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.

Biologist (Calgary, AB)

About You
You are a biologist who is looking to be a part of high-performing team supporting both large and small projects. You have experience conducting biophysical assessments and are looking to be mentored by the best in the industry 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. This position will report to our Calgary office, accommodations may be made for staff located in Southeastern BC or Crowsnest Pass region based on project locations.

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

  • Conducting biophysical site assessments, including various bird, amphibian, reptile, and/or bat surveys related to accepted sensitive species survey guidelines
  • Working remotely, sometimes for extended periods on projects under the guidance of senior staff and other biologists.
  • Implementing Hemmera processes and approaches (e.g., project management, quality program) to ensure that schedule, cost and quality objectives for project deliverables are achieved.
  • Developing environmental assessment reports, including drafting and editing text.
  • Familiarity with environmental compliance and industry best management practices and mitigation measures related to construction projects
  • Writing permit applications and permitting strategies

The Essentials
You are solutions-oriented and have the following skills:

  • A university degree in natural sciences or resource management.
  • Three to five years (or more) of relevant professional experience.
  • A professional designation such as P.Biol, RPBio or BIT (or the eligibility to obtain).
  • 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.

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

  • A master’s degree
  • Experience with a wide range of environmental disciplines (e.g., air quality, noise, surface and groundwater quality, wetlands, vegetation, wildlife, fish and fish habitat, socioeconomics).  
  • Familiarity with Prairie ecosystems and species
  • A background knowledge or previous experience with construction.
  • Experience working directly with clients or developing proposals.
 

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.

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Director of Mining - Western Canada (Burnaby, BC)

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, and Community Engagement and Social Sciences.

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.

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 western and northern Canada, and ensure client satisfaction with the quality and delivery of our work.

About the role:  

  • Providing leadership to the management of Hemmera’s mining sector environmental projects, and Ausenco projects in western and northern 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 clients’ needs are met and delivered in a reasonable time.
  • Directing Project Managers and others in developing and meeting schedules and budgets for all projects.
  • Managing highly complex tasks related to major projects
  • Directing the multi-disciplinary activities of work groups assigned to complex projects.
  • 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 lifecyle, 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.  

  • Related technical qualifications including relevant undergraduate degree. Holding a master’s degree and professional designation is an asset.
  • Minimum of 15 years of related progressive experience including at least 10 years in a Project Manager role or discipline lead role.
  • 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. With a reputation for integrity and technical excellence, Hemmera offers progressive environmental services in Site Assessment and Remediation, Environmental Planning and Ecology, and Community Engagement and Social Sciences.

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.  

This is a full time position

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Environmental Monitor (Calgary, AB)

 

Hemmera is seeking an enthusiastic and team-oriented individual, who is interested in a rewarding career. You will work with a wide variety of multidisciplinary professionals to achieve team goals and deliver high-quality work for our clients.

Working hours will be shift based, with long days on a remote job site, then an equal time off at home.   

About the Role
Our business is built on our exceptional customer service and our team-based approach to project delivery. You will support Project Managers and Technical Specialists with tasks like those listed below.

Environmental Construction monitoring and coordination:

  • Understanding the regulatory permits and approvals associated with the proposed Project, and Project environmental management documentation.
  • Field supervision of construction works.
  • Attendance at construction meetings (as required).
  • Technical input into environmental monitoring documents and plans (as required) with support from senior staff.
  • Timely and accurate reporting of construction activities (daily, monthly, and incidents).
  • Provision of environmental monitoring advice to Project Managers and Technical Specialists.

Auditing and quality control for environmental construction monitoring, including:

  • Liaison with Environmental Construction Manager.
  • Adherence with the Standard Operating Protocols for Hemmera’s environmental monitors and Hemmera’s environmental monitoring reporting procedures.
  • Documenting construction activities by field notes and photographs.

