Aquatic Scientist (Junior)

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Opportunity ID 238-20171220 Location Vernon, British Columbia
Type Full Time Experience (Years) 2
Date Posted December 20, 2017 Expertise(s) Water and Earth Sciences, Water Resources, Contaminated Sites Management
Deadline Open Third-Party Recruiter No

why you should be interested

We are the environmental division of Associated Engineering, one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. An employee-owned, Canadian company, we provide a wide range of environmental consulting services to a client base that is well diversified between public and private sectors. Our environmental science and management services are well integrated with those of our engineering colleagues, providing opportunities to work with talented people across disciplines and throughout western and northern Canada.

We are currently searching for an Aquatic Scientist for our Vernon office to join our growing team. You will work with a dynamic team on a variety of assignments in western and northern Canada relating to water quality and limnology, wastewater and stormwater management, regulatory applications, environmental monitoring, solid waste management, water resources management, mining, and contaminated sites assessment.

Reporting to the Water and Earth Sciences Manager, you will be a motivated individual who thrives in working in a team environment on a variety of interesting and challenging projects with other professionals. We offer a culture that promotes entrepreneurial spirit within the stability of a well-established company, and our Vernon office provides many professional development and advancement opportunities for those with an aptitude for consulting. Associated offers both formal and informal mentorship programs and technical development benefits to support career growth and professional designation. Some travel is required for this position.

how you'll contribute to our company

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Carry out field investigations related to ground and surface water quality monitoring
  • Plan and coordinate the collection of water samples and water quality measurements following standard protocols
  • Help analyze data, prepare project reports, technical communications, with support from senior scientists
  • Assist in preparing proposals and other business development activities
  • Serve as a client liaison and assist with other project management related tasks

what you will bring to the table

You should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences. A Graduate degree in Chemistry, Toxicology, or a related science would be an asset
  • Minimum 2 years of post-graduation experience in consulting
  • Proven experience with data entry and statistical analysis, and use of Microsoft Excel
  • Field-related groundwater and/or surface water sampling, monitoring, and testing experience
  • Coursework and relevant experience in limnology and/or aquatic biology
  • Eligible for future registration as a relevant professional (e.g. R.P.Bio., P.Ag., P.Geo., P.Chem)
  • Experience in a range of professional communication (scientific and lay writing, email and verbal), with demonstrated fluency in English
  • A working knowledge of the provincial regulatory system governing water-related environmental monitoring programs
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • Commitment to working in a team environment

how you'll showcase your fit to the position

If you have the right background and would like to join a Platinum Club Member of Canada's Best Managed Companies Program, please forward your resume in confidence to:

Human Resources
Associated Engineering - Associated Environmental Inc.
#200 - 2800 29th Street
Vernon, BC Y1T 9P9

Fax: 250-545-3654
E-Mail: hr-env@ae.ca

Please include position title and location in the subject line if you are e-mailing your application. We thank all applicants, but will only contact those candidates selected for interviews.


AE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of the LGBT community to apply. For applicants with disabilities, accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We are also committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information and as such, it will be used for recruitment and employment purposes only.