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Golder Associates Senior Water Quality Specialist in CALGARY, Alberta

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder is currently recruiting for a Senior Water Quality Specialist to join our Water Quality team. The ideal candidate will be located in our Prairies and North Region at either our Calgary, Yellowknife, Edmonton, or Saskatoon office.

As a senior practitioner, you will be accountable for successfully consulting on water quality and environmental assessment related projects and supporting environmental permitting activities in the Prairies and North Region while networking with Golder’s Canada-wide and global technical teams to share best practices across the industry. This is an opportunity for a senior-level professional looking to advance their career to the next level with a global environmental leader, and to make a significant impact in this technical field.

An overview of your role will include:

  • Initiating, leading, managing, and/or supporting a wide variety of water quality and environmental assessment projects related to mining, municipal, power, pipeline, and oil and gas developments

  • Directing and developing water quality assessment and investigation projects with multi-discipline teams, and overseeing multi-component aquatic environmental monitoring projects

  • Overseeing multiple projects within scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensuring quality standards are met on project deliverables

  • Designing, planning, and overseeing complex field programs, including baseline and operations monitoring, aquatic effects monitoring, and construction monitoring

  • Managing data, analyzing and interpreting data, preparing technical reports, and providing oversight and quality control for data collection, management, and analysis

  • Working with multi-disciplinary project teams to acquire environmental permits, water licences, and approvals from regulatory agencies

  • Directing the application of scientific and statistical methods to problem solving

  • Supervising, training, and mentoring junior and intermediate staff to develop their skill sets including technical skills, project experience, and general consulting and decision-making skills.

  • Possessing a proven commitment to safety, and leading, adhering to, and promoting a safe-working culture

  • Taking an active role in developing and maintaining client relationships to support existing, new, and developing business

You will have a background in:

  • University degree (M.Sc. or higher preferred) in Chemistry or Environmental Sciences, Aquatic Biology, or Ecology,

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience or equivalent

  • Background in designing complex field programs, interpreting water, sediment, and aquatic toxicity data, developing effluent discharge limits and adaptive management frameworks, and either generating, or interpreting, water quality model predictions

  • Experience with working on large multidisciplinary projects, as a component lead or director/advisor

  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills

  • Demonstrated project management and technical skills.

  • Knowledge of mining-related environmental practices and aquatic effects program development and execution

  • Knowledge of environmental assessment board processes and permitting requirements

  • Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, and work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Experience in presenting technical information to the general public.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

Please note – As part of the hiring process, you may be requested to participate in a one-way video interview.

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Health and Safety is a core paramount value of Golder ( member of WSP). Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Golder (member of WSP) as a condition of employment. You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, now a member of WSP, is a leading, global consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder Associates Ltd. is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), and all other applicable legislation. Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities upon request.

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Title: Senior Water Quality Specialist

Location: AB-CALGARY

Other Locations: CA-AB-EDMONTON

Requisition ID: 21002273