CURRENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Hemmera is constantly growing. We seek and employ the best people who grow their careers with us. Take a look at our job openings and consider how working for Hemmera could lead to better opportunities for you. For more information, email opportunities@hemmera.com.

Director of Mining, Eastern Canada (Burlington, ON)

Due to growth within our business, we are looking for a highly motivated leader with excellent technical, communication, management and interpersonal skills to work with our talented team in delivering outstanding service to our clients. The successful candidate will create, maintain and grow relationships within the Mining Sector of eastern Canada, and ensure client satisfaction with the quality and delivery of our work. If you’re the right person for this role, we are open to discussing you being located in one of our other Eastern Canada locations.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Providing leadership to the management of Hemmera and Ausenco’s Mining Sector environmental projects in eastern Canada.
  • Promoting the growth of Hemmera’s core service areas, identifying and leading growth of new services areas, fostering and maintaining a strong reputation in the marketplace as an industry expert to enhance relationships with existing clients and develop new clients.
  • Ensuring client needs are met and delivered in a reasonable time and to the highest standard of quality.
  • Directing Project Managers and technical staff in developing and meeting schedules and budgets for all projects.
  • Managing highly complex tasks related to major projects.
  • Managing multi-disciplinary project teams providing environmental and stakeholder engagement support to mining sector clients.
  • Preparing and delivering presentations to clients and prospective clients.
  • Promoting and maintaining a positive work environment through a culture of teamwork and cooperation within the office, region, and between other areas of the organization.
About you:

You are entrepreneurial in nature, have previous experience in leading complex projects within the mining lifecycle, and are a client focused professional who thrives in a fast-paced team-approach environment. You have a strong understanding of environmental management and consulting in the context of mining projects.

  • A relevant degree in Environmental Science or Engineering; professional designation is preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years of related progressive experience including at least 10 years in a Project Manager or discipline lead role within the local market of this region.
  • Extensive project / discipline management experience involving fully managing multiple projects from beginning to end.
  • Exposure to a variety of projects, multiple clients, and various degrees of project complexity within mineral exploration and mine development, operations and closure.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining a team of professionals to support projects and the business.
  • Demonstrated track record of risk, financial and budget management.
  • A skilled leader with excellent written and oral communication skills.

About us

Hemmera, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ausenco, is a leading Canadian environmental consultancy valued for our expertise and boutique approach. Our highly respected professionals have created opportunities for sustainable growth and balanced development for our clients across Canada. With a reputation for integrity and technical excellence, Hemmera offers progressive environmental services in Site Assessment and Remediation, Environmental Planning and Ecology, and Human Engagement, Geomatics and Geosciences.

By providing quality services to our clients, Hemmera has earned the opportunity to take on challenging projects, which allows us to continue to add to our roster of exceptional professionals, contribute to scientific and regulatory dialogue, and give back to the communities where we live and work. With primary office locations in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Whitehorse, and Toronto, we have established a strong project presence across Canada.

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Environmental Assessment and Permitting Specialist (Burnaby, BC)

Are you an experienced environmental impact assessment (EIA) practitioner looking to work with high-performing teams on both large and small projects? Do you have experience in infrastructure sectors such mining, energy, oil and gas, and transportation? Are you looking for new opportunities to grow your career and take on new challenges within a company that shares your values and is strongly entrepreneurial? If so, we want to hear from you!

Hemmera is seeking a team-oriented Environmental Impact Assessment and Permitting Specialist to help us deliver high-quality environmental assessments and regulatory strategies to our clients. The role is based in our Burnaby office, but you may be required to travel throughout BC and western Canada for short periods of time.

