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).

Terrain Scientist

Start:
ASAP 

Overview:

We’re looking for a Terrain Scientist to join Palmer’s Surficial Geology team. The applicant will support Palmer’s diverse geomorphology, hydrogeological, ecological, and geotechnical teams on a variety of projects that require skills and experience in terrain (surficial geology) analysis based at least in part on the interpretation of aerial photography and other remotely sensed data.

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.

Palmer’s geomorphology team is proud to offer terrain analysis (surficial geology) and related services for one of the most diverse ranges of project applications in Canada, including mineral exploration, geohazards inventory and assessment, permafrost mapping and characterization, archaeological studies, and ecological mapping and modelling.

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 company 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

Responsibilities

  • Background literature review of surficial and bedrock geological settings to support terrain inventory, geohazard, and mineral exploration projects
  • Complete preliminary terrain, geohazard or surficial geology mapping based on the interpretation of stereo-aerial photography, satellite imagery and/or topographic data
  • Participate in field programs in diverse and commonly remote settings
  • Contribute to technical reports
  • Support cross-discipline project work

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant scientific or engineering discipline (e.g., physical geography, geology, geomorphology, earth sciences, geological engineering)
  • Experience in terrain analysis and mapping based on interpretation of stereo-aerial photography
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality work within project timelines

Preferred skills/Qualifications:

  • 1-5 years of experience in aerial photography interpretation.
  • Experience with federal and provincial/territorial surficial mapping protocols in Canada
  • Proficiency with GIS and softcopy photo-interpretation software (e.g. ArcGIS; DAT/EM Summit),fieldwork experience
  • Consulting or industry experience
  • Membership, or eligibility for future membership, with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC) or Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO)

Application:

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).

Geological / Forestry Field Technician (Entry)

Start:
ASAP

Overview:

We’re looking for a Geological / Forestry Field Technician to join Palmer’s Surficial Geology team. We are seeking a resourceful individual who enjoys remote field work and developing new skills, is comfortable operating lightweight motorized equipment, and prides themselves in their ability to troubleshoot and solve field-based problems. Field experience in forestry, mineral exploration, or other environmental industries is an asset.

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 You’re Responsible For:

  • Participate in, and support the planning of, remote field programs
  • Provide Geological / Forestry field support in remote areas of Canada
  • Safe operation and movement of lightweight drilling equipment for the purposes of collecting sediment/rock samples from depths of up to 10 m, following successful completion of appropriate internal training
  • Complete, document and discuss daily safety inspections and health & safety forms
  • Collect sediment samples using hand tools and lightweight drilling equipment
  • Collect permafrost/ground ice samples using lightweight drilling equipment
  • Support basic line cutting using a chainsaw, axe and other equipment prior to commencement of sampling programs
  • Maintain field equipment and track inventories of expendables and other critical field supplies
  • Support/arrange shipment of equipment to field sites
  • Support office-based data entry, organization and mapping
  • Occasionally support reporting and proposal needs
  • Operating ATVs, UTVs (side-by-side), snowmobiles, 4×4 trucks, etc.

 What We’re Looking For:

 Required:

  • Grade 12 diploma
  • Must have a valid Class G Ontario Driver’s License.
  • Able to participate in multi-week field programs

Preferred:

  • Diploma/certificate in an earth sciences discipline (e.g., geology, forestry, environmental science)
  • Experience and comfort operating and maintaining light equipment (e.g., chainsaws, power tools, light machinery)
  • Interest in growing a career
  • Experience and comfort operating off-road vehicles
  • Ability to manage project workload and meet deadlines
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills
  • Adaptable and able to work independently in various environments when required
  • Team player with good organizational skills
  • Enjoys unique problem-solving opportunities

Application

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).


Apply for Future Openings

If you don’t see a position that fits your particular skillset but are still interested in a career with Palmer, you may proceed through our application process and we will keep your information on file for future opportunities.

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.

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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