Environmental Scientist

September 15, 2023
Fort St. John
Job Type
Must have relevant experience
College Diploma or Certificate, Bachelor's Degree
British Columbia


The Environment division of SNC-Lavalin Inc. is a rapidly growing full-service consulting firm that is dedicated to responding to the changing needs of our clients.  We are committed to technical excellence and provide solutions-driven environmental services to assist clients in planning, managing, and conducting their projects. Our growing organization is seeking like-minded individuals to join our Contaminated Site Assessment, Remediation and Reclamation team.

Individuals who join our team can expect to work closely with senior technical experts and professionals in a wide variety of fields, collaborating across regions and groups to provide the high-quality technical solutions that our clients expect, while receiving unparalleled mentorship and long-term career growth opportunities. The work environment is dynamic and flexible, offering a strong emphasis on health and safety and competitive compensation and benefits.

SNC-Lavalin Environment has one of the most experienced environmental and geosciences engineering consulting teams in Canada and is currently seeking an Environmental Scientist to join our Fort St John, BC team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for completing fundamental tasks related to Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments and land Reclamation activities, including groundwater monitoring and sampling, remedial excavations, spill response and vegetation assessments. Other technical responsibilities may include subcontractor supervision, project coordination, cost tracking, and report preparation for peer review.

How Will You Contribute?

  • Historical data review and subsequent site inspections.
  • Groundwater monitoring and sampling.
  • Hydraulic conductivity testing.
  • Surface soil and water sampling.
  • Soil vapour sampling.
  • Supervision of drilling activities.
  • Installation of groundwater monitoring wells.
  • Supervision of remedial excavations.
  • Photographic and written documentation of site activities.
  • Communication with on-site personnel and Project Manager.
  • Assist in communicating and building relationships with clients.
  • Promoting Health and Safety programs and culture.
  • Working as a team with other regions as opportunities arise.


  • 3-5 years of work experience in environmental sciences or Agricultural Sciences.
  • Diploma or Degree in Engineering, Geology, Agrology, Biology or Environmental Sciences.
  • Eligibility for professional designation is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated technical skills in field activities related to Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) including groundwater monitoring and sampling techniques, various drilling techniques, soil sample collection and logging, soil vapour sampling, remedial excavations, spill response and quality assurance / quality control protocols.
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive experience encompassing project execution, contractor supervision, and project coordination.
  • Candidates with experience primarily in the upstream oil and gas section are preferred, however, work in multiple settings, both geographically and industrially is considered an asset.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated, high energy, strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Capable of understanding and appropriately applying prescribed safety and technical protocols.
  • Willing to undertake field work year-round and travel throughout Western Canada, at times for extended periods (weeks).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
  • Candidates must possess a Valid Class 5 Full driver’s license with a clean driving record.

How to Apply

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or and other characteristics protected by law.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please apply online through the link below:

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