About the role:

Our business is built on exceptional customer service and a team-based approach to project delivery. To excel in this role, you must have demonstrated experience and success in the following areas:

  • Providing strategic regulatory advice to proponents and staff during all stages of the project life cycle, including planning and feasibility studies, EIA, and post-EIA permitting and compliance.
  • Leading the development of environmental assessment reports, including drafting of text, editing of text developed by technical disciplines, and providing senior strategic review of documents.
  • Leading the development of regulatory strategies and permit applications.
  • Providing leadership in managing and tracking communication processes between proponents, environmental teams, and regulatory agencies. 
  • Playing an active role in identifying, planning and executing proposal and other business development opportunities.
  • Assisting in the mentoring, training and career development of junior and intermediate staff with respect EIA and permitting work.
  • Providing leadership in implementing Hemmera processes and approaches (e.g., project management, quality program) to ensure that schedule, cost and quality objectives for project deliverables are achieved. 
About you:

To excel in this role, you must be solutions-oriented and a strategic thinker. You must also possess the following skills:

  • A university degree, in natural sciences, resource management, engineering or business.
  • 5 to 10 years of relevant professional experience in western Canada.
  • Knowledge of provincial and federal environmental legislation gained through formal studies and practical experience.
  • Experience with a wide range of environmental disciplines (e.g., air quality, noise, surface and groundwater quality, vegetation, wildlife, fish and fish habitat, socio-economics, archaeology).
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including technical writing.A professional designation (e.g., R.P.Bio., P.Eng.) is an asset.

About us

We are a Canadian environmental consultancy, entrepreneurial in its essence. Our recent acquisition by Ausenco has poised us for growth, and we’re looking for talented environmental professionals to support that growth. Hemmera recognizes that every individual’s contribution is essential to The Hemmera Way. Diversity is integral to who we are, and how we work together. At Hemmera we support and promote a welcoming, inclusive workplace in which our individual differences are valued. We offer a flexible work environment, competitive rewards, and the opportunity for innovation, collaboration, and ownership of projects. Hemmera is a values-driven business committed to sustainability.

You will be part of Hemmera’s Environmental Planning and Ecology (EPE) Line of Business. We are a collaborative and team-oriented group. We work hard to provide exceptional customer service and high-quality deliverables to our clients, and we also have a lot of fun. We’re a supportive and collaborative bunch who help each other excel and succeed together. Click to learn more about our hiring practices during covid

The role is based in our Burnaby office, but you may be required to travel throughout BC and across Canada and Internationally for short periods of time. If you’re the right person for the job, we are open to discussing you being located in our Victoria office, one of our satellite offices or working remotely.

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Environmental Assessment and Permitting Specialist, Mining (Burnaby, BC)

You’re an experienced Environmental Assessment (EA) and Permitting Specialist looking to work with high-performing teams on both large and small projects. You have strong experience in the mining sector and are looking for new opportunities to grow your career and take on new challenges within a company that shares your values and is strongly entrepreneurial.

About the role:

In your role, you will have the opportunity to take on a wide variety of tasks. Some examples are:

  • Providing strategic regulatory advice to proponents and technical teams during all stages of the project life cycle, including planning and feasibility studies, EA, post-EA permitting and compliance.
  • Leading the development of EA and permitting related applications and reports, including drafting of text, editing of text developed by technical disciplines, and providing senior strategic review of technical documents.
  • Leading the development of regulatory strategies for pre-EA and EA review phases and permitting review processes.
  • Providing leadership in managing and tracking communication processes between proponents, environmental teams, regulatory agencies and working groups. 
  • Playing an active role in identifying, planning, and executing proposals and other business development opportunities.
  • Assisting in the mentoring, training, and career development of junior and intermediate staff with respect to EA and permitting work.
  • Providing leadership in implementing Hemmera processes and approaches (e.g., project management, quality program) to ensure that schedule, cost, and quality objectives for project deliverables are achieved. 
About you:

You are solutions-oriented and have the following skills:

  • A university degree(s) in natural sciences, resource management, or engineering.
  • A professional designation (e.g., R.P.Bio., P.Eng., P.Geo.) or the ability to obtain one.
  • 8 – 10 years of relevant professional experience with increasing responsibilities in western Canada.
  • Knowledge of provincial, territorial and federal environmental legislation gained through formal studies and practical experience, including the Impact Assessment Act (and previous iterations), BC Environmental Assessment Act, BC Mines Act and BC Environmental Management Act.
  • General knowledge of a range of environmental disciplines (e.g., air quality, surface and groundwater quality, vegetation, wildlife, fish and fish habitat, socioeconomics, archaeology).
  • Good knowledge of the effects on environment and Indigenous interests
  • Experience in community and regulatory engagement planning, incorporation of traditional knowledge in EA and permitting.
  • Understanding of the mitigation hierarchy and general knowledge of or experience with compensation planning.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including technical writing.
  • Ability to think independently and strategically, maintain a positive attitude, be self-motivated and employ a strong work initiative.
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic and fast-paced work environment.

