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Stantec Junior Environmental Scientist in DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia

Junior Environmental Scientist - ( 240001PR )


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 a junior Environmental Scientist/Engineer to join our environmental services team in Nova Scotia. The position will support environmental site investigation and remediation projects across Atlantic Canada. Your role will include a broad range of responsibilities related to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Phase II ESAs, multimedia sampling programs, remediation programs, environmental spill response, and hydrogeological investigations. You will be part of a team that includes national experts who will mentor you closely as you grow your skills and career while working on a diverse collection of environmental projects. 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.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with and assist project managers and team members with environmental investigations and remediation projects based primarily in Atlantic Canada, with opportunities to work in other parts of Canada.

  • Prepare health & safety plans, work plans, and other technical documents.

  • Assist with coordination, supervision and execution of environmental sampling (soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, soil vapor), excavation of test pits, drilling of boreholes and installation of monitoring wells.

  • Compile and interpret analytical data with tables, figures, and graphs.

  • Draft Phase I/II/III ESA summary reports, environmental compliance documents, soil management plans, and remedial action/risk management plans.

  • Learn and follow standard operating procedures for work assigned, while continuing to develop skills.

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

  • Follow established standards, policies, procedures, and guidelines to complete assignments.

  • This position is within a larger environmental services team and will likely require providing support to multiple Stantec offices.

  • Travel may be required. Work hours may be irregular and include evening and weekend work shifts.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

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

  • Comfortable working on multiple projects concurrently, sometimes reporting to different individuals.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including strong MS Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), and technical writing skills.

  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet firm deadlines.

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

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

  • Working knowledge of field sampling techniques is an asset.

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

  • 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, or related field.

  • Master’s degree an asset.

  • Previous co-op/ internship, travel or other experience is preferred.

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.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees will have access to health, dental, and vision plans, a well-being program, health care spending account, wellness spending accounts, group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, group tax-free savings account, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage, and paid time off.

Temporary/casual employees will have access to group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, and group tax-free savings account.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : Canada-Nova Scotia-Dartmouth

Organization : BC-1214 EnvSvcs-CA Atlantic Canada

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Entry Level

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Apr 19, 2024, 7:15:02 AM

Req ID: 240001PR

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans