Stantec Junior Environmental Assessment Practitioner in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is looking for the newest members of our environmental services team in Atlantic Canada to specifically support environmental impact assessment and permitting opportunities, and related environmental research and writing. We have offices in Dartmouth, NS, Fredericton, NB and St. John’s, NL that are hiring. If you are curious, a good communicator, and are interested in working in a fast-paced environment full of opportunities to learn about environmental consulting and work across Atlantic Canada and beyond, then we are looking for you.

In this role, you will work as part of our environmental services team in the development and delivery of environmental studies for a variety of resource, infrastructure and development projects in our local community and across the country. Working closely with many senior environmental professionals, you will learn about the numerous facets of environmental management including municipal, provincial and federal regulatory requirements and industry best practices. This is an entry-level position, however, as you advance in your career, there are many opportunities for growth.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with and assist project managers and team members including biologists, archaeologists, engineers, planners, and environmental scientists

  • Assist in the development of environmental management programs such as environmental impact assessments, environmental protection plans, environmental permits, and other environmental compliance documentation

  • Support development of proposals

  • Analyze field and technical data, and draft technical reports

  • Follow established standards, policies, procedures, and guidelines to complete entry level and routine assignments

  • Conduct desktop project-related research (e.g., historic data, regulations, literature reviews)

  • Complete applicable company and client required health & safety training and follow health & safety policies and procedures

  • Participate in environmental field work such as water sampling, biological field studies, and/or archaeology under the supervision of experienced professionals

  • Project management support tasks such as prepare cost estimates and periodic status/program reports

  • Additional duties may include handling day to day tasks such as: data management, preparation of letters and memoranda

  • Attend client and regulatory meetings accompanied and led by senior professionals

  • Support development and delivery of public and stakeholder consultations

  • Candidates may also be requested to support other service areas related to other disciplines (e.g. aquatics, remediation, air quality)

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including strong MS Office skills, and technical writing skills

  • High attention to detail

  • Willingness to learn new skills, have flexibility in undertaking work assignments and capable of handling multiple assignments

  • Knowledge of relevant local provincial and federal environmental legislation and policies is an asset

  • Knowledge of general construction practices and environmental mitigation measures is an asset

  • Experience in the collection of biological and physical field data is an asset

  • Experience in conducting environmental baseline programs and environmental impact assessments is an asset

  • Able to work effectively in a team atmosphere and independently as required

  • A willingness to travel and periodically work extended hours

  • Good driving record and valid driver’s license required

Education and Experience

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Engineering, Science, Forestry, or related field. Master’s degree an asset.

Minimum of 0-2 years work experience.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

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 others’ talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Environmental Scientist

Primary Location: Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador-St. John's

Other Locations: Canada-New Brunswick-Fredericton, Canada-Nova Scotia-Dartmouth

Organization: BC-1214 Environment Services-CA Atlantic Canada

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Entry Level

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: Mar 7, 2019, 1:54:10 PM

Req ID: 19000096