Dillon is a well-established, employee-owned professional consulting firm operating across Canada and internationally. We provide a wide range of consulting and design services related to the infrastructure, real estate, resource, industrial and government sectors in Canada and abroad.
We are currently seeking candidates for the entry level position of Environmental Scientist/Technician in St. John’s, Newfoundland for a full-time position.
- Coordination and completion of contaminated sites projects in Eastern Canada, primarily in Newfoundland and Labrador, including: Phase I, II & III ESAs, hydrogeological investigations, hazardous building material assessments, soil/groundwater/surface water/sediment/soil vapour sampling programs, and contaminated site remediation projects.
- Completion of environmental field activities including multi-media (e.g. surface water, soil, groundwater, air and sediment) data collection and analysis; supervision of sub-contractors during intrusive investigations including drilling programs; and, completion of field notes.
- Assistance with the preparation and presentation of technical reports and proposals which include database updates, borehole logs, summary tables, groundwater contour plots and figures.
- Identify and interpret relevant provincial and federal legislation as they apply to project activities, including regulatory notification preparation.
- Collaboration with and assistance to project managers and team members including biologists, engineers, planners, and environmental scientists.
- Contribute to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees.
- Business travel upon request.
- A degree or diploma in geology, hydrogeology, biology, environmental engineering, or another relevant environmental science or engineering discipline.
- Committed to a culture of quality, including keen attention to detail, and health and safety.
- Ability to perform field work including sample collection, processing, handling and delivery of collected samples of various media and to keep appropriate records of same.
- Versatile, adaptable, and willing to conduct a variety of tasks.
- Strong interest in field work, physically able to perform in the field in various terrains for extended periods of time.
- Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated capabilities in multidisciplinary teamwork as well as the ability to work independently.
- Problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- Hold a valid driver’s license.
- Current designation or eligibility for membership with a professional organization within Newfoundland and Labrador is considered an asset.
- Knowledge of relevant Newfoundland and Labrador and federal environmental legislation, codes and standards.
- Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques used in conducting environmental studies related to contaminated sites and natural environment.
- Technical exposure to the following: geology, hydrogeology, field procedures, environmental chemistry, contracting/construction, hazardous building materials assessment, environmental and remediation engineering, site characterization, waste management, landfill monitoring, and health and safety.
- Experience working around heavy equipment, including drill rigs and excavators.
- Monitoring during construction projects and experience in phased site assessment and remediation and/or environmental impact assessments.
- Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office family of products.
- Proficiency in several of the following: CAD, GIS, Surfer, GINT, ESdat or database abilities.