Environmental Scientist (Junior)

  • Company Name: Associated Environmental Consultants Inc.
  • Company Website: https://www.ae.ca/careers
  • Opening Date: 2023-02-21
  • Closing Date: 2023-03-31
  • Location: Edmonton

Associated Environmental Consultants is part of the Associated Engineering Group of companies. We provide a wide range of environmental consulting services to a client base that is well diversified between public and private sectors. Our environmental science and management services are well integrated with those of our engineering colleagues, providing opportunities to work with talented people across disciplines and throughout western and northern Canada.

We are an employee-owned, Canadian company that is passionate about building communities that are vibrant, healthy, and resilient and support economic growth. Sustainability is part of every project we undertake, and how we operate our business.
Recognizing our excellence and dedication to staff, we have been one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 2008. We have also been a Carbon Neutral Company since 2009 and have EcoAction initiatives across the company.

We know it takes dedicated, talented individuals working together to consistently deliver high-quality work and service to our clients. We achieve this by promoting collaboration, investing in our people, and fostering a culture that engages and inspires our people to be their best, maximize their potential, and think creatively while applying best practices. If you have what it takes, we want you to join us!

We currently have an opening for a Junior Environmental Scientist in our Edmonton office.

You are an entry level scientist motivated to gain valuable experience working in a variety of disciplines. Your passions will include ecology, botany, soils, wildlife, and/or wetlands and you will have a genuine interest in restoration and reclamation. You enjoy field work and are willing to support data entry, report writing and other office-based tasks. You possess a desire to work in a dynamic team environment on a variety of interesting projects but are also able to take on work independently.

What we offer:

• A centrally located office in the heart of downtown Edmonton, that is easily accessible by both bus and LRT, and steps away from Edmonton’s beautiful river valley.
• A hybrid work environment that allows for a combination of working from home and in the office.
• Competitive salary and benefits, including a fitness allowance, and company-matching pension program.
• Ongoing support for your growth and development, including a formal Professional Development program, mentoring programs, training opportunities, professional designation support, and a Young Professionals Group.
• An on-site fitness center accessible to all staff, with full amenities.
• Discounted rates at a neighboring childcare facility.
• An active Social Club that promotes social activities in and outside the office and offers subsidized tickets to local events like Taste of Edmonton.

What you will be doing:

• Serving as a field ecologist and contributing technical expertise to a variety of projects including environmental field surveys, reclamation and environmental monitoring.
• Preparing high quality scientific and technical reports, including permits and regulatory documents.
• Supporting permitting and approval processes.
• Managing time and budget for assigned tasks.
• Contributing to business development, proposal writing, and fostering client relationships.

What you will bring:

• Undergraduate degree (B.Sc.) in a relevant pure or applied science.
• Preference will be given to individuals who are eligible to obtain their professional designation (e.g., P.Ag., P.Biol.), within 3 to 5 years. 
• Experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an asset.
• Willingness to work in the field in remote locations.
• Knowledge of provincial and federal legislation and regulatory requirements.
• Strong time management and organizational ability.
• Excellent writing and communication skills.
• Ability to follow direction and take initiative.
• Ability to think strategically.
• Ability to convert plans into action and effectively manage time and deliver on commitments.
• Valid driver’s license.