Employment Type: Full-time, combination of office and field work (40:60 split, varying with season)
Experience: 2 – 5 years
Posting Date: August 24, 2021
Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found
Starting Date: Immediate
Solstice provides customized environmental management services to a variety of First Nations, commercial, oil/gas and municipal development clients. Our goal is to leave behind a positive legacy that goes beyond the immediate projects we complete to empower our clients with sustainable solutions.
The Solstice team includes experts in soils, forestry, wildlife, hydrology, wetland and vegetation ecology, Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis, remote-sensing, Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), risk management and monitoring, remediation, reclamation, hydrogeology and environmental regulatory and policy experts. You will be joining a company of innovators and change-makers to help deliver services and products, prioritizing efficiency, quality, and safety.
Reporting to the Remediation/Reclamation Team Lead, Solstice is seeking a Junior/Intermediate scientist to support our on-going projects. Duties will include assisting field leads with project preparation and field work, assisting project managers with general office tasks, data management, reporting. The candidate will execute field and office work to the highest standard of quality. They will work safely, efficiently and maintain effective communication with their peers and supervisors.
Experience in undertaking various environmental field programs and associated reporting related environmental and subsurface investigations, monitoring well installation, soil and groundwater sampling, site remediation monitoring and biophysical assessments.
Excellent field skills in detailed data collection including soils, groundwater, geospatial data and general site features. Understanding of ecological data collection, including vegetation and wildlife inventory skills is an asset.
Ability to coordinate and lead on-site safety meetings associated with the projects being completed.
Ability to travel as required to undertake field work.
Strong communicator “who listens to understand” not just to respond. Proficient at both written and verbal communication.
Ability to “simplify the science” for non-experts to help them understand complex environmental risks and opportunities in an uncomplicated way.
Self-starter who has strong ability to set goals and achieve those goals; work independently and possesses a willingness to learn.
Project management and organizational skills to establish priorities, estimate timeframes, meet deadlines, assess problems, suggest, and implement solutions, make independent decisions, and ensure standards are maintained.
Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of services
Fluency in Cree, Dene, Sioux or Blackfoot would be an asset
Diploma or Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Forestry or other program with an environmental focus.
Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience. Please submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.