including Indigenous communities, industry and resource developers in the areas of environmental assessment, planning, and management. The successful candidate(s) will support our team with key tasks including: environmental permitting, approvals and compliance; leadership in environmental regulatory affairs interactions; contributing to environmental reports, plans, and monitoring programs. Dillon offers a flexible, collaborative work environment with career growth and advancement opportunities. The ideal candidate(s) is/are a passionate and motivated individual with relevant experience, solid writing skills, and a team-player attitude.


Technical Development (87%)

Manage and coordinate multi-discipline environmental baseline studies, impact assessments, and related environmental permitting and approval assignments at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels

Lead and coordinate permitting and approvals acquisition activities at the local, provincial and federal level specific to utilities and renewable energy projects with a focus on Alberta and Saskatchewan regulations (eg. Alberta Utilities Commission approvals, Water Act, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Public Lands Act, Species at Risk Act), including related information requests

Scope, plan, develop, and implement field programs

Coordination of multi-disciplinary projects

Provide oversight to project team members including biologists, agrologists, natural scientists, technologists and technical support staff

Support stakeholder and regulator engagement

Business travel upon request

Business Development (10%)

Prepare and support the preparation of project proposals and contribute to client relationships and business development activities

Liaise with public and private sector clients, government review and approval agencies, sub-consultants and community representatives

Undertake travel, as required

Learning & Development (3%)

A commitment to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development

Input to the career development of junior staff, including technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring

Contribute to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees


An undergraduate degree in biology, ecology or a related environmental sciences

Proven professional work experience in environmental consulting, including project management and/or coordination

Experience in federal and/or provincial regulatory permitting, such as environmental assessments

A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated professional experience in environmental consulting, industrial, regulatory, or academic setting or related field with the specific emphasis on environmental assessment and permitting for development proposals

Membership or working towards membership with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists, Alberta Institute of Agrology, College of Applied Biology, or BC Institute of Agrologists, other relevant professional governing body is an asset

Valid driver’s license (Class 5)

Excellent communication and report writing skills

Proficiency in English


Proven expertise and knowledge of local, provincial and federal environmental legislation, including associated regulations, policies, and guidelines

Experience in the preparation of regulatory applications and submissions resulting in the successful acquisition of permits and approvals

Knowledge of the natural environment and inventory methods, as well as application of Best Management Practices

Demonstrated ability to work in a team setting, on tight timelines, and according to established budgets

Demonstrated success in project management and client relationship skills

Experience interacting directly with a variety of clients to execute project delivery

Experience engaging and/or working with stakeholders and communities, including Indigenous communities

Proficiency in project proposal preparation and presentations

Strong oral and written communication, critical thinking, organizational and interpersonal skills

Why choose Dillon

Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop.

We live our core values:

Reliability: words that result in actions build trust;

Achievement: do the work to hit the target;

Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing;

Creativity: discover new possibilities;

Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard;

Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences.

In addition, we offer:

Employee share purchase plan

Dillon is 100% employee owned and share ownership is open to all full-time regular employees.

A competitive compensation package

Comprehensive health benefits

Generous retirement savings plan

Flexible work hours and remote working options

We offer a variety of flexible work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.

Learning and Development opportunities

As a knowledge-based business, the organic growth of our knowledge and skills occur through our work performance and roles. The creation and sharing of knowledge allows us to take local knowledge to scale, capture lessons learnt through experience, and continuously improve service delivery. The development of self and others is an evident and measured core behaviour within our organization.

We use a composite approach to development including coaching to build the how, mentoring to share lessons, advising to round out perspectives, and co-creation of knowledge through internal learning opportunities.

Focus on Innovation

The ability to anticipate, examine, and adopt new and innovative solutions is a crucial driver for the continual and progressive advancement of our business performance. In our culture, people are empowered to reflect and question current practices and seek forward looking solutions to today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities.

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

A variety of EFAP tools and online resources to support well-being are available to all employees.

Wellness Subsidy

Our employees can take advantage of wellness subsidy that can be put towards expenses for a variety of health and/or wellness related activities such as gym membership, purchase of home fitness equipment, yoga classes and dance classes

About Dillon

Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With over 20 offices and more than 1000 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.

Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 14 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.

Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:

Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences.

Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business.

We encourage you to connect with us at if you require accommodation in the interview process. We would love to hear from you!

Job Type
Full Time
37 days ago

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