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).

Intermediate Terrestrial Ecologist

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ASAP

Overview:

Palmer is seeking to hire an Intermediate Terrestrial Ecologist located in Barrie/Muskoka area. We are seeking a qualified candidate to join our growing team of professionals that include terrestrial and aquatic ecologists, geomorphologists, hydrogeologists, and geotechnical engineers to work in a dynamic and collaborative work environment on multi-disciplinary projects.

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.

Responsibilities:

The candidate should have a combination of skills including strong field plant identification, ecological land classification, wetland evaluation, and familiarity with wildlife habitat assessments. Work experience with Species at Risk screening and surveys is beneficial. Responsibilities will include:.

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    • Education Requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental science/management, biology, ecology or geography.
    • 5+ years of experience in the areas of ecology, biology, plant science, or other related environmental discipline.
    • Ecological Land Classification and/or Ontario Wetland Evaluation System certification or demonstrated experience.
    • ISA Certified Arborist and GIS skills are an asset.
    • Experience with wildlife surveys for herpetofauna, birds, and/or mammals.
    • Excellent communication skills and experience working with multi-disciplinary teams to solve problems in a timely manner.
    • Ability to work independently without supervision and manage own schedule.
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    • Completing project background reviews, field investigations, data compilation and analysis and report writing.
    • Collecting field data and observations in an accurate and well-organized manner.
    • Completing tree inventory and protection plans, edge management plans and contributing to restoration plans.
    • Reviewing and summarizing environmental policies and legislation such as municipal official plans and the Endangered Species Act.
    • Working collaboratively with the project team, with some understanding of integrating study disciplines.
    • Assisting with agency consultations.
    • Assisting with environmental permitting and approval processes.
    • Managing project budgets, scheduling and deliverables.
    • Communicating effectively with clients and project team members.

    Skills/qualifications:

    • Education Requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental science/management, biology, ecology or geography.
    • 5+ years of experience in the areas of ecology, biology, plant science, or other related environmental discipline.
    • Ecological Land Classification and/or Ontario Wetland Evaluation System certification or demonstrated experience.
    • ISA Certified Arborist and GIS skills are an asset.
    • Experience with wildlife surveys for herpetofauna, birds, and/or mammals.
    • Excellent communication skills and experience working with multi-disciplinary teams to solve problems in a timely manner.
    • Ability to work independently without supervision and manage own schedule.
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    Terrain Scientist

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    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).

    Fisheries Biologist (Senior/Intermediate)

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    ASAP

    Overview:

    We are seeking Senior and Intermediate Fisheries/Aquatic Biologists to join our team in Western Canada. This position can be worked out of our offices in Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kamloops, and or Prince George.

    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 company cell phone
    • A young, dynamic and energetic work environment
    • A commitment to workplace diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity, and the recognition of the importance of diverse perspectives
    • Ample opportunities for career advancement within Palmer

    What We’re Looking For:

    Senior Fisheries Biologist

    • Provide technical leadership for fisheries and aquatic science on a variety of projects in the mining and infrastructure sectors
    • Lead the successful completion of high quality technical reports
    • Advise on study designs and data analysis, including advanced statistical analyses and interpretation of complex data
    • Work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary group
    • Promote fisheries and aquatic services and develop new opportunities
    • Perform senior level project activities, such as project/budget management and report writing
    • Provide mentorship and supervision to junior and intermediate staff

    Intermediate Fisheries Biologist

    • Planning and leading fisheries and aquatic resources field programs in remote locations
    • Prepare high quality technical reports
    • Conduct and coordinate data management and analysis, including statistical analyses and management of large, complex datasets
    • Support the development of new opportunities through proposal writing and other business development activities
    • Project coordination and project management support
    • Provide mentorship and supervision to junior staff

    Skills & Qualifications:

    Senior Fisheries Biologist

    • M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree related to fisheries, aquatic, or environmental science
    • Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience, including consulting experience in the BC mining and infrastructure sectors
    • Excellent knowledge of the Fisheries Act and federal/provincial environmental assessment processes
    • Strong experience developing fish habitat offsetting plans
    • Strong experience with in-stream flow modelling
    • Multi-jurisdictional knowledge of environmental regulations, policies, and permit application processes
    • Experience in budgeting and project management
    • Valid driver’s licence
    • Registration (or eligibility for registration) as a Professional Biologist (R.P.Bio) in BC

    Intermediate Fisheries Biologist

    • B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree related to fisheries, aquatic, or environmental science
    • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (experience in consulting an asset)
    • Registration (or eligibility for registration) as a Registered Professional Biologist (R.P.Bio.) in BC
    • Strong background in fisheries and aquatic science, including familiarity with field sampling and assessment methods for fish, fish habitat (including water and sediment quality), benthic invertebrates, and periphyton
    • Experience with federal, provincial, and territorial environmental legislation, guidelines, and permitting processes
    • Flexibility to travel for fieldwork
    • Ability to manage personal project workload and meet deadlines
    • Strong technical, oral, and written communication skills
    • Familiarity with mine permitting and fish habitat offsetting would be an asset
    • Required certifications: Valid BC driver’s licence and BC electrofishing supervisor certification
    • Preferred certifications: ATV/UTV/Argo Safe Operations certification and/or CABIN field technician or project manager

    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.

     

    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.

    CAD Technician/Technologist

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    ASAP

    Overview:

    We have a current opening for a CAD Technician/Technologist based in Ontario. We are
    seeking candidates skilled in working with AutoCAD Civil 3D software to support the design of environmental projects across Canada. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge and experience with AutoCAD software, and interest in the natural environment.

    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 We’re Looking For:

    • A technical diploma, CAD certificate or equivalent, or educational background in a relevant discipline
    • In-depth knowledge of AutoCAD Civil3D software
    • Experience processing and working with raw topographic and bathymetric survey data to develop site plans and digital terrain models
    • Experience adhering to drafting standards to produce engineering plan sets which include surfaces, alignments, and profile views
    • Attention to detail and ability to review drafts before submitting to team
    • Ability to work efficiently and manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines

    Additional Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience with GIS software (ArcGIS, QGIS)
    • Entry of borehole log data into CAD to develop geological cross-sections and/or profiles
    • Experience drafting habitat restoration and natural channel designs
    • Experience preparing quantity takeoffs and construction cost estimates from engineering plans
    • Experience developing and modifying digital terrain models to represent existing and proposed conditions and configuring them for use in grading plans and hydraulic models
    • Topographic surveying skills with total station and RTK GPS 
    • Experience with RPAS (i.e. drone) equipment
    • Background in natural sciences or engineering, particularly water resources, natural resources, geology, or biology
    • Knowledge of gINT, Microstation, HYPACK, and/or HEC-RAS software

    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).

    Water Resources Engineer (Intermediate)

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    ASAP

    Overview: 

    We have a current opening for a full-time Water Resources/River Engineer based in Ontario. We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate to join our growing team to support projects across Canada. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in hydraulics, hydrology, and fluvial geomorphology and interest in or experience with stream restoration, river systems, natural sciences, and aquatic ecosystems.

    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:

    • Supporting the design of natural and engineered channels
    • Hydraulic modelling of natural and engineered channels
    • Collect, compile, manage and assess hydrology, hydraulic, climate, and geomorphological data
    • Technical report writing
    • Work collaboratively across offices and disciplines
    • Engage with clients and regulatory agencies

    What We’re Looking For:

    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant engineering discipline
    • 3+ year of relevant work experience (co-op experience will be considered)
    • Working knowledge of CAD software
    • Working knowledge of the principles of natural channel design
    • Experience with flood mapping and flood hazard assessments
    • Ability to work efficiently and manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
    • The ability to travel to remote areas safely and efficiently for site meetings and/or fieldwork
    • Membership, or eligibility for membership, with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).