Bonus Points

The following attributes may give you a competitive edge:

  • A master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience with Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations, particularly Schedule 2 permit amendments.
  • Experience collaborating with Indigenous peoples.
  • Project management experience or a PMP certification.
  • Experience with client liaison and business development.

About us

We are a Canadian environmental consultancy, entrepreneurial in its essence. Our recent acquisition by Ausenco has poised us for growth, and we’re looking for talented environmental professionals to support that growth. Hemmera recognizes that every individual’s contribution is essential to The Hemmera Way. Diversity is integral to who we are, and how we work together. At Hemmera we support and promote a welcoming, inclusive workplace in which our individual differences are valued. We offer a flexible work environment, competitive rewards, and the opportunity for innovation, collaboration, and ownership of projects. Hemmera is a values-driven business committed to sustainability.

You will be part of Hemmera’s Environmental Planning and Ecology (EPE) Line of Business. We are a collaborative and team-oriented group. We work hard to provide exceptional customer service and high-quality deliverables to our clients, and we also have a lot of fun. We’re extremely competitive when it comes to winning proposals and the Hemmera Halloween costume contest, baking as well as putting on the best Hemmera Huddles.  We’re a supportive and collaborative bunch who help each other excel and succeed together.

The role is based in our Burnaby office, but you may be required to travel throughout BC and across Canada and Internationally for short periods of time. If you’re the right person for the job, we are open to discussing you being located in our Victoria office or one of our satellite offices.

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Freshwater Specialist (Burnaby, BC)

Are you an experienced freshwater specialist who has led field studies, authored reports, and written environmental assessments or permit applications relating to aquatic species and ecosystems? Do you have strong leadership skills and experience working collaboratively on interdisciplinary teams? Are you looking for new opportunities to grow your career within a company that shares your values and is strongly entrepreneurial? If so, we want to hear from you!

Hemmera is seeking a Freshwater Specialist to help deliver high-quality work to Hemmera’s existing clients as well as pursue new opportunities.

About the role:

In this role, you will have the opportunity to take on a wide variety of tasks. Some examples are:

  • Planning and executing studies in freshwater environments and preparing technical reports.
  • Supporting the development of components for environmental assessments relating to aquatic species and ecosystems.
  • Leading or contributing to the development of regulatory submissions, including Water Sustainability Act notifications and approvals, DFO requests for review and authorizations, Riparian Area Protection Regulation, and municipal permitting.
  • Developing strategic habitat offsetting plans.
  • Providing technical and regulatory expertise on projects that interact with freshwater environments.
  • Leading or contributing to environmental planning and management of construction projects that interact with freshwater environments and then supervising these projects as an Environmental Monitor or providing oversight to Environmental Monitor(s).
  • Liaising with regulatory agencies, stakeholders, and Indigenous peoples.
  • Mentoring junior staff.
  • Marketing Hemmera’s full range of services to existing and potential clients through client meetings, participation in workshops, conferences and similar activities (either virtually, or as appropriate based on COVID considerations).
About you:
  • Planning and executing studies in freshwater environments and preparing technical reports.
  • Supporting the development of components for environmental assessments relating to aquatic species and ecosystems.
  • Leading or contributing to the development of regulatory submissions, including Water Sustainability Act notifications and approvals, DFO requests for review and authorizations, Riparian Area Protection Regulation, and municipal permitting.
  • Developing strategic habitat offsetting plans.
  • Providing technical and regulatory expertise on projects that interact with freshwater environments.
  • Leading or contributing to environmental planning and management of construction projects that interact with freshwater environments and then supervising these projects as an Environmental Monitor or providing oversight to Environmental Monitor(s).
  • Liaising with regulatory agencies, stakeholders, and Indigenous peoples.
  • Mentoring junior staff.
  • Marketing Hemmera’s full range of services to existing and potential clients through client meetings, participation in workshops, conferences and similar activities (either virtually, or as appropriate based on COVID considerations).

