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Environmental Compliance Manager - Montreal - 21131

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Oct 23, 2018
Posting End Date: Nov 6, 2018


Job Description


Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier.


The Environmental Compliance Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of environmental compliance programs within the Corporation and its subsidiaries system wide to ensure environmental regulatory compliance and to meet formally stated environmental goals of the Corporation within the following key areas (but not limited to):

  • Effluent, Stormwater and De-icing fluid management
  • Hazardous & special wastes
  • Halocarbon
  • Storage tanks, and
  • Spill response

In addition, this position will act as the main Air Canada contact for the station or subsidiary management teams regarding environmental issues and concerns for assigned areas of responsibility. 

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of issue-specific environmental programs in co-operation with the branches or subsidiaries to ensure compliance with applicable environmental regulations in areas assigned:
  • Conduct evaluation of regulatory requirements and interfaces with government agencies. Ensures that appropriate control measures for all environmental and significant environmental aspects are in place to limit any possible liability to the Corporation.
  • Maintain environmental permits and environmental compliance authorisation, including the completion and submission of new permit applications with all required supporting documentation (engineering data, emission rates and levels and control measures).
  • Act as the liaison with local regulatory authorities and prepares regulatory reports, documentation and responses to the regulatory agencies.
  • Act as the liaison and co-ordinates site visits or inspection including enforcement action by an environmental regulatory agency. Ensures appropriate procedures are followed, provides internal notification and coordinates the acquisition and analysis of split samples where actual or pending agency action warrants such evidence for the Corporation’s defence.
  • Prepare response to Notices of Violation, proposed non-compliance reports, media inquiries, adverse publicity, claims, impending enforcement actions, complaints with potential adverse consequences, agency inspections, etc.
  • Act as the main Air Canada contact for the station or subsidiary management teams regarding environmental issues and concerns for assigned areas of responsibility. 
  • Provides day-to-day support and technical expertise to Branches, at the station level, in understanding regulatory compliance requirements and implementing environmental programs. 
  • Reviews and assess new projects and process modification in the context of their environmental impacts to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, including necessary permits and control devices.
  • Assists branches or subsidiary in implementing environmental plans to meet goals and objectives in support of formally stated environmental goals of the Corporation.
  • Acts as the liaison with regulatory authorities and airport authorities and ensure preparation of appropriate reports and responses.
  • Develops communications and awareness materials geared toward a variety of stakeholders, including internal branches as part of EMS requirements and engages employees around environmental protection and compliance to help build a culture of environmental stewardship and to drive performance within Air Canada.
  • In cooperation with the Manager Environmental Programs and Services, provide 24-hour coverage/availability to respond and manage environmental emergency issues on a local basis and provides assistance to the applicable station Emergency Response Team. Provides expertise in assessing environmental risks and impacts associated with an incident, managing the initial response and the clean up activities. Reports environmental incidents to appropriate governmental agencies and other authorities.
  • In cooperation with the Manager, Environmental Compliance, perform environmental compliance audits and supports branches in the development and implementation of corrective actions to ensure compliance with regulations and company best management practices.
  • Provide technical expertise in the development of the Environmental Training programs.
  • Ensure all policy and program documentation is maintained up to date within requirements of the EMS.
  • Manage outside consultants as applicable to environmental regulatory programs assigned. This would include vendor identification, RFP development, selection, and ongoing oversight and management of vendor work.
  • Continually maintain a high level of professional proficiency and knowledge of environmental compliance practices and environmental matters, regulations, technologies and developments. Shares good practices and problems/lessons learned with branches and colleagues.


  • University degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences or equivalent
  • 4-5 years minimum experience in regulatory compliance management and/or auditing
  • Environmental Compliance Auditor training desirable
  • Knowledge of current Provincial and Federal environmental legislation, regulations and related industry best practices an asset.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and ability to foster strong relationships with and manage internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage projects, demonstrate initiative and able to work independently.
  • Must have excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Commitment to quality and pride in work, patience and perseverance
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Programs (Access, Excel, Word).
  • Must be available and able to travel domestically and internationally approximately twice a month
  • Bilingualism is mandatory.




Bilingual (English and French)

Diversity and Inclusion

Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.


As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.


Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.




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