About You
To excel in this role, you will possess the following skills:

  • A degree or certificate/diploma in environmental science, or a closely related subject (e.g., engineering) and/or training through a recognized institution or program preferred.
  • A CPESC or CESCL certification is a strong an asset. If not, eligibility for this designation is preferred.
  • Experience conducting environmental monitoring in a professional capacity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work a 2 week in, 2 weeks out rotation. Planned duration is for up to three years.
  • Must be comfortable working and living in a remote camp setting.
  • UTV or ARGO training an asset.

The Essentials

  • Knowledge of the BC Water Act, Fisheries Act, and BC OGC and experience monitoring in-stream work, Knowledge of standard water sampling techniques an asset.
  • Valid AB or BC Class 5 Drivers’ License.

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, 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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Environmental Sciences/Engineering Student (Burnaby, BC)

 

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent technical and interpersonal skills to work with our talented team in delivering outstanding service to our clients. The primary focus of this position will be to assist project managers and senior engineers with contaminated sites related projects.

Sites are likely to be anywhere within BC and some travel may be required. There are also opportunities to assist with data interpretation, report writing and other office work. Hemmera conducts site assessments, investigation and remediation programs at sites impacted with metals, hydrocarbons, and wood preservation products among other contaminants. Experienced staff and Project Managers will provide supervision and direction on all tasks.

Responsibilities include:

Phase I ESA

  • Conducting searches for historical and current land titles;
  • Searching and ordering aerial photographs;
  • Searching various databases and order
  • Conducting site visit and interviews.
  • Preparing a report detailing the findings and present for senior review.

Groundwater Monitoring and Sampling

  • Developing a health and safety plan, organizing field equipment and supplies;
  • Mobilizing to Site, monitoring groundwater wells for headspace vapours, depth to water, total depth, and free phase product;
  • Monitoring and recording field parameters during groundwater purging until parameters stabilize;
  • Collecting groundwater samples for laboratory analysis of petroleum hydrocarbons, including two duplicates, a trip and field blank;
  • Organizing the disposal of purge water;

Phase II ESA – with support and direction from an experienced field technician

  • Completing a Site-Specific Health and Safety Plan (HASP).
  • Coordinating of subcontractors (i.e., project laboratory, utility locators, drillers).
  • Field mobilization, including coordination of Site access, field equipment, contractors and analytical laboratory supplies.
  • Supervising drilling contractors during borehole advancement and giving direction on monitoring well installation details.
  • Collecting soil samples, monitored groundwater conditions and prepared field borehole records of the subsurface conditions.
  • Submitting soil samples to Laboratory for the analysis of potential contaminants of concern.
  • Completing a vertical and horizontal survey of the newly installed monitoring wells.
  • Completing a groundwater monitoring and sampling program.
  • Storing the development and purged water on-Site in a labelled drum(s), along with the drill cuttings in soil bags, for their disposal. Arrange for proper disposal.
  • Preparing a report including analytical tables, figures and borehole logs; summarizing the field work and analytical results.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree in progress, in an engineering or science discipline (specializations such as environmental, chemical, civil, geological, geotechnical, hydrogeology, earth sciences)
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational abilities
  • Proficient with computers and various programs (Word, Excel, Winlog)
  • Ability to work with intermediate staff and within project teams on various projects of differing complexity
  • Ability to work effectively with environmental subcontractors
  • Willingness to work outside in adverse weather conditions for potentially long periods at a time
  • Willingness to travel and work in potentially remote locations
  • Ability and willingness to learn and hit the ground running on a wide variety of projects.

Duration: 4 or 8 months 

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Environmental Sciences Summer Student (Calgary, AB)

 

About You
You’re an enthusiastic and motivated student who is interested in learning more about the environmental consulting business. You thrive in a team-oriented environment, and you’re interested in learning a variety of skills from experienced environmental professionals. You’re an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills.

There are opportunities to assist with data interpretation, report writing and other office work. Work hours may be outside of regular business hours and include weekends, depending on projects and construction schedules.

