Intermediate Water Quality Specialist / Ecotoxicologist

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Your Opportunity

Stantec has an opportunity for an Intermediate Water Quality Specialist/ Ecotoxicologist to join our water quality team. The position will ideally be located in Sidney or Burnaby, British Columbia. However, there is the flexibility to work in our other offices in western Canada (Terrace, Prince George, Kamloops, Kelowna, Quesnel, BC; Whitehorse YT, Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, AB, and others).

The ideal candidate has experience developing and implementing baseline and long-term monitoring water quality programs, analyzing water quality modeling results, understanding provincial and federal regulations, and assessing the toxicological implications of observed or predicted water quality guideline exceedances on fish and aquatic biota. Experience should include analysis of complex water quality datasets; comparison of water quality data to provincial, territorial, and federal water quality guidelines; and environmental assessment and permitting for a variety of projects and sectors, but with a focus on mining. As an Intermediate Water Quality Specialist/Ecotoxicologist you will work on discipline-specific projects and as part of multi-disciplinary teams on varied projects across Canada. You will provide technical advice to clients and internal team members using best available science, model results, and professional experience. Work may include water sampling in urban and remote locations, water quality and ecotoxicology environmental effects assessments (i.e., provincial and federal environmental assessments), environmental conditions evaluations, permit applications, and environmental effects monitoring in both freshwater and marine environments. Reporting is a large component of this position and strong analytical and technical writing skills are an asset. Familiarity with R statistical programming is a preferred skill.

The successful candidate will be a team player who enjoys collaboration with colleagues to find solutions to complex water quality problems.