Environmental Coordinator

Subsidiary: Colas Western Canada Inc.

Terus Construction is an integrated road construction and materials manufacturing company, which has been building roads in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory for over 30 years through decentralized business centers.

Road construction, asphalt paving, aggregate production, hot mix asphalt and ready-mix concrete supply are the core activities. In addition, the Company acts as general contractor on civil construction projects, including excavation, utilities, concrete placement, sidewalks, and curbs, and in all kind of road construction related activities.

Over 800 jobs every year are performed through more than 20 decentralized business centers, such as highway rehabilitation, airport construction, industrial, municipal and commercial work, subdivisions. More than 550 employees are locally employed.

Terus Construction provides challenging and rewarding opportunities in an entrepreneurial, diverse, inclusive and respectful work environment. As our growth creates new career opportunities, likely there is the right one for you!

Position Summary

The Terus Environmental Coordinator serves as the primary technical resource for all environmental matters within Terus Construction. Working closely with the Regional Construction Managers and Regional Ready-Mix Supervisors and reporting to the Terus HSE Manager, the Environmental Coordinator plays a crucial role in ensuring the successful implementation of the company's environmental initiatives and programs.

Role Summary

The key focus of this role is to achieve consistent compliance with internal and external environmental protection requirements across all business units and operational activities. The Environmental Coordinator actively assesses federal, provincial, municipal, and Colas environmental initiatives and keeps the Terus management team informed of these initiatives and the performance outcomes they require.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist Terus Construction to carry out activities for implementation of Environmental Protection Program and Action Plans.
  • Assist with meeting environmental requirements of Terus’ parent company Colas Canada and work cooperatively with the Colas Environmental Advisor. 
  • Work in close consultation with the Terus HSE Manager and Terus Division Managers on matters of environmental importance.
  • Keep the Terus HSE Manager informed of all environmental issues that could have a negative on the goal of achieving zero accidents, create a legal liability, and/or affect compliance with company or regulatory requirements.
  • Provide regular input to the Terus HSE Manager on what is required for continual environmental improvements.
  • Conduct environmental inspections and audits at company sites, prepare reports on the findings, and submit these reports to the Terus Manager HSE.
  • Monitor environmental legislation and proposed regulatory changes that can impact the Terus group of companies and keep the Terus HSE Manager apprised of these changes in a timely manner.
  • Assist in compiling information for all regulatory and internal environmental reporting.
  • Provide the on-going assistance necessary for ensuring that company and regulatory environmental requirements are met or exceeded.
  • Develop documents necessary to maintain an effective environmental protection program and assist the Terus HSE Manager in maintaining the HSE Program Manual and related documents pertaining to environmental protection.
  • Develop and deliver training pertaining to protection of the environment as may be required to support operations, including participation in Start-up Meetings.
  • Assist operations personnel to complete environmental hazard assessments and develop Environmental Management Plans.
  • Periodically attend on-site safety meetings such as Tailgate Safety meetings, Toolbox Safety Talks, etc. to support operations personnel on environmental issues.
  • Maintain currency on applicable company policies, practices, procedures, etc., and regulatory requirements.
  • Liaise with environmental regulatory enforcement agencies as required to assist operations personnel for issues that arise from related regulatory inspections. 
  • Participate as a member of the Terus Environment Committee or lead the Committee as Chair or Co-Chair.
  • Special related assignments as required by Terus HSE Manager.

Experience & Knowledge required for the role

  • Recent graduate (BSc) in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, or Environmental Technology (or equivalent).
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software. 
  • Knowledge of environmental issues relevant to road construction and allied industries such as ready-mix concrete, aggregate supply and civil works.
  • Working knowledge of environmental regulatory requirements applicable to road construction and allied process, and mines in BC and the Yukon. 
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  • Excellent time management, organizational and problem-solving skills. Self-motivated and a team player.

Terus Construction offers opportunities for qualified people who want to grow in our high-performance organization including competitive salary and benefits package, along with in-house training, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities.

Must be able to meet all safety requirements including pre-employment drug/alcohol testing.

We would like to thank all applicants for submitting their resume. However only applicants selected to be interviewed will be contacted.