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

  • Support environmental construction monitoring and coordination, including timely and accurate reporting of construction activities (daily, monthly, and incidents).
  • Conduct field sampling, including drilling supervision, groundwater sampling, soil sampling, surface water sampling, etc.
  • Support water resources and engineering design projects
  • Draft reports, including summarizing data and preparing tables.
  • Support other field staff in mobilization tasks (generating maps, waypoints, booking field equipment, etc.) or demobilization tasks (checking equipment in, securing/entering data, filing field forms).
  • Support office staff in setting up report templates, filling in permit forms, or other office tasks.
 

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in progress, in an engineering or science discipline (specializations such as environmental, chemical, civil, geological, geotechnical, hydrogeology, earth sciences, or biology)
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Proficient with computers and various programs (Word, Excel, Esdat)
  • Ability to work with intermediate to senior staff and within project teams on various projects of differing complexity
  • Ability to work effectively with environmental subcontractors
  • Willingness to work outside in adverse weather conditions for potentially long periods at a time
  • Ability and willingness to learn and hit the ground running on a wide variety of projects
  • Preference may be given to mature students who have previous work experience

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, 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.

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

Duration: 4 months, May – August 2020

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Intermediate Aquatic Biologist (Calgary, AB)

Hemmera is seeking an Intermediate Aquatic Biologist with local experience to provide field expertise and coordination capacity to our growing Fisheries Team in Calgary. Please note that while this is an office-based position, the role may require considerable periods of time dedicated to field-work.

About the role

  • As a Qualified Aquatic Environment Specialist (QAES), lead freshwater field work/studies and prepare technical reports describing projects, existing environmental values, mitigation measures and potential effects on fish habitat and fisheries.
  • Undertake habitat design and planning activities and supervise construction of these projects as an Environmental Monitor or providing oversight to the Environmental Monitor(s).
  • Prepare and submit regulatory (provincial and federal) permit and approval applications.
  • Provide technical and regulatory expertise on projects, including, but not limited to, those in freshwater environments.
  • Lead or coordinate components of environmental assessments and other programs in the freshwater environment.
  • Mentoring of junior staff in field and office environments.
  • Providing input into the development and maintenance of internal standard operating procedures and/or protocol.
  • Leading in equipment inventory and maintenance/calibration requirements. 

About You

  • B.Sc. or higher degree in an aquatic biology discipline; although, a technical diploma with sufficient courses in fisheries supplemented with appropriate experience will be considered.
  • Hold or is eligible for a Professional Designation under the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists and/or the BC College of Applied Biology.
  • Four years or more of experience in the field of aquatic biology and a strong understanding of aquatic environment (instream and near stream) and appropriate mitigation measures for various development types and restoration techniques.
  • Experience and confidence in designing and implementing field programs, leading field teams and the collection of baseline data.
  • Consulting experience is essential and construction monitoring experience (multiple sectors) will be considered an asset.
  • Possession of valid driver’s license, electrofishing (crew lead designation) certification, pleasure-craft operation  and valid First Aid training are required; possession of various other related certifications (e.g., boat electrofishing, swiftwater rescue, H2S alive) would be considered assets.
  • Experience in data analysis and research skills.
  • Able to mobilize quickly for extended field trips to remote settings.
  • Ability to think independently and strategically, maintain a positive attitude, be self-motivated and employ a strong work initiative.
  • Adept to a dynamic and fast paced work environment.
  • Strong understanding of how project-related developments can affect fish and fish habitat.
  • Sound working knowledge of current federal and provincial environmental legislation is required, with experience preparing regulatory applications for permits and approvals.
  • Understanding of freshwater fish, and their habitats, throughout western and northern Canada.
  • Demonstrated experience working as a positive team contributor.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in the application of the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) program is an asset.
  • Experience in riparian vegetation identification, wetland classification and evaluation and associated regulatory application/notification experience is an asset.
  • Experience in client liaison, business development and project management is an asset.

About Us

We are a boutique environmental consultancy, entrepreneurial in its essence. Recognized as leaders in our industry, we partner with clients to make a difference across the globe. 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.

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Intermediate Hydrologist (Burnaby, BC)

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, and Community Engagement and Social Sciences.

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.

