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Intermediate Environmental Scientist
Golder Associates

The Vancouver office is looking for an experienced and motivated Intermediate Environmental Scientist to join our Environmental Sciences Group. The successful candidate will be expected to learn from and work cooperatively with various members of the group. Your day to day activities will focus on acting as a project manager and/or technical lead on human health and ecological risk assessments, environmental impact assessments, and environmental effects monitoring projects. Projects range in size and complexity and involve a diverse range of client sectors including mining, oil and gas, contaminated lands, and ports & harbours. Typical responsibilities include:

  • Supervising and coaching junior colleagues in their daily work and reviewing their work product for completeness and accuracy;
  • Data interpretation and reporting, focusing on integrating the contributions from colleagues into a high-quality project deliverable;
  • Developing robust study designs and preparing proposals;
  • Acting as a point of contact for clients, with emphasis on building long-term relationships;
  • Participating with senior staff in client engagement, business development, and long-term business strategies
  • Applying your specialist knowledge and experience in fields of environmental science while appreciating the value of multi-disciplinary approaches for problem solving;
  • Managing project resources to meet schedule and budget constraints

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree or PhD in Toxicology, Public Health, Resource Management, Applied Biology or related field. A Bachelor’s degree will also be considered depending on the experience of the candidate;
  • Registration as an RPBio with the BC College of Applied Biology (or another relevant professional designation within environmental sciences);
  • Previous work experience (4 to 8 years) is mandatory, preferably from an environmental consulting background. Relevant industry or government experience will also be considered.
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

Other relevant skills;

  • Detailed knowledge of environmental sampling methods and applicable regulations, legislation and policies (BC provincial, municipal, and federal).
  • In-depth expertise in one or more relevant technical areas such as environmental toxicology, ecological risk assessment, human health risk assessment, environmental chemistry, benthic ecology, fisheries science, impact assessment, environmental statistics, modeling, or project management.
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering relevant projects or significant components of projects;
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a team environment, including leadership of small teams of professionals;
  • Demonstrated ability for problem solving

Golder Associates Ltd. is a strong advocate of the team approach to undertaking projects and problem solving. Accordingly, the candidate will be expected to interface with and work in a team in which the contribution of each member is equally valued.

Additional Information

Our staff benefit from:

  • An option to purchase shares in Golder Associates;
  • Career and personal development opportunities and support of personal growth;
  • Employee mentoring program; and,
  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages.

Regularly ranked as one of the best companies to work for.

To apply visit: https://www.golder.com/careers/


Junior Environmental Scientist
Golder Associates

The Vancouver office is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Junior Environmental Scientist to join our Environmental Sciences Group. The successful candidate will be expected to learn from and work cooperatively with various members of the group and will have the opportunity to assume increasing autonomy and responsibilities over time. Your day to day activities include assisting with human health and ecological risk assessments, environmental impact assessment and environmental effects monitoring projects which may include:

  • Data entry and screening,
  • Data interpretation, including statistical analysis and preparing written and graphical material for reports and presentations;
  • Conducting field work in accordance with safe work procedures and quality assurance/quality control measures applicable to the task;
  • Conducting literature reviews on a range of topics related to human health toxicology and ecotoxicology;
  • Providing report summaries and/or critical analysis of reports; and
  • Assisting with report and proposal preparation.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A Masters Degree in Toxicology, Public Health, Resource Management, Applied Biology or related field is preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree with appropriate course work or co-op experience would also be considered
  • Previous work experience in a relevant consulting, industry or government position is preferred but is not mandatory.

Other relevant skills;

  • Familiarity with environmental sampling methods;
  • Knowledge of contaminated site risk assessment guidelines;
  • Good attention to detail;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a team environment; and,
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and innovative thinking skills are essential.

Golder Associates Ltd. is a strong advocate of the team approach to undertaking projects and problem solving. Accordingly, the candidate will be expected to interface with and work in a team in which the contribution of each member is equally valued.

Additional Information

Our staff benefit from:

  • An option to purchase shares in Golder Associates;
  • Career and personal development opportunities and support of personal growth;
  • Employee mentoring program; and,
  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages.

Regularly ranked as one of the best companies to work for.

To apply visit: https://www.golder.com/careers/