Bonus Points

The following attributes may give you a competitive edge:

  • Experience working with provincial regulators and municipal authorities on permits and authorizations related to the aquatic environment
  • Experience working with federal regulators on permits and authorizations.
  • Experience collaborating with Indigenous peoples.
  • Experience undertaking and managing construction environmental monitoring.
  • Experience with offsetting and habitat compensation in aquatic environments.
  • Experience with client liaison and business development.
  • Statistical analysis experience.

About us

We are a Canadian environmental consultancy, entrepreneurial in its essence. Our acquisition by Ausenco has poised us for growth, and we’re looking for talented environmental professionals to support that growth. Hemmera recognizes that every individual’s contribution is essential to The Hemmera Way. Diversity is integral to who we are, and how we work together. At Hemmera we support and promote a welcoming, inclusive workplace in which our individual differences are valued. We offer a flexible work environment, competitive rewards, and the opportunity for innovation, collaboration, and ownership of projects. Hemmera is a values-driven business committed to sustainability.

You will be part of Hemmera’s Environmental Planning and Ecology Line of Business. We are a collaborative and team-oriented group. We work hard to provide exceptional customer service and high-quality deliverables to our clients, and we also have a lot of fun. We’re extremely competitive when it comes to winning proposals as well as lunchtime virtual Pictionary/Jeopardy/trivia matches. We celebrate birthdays with homemade baking as well as put on the best Hemmera Huddles. We’re a supportive and collaborative bunch who help each other excel and succeed together.

The role is based in our Burnaby office, but you may be required to travel throughout BC and western Canada for short periods of time. If you’re the right person for the job, we are open to discussing you being located in our Victoria office, one of our satellite offices, or working remotely.

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Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Use Specialist (Burnaby, BC or Whitehorse, YT)

We are looking for a highly motivated Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Use Specialist who has experience working with Indigenous Governments, peoples, their knowledge and traditional use. Our ideal candidate would also have excellent technical, communication, and interpersonal skills to add value to our talented team. The successful candidate will contribute to Hemmera’s Indigenous Knowledge and Use service offering by supporting and leading the design, delivery, and reporting of Indigenous Knowledge and Use-related socio-cultural projects and related community, stakeholder and Indigenous engagement activities and deliverables. If you’re the right person for the job, we are open to discussing you being located in  one of our other locations.

About the role:

  • Support Indigenous and socio-cultural related research programs, including baseline reports, effects assessments, cumulative effects assessment and other similar types of deliverables.
  • Act as a specialist supporting work related to Indigenous Knowledge and traditional use on interdisciplinary projects.
  • Work with a team of supporting and senior specialists to contribute to the development of related technical work.
  • Conduct qualitative data analysis and interpretation.
  • Prepare well researched and written deliverables, in accordance with best practices, any preferences and/or protocols identified by respective Indigenous Nations, and/or provincial, territorial and/or federal regulatory requirements.
  • Manage the coordination, organization, and delivery of socio-cultural research programs and related community engagement initiatives

 About you: 

  • Degree in natural resource management, geography, environmental assessment, social sciences, or related field of study.
  • Recent and significant experience contributing to environmental assessments under federal, provincial and/or territorial project review processes (e.g., the  BC Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO), the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA, now the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC)), the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) and/or the former National Energy Board (NEB).
  • 3- 5 years of demonstrated socio-cultural experience, working with or for Indigenous Nations.
  • Familiarity and demonstrated experience with Indigenous Knowledge and Use best practices, UNDRIP, FPIC and other related enhancements in related policy and/or regulatory advancements. Experienced facilitating meeting and/or engagement activities with diverse audiences.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent research, analysis and technical writing skills.
  • Knowledgeable of participatory action research methods and approaches.
  • Strong project management skills, ability to multi-task, work under tight timelines
  • Ability to produce quality products that stand up to public scrutiny.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Experience working with Indigenous Nations in BC and/or communities in Canada.
  • Willing to travel, as required.

