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Open Position: Junior to Intermediate Environmental Consultant, Calgary or Edmonton, Alberta

Updated: Jan 27

This is a unique opportunity to work with a team of over 40 hydrogeologists, engineers, and environmental scientists on hydrogeology and contaminated site projects across Western Canada. Waterline’s senior staff with 10 years to over 35 years of experience are dedicated to guiding and mentoring our staff. There is no better place to learn and advance your career in hydrogeology and environmental sciences.

Waterline is seeking an intermediate environmental scientist who is based out of Edmonton, Alberta.

Preference will be given to individuals currently residing in Alberta or BC.


The successful candidate must have a university degree and be a critical thinker with highly developed problem-solving skills. We are seeking specific qualifications as follows:

  • Graduate or undergraduate degree in environmental engineering, environmental and conservation sciences, land reclamation and soil science, hydrogeology, geology, geological engineering or related discipline,

  • None to five years of relevant consulting and/or industry experience,

  • Excellent communicator, both verbally and written and a team player,

  • Strong work ethic with well-developed organizational and time management skills,

  • Interested in a field and office based role for at least the first two to three years at Waterline so that new employees can become well practiced in the fundamentals of hydrogeology and environmental consulting,

  • Experience with drilling techniques, installation of monitoring wells and soil and groundwater sampling procedures,

  • Experience with environmental site assessments and remediation,

  • Experience using water level meters, data loggers, EC meters, etc. to gather hydrogeological and environmental data,

  • Experience designing and implementing slug testing programs,

  • Practical experience or course work in data management utilizing tools such as Excel, MS Access, and QGIS

  • Required to have or be able to obtain standard oilfield tickets (e.g., H2S Alive, First Aid, and Ground Disturbance, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, etc.). Additional safety certification may be required, depending on the nature of the project but can be completed in advance of work.

  • Possesses professional designation or eligible for registration with APEGA, AIA, or ASPB.

  • Candidates must be comfortable working in field settings, including remote locations and winter weather; and

  • Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada with no restrictions.


The job will involve execution of projects related to environmental compliance, assessment, remediation and other environmental applications. The work will include the following:

  • Interacting and reporting to clients and intermediate and senior project managers at Waterline,

  • Developing work plans for Phase I and