Employment Type: Full-time, combination of office and field work (40:60 split, varying with season)
Experience: 6 - 12 years
Location: Edmonton or Red Deer, Alberta
Posting Date: August 26, 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 an intermediate to senior scientist to manage and lead various environmental assessment and remediation projects. Duties will include proposal and budget preparation, project management, mentorship of junior staff in field assessment, regulatory approvals, advise and environmental assessment processes, and client relationship development. The candidate will be expected to execute field programs acting as a field and safety lead, as required.
• Minimum 6 years experience in the environmental consulting industry, with direct experience planning and leading various environmental field programs and associated reporting including environmental assessments, soil and groundwater sampling, and site remediation monitoring.
• Must be registered as a Professional (example: Agrologist, Forester, Biologist, Engineer, Hydrogeologist) with sign-off in Alberta.
• Proficient in project management and leading teams, with strong organizational skills in establishing priorities, estimating timeframes, and meeting deadlines. Must be able to make independent decisions and ensure standards and quality of work are maintained.
• Possess creative problem-solving skills with a strong ability to assess and resolve problems or challenges as they arise and implement timely solutions.
• As a proven leader in environmental assessment, you will bring experience and expertise in the provision of technical and regulatory advice for the completion of assessment and remediation projects at both provincial and federal levels
• 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 travel as required to undertake field work.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills are required to manage multi-disciplinary project teams. A strong communicator “who listens to understand” not just to respond and can discuss, explain, and negotiate complex technical matters with clients.
• 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.
• Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of services
• Fluency in Cree, Dene, Sioux or Blackfoot would be an asset
• BSc or MSc in Environmental Science, Engineering, Hydrogeology, 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.