    Additional Desired Qualifications:

    • In-depth knowledge of AutoCAD Civil3D and GIS software
    • In-depth knowledge of hydraulic modelling software (e.g. HEC-RAS)
    • Construction and post-construction channel restoration monitoring experience
    • Proficiency with R, Matlab, Python or other applicable programming languages
    • Familiarity with total station and RTK GPS survey methods
    • Prior experience with proposal writing and/or project management
    • Environmental permitting and approvals experience

    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).

    Ecologist (Entry/Intermediate)

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    ASAP

    Overview:

    We’re looking for an Ecologist to join Palmer’s Ecology team. Our ideal candidate has strong field skills in plant identification, ecological land classification, wetland evaluation, familiarity with wildlife habitat assessments, and experience managing a variety of multi-disciplinary projects. Work experience with Species at Risk is beneficial.

    About Us:

    Palmer is a privately owned firm with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Bracebridge, and Whitehorse, servicing clients throughout Canada. Palmer was founded in 2010 to provide project direction and technical scientific services to support the environmental assessment and permitting process associated with mining, energy, municipal infrastructure, and land development projects. Palmer is an innovative and vibrant company that has assembled a versatile team of dedicated staff.

    What You’re Responsible For:

    • Completing project background reviews, field investigations, data compilation and analysis and report writing.
    • Collecting field data and observations in an accurate and well-organized manner.
    • Completing tree inventory and protection plans, edge management plans and contributing to restoration plans.
    • Working collaboratively with the project team, with some understanding of integrating study disciplines.
    • Reviewing and summarizing environmental policies and legislation such as municipal official plans and the Endangered Species Act.
    • Assisting with environmental permitting and approval processes.
    • Managing projects.
    • Liaising with clients and regulatory agencies.

    What We’re Looking For:

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Environmental Science/Management, Biology, Ecology or Geography
    • 5 years of experience in a Junior Ecologist position or 5 plus years in an intermediate position in the areas of Ecology, Biology, Plant Science, or other related environmental discipline.
    • Ecological Land Classification and/or Ontario Wetland Evaluation System certification or demonstrated experience.
    • Experience with wildlife surveys for herpetofauna, birds, and/or mammals.
    • Excellent communication skills and experience working with multi-disciplinary teams to solve problems in a timely manner.
    • Ability to work independently and manage your own schedule.
    • Access to a personal vehicle and a valid Class G driver’s license, with a clean driving record.
    • ISA Certified Arborist and GIS skills are an asset.

    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.

    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).


    Construction Inspector

    Overview:

    We’re looking for a Construction Inspector to join Palmer’s environmental team. Our ideal candidate has skills in construction environmental monitoring and experience managing a variety of construction related projects. Work experience with environmental protection and mitigation, erosion and sedimentation control, dust management, stream diversions, and habitat restoration is beneficial.

    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:

    • Conduct environmental monitoring and inspection for compliance with provincial environmental regulations and environmental management plans.
    • Determine the effectiveness of environmental mitigation measures to be installed or implemented during construction.
    • Notifying contractors of any issues that may require mitigation.
    • Ensure construction activities are carried out in accordance with environmental plans and procedures.
    • Document environmental conditions and observations adjacent to work areas.
    • Helping to correct construction activity that fails to meet environmental requirements or represent significant risk to the environment.
    • Keep detailed records of construction activities and environmental conditions of the Site.
    • Compile monitoring reports and inspection forms.
    • Work on multiple projects, to support execution of scope/budget/schedule to meet Client expectations.
    • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with the project team.
    • Liaise with Clients, regulators, and subcontractors.

    What We’re Looking For:

    • Degree or Diploma in Environmental Science or related field.
    • CISEC, EIT, GIT, C.Tech, or C.E.T. designation/certification would be an asset.
    • 5 years’ experience in the consulting industry or relevant industry
    • Construction environmental monitoring and soil/sediment/groundwater sampling experience would be an asset.
    • Ability and interest to undertake extensive fieldwork, in a range of weather conditions and on short notice.
    • Ability to manage a variety of projects concurrently while meeting challenging deadlines.
    • Ability to work additional or non-standard hours.
    • Strong problem solving, and analytical skills.
    • Detail-oriented and can work both independently and as part of a team.
    • Excellent communication skills and experience working with multi-disciplinary teams to solve problems in a timely manner.

