Junior hydrogeologist (Hydrogeologist-in-Training) / Hydrogeological Technician)


We are seeking an Junior Hydrogeologist to join our team out of our Vancouver, BC office. The successful candidate will be working on projects across Canada, with a focus in 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
  • Monthly cell phone reimbursement
  • 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:

  • Assist/lead in borehole drilling, lithology logging, and groundwater monitoring well installation programs
  • Conduct groundwater monitoring and sampling programs
  • Conduct single well response tests, and aquifer pumping tests
  • Install, monitoring and sampling mini‐piezometers as well as assess groundwater/surface water interactions
  • Support preparation of proposals, scope development, and cost estimates
  • Working collaboratively and communicating effectively with the project team and mentor.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Geology, Earth Science, Hydrogeology or Engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience (experience in consulting an asset)
  • Ability to manage project workload and meet deliverable deadlines
  • Flexibility to travel for fieldwork in remote areas
  • Strong technical, oral, and written communication skills
  • Adaptable and able to work independently in various environments when required
  • Team player with good organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills and experience working with multi-disciplinary teams to solve problems in a timely manner
  • Valid driver’s licence; and
  • Knowledge of health and safety protocols

Application Instructions:

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.

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the BC Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act.

Job Category: Hydrogeology
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Vancouver
Status: Accepting Applications
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