Environmental Scientist
Sidney, British Columbia
6d ago


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth.

We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise.

We are a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities we support.

Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

The Assessment, Permitting and Compliance Team has an opportunity for an experienced intermediate environmental monitor.

The successful candidate will join our diverse team of professionals as a site lead environmental monitor / inspector, primarily within the Lower Mainland area.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • The primary tasks to be performed, and the responsibilities of the EM and supporting personnel, will include, but not be limited to, the following : Promote a strong health and safety culture and actively participate in Stantec’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment Program Perform work under a responsible person (, Environmental Manager or Project Director) and monitor construction for compliance with the permit conditions, contract documents, applicable regulations and guidelines, and any management plans including Construction Environmental Management Plans.
  • Communicate with office-based project team about site conditions and issues Monitor activities that may affect soil, fish, wildlife, marine mammals and water quality Participate in daily and weekly project and safety meetings with external contractors Brief workers on environmentally sound approaches and practices Coordinate monitoring equipment (sourcing, cost, shipments) and work with the equipment manager regarding calibration and maintenance Recommend and develop appropriate mitigation measures with those responsible for the environmental management of the project and the contractor / site personnel Prepare environmental documentation for clients and government agencies, , daily and weekly monitoring reports on all environmental measures that are required and being undertaken at a site and environmental monitoring results Prepare notifications for spills and communicating with regulators and stakeholders for issues related to water quality and marine mammal and fish observations for responsible persons Spill response guidance, monitoring cleanup, and reporting Oversee the contractor’s management of excavated soil (and possibly contaminated) soil, groundwater, and storm water via disposal and / or on-site treatment Prepare cost estimates of labour and expenses for monitoring work, and support proposals being collaboratively developed with the team


    Your Capabilities and Credentials

    Strong interpersonal and social skills and ability to interact across a broad range of audiences and technical backgrounds including contractors, internal and external clients and regulatory agencies

    Collaborative in decision-making and keen to learn new skills and responsibilities alongside the team

    Proven technical, communication and organization skills

    Able to deal with changing conditions and priorities while in the field

    Good listening and synthesis skills to understand different groups’ constraints affecting construction and monitoring activities.

    Able to work full-time (during construction periods 8-12 hours / day), overtime or time on weekends may be required when needed during construction

    Understanding of construction monitoring / environmental inspection

    Knowledge of current federal and provincial government regulatory requirements including the Fisheries Act, Water Sustainability Act, Wildlife Act, Canadian Navigable Waters Act, Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Environmental Management Act, and Heritage Conservation Act, and

    Experience with :

    leading meetings of environmental staff

    leadership in safety and responsible for implementation health and safety programs

    working on around heavy equipment and near water

    Capable of working with and guiding clients and contractors

    Manages and prioritizes time when executing multiple parallel objectives

    Thrives in an environment with diverse and dynamic project activities and schedules and adapting to changes

    Education and Experience

    A Bachelor’s degree or technical diploma in a relevant field

    Having or working towards a Professional accreditation (, CPESC, RBTech, RPBio, PAg)

    Minimum of 3 years of experience in environmental monitoring and inspections within British Columbia.

    Familiarity with construction activities and working safely at a construction site, roadways, and industrial lands.

    Familiarity with taking water quality measures, soil samples, general wildlife and vegetation identification and electrofishing are assets.

    Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

    This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

    Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us.

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