About us

Hemmera, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ausenco, is a leading Canadian environmental consultancy valued for our expertise and boutique approach. Our highly respected professionals have created opportunities for sustainable growth and balanced development for our clients. With a reputation for integrity and technical excellence, Hemmera offers progressive environmental services in Geosciences, Site Assessment and Remediation, Environmental Planning and Ecology, and Human Environment.

With primary office locations in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Whitehorse, and Toronto, we have established a strong project presence across Canada.

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Intermediate Hydrologist (Burnaby, Calgary, or Whitehorse)

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent technical and interpersonal skills to work with our talented water resources team to deliver outstanding service to our clients. Keen to learn and work in a team environment, you will have the opportunity to work with and learn from senior geoscientists and project managers. The successful candidate will have excellent field work, data analysis and sound fundamentals of hydrology, hydraulic modelling and water resource management. You also have excellent skills preparing reports, proposals work plans and effective communication skills.

About the role:

  • You will work closely with Project Managers and senior Engineers/Geoscientists on projects and support with the development of proposals and work plans.
  • Plan and execute field f investigations related to hydrologic monitoring, surface water monitoring and sampling.
  • Conduct desktop hydrological studies including modelling, data interpretation, and reporting.
  • Support senior geoscientists and ecologists in completing complex assignments and provides technical advice on less complicated projects, for the following areas:
  • Collecting, analyzing, disseminating, and managing networks of basic water resource data such as information on reservoir and lake storage, ground water levels, and surface/ground water quality;
  • Stream discharge measurement using multiple techniques;
  • Developing and modifying hydrologic procedures, models, techniques, and plans to ensure optimal use of technologies and data;
  • Environmental Assessment;
  • Preparing Scientific reports;
  • Responsible for adhering to health and safety plans and quality processes on all work, project and reports.

 About you: 

  • University degree in water resource management or engineering, ideally at the Master’s level
  • P.Eng. or P.Geo. license in BC with eligibility to practice in YT and AB.
  • You have a minimum of seven years of relevant, demonstrable experience in hydrology and water resource management in the mining sector.
  • Experience working with municipalities on flood mapping and management issues is a plus.
  • Strong data management, analytical and computer modelling skills.
  • Excellent ability to clearly express complex and challenging information in a well-organized, efficient and engaging manner for data evaluation and technical writing.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability and willingness to conduct field work, which can sometimes be conducted in remote locations under adverse outdoor conditions (hot summer or cold winter days).

About us

This role will be based out of our Burnaby, Whitehorse or Calgary office and will require travel to client or project sites as needed.

We are a Canadian environmental consultancy, entrepreneurial in its essence. Our acquisition by Ausenco has poised us for growth, and we’re looking for talented environmental professionals to support that growth. Hemmera recognizes that every individual’s contribution is essential to The Hemmera Way. Diversity is integral to who we are, and how we work together. At Hemmera we support and promote a welcoming, inclusive workplace in which our individual differences are valued. We offer a flexible work environment, competitive rewards, and the opportunity for innovation, collaboration, and ownership of projects. Hemmera is a values-driven business committed to sustainability.

Click to learn more about our hiring practices during covid.

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Intermediate/Senior Biologist (Yellowknife, NWT)

You are an experienced Biologist who is looking to be a part of high-performing team supporting both large and small projects. You have experience conducting environmental assessments in northern environments and are looking to further develop your skills. You are looking for ways to advance your career and to take on new challenges within a company that shares your values.

About the role:

In your role, you will have the opportunity to take on a wide variety of tasks. Some examples include:

  • Conducting biophysical site assessments, aquatic and or/terrestrial.
  • Providing technical and regulatory expertise on projects that interact with biophysical environments.
  • Working remotely, sometimes for extended periods on projects under the guidance of senior staff and other biologists.
  • Managing or coordinating projects from proposals through to the delivery of quality reports.
  • Implementing Hemmera processes and approaches (e.g., project management, quality program) to ensure that schedule, cost and quality objectives for project deliverables are achieved.
  • Familiarity with environmental compliance and industry best management practices and mitigation measures related to construction projects.
  • Leading or contributing to the development of regulatory submissions, including NWT Water Board Land Use Permits and Water Licenses.
  • Liaising with regulatory agencies, government agencies, stakeholders, industry representatives, and Indigenous peoples and businesses.
  • Mentoring junior staff.