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 learn from senior geoscientists with a combined 50+ years of experience. The successful candidate will have excellent field work, data analysis and modelling (Goldsim), reporting, and communication skills.

About the role:  

  • Assisting Project Managers and senior Engineers/Geoscientists with baseline assessment and contaminated sites related projects.
  • Conducting site assessments and investigations including coordinating and managing hydrologic monitoring, surface water monitoring/sampling, data interpretation, and reporting.
  • Supporting 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 physical science or related discipline. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • You have a minimum of five years of relevant, demonstrable experience in hydrology.
  • You are registered with APEGBC or are eligible for registration with an equivalent professional organization
  •  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 to conduct field work, which can sometimes be conducted in remote locations, adverse outdoor conditions (hot summer or cold winter days, derelict buildings, construction, contaminated sites).
  • Willingness to occasionally work during non-regular business hours, including weekends.

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

About us:

Hemmera, an Ausenco Company, is a Canadian boutique environmental consultancy, entrepreneurial in its essence and recognized as leaders in our industry. 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, a competitive compensation and bonus structure, and the opportunity for innovation, collaboration, and ownership of projects.

Department: Site Assessment & Remediation
This is a full time position

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Intermediate Hydrologist (Calgary, AB)

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, and Community Engagement and Social Sciences.

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.

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 learn from senior geoscientists with a combined 50+ years of experience. The successful candidate will have excellent field work, data analysis and modelling (Goldsim), reporting, and communication skills.

About the role:  

  • Assisting Project Managers and senior Engineers/Geoscientists with baseline assessment and contaminated sites related projects.
  • Conducting site assessments and investigations including coordinating and managing hydrologic monitoring, surface water monitoring/sampling, data interpretation, and reporting.
  • Supporting 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 physical science or related discipline. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • You have a minimum of five years of relevant, demonstrable experience in hydrology.
  • You are registered with APEGAB or are eligible for registration with an equivalent professional organization
  •  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 to conduct field work, which can sometimes be conducted in remote locations, adverse outdoor conditions (hot summer or cold winter days, derelict buildings, construction, contaminated sites).
  • Willingness to occasionally work during non-regular business hours, including weekends.

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

About us:

Hemmera, an Ausenco Company, is a Canadian boutique environmental consultancy, entrepreneurial in its essence and recognized as leaders in our industry. 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, a competitive compensation and bonus structure, and the opportunity for innovation, collaboration, and ownership of projects.

Department: Site Assessment & Remediation
This is a full time position

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Project Manager (Calgary, AB)

About You
You’re an experienced environmental consultant and project manager with a reputation for providing high-quality service to clients. 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. You’re looking to grow your career within a company that shares your values and is strongly entrepreneurial.

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

  • Serve as 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.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to existing and prospective clients.
  • Oversee projects involving multiple service areas and subcontracts.
  • Oversee project deliverables, including quality, technical content, and consistency with client expectations.
  • Promote and maintain a positive work environment through a culture of teamwork and cooperation within the office, region, and between other areas of the organization.
  • Train, grow and build responsibility in less-experienced staff members. This may include working outside of normal working hours (i.e., evenings or weekends).
  • Travel for client meetings or project meetings may be required.

The Essentials
You are solutions-oriented and have the following skills:

  • A university degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience managing projects, including budgets and schedules.
  • 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.
  • A professional designation (e.g., R.P.Bio or P.Biol.) or eligibility for a designation.
    • A CPESC or CESCL certification is a strong an asset. If not, eligibility for this designation is preferred.

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

  •  Construction related experience (i.e., field, previous contractor, PM for construction related environmental consulting projects).
  • Experience with mining, pipeline management/construction within BC, AB, or NWT.
  • Experience collaborating with Indigenous peoples.
  • Project management experience or a PMP certification.
  • Experience with 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.

The role is based in our Calgary office, but you may be required to travel in BC or Alberta, and across Canada and Internationally for short periods of time.

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Senior Risk Assessor (Calgary, AB)

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, and Community Engagement and Social Sciences.

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.