    Work Location:

    This position will be based out of Palmer’s Toronto office and includes frequent travel across southern Ontario for field work at various project sites. Flexible work location with an opportunity to work from the office, home, or both! All candidates must have a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle.

    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).

    Environmental/Construction Coordinator

    Overview:

    We’re looking for an Environmental/Construction Coordinator to join Palmer’s environmental team. Our ideal candidate has skills assisting with and coordinating construction related projects. Work experience with infrastructure and transportation projects and knowledge in relevant areas of construction and understanding various design and construction methods is beneficial.

    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:

    • Provide support for execution of environmental/construction projects.
    • Understand project plan, activities, and milestones, and organize, track, and report project activities to team members.
    • Coordinate and manage project schedules and track progress.
    • Communicate and coordinate between multi-disciplinary team leads.
    • Manage and monitor timelines, budgets, and project deliverables.
    • Prepare invoices and change orders.
    • Work on multiple projects, to support execution of scope/budget/schedule to meet Client expectations.
    • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with the project team.
    • Liaise with Clients, regulators, and subcontractors.

    What We’re Looking For:

    • Degree or Diploma in Construction Management, Engineering or related field.
    • Tech, or C.E.T. designation/certification would be an asset.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the construction industry or relevant industry
    • Comprehensive knowledge of the Health and Safety Act would be an asset.
    • Demonstrated construction administration experience would be an asset.
    • Experience in directing field staff would be an asset.
    • Ability to manage a variety of projects concurrently while meeting challenging deadlines.
    • Ability to work additional or non-standard hours.
    • Ability to work in a professional office and field work environments.
    • Strong problem solving, and analytical skills.
    • Detail-oriented and can work both independently and as part of a team.
    • Excellent communication skills and experience working with multi-disciplinary teams to solve problems in a timely manner.

    Work Location:

    This position will be based out of Palmer’s Toronto office and may include frequent travel across southern Ontario at various project sites. Flexible work location with an opportunity to work from the office, home, or both! All candidates must have a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle.

    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).

    Fluvial Geomorphologist (Intermediate)

    Start:
    ASAP

    Overview:

    We’re looking for a Fluvial Geomorphologist to join Palmer’s Hydrotechnical team. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, and open-channel hydraulics and interest in or experience with stream restoration, river systems, natural sciences, and aquatic ecosystems.

    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:

    • Collect, compile, manage and assess geomorphology, hydrology, and hydraulic data
    • Contribute to fluvial geomorphology and open-channel hydraulic assessments
    • Support or lead channel restoration designs
    • Technical report writing
    • Work collaboratively across offices and disciplines

    What We’re Looking For:

    Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant geoscience or engineering discipline (e.g., physical geography, geology, water resources engineering, environmental engineering)
    • 3+ years of relevant work experience
    • Experience with erosion hazard assessments (e.g. meander belts), erosion threshold analyses, and headwater drainage feature assessments
    • Familiarity with GIS software
    • Working knowledge of the principles of natural channel design
    • Ability to work efficiently and manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
    • The ability to travel to remote areas safely and efficiently to undertake fieldwork

    Preferred:

    • Graduate degree in relevant geoscience or engineering discipline
    • Membership, or eligibility for membership, with Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) or Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).
    • In-depth knowledge of CAD and/or GIS software
    • In-depth knowledge of hydraulic modelling software (e.g. HEC-RAS)
    • Experience with habitat restoration and natural channel design
    • Construction and post-construction monitoring experience
    • Proficiency with R, Matlab, Python or other applicable programming languages
    • Familiarity with total station and RTK GPS survey methods
    • Prior experience with proposal writing and/or project management
    • Environmental permitting and approvals experience

    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).


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