 About you: 

You are solutions-oriented and have the following skills:

  • At a minimum relevant Bachelor’s degree with a Master’s degree being preferred.
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience.
  • A professional designation such as P.Biol, RPBio or BIT (or the eligibility to obtain).
  • Experience working with northern clients such as: Diavik Diamond Mine, Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine, Ekati Diamond Mine, GNWT would be preferred.
  • Experience planning, executing and leading biological programs (aquatic and/or terrestrial)
  • Understanding of field sampling methods and sample collection techniques as well as working knowledge of field equipment such as GPS, boats, ATVs, multimeters, etc.
  • An understanding of the ecological and socio-economic realities of the North.
  • Understanding of the NWT Land and Water Boards processes (Water Licensing and Land Permitting).
  • Understanding of the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board processes.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, particularly technical writing.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of provincial and federal environmental legislation gained through formal studies or practical experience.
  • A willingness to learn and innovate.
  • Ability to be collaborative.
  • Valid driver’s license

About us

We are a Canadian environmental consultancy, entrepreneurial in its essence. Our acquisition by Ausenco has poised us for growth, and we’re looking for talented environmental professionals to support that growth. Hemmera recognizes that every individual’s contribution is essential to The Hemmera Way. Diversity is integral to who we are, and how we work together. At Hemmera we support and promote a welcoming, inclusive workplace in which our individual differences are valued. We offer a flexible work environment, competitive rewards, and the opportunity for innovation, collaboration, and ownership of projects. Hemmera is a values-driven business committed to sustainability.

We are a collaborative and team-oriented group. We work hard to provide exceptional customer service and high-quality deliverables to our clients, and we also have a lot of fun. We’re a supportive and collaborative bunch who help each other excel and succeed together.

The role is based in our Yellowknife office, but you may be required to travel across Canada for short periods of time. 

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Mine Closure and Reclamation Specialist (Burnaby, Calgary, Whitehorse, or Toronto)

We are looking for a Senior Mine Closure and Reclamation Specialist to join our team. You will work on a variety of interesting and challenging projects across Canada and internationally. As an expert in mine closure planning, you will bring your technical expertise, sophisticated regulatory understanding, leadership skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit along with a keen interest in growing and evolving the business and mentoring staff.

About the role

  • Providing technical and regulatory support to mining projects and mines, working seamlessly with multi-disciplinary teams, including hydrogeologists, hydrologists, biologists, and engineers.
  • Providing expert technical support and advice within and outside of the organization on mine closure and reclamation.
  • Playing an active role in identifying, planning, and executing proposals and other business development opportunities.
  • Mentoring and developing staff.

About you

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Environmental science
  • Recognized as an expert in mine closure / reclamation with a dedication to and passion for your discipline.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience providing technical advice within the mining sector.
  • P Ag., P.Geo. or equivalent professional designation in BC or ON and preferrable other Canadian provinces and territories.
  • Consulting acumen, including an entrepreneurial spirit, strong self-direction, and overarching belief in client satisfaction.
  • Strong writing skills and experience writing and costing mine closure plans and reclamation plans.
  • Strong people skills and an ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience in leading, mentoring, and training staff.
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills, with proficiency in a second language including French or Spanish an advantage.

About us

Hemmera, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ausenco, is a leading Canadian environmental consultancy valued for our expertise and boutique approach. With a reputation for integrity and technical excellence, Hemmera offers comprehensive environmental services to a broad range of clients across Canada.

By providing quality services to our clients, Hemmera has earned the opportunity to take on challenging projects, which allows us to continue to add to our roster of exceptional professionals, contribute to scientific and regulatory dialogue, and give back to the communities where we live and work. With primary office locations in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Whitehorse, and Toronto, we have established a strong project presence across Canada.

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Project Manager (Burnaby, BC)

You’re an experienced or emerging Project Manager with a reputation for providing high-quality service to clients. You want to deliver environmental impact assessments, regulatory and permitting support and studies to clients with the support of a highly competent and collaborative team as well as be mentored by the best in the business. You’re looking to grow your career within a company that shares your values and is strongly entrepreneurial.

