Employment Type: Permanent Full-time, combination of office (hybrid office/home) and field work (40:60 split, however varying with season)
Experience: 6 - 12 years
Location: Edmonton or Red Deer, Alberta
Posting Date: March 7, 2023
Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found
Starting Date: Immediate
Solstice provides customized environmental management services to a variety of First Nations partners, 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.
We offer flexible work options, a great team culture, health and wellness benefit options and an opportunity to be an important part of supporting the continued growth and success of our project partners.
Reporting to the Assessment, Risk & Reclamation Services Manager, Solstice is seeking an intermediate environmental scientist to assist with managing, leading and supporting various components of environmental monitoring, assessment, remediation and reclamation projects. Duties will include assistance with 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.
The focus of the Assessment, Risk & Reclamation Services team is to:
• Develop, complete and support soil and groundwater assessments, risk management, remediation and reclamation projects/programs for a variety of clients
• Provide services including Phase I and II environmental site assessments and remediation
• Utilize a risk assessment approach to obtain site closure
• Provide 3rd party review and support to client and partners
• Provide spill response services to key clients and partners
• Provide guidance on environmental legislation, regulations, and compliance
• 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, site remediation and reclamation activities.
• BSc or MSc in Environmental Science, Engineering, Hydrogeology, Biology, Ecology, Forestry or other program with an environmental focus.
• Must be registered as a Professional (example: Agrologist, Forester, Biologist, Engineer, Hydrogeologist) with sign-off in Alberta.
The suitable candidate for this position will require a diverse skill set in both the field and office components of environmental consulting. This includes a strong understanding of the consulting industry.
More specific position requirements include:
• Project Coordination:
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills are required to coordinate project teams. A strong communicator “who listens to understand” not just to respond and can discuss, explain, and negotiate complex technical matters with clients.
o Skillset in project management fundamentals and leading teams, with strong organizational skills in establishing priorities, estimating timeframes, and meeting deadlines.
o Must be able to make independent decisions and ensure standards and quality of work are maintained.
o Possess creative problem-solving skills with a strong ability to assess and resolve problems or challenges as they arise and implement timely solutions.
• Field Work and Coordination:
o Preparing and adhering to site-specific health and safety plans
o Bring experience and expertise in the provision of technical and regulatory advice for the completion of assessment, remediation and reclamation projects at both provincial and federal levels.
o Excellent field skills in detailed data collection including soils, groundwater, geospatial data and general site features.
o Understanding of ecological data collection, including vegetation and wildlife inventory skills is an asset.
o Ability to travel as required to undertake field work.
• Post-Field Support and Reporting:
o Contribute to interpretation and reporting of water and soil analysis.
o Ability to “simplify the science” for non-experts to help them understand complex environmental risks and opportunities in an uncomplicated way.
o Self-starter who has strong ability to set goals and achieve those goals; work independently and possesses a willingness to learn.
o Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of services
o Fluency in Cree, Dene, Sioux or Blackfoot would be an asset
• Salary will be commensurate with experience.
• Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.