Jan. 11, 2021

Environmental Field Technician: Hemmera Job Opportunity

Article by Hemmera

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.

We are looking for a young professional to support our team in Nova Scotia with field work. Work hours may be outside of regular business hours and include weekends, depending on projects. Long hours may be required depending on field work. We are currently looking for someone to join us on a part-time basis.

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.

• Understanding the regulatory permits and approvals associated with the proposed project, and project environmental management documentation.
• Effectively communicate and share information with the field lead and project manager.
• Responsible for data QA/QC.
• Completing daily summaries of work.
• Leading/Completing field surveys.
• Completing reports based on data collected.
• Technical input into environmental monitoring documents and plans (as required) with support from senior staff.
• Deployment and operation of remote sensing equipment to record birds and bats.
• Adherence with the Standard Operating Protocols for Hemmera’s environmental monitors and Hemmera’s environmental monitoring reporting procedures.
• Potential other tasks, as time and opportunity arise.


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

• 3+ years of relevant work experience
• 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.
• Experience conducting environmental monitoring or other field work in a professional capacity an asset.
• Experience with identifying bird species by sight and sound.
• Experience using remote sensing equipment for collecting biological data.
• Experience in habitat and wetland identification in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island is an asset.
• An aptitude for using and troubleshooting electrical equipment is an asset.
• Experience with All Terrain Vehicles is an asset.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Valid NS Class 5 Drivers’ License
• Eligible to rent a vehicle depending on field work location.
• Willingness to travel throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

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.

Please click here to view posting on Hemmera's website and to apply.