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Stantec Soil Scientist in Burnaby, British Columbia

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

Your Opportunity

We are growing our Environmental Services team in the Burnaby and Sidney offices. As a Soil Scientist, you will work on all phases of resource projects, including environmental assessments, permitting and compliance. You will collaborate with reclamation, vegetation, and geotechnical professionals and provide sound advice related to soil management.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement baseline soil surveys following CANSIS and/or Describing Terrestrial Ecosystems in the Field

  • Determine and calculate land capabilities (reclamation suitability, agricultural capability)

  • Contribute to environmental plans related to soil salvage and sediment and erosion control

  • Write technical reports presenting results of baseline studies, assessing potential effects, and describing suitable management and mitigation measures

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Strong understanding and experience in environmental assessment process, and demonstrated knowledge of relevant provincial and federal regulations and guidelines

  • Knowledge of geomorphologic and pedogenic processes

  • Technical field knowledge of soils in western and northern Canada

  • Strong technical writing skills

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Geography, Agriculture, Ecology or a technical Soils related field is required

Fully qualified professional (e.g. Registered Professional Agrologist or Geoscientist with soils background) accreditation required

Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Soil Scientist contributing to environmental assessments in British Columbia

Experience scoping, budgeting and leading soils component of environmental assessments and permit applications

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining stationary at a workstation for long periods of time. Field work may include work in remote environments, challenging terrain, and exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

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

Job: Scientist

Primary Location: Canada-British Columbia-Burnaby

Other Locations: Canada-British Columbia-Sidney

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 190001HO