Environmental Scientist
GHD, Inc
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
52d ago

GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Privately owned by our people , GHD provides engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents.

Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 8500 people delivers projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics.

Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate.

We are looking to fill an Environmental Scientist position in our growing Canadian Operations to be based in either Edmonton, Calgary or Vancouver depending on the candidates preference.

Responsibilities :

  • Assist in the growth of the Environmental group, increasing opportunities and capacity
  • Foster relationships with existing clients based on existing work and to generate new work
  • Completion of wildlife, stream and wetland assessments
  • Completion of inventory assessments and environmental monitoring
  • Development of wildlife mitigation measures and assessment of their effectiveness
  • Preparation of technical correspondence and project reporting; review of technical reports of others, providing oversight and guidance
  • Organizing and leading the field portion of projects including pre-field planning such as budget, safety, and equipment planning
  • Emergency Spill Response :

  • Required to be available to assist with emergency spill response work for clients
  • Spills may include train derailments, pipeline releases, trucking accidents, chemical spills, etc.
  • Emergency Preparedness and Planning :
  • Assist in preparing emergency response plans, participation in emergency exercises, and provision of training to clients, etc.
  • Field Work :

  • Participate in emergency spill response projects
  • Responsible for contractor oversight tasks including containment / confinement of spills, drilling, stream rehabilitation, wildlife management, site restoration, etc.
  • Conduct water level monitoring, soil sampling, groundwater sampling, surface water sampling, and air monitoring as required
  • Report Writing :

  • Assist with preparation of regulatory submissions on behalf of clients
  • Responsible for creating draft reports to be reviewed by supervisor or project manager
  • Responsible for creating charts and figures for review by project manager
  • Assist in the preparation of project related memorandums
  • Assisting Project Manager with proposal writing
  • Researching regulatory information using various resources
  • Recommended Skills, Competencies and Qualifications :

  • Registered (or eligible) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RP Bio) .Have obtained a B.Sc or higher, in Biology or a related environmental field
  • Registered (or eligible) as a Qualified Wetland Science Practitioner
  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the environmental field
  • Have broad experience in fish and wildlife habitat assessments and research, mitigation planning and environmental monitoring, as well as stream and wetland identification and assessments
  • Possess excellent communication (verbal and written) skills, including technical report writing and reviewing experience
  • Have demonstrated project management skills, including strong organization skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and tight timelines.
  • Candidates with environmental monitoring experience on construction projects are preferred
  • Experience interpreting and applying environmental management legislation, regulations and policies
  • Experience with wildlife habitat assessments, inventories, sampling design, and scientific reporting
  • Liaison with environmental regulatory agencies, non-government agencies, public and private resource development agencies.
  • Experience in interpretation and application of a resource management program under government legislation and policy
  • We offer an opportunity to be part of a growing and dynamic employee owned company, a professional working environment with career development potential, flexible hours and a competitive salary packages based on qualifications, skills and experience in a privately held, quality driven and client focused company.

    As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer.

    Upon request, GHD will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.

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