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Intermediate Environmental/Permitting Consultant

Job Description:

This is a great opportunity for a talented consultant in the environment field to participate in environmental investigations, environmental protection and to prepare and manage permits and approvals for infrastructure projects. The position will be located in Victoria, BC and will be largely focused on projects throughout the Pacific Coast of Canada, as well as other geographically diverse locations. The ideal candidate for this position is one with a proven background in: communicating with regulatory agencies, interpreting and applying environmental legislation, and writing technical reports and permit applications. The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to field programs, and components of environmental assessments. Investigations will involve topics such as ocean/aquatic/riparian environments, pollution/effluents, fish and fish habitat, aquatic wildlife, species-at-risk.

The candidate will be part of a team of design engineers and environmental professionals that delivers projects in a coordinated and pragmatic manner.

  • Prepare and support environmental permit applications for marine construction projects.

  • Data analysis and interpretation such as for environmental assessments.

  • Technical writing and report preparation.

  • Prescribe measures to mitigate potential environmental impacts during construction.

  • Monitor construction activities to ensure environmental compliance and complete monitoring reports.

  • Assist with planning and executing field work to collect environmental data (e.g. Water, sediment, species, habitat).

  • Developing relationships with clients.

  • Maintain technical knowledge in professional practice.


A bachelor or more advanced degree in an applicable field such as Ocean Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering; or Diploma in applicable field such as Environmental Technology, Engineering Technology. Registered, or eligible for Registration as Professional is an asset (e.g. RPBio, P.Eng. or EP).

Core Competencies:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in an environmental consulting or similar role.

  • Customer service attitude.

  • Excellent organization and time-management skills to meet deadlines.

  • Excellent technical writing skill.

  • Proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Good knowledge of aquatic ecology, species and habitats.

  • Ability to work in the field in a variety of weather conditions, and with limited direction.

  • Good knowledge of BC and federal environmental legislation and proven experience preparing environmental permit applications.

  • Environmental sampling/surveying using a variety of field instruments (e.g. bathymetry, ADCP, CTD).

  • Willingness to travel for project work, as needed.

  • Divers Licence.

Beneficial Skills/Experience

  • GIS software

  • Commercial diving certification

  • Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) experience

  • Working aboard boats

  • Modelling (e.g. Hydrotechnical)

  • Marine certifications (SVOP, MEDA3, ROC-M)

  • OHS Level 1 First Aid

  • Familiarity with marine construction

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