Environmental Scientist, Aquatic Resources (Associate Level)
at ERM Consultants Canada Ltd.


Posted in General Business
2 days ago

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Job Description

ERM is seeking a  Environmental Scientist, Aquatic Resources to join our team in one of our major office locations across Canada (Yellowknife, Vancouver, Calgary or Toronto).  The successful candidate will have experience with aquatic studies in streams, rivers, and lakes involving water quality, sediment quality, and biotic communities (benthic macroinvertebrates, zooplankton, periphyton, and phytoplankton). Marine experience is considered an asset. The scientist will carry out field programs, data analysis, and report writing for water quality and aquatic baseline and monitoring studies, and contribute to data management.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Integrated Water Services team in Canada, will interact within a multidisciplinary community of toxicologists, geochemists, hydrologists, fisheries biologists, and wildlife biologists (among other disciplines), and will become a member of an extensive team of global environmental, social and sustainability experts. This posting is for a full-time position and is designed for a motivated, career-minded person who enjoys working independently.


  • Coordinate and implement freshwater and/or marine aquatics field programs.
  • Compile, manage and analyze water quality, sediment quality, and biological data.
  • Draft technical reports, or sections of reports, including environmental monitoring, environmental permitting, and impact assessments.

Qualifications and Desirable Skills:

  • MSc in Aquatic Biology or similar discipline;
  • 3-5 years of experience organizing, managing, and executing freshwater and/or marine aquatics  field programs, including boating experience and working in remote locations;
  • Strong data manipulation, graphing, and statistical skills using the open source program R or similar;
  • Field experience in water quality, hydrology, and hydrogeology is considered an asset;
  • Strong commitment to safety, including following established Health & Safety protocols;
  • Prior experience in environmental consulting or government and the mining sector is considered an asset;
  • Expertise with Federal, Provincial and Territorial regulations and guidelines;
  • Excellent writing skills, communication skills, and time management skills;
  • Enjoys working collaboratively and positively within a team setting as well as working independently;
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Ability to travel, and work in remote locations under a variety of weather conditions;
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record; and
  • Bilingual in English and French/Spanish is an asset.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world's leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

ERM welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

ERM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!


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