We are looking for a Senior Risk Assessor to join our team, working across a variety of interesting and challenging projects. As a proven leader in Risk Assessment, you will bring experience in the provision of senior technical and regulatory advice for the completion of risk assessment projects, including human health and ecological risk assessments environmental toxicology/ecotoxicology issues, and client and regulatory liaison at the local, provincial, and federal levels. You have an entrepreneurial spirit and an interest in growing the business, along with mentoring and developing junior and intermediate staff with respect to risk assessment and project management services. Other responsibilities include:

Technical Expertise:  

  • Maintain your industry expertise and actively participate in upgrading your professional and leadership skills to ensure Hemmera remains a leader in the marketplace.
  • Travel between offices as needed for project/client meetings
  • Preparation of contaminated sites detailed quantitative human health and ecological risk assessment reports
  • Contribute to detailed site investigation planning
  • Senior review of reports and calculations prepared by intermediate staff

Grow the Business:  

  • As an industry expert, contribute to the growth of the team and increase market share within our core service areas. Seek out and acquire new business opportunities, and act to identify opportunities to expand the scope of existing projects
  • Develop client relationships that facilitate successful project completion and identifies future opportunities. Initiates client relationship building activities to monitor satisfaction levels and obtain feedback to support improvement in practices
  • Develop project proposals and lead the client development process, as appropriate. Contribute to the development of marketing plans and lead the development of major project proposals
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to clients and prospective clients

Qualifications:  

  • 10 years’ progressive Risk Assessment experience
  • CSAP membership is an asset
  • R.P.Bio., P.Eng., P.Geo, P.Ag, or P.Chem.  professional designation, or equivalent, or eligibility for registration
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and strong self-direction abilities
  • Strong belief and demonstrated experience in client satisfaction
  • Proven ability to develop study designs to meet project, regulatory, and client objectives
  • Skilled in data management and evaluation
  • Understanding of pertinent AB, and Canadian regulations and guidance
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong people skills and an ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability and willingness to train and mentor staff.

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, 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.  

Department: Site Assessment & Remediation
This is a full time position

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Word Processor / Formatting Specialist - Freelance (Burnaby, BC)

We are looking for a freelance Word Processor / Formatting Specialist to support our Reporting team in executing internal and external projects during peak periods throughout the year.

If you consider yourself a whiz with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF-Maker and are looking for a freelance opportunity, let’s talk!

About the role: 

  • Report formatting, processing, and PDF compilation to ensure that products are professional, well branded, consistent, and high quality
  • Formatting and producing documents in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe using Hemmera reporting standards and following guidance in Hemmera’s Reporting Handbook
  • Focusing on sensitive reporting timelines and documents needing a quick turn-around time

About you: 

  • Experienced with document production / reporting at an environmental and/or engineering consulting firm
  • Experienced formatting and producing multi-volume environmental assessments is a definite asset
  • Advanced level of Word expertise in: template development, developing and using styles, formatting page breaks, format painting, creating multiple sub-bullets, page margins, page breaks, table and figure formatting, headings and heading numbering, headers, footers, footnotes, paragraph spacing, using the styles and formatting option, creating a PDF, knowledge of MS Word short-cuts, using checklists to produce high-quality, error-free reports
  • Advanced level of Excel expertise in: formatting page breaks, formatting page headers and footers, creating one-page table spreads, page borders, creating multiple PDFs
  • Familiarity with Adobe Professional PDF-Maker in securing PDFs, collating multiple PDF documents into one, editing using text box and text tool, creating bookmarks, and cropping
  • Experience with MS Word template creation and refinement
  • Experience with document control processes
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge in trouble-shooting formatting problems and using available resources to answer questions
  • A strong ability to ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and under tight timelines
  • Fast and efficient worker, with a focus on detail and quality
  • Highly developed typing and formatting 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. With a reputation for integrity and technical excellence, Hemmera offers progressive environmental services in Site Assessment and Remediation, Environmental Planning and Ecology, 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. 

Department: Marketing & Communications
This is a casual position

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