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Project Hydrogeologist

  1. Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon
  1. Environment & geoscience

Project Hydrogeologist

Why join us?

SNC-Lavalin Environment & Geoscience offers consulting services in the following areas: Site Assessment and Remediation, Impact Assessment and Community Engagement, Highways and Bridges, Geoenvironment and Materials, Hydrogeology, Water Resources and Risk Assessment, Air Quality and Green House Gas Emissions, Sustainability, Environmental Management and Planning, Geographic Information Systems, Rural Development, Waste Management.

SNC-Lavalin is seeking a career oriented Hydrogeologist with technical and project management capabilities and experience working in Western Canada.  Ideally the candidate will be located in Calgary, however Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, and Winnipeg will be considered.

How will you contribute to the team?

As a Hydrogeologist, you will play a key role in developing and executing high quality technical work for a wide variety of both contaminant site assessment and physical hydrogeology projects.  Site assessment work will include investigation, characterization, remediation, regulatory liaison, and contaminant transport modelling.  Physical hydrogeology technical work may include aquifer evaluation, well design and testing, stratigraphic interpretation, environmental impact assessment, groundwater modelling, mine dewatering, tailings pond assessments, etc. You may work with various divisions of SNC-Lavalin developing work and managing clients internally and externally.

The Hydrogeologist will be required to oversee completion of fundamental tasks related to Environmental Site Assessments and Groundwater Resource Evaluations. Technical responsibilities will include report writing and review.

  • Plan, organize, and oversee multiple hydrogeology activities

  • Set and maintain project schedules, health and safety plans and program budgets

  • Make decisions with respect to overall technical execution of the project

  • Liaise with technical specialists, field personnel, or other project managers to ensure the technical integrity of the project

  • Assist in communicating and building relationships with clients

  • Providing management and technical expertise for contaminated site investigation and remediation programs.

  • Providing management and technical expertise for groundwater resource evaluation and management programs

  • Interpreting findings and preparation and/or review of technical reports

  • Supervising and mentorship of junior and intermediate professional staff involved in carrying out field programs, ensuring project requirements are communicated and health and safety protocols are adhered to

  • Promoting Health and Safety programs and culture

  • Participating in business development activities and maintaining client relationships

  • Preparing proposals and cost estimates

  • Working as a team with other regions as opportunities arise

What will you contribute?

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Geology, Engineering, or Sciences with eligibility for professional designation (e.g., P.Eng., P.Geol.)

  • Registered or be eligible to register as a member of APEGA

  • Formal project management training will be considered an asset

  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience encompassing project coordination and/or management, staff training, and contractor supervision with emphasis in the areas of contaminated site investigation and remediation, and groundwater resource evaluation

  • Experience should include preparation and review of regulatory compliant Soil and Groundwater Monitoring Programs, Phase I ESAs, Phase II ESAs including design and execution of soil and  groundwater investigation programs, interpretation of hydrogeological and geochemical data, monitoring studies, Phase III remedial plan design and implementation, report writing and review, and interpretation of provincial and federal environmental regulations. Experience with baseline hydrogeological assessments, groundwater resource exploration, water supply well design and testing, licensing, and ongoing monitoring is considered an asset

  • Candidates with experience working in multiple settings, both geographically and industrially (e.g., upstream, midstream, and downstream for the oil and gas sector, as well as others) are preferred

  • Ability to use standard hydrogeological software (e.g., AQTESOLV, AquaChem, BIOSCREEN etc.), and familiarity with using complex hydrogeological software (e.g., FEFLOW, geoSCOUT, etc.)

  • Proven experience in writing successful proposals, work plans and business development

  • Strong leadership abilities and effective mentoring skills

  • An ability and willingness to travel as needed

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in the English language

  • Solid organization and time management abilities

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

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Valid Class 5 driver's license

  • Experience in human resources functions, such as hiring and performance evaluations

  • Site assessment and water resources evaluation

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin:

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes

  • Competitive salary

  • Flexible benefits

  • Defined contribution pension plan in which SNC-Lavalin contributes

  • Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities

  • A safe and healthy work environment

Local candidates will be preferred, and no relocation package will be offered.

While SNC-Lavalin would like to thank all those that apply, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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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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.


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