Environmental compliance coordinator, Québec Port Authority, Canada
Marie-Ève Lemieux joined the Québec Port Authority team as an advisor in 2015.
Since 2017, she has held the position of Environmental Compliance Coordinator. She is responsible for environmental compliance audits (ECAs) of the Port and its users, implementing the Environmental Citizen Participation Process (ECPP) and developing and implementing the Port’s 2017–2022 sustainable development action plan and the environmental approval process for the Port’s deep-water terminal expansion project (Beauport 2020). Ms. Lemieux represents the Québec Port Authority in the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA). In her duties, Ms. Lemieux also acts as a scientific advisor on “Limoilou, mon environnement, ma santé,” a research project on the impact of the environment on public health headed by the Direction de la santé publique.
Previously, she worked at an engineering consulting firm as a project manager and team leader, and at Hydro-Québec as an environmental advisor on a major hydroelectric development site. Through this experience, she coordinated the environmental management of major projects for industrial, manufacturing and mining clients (Stornoway Diamond Corporation’s Renard Project, 240 kilometres of new road on Route 167, Romaine-2 hydroelectric complex) and maintained trusting relationships with the local communities and the regulators.
Ms. Lemieux holds a master’s degree in physical geography with a specialization in micrometeorology and climate change from McGill University and a bachelor’s degree in environmental earth science from Aberystwyth University (UK). She continues to perfect her skills in assessing the environmental effects and social acceptability of large-scale projects. Ms. Lemieux has been a certified environmental auditor (CEA) with the Québec Association of Environmental Auditors (QAEA) since 2014 and is also a member of its Board of Directors. She is actively involved in her community, including as the president of a non-profit organization she co-founded in 2011 to protect, develop and negotiate rights of way for an extensive network of footpaths in the RCM of La Jacques-Cartier.