Hatfield Consultants is seeking a Junior to Intermediate Risk Assessor/Ecotoxicologist to become part of our dynamic Environmental Monitoring and Assessment team. The ideal candidate will be resourceful and adaptable with an interest in growing as an scientist in a range of expertise related to environmental monitoring and assessment. The position will entail coordinating and providing technical support to a variety of field- and office-based ecotoxicology, risk assessment, and chemical monitoring studies for all stages of resource sector developments, ports and municipalities, and environmental clean-up projects in Western Canada, and possibly internationally.
Location: North Vancouver or New Westminster, BC
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support and/or lead ecotoxicology studies, human and ecological risk assessments, and environmental monitoring programs including study design, data analysis, and reporting.
- Support, organize, and/or implement aquatic impact assessments and environmental monitoring programs.
- Participate in and/or oversee field programs for contaminant investigations and aquatic environmental monitoring and assessments of aquatic habitats.
- Support proposal development, project scheduling, and budget management activities.
- Coordinate contracted work with analytical chemistry and toxicology laboratories.
- Compile, manage, and interpret data.
- Draft technical reports.
- Work overtime, out of camps, and/or in remote field locations.
- Depending on your level of experience, mentor junior environmental specialists responsible for various aspects of ecotoxicology studies, risk assessments, and environmental monitoring programs.
- Knowledge of ecotoxicology, risk assessment, and chemical fate and effects.
- Ability to work in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and teamwork.
- Excellent problem-solving and coordination skills.
- Research and analytical skills (data collection, compilation, and analysis).
- Desire to take on greater responsibility and authority with increasing experience.
- Excellent verbal and written communication, including technical and scientific writing.
Education and Experience:
Mandatory requirements for this position include:
- Minimum of an undergraduate degree in sciences or engineering with formal training (e.g., coursework) in ecotoxicology, risk assessment, and/or chemical fate and effects.
- Appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta and British Columbia, and a valid Canadian driver’s license.
Prior experience with the following is considered an asset for this position:
- Graduate-level research in the fate and effects of chemicals and metals in the environment.
- Application of Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessment approaches and protocols in British Columbia, Canada, and/or the United States (e.g., BC Tier One Protocol for ERA, BC DERA, FCSAP, Ecological Risk Assessment, Health Canada PQRA and DQRA, and US EPA Superfund).
- Experience implementing BC Contaminated Sites processes.
- Experience applying water quality guidelines and benchmark development protocols in British Columbia and Canada (e.g., BC WQGs, BC SBEB process, and CCME WQGs).
- Knowledge of laboratory aquatic bioassay testing protocols.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV describing your experience and salary expectations to email@example.com (no phone calls please). Please indicate “Risk Assessment/Ecotoxicity Specialist – Vancouver” in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.