Technical Director Canada in Québec City at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 5/15/2023

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Company Description

The Veolia Group's ambition is to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 230,000 employees worldwide, the company designs and delivers innovative, useful and practical solutions for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business lines, Veolia contributes to developing access to resources, preserving available resources and renewing them. In 2021, the Veolia group will supply 79 million people with drinking water and 61 million with wastewater, generate nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recover 48 million metric tons of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) had consolidated revenues of €28.508 billion in 2021.

Job Description

Integrated in the T&P Canada team, the ESS Canada Technical Director is responsible for direction and execution of technical aspects throughout the ESS division of Canada. This includes support to operations, due diligence and strategy definition, project management and support to business development throughout the ESS division of Canada. This position can be located in Quebec or Ontario. This individual must have a strong background in the technical field in the environmental business with experience in business operations, knowledge of finance principles and project management. The position will also require leadership of some special projects such as capital expenditure projects.

ESS Canada involves:

  • Hazardous waste transfer stations and solidification (Québec and Ontario)
  • Hazardous water treatment (physico-chemical and 3 phase centrifuges) (Québec and Ontario)
  • Oil regeneration plant (Québec)
  • Solvent regeneration distillation plant (Québec)
  • Hazardous waste incinerator (running at limited capacity) (Alberta)

Primary Duties: 

  1. Provide technical and performance support to the ESS group in Canada by supporting Operations and Asset Management teams to troubleshoot, optimize and improve the performance of current activities where identified.
  2. Participate in defining the long term strategy to develop the Canadian activities by bringing technical expertise to the business development team. Participate to the development of associated business cases and memos for internal GoNoGo (WIN process)
  3. Provide the overall direction and management of his/her assigned projects, including the assigned personnel, equipment, and subcontractors, applying proper and effective project management procedures and skills.
  4. Ensure the project or assignment is planned and coordinated according to the required schedule, with strict adherence to health and safety, quality and budget considerations.
  5. Lead technical due diligences of new business acquisition or plant upgrades.
  6. Provide technical mentoring and training to O&M employees. Provide technical and operational expertise to operations, business development and EHS when needed.
  7. Assist Business Development in preparation of estimates and procedures in planning of projects, financial estimates with a strong focus on operational efficiencies.
  8. Ensure technical quality and optimal health and safety in all aspects of job performance and compliance per all applicable local regulations and standards and Veolia corporate and VNA standards and best practices.
  9. Actively participate in feedback and post-job evaluation of assigned projects.
  10. Complete a post project evaluation of personnel assigned to projects.
  11. Other duties as directed.



  • 15-20 years experience in transversal technical functions and/or operational functions (ex : operation manager, plant manager, technical manager…);
  • Experience in hazardous/industrial waste treatment, industrial wastewater treatment;
  • Experience in oil or solvent recovery is a strong asset;
  • BS degree in technical studies - Engineer;
  • Language skills for business in English and French ;
  • Thinking skills: decision making ability, seasoned judgment;
  • Skills in leadership, planning, coordination and labor relations;
  • Strong skills in analysis and problem solving;
  • Personal depth, in the form of mature confidence, adaptability, self direction, and organization;
  • Ability to foster teamwork and excellence in expertise work coordination;
  • Outstanding writing, communication skills both up and down and mentoring skills;
  • Must be committed to the Veolia core values of integrity, openness and trust, accountability, and excellence through teamwork;
  • Valid Driving license;
  • Willing to pass medical and drug test.

Work Environment: 

  • Employee can be located in Québec or Ontario
  • Hybride work policy (office/remote)
  • Travel 25% to 30% of the time
  • Required to Travel in Canada and to the USA occasionally

Additional Information

Why join our team of Resourcers? Come Resource the World with Us!

  • Acting today to create the world of tomorrow;
  • A company in constant growth;
  • A multitude of large-scale projects where you can put your talent to good use;
  • A multitude of large-scale projects where you can put your talent to good use; Challenges tailored to your needs and the absence of routine;
  • The possibility of developing your career according to your professional objectives;
  • Internal and external training and coaching programs;
  • Very competitive compensation, pension plan and benefits;
  • Multidisciplinary work teams and an OHS oriented work environment.
  • We thank all applicants for applying, however only those selected will be contacted.

The use of the masculine gender in this document is for the sole purpose of lightening the text.

Veolia North America is committed to equal employment opportunity and advancement for all employees and potential employees, and to a work environment free from discrimination and harassment.

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.


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