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Golder Associates Contaminated Sites Engineer/Scientist in WHITEHORSE, Canada

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Golder has a new opportunity for a Contaminated Sites Environmental Engineer or Scientist to join our Environmental Remediation & Water team on a full-time basis. The position is based in Whitehorse, YT. It is expected the candidate will be self-motivated, enjoy working in the field, have a flexible attitude and be willing to support the wider Whitehorse office as needed.

The role will include:

  • Executing site investigations and remediation at contaminated sites in the Yukon, British Columbia and other northern jurisdictions for clients from a wide range of sectors including mining, oil and gas, transportation, ports & harbours and government agencies

  • Carrying out field work, including soil, groundwater, surface water, and soil vapour sampling, borehole logging and oversight of monitoring well construction, aquifer testing, and pumping tests. Field work assignments may sometimes require out‑of‑town work commitments for up to two- to three-week periods.

  • Assistance with the analysis and interpretation of data, quality assurance/quality control, and preparation of reports.

  • Preparing and adhering to site-specific health and safety plans to mitigate or eliminate risks to oneself and other Golder staff, client’s personnel and the public

You will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a relevant discipline such as environmental engineering, contaminant hydrogeology, or geology; we value a multi-disciplinary approach to our work

  • 2-5 years of experience in environmental consulting in Yukon or other regions; candidates with transferrable skills from industry or government will also be considered if they can show how those skills translate to the contaminated sites regulatory process in Yukon

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently

  • Solid critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Good interpersonal skills combined with a positive, team-oriented attitude.

  • Solid organizational skills (prioritization, time management, record keeping, follow up, tracking)

  • Interest and ability to conduct complex field work for extended periods. Previous experience working at remote project sites is considered an asset.

  • Eligibility for registration with Engineers Yukon and/or EGBC

  • Valid drivers licence

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

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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: Contaminated Sites Engineer/Scientist


Requisition ID: 21001037