About the role:

In your role, you will have the opportunity to take on a wide variety of tasks. Some examples are:

  • Serving as a primary point of contact for internal and external clients in the delivery of environmental planning and ecological services.
  • Developing client relationships that facilitate successful delivery of projects and the maintenance of future and ongoing opportunities.
  • Effectively communicating with the project team to ensure efficient and effective execution of projects.
  • Overseeing projects involving multiple service areas and subcontractors.
  • Overseeing project deliverables, including quality, technical content, and consistency with client expectations.
  • Reviewing and preparing client invoices, including expenses, sub-contractor and supplier invoices, rate reviews and billing titles
  • Managing purchase orders and change orders
  • Leading Project Controls including tracking project budgets, monitoring accounts payable and receivables, schedule management, cost forecasting and accruals preparation
  • Promoting a positive work environment through a culture of teamwork and cooperation within the office, region, and between other areas of the organization.
About you
You are solutions-oriented and have the following skills:
  • A university degree in Environmental Sciences or related field.
  • 1-3 years’ experience managing projects, including budgets and schedules, in an environmental consulting setting.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to think independently and strategically, maintain a positive attitude, be self-motivated and employ a strong work initiative.
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic and fast-paced work environment.
  • Familiarity with MS Outlook, Excel and Word

Bonus Points
The following attributes may give you a competitive edge:

  • Ability to support report preparation and experience with technical writing.
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • A professional designation (e.g., PMP, R.P.Bio or P.Biol.) or eligibility for a designation.
  • Experience collaborating with Indigenous peoples.
  • Experience with business development.
  • Experience in the ports, terminals, mining, oil and gas or transportation sectors in BC, Canada, USA or internationally.

We are a Canadian environmental consultancy, entrepreneurial in its essence. Our acquisition by Ausenco has poised us for growth, and we’re looking for talented environmental professionals to support that growth. Hemmera recognizes that every individual’s contribution is essential to The Hemmera Way. Diversity is integral to who we are, and how we work together. At Hemmera we support and promote a welcoming, inclusive workplace in which our individual differences are valued. We offer a flexible work environment, competitive rewards, and the opportunity for innovation, collaboration, and ownership of projects. Hemmera is a values-driven business committed to sustainability.

You will be part of Hemmera’s Environmental Planning and Ecology (EPE) Line of Business. We are a collaborative and team-oriented group. We work hard to provide exceptional customer service and high-quality deliverables to our clients, and we also have a lot of fun. We’re a supportive and collaborative bunch who help each other excel and succeed together. Click to learn more about our hiring practices during covid

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Project Manager (Whitehorse, YT)

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent business development, technical and people skills to join our Hemmera team. You will be a professional engineer or scientist with northern project management experience in the fields of environmental planning and ecology and/or contaminated site investigation and remediation and who can lead challenging projects and play a key role in the growth and development of the firm.

This role will be based out of our Whitehorse office and will require limited travel to client or project sites as needed.

About the role:

  • Providing team leadership in the areas of environmental monitoring, planning and permitting, contaminated site investigations and remediation, and environmental planning & ecological services.
  • Managing complex tasks related to projects while managing multi-disciplinary teams, including biologists, scientists, environmental monitors, engineers, hydrogeologists, risk assessors, and technical specialists as well as multiple contractors and subcontractors.
  • Managing projects from proposal generation to the delivery of quality reports. Develops and maintains a project plan and ensures projects are successfully delivered on time and within budget.
  • Developing strong client relationships, provides ongoing dialogue over the course of a project and ensures client’s needs are communicated and successfully delivered upon.
  • Assisting in the mentoring and development of junior and intermediate staff with respect to environmental assessment, contaminated sites and project management services.
  • Promoting and maintaining a positive work environment through a culture of teamwork and cooperation within the office, region, and between other areas of the organization.
About you:

