Hydrologist/Water Resources Engineer (Vancouver)

We are seeking a Water Resources Scientist to join our BC team (Vancouver preferred) to support projects across Canada, with a focus on British Columbia, and the North.

About Us:

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd. (SLR), Palmer Environmental Consulting Group Inc. (Palmer) is part of a global consultancy firm providing environmental and advisory solutions to clients, with a team of over 3,000 talented professionals delivering advice and support in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa. Palmer’s expertise builds on SLR’s existing environmental capabilities, creating one of the largest environmental teams in Canada. Palmer and SLR recognize the synergies in services related to fisheries, aquatic, and terrestrial ecology, hydrogeology, water resources, geology and geomorphology and continue to further expand and diversify the range of services and technical depth in Ontario and British Columbia. 

What do we offer at Palmer?

We understand the importance of flexibility, autonomy, work-life balance, and job satisfaction. To support our goals and the career development of our staff, Palmer offers: 

  • A flexible work environment with the ability to work from home, the office or both
  • A competitive compensation package including comprehensive health care, dental care, vision care, and employee assistance programs
  • The opportunity to participate in an employer sponsored Group RRSP
  • Provision of a work cell phone
  • A young, dynamic, and energetic work environment
  • A commitment to workplace diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity, and the recognition of the benefits of different perspectives
  • Ample opportunities for career advancement within Palmer

Role Responsabilities:

  • Compile, manage and analyze hydrology, hydraulic, and climate data
  • Field data collection, management, and organization
  • Design and implement hydrological and meteorological monitoring programs
  • Prepare technical memorandums and reports
  • Work collaboratively across offices and disciplines
  • Project coordination
  • Provide training, mentorship, and supervision to junior and co-op staff
  • Play a key role in business development including communication with clients and contributing to proposals.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant scientific or engineering discipline (e.g., physical geography, geology, water resources engineering)
  • Membership, or eligibility for membership, with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia or other relevant professional associations.
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience in hydrology/water resources
  • Field experience in remote locations, including hydrometric and weather station installation, data logger programming, surveying and streamflow measurements
  • Knowledge of provincial and federal regulations and guidelines
  • Understanding of hydrological and hydraulic models
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Valid driver’s licence

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with hydrological and hydraulic models
  • Graduate degree
  • GIS experience
  • Environmental Flow Needs experience (e.g. SEFA)
  • Proficiency with R, Python, or another applicable programming language
  • Demonstrated work experience in mining and hydropower sectors
  • Hydrogeology, geomorphology, ecology, and/or channel restoration experience
  • Project management experience
  • Swiftwater training, ATV/UTV/Argo Safe Operations certification

At Palmer, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equitable employment opportunities are available to all applicants. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Our application process aims to reduce bias by using a questionnaire to assess key skills. All demographic details commonly found in CVs are kept separate until candidates are chosen for an interview.

In addition, 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).

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