Environmental Scientist I

Metro Vancouver

Environmental Scientist I

Full-Time Temporary – this position to last not later than June 14, 2019
Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC

Join us as we help shape the place people want to be – Metro Vancouver, one of the world’s most livable regions. The services and solutions we provide are the foundation of our region’s economic, ecological and social health.  This includes the areas of regional growth planning, air quality, water, liquid and solid waste management, regional parks, affordable housing and community engagement to over 2.5 million residents.  We don’t stop, we don’t close and we do what is right, for now and for future generations. 

We invite you to bring your skills, passion, and expertise to help us in our commitment to sustain and enhance our region’s livability. We offer competitive salaries; exceptional benefit packages with valuable pension plan; employee wellness and recognition programs; and many diverse opportunities for professional growth and development.

We deliver the exceptional services and solutions that have helped make this one of the most special, livable communities in the world, and we want you to join us.  Help us shape the future of the Metro Vancouver region, and shape the place people want to be.   

We need leadership, dynamism, and expertise to guide and protect the livability of our region.  We need you. 

Our Liquid Waste Services Department is seeking an Environmental Scientist who will:
  • Assist senior staff with the design and implementation of environmental assessment and monitoring programs and special studies; support development of modelling tools to simulate initial mixing and transport of effluent in receiving water bodies; coordinate with contractors to arrange work schedules, sampling protocols and related procedures, participate in site inspections and other field work as required; provide assistance to internal contacts as required.
  • Collect samples, evaluate and analyze field and laboratory data; validate and interpret results submitted by others, prepare reports as required; calibrate or set up scientific equipment and instrumentation as required by project demands.
  • Liaise with various internal and external contacts and government agencies on environmental protocols, data requirements and regulatory program requirements.
  • Monitor the day to day operations of assigned projects; provide direction and oversight of private contractors; review practices for conformance to specifications; ensure that relevant monitoring commitments outlined in the District’s Liquid Waste Management Plan are met; certify contractors' invoices and follow up on any noted identified discrepancies or problems; follow up with contractors to ensure adherence to project schedules and that project deliverables are met.
  • Perform related work at any of the Metro Vancouver locations as required.

To be successful, you have:
  • A recognized University Bachelor of Science or Applied Science degree in Chemistry, Oceanography, Civil or Environmental Engineering, Biology or Environmental Science and sound related experience OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques used in conducting environmental assessments, monitoring, modelling, investigation, and studies related to liquid waste discharges into the receiving environment.
  • Considerable knowledge of research, statistical and analytical principles, practices, procedures, methods and techniques as these relate to the work performed.
  • Sound knowledge of accepted quality control principles, procedures and methods related to the work performed.
  • Sound knowledge of current regulations and policies governing the work performed.
  • Ability to perform research and analysis in technical data related to wastewater quality and environmental impact of wastewater discharges under direction.
  • Ability to review, prepare and maintain statistical analyses and comprehensive technical reports.
  • Ability to perform field work including sample collection, processing, handling and delivery of collected samples of various media and to keep appropriate records of same. This may involve working overtime or weekends or at different Metro Vancouver sites to meet operational needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts and to coordinate components of work projects involving internal and external agencies.
  • Ability to oversee and monitor the work of private contractors.
  • Skill in the use of oceanographic and other monitoring and sampling instruments and computing equipment.
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's license.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver seeks to achieve what humanity aspires to on a global basis – the highest quality of life embracing cultural vitality, economic prosperity, social justice and compassion, all nurtured in and by a beautiful and healthy natural environment. 

Please follow this link http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/careers/ to our Careers page where you can submit your application by February 27, 2019.

Organization: Metro Vancouver
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Engineering, Environmental Services
Posted: February 13, 2019, 9:27 am
Expires: February 27, 2019, 4:30 pm

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