You want to deliver environmental impact assessments, regulatory support and studies to clients with the support of a highly competent and collaborative team as well as be mentored by the best in the business. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering or Science-related field.
  • PMP designation, or equivalent, is an asset.
  • You have a minimum six years of experience, including two years in an assistant or support project management role.
  • Project administration or experience managing projects, including budgets and schedules.
  • You have experience engaging with clients and managing projects in northern and remote areas.
  • Proficient with supervising contractors and subcontractors would also be an asset.
  • Strong project management skills and experience with the territorial, provincial and federal regulatory regimes is required.
  • Experience preparing remedial action plans and prepare cost projections to implement the plans would be an asset.
  • Ability and willingness to conduct site visits and field work, which can sometimes be conducted in remote locations, adverse outdoor conditions (hot summer or cold winter days, derelict buildings, construction, contaminated sites);
  • Able and willing to occasionally work during non-regular business hours, including weekends.
  • Excellent organizational skills, communication skills and attention to detail.

Hemmera, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ausenco, is a leading Canadian environmental consultancy valued for our expertise and boutique approach. Our highly respected professionals have created opportunities for sustainable growth and balanced development for our clients. With a reputation for integrity and technical excellence, Hemmera offers progressive environmental services in Site Assessment and Remediation, Environmental Planning and Ecology, Geomatics and Human Environment.

By providing quality services to our clients, Hemmera has earned the opportunity to take on challenging projects, which allows us to continue to add to our roster of exceptional professionals, contribute to scientific and regulatory dialogue, and give back to the communities where we live and work. With primary office locations in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Whitehorse, and Toronto, we have established a strong project presence across Canada.

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Socio-economic, Socio-Cultural Assessment Specialist (Burnaby, BC or Whitehorse, YT)

We are looking for a highly motivated Intermediate Socio-economic Specialist to join Hemmera’s Human Environment team. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience working on human environment components of environmental assessment processes, such as social, cultural, land and resource use and community health. Experience in a variety of jurisdictions or across industries, and/or experience working with Indigenous Nations would be strong assets. Our ideal candidate would have excellent technical research, analysis and writing skills as well as communication and interpersonal skills to add value to our talented team. The successful candidate will contribute to Hemmera’s socio-economic impact assessment service offering by contributing to the design, delivery, and reporting of socio-economic projects such as community profiles, baseline reports, impact assessments, management plans and monitoring programs. If you’re the right person for the job, we are open to discussing you being located in one of our other locations.

About the role:

  • Preparation of socio-economic related materials, including baseline reports, impact assessments and other similar types of deliverables.
  • Technical writing and preparation of reports.
  • Data analysis and interpretation.
  • Contribute to proposal writing.
  • Prepare well researched and written deliverables, in accordance with provincial, territorial and/or federal regulatory requirements, best practices, and/or any preferences or protocols identified by respective Indigenous Nations.
  • Manage the coordination, organization, and delivery of socio-cultural research programs and related community engagement.
  • Participate in the development of socio-economic mitigation and enhancement measures.
About you: 
  • Degree in social sciences, natural resource management, geography, environmental assessment, or related field of study. Suitable experience may also be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 3-5 years of experience contributing to environmental assessments and/or related licensing and permitting processes under federal, provincial and/or territorial project review processes.
  • Understanding of environmental assessment legislation, regulations and guidelines in a Canadian context.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the application of analytical methods used to support socio-economic assessments, such as economic input-output modelling, health impact assessment, and gender-based analysis plus (GBA+).
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated research, analysis and technical writing skills.
  • Knowledgeable of participatory action research methods and approaches.
  • Strong project management skills, ability to multi-task, work under tight timelines
  • Ability to produce high quality deliverables that stand up to public scrutiny.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Experience working with Indigenous Nations in BC and/or communities across Canada.
  • Willing to travel, as required.

About us:

Hemmera, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ausenco, is a leading Canadian environmental consultancy valued for our expertise and boutique approach. Our highly respected professionals have created opportunities for sustainable growth and balanced development for our clients. With a reputation for integrity and technical excellence, Hemmera offers progressive environmental services in Site Assessment and Remediation, Environmental Planning and Ecology, Human Environment, and Geomatics.

By providing quality services to our clients, Hemmera has earned the opportunity to take on challenging projects, which allows us to continue to add to our roster of exceptional professionals, contribute to scientific and regulatory dialogue, and give back to the communities where we live and work. With primary office locations in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Toronto, we have established a strong project presence across Canada

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