• Environmental, Regulatory and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Environmental Planner
  • NOC #21202

Environmental Planner

Job Overview

Energy operations can contain extremely complex production or construction activities that are guided by strict environmental and regulatory guidelines and laws. These environmental laws and regulations help reduce the environmental impacts of the things we build. But, those laws wouldn’t mean much without people who know what they are and how to make sure that new projects conform to them. That’s where Environmental planners come in. 

The energy industry in Canada works primarily on publicly owned lands and has a responsibility to plan for environmental impacts on that land. The industry also often operates near communities, which fall within the industry’s impacts. Environmental planners are responsible for developing short- and long-term plans for land use while balancing considerations such as social, economic and environmental issues. In the energy industry, they contribute to regulatory planning through environmental impact assessments.

Environmental planners in the energy industry are typically involved in strategic resource development with a lens of community or regional-scaled planning. They often work across disciplines within their companies and also are involved with multiple external community sectors.

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