Golder Associates Senior Water Quality Specialist in VANCOUVER, British Columbia
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 of ownership.
Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?
Golder has a new opportunity for an Senior Water Quality Specialist to join our team on a full time basis based in Vancouver or Calgary . As a Senior Water Quality Specialist, you will undertake analysis, reporting and evaluation of water quality data, and join approximately 30 water quality scientists and environmental engineers working in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.
An overview of your role will include:
Preparing proposals, budgets, schedules, and presentations for large multidisciplinary and smaller-scale projects
Responsible for mine waste characterization, acid generation/metal leaching prediction and water quality tasks that included field sample collection, laboratory coordination, data analysis and report preparation
Conducting field investigations including waste rock geochemical characterization, geotechnical soil/rock core logging, piezometer installation, conductivity testing and sampling in soil, rock, groundwater and surface water
Conducting studies including probabilistic and deterministic modelling of geochemical interactions of surface water and groundwater hydrology and water treatment related to mining environments
Working on geochemical assessment projects in support of studies for various levels of mining: i.e., scoping studies, feasibility studies, baseline studies, environmental impact assessments (during the construction period, operations, closure/post-closure phases), permitting, operational compliance monitoring and closure plans
Using water quality models to evaluate potential environmental effects of changes to aquatic systems
Developing new models and modifying existing models
Completing conceptual model development, data analysis, and numerical modeling
Collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams to complete environmental impact assessments for large mining operations
Managing priorities to support multiple projects with competing deadlines
You will have the following skills and attributes:
University degree (preferably Masters or Ph.D. in environmental science, environmental engineering or geochemistry)
15 years' of work experience in the field of water quality or geochemistry experience in Environmental Assessments, permitting, preferably in Mining sector
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated technical skills in surface water quality modelling and assessment
Familiarity and experience using surface water quality modelling software (ie. Goldsim, WASP, CE-QUAL-W2, HSPF etc.) programming writing
Your benefits at Golder will include:
Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
Option to purchase shares in Golder
Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result
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
One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum member status 11 consecutive years
Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 40 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 is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, 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**
*Requisition ID: *18000610**