Junior Environmental Scientist

North York

SNC-Lavalin is a rapidly growing full service consulting firm that is dedicated to responding to the changing needs of our clients. We are committed to providing solutions driven environmental services to assist clients in planning, managing and conducting their projects. Our growing organization is seeking like-minded individuals to join our multi-disciplinary team.

SNC-Lavalin is seeking a Geoscientist or Engineer-in-Training to join our team serving private industry and government clients throughout Ontario. The successful applicant will join a team of environmental engineers/geoscientists and support staff and will initially provide field support for projects related to environmental investigation and remediation, hydrogeological investigations and construction monitoring in the industrial, oil and gas and government sectors. Interest and experience (academic or practical) in environmental risk assessment would be an asset.


Under guidance from senior staff, completion and coordination of environmental field activities on Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and/or Designated Substance Surveys including:

  • Completing field investigation s in accordance with standard operating procedures, including, sampling of soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment and soil vapour or collection of representative building materials/components for analysis.  These projects may be completed as part of individual site investigations or to support environmental remediation projects
  • Supervising and directing subcontractors during the completion of utility clearances, daylighting, borehole drilling and monitoring well installation, excavation and other work;
  • Following and enforcing rigorous health and safety standards and protocols at work sites;
  • Documenting investigations including in field note taking, photographic logs, and site surveys in accordance with standard operating procedures;
  • Assisting with the installation, operation, and maintenance of remediation systems;
  • Assisting with project planning and coordination;
  • Compiling, processing and presenting field data in tables, figures and plans;
  • Analyzing data following standard methods;
  • Assisting with project reporting and proposal preparation.


  • University degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Earth Sciences, Geology, Hydrogeology or equivalent with potential to be licensed by APGO or PEO;
  • 1 to 2 years related experience;
  • Able to implement technical solutions under the guidance of Senior Staff;
  • A quick learner able to become familiar with work procedures, plans and programs in a short period of time;
  • Self-motivated, independent worker with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage time and multiple projects appropriately;
  • Capable of understanding and appropriately applying prescribed safety and technical protocols;
  • Willing to undertake field work year-round and travel throughout Ontario, sometimes for extended periods, sometimes extending outside of Ontario;
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills;
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with capability of troubleshooting mechanical systems is an asset;
  • Proficient computer skills;
  • English proficiency in reading and writing, and good communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Much of the work will take place in natural settings, on construction sites, at industrial sites or other regulated environments which will require the candidate to wear personal protective equipment including construction safety gear
  • Ability to undertake work requiring moderate physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; lifting; recurring bending or similar activities
  • Surveying (level), total station and GPS experience is an asset
  • The candidate will be required to obtain necessary Government of Canada security clearance upon hiring
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Additional Information

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Successful applicants will be notified about SNC-Lavalin’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process.

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. http://www.snclavalin.com

At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.  

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