Meggen Janes is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Ontario with more than 25 years of environmental consulting experience focused on forensic analysis, risk assessment, permitting, remediation, and monitoring.
She specializes in unique strategies for redeveloping large and complex sites where remediation, risk assessment, and soil management are critical to success.
Meggen’s leading-edge work often involves managing excess soil, supporting litigation, and assessing and remediating environmental impacts. She also conducts peer reviews and provides strategic advice on sediment projects and brownfield redevelopment. She has worked on some of Canada’s largest contaminated sites including Sydney Tar Ponds, West Don Lands, Greenwich-Mohawk, Toronto Port Lands, and Pottersburg Creek. Her soil reuse projects total more than 2.3M square meters, from small parks projects to complex river-building.
A tireless advocate for her clients and their projects, Meggen offers deep experience communicating with stakeholders, including when conducting complex negotiations with regulators, engaging with indigenous peoples, and consulting with community members and municipal governments. Meggen takes this collaborative approach because she knows that stakeholder support is key to projects that are successful in the long term.
In service to her field, Meggen has taught a graduate-level course in soil remediation for Toronto Metropolitan University’s Environmental Science and Management program and been a guest lecturer for many college and university programs. She has presented and coauthored papers and posters at many conferences. In addition, Meggen won a professional experience award from the Canadian Brownfield Network and serves on the Board of the Canadian Brownfield Network.
Conceptual Site Model Development: Regulatory Strategy and Cleanup Goal Development; Beneficial Soil and Sediment Reuse and Management; Risk Assessment and Risk Management Design and Engineering; Regulatory Approvals
Contaminated Site Assessment and Cleanup, Environmental Management, Water and Natural Resources, Waste Management, Environmental, Social, and Governance
Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering
M.Sc., Environmental Engineering, University of Guelph, 1995; B.A.Sc., Geological Engineering (Geotechnical Option), University of Toronto, 1989
Ontario Professional Engineer; Qualified Person Environmental Site Assessment (QPESA) as defined by O.Reg.153/04; Qualified Person Risk Assessment (QPRA) as defined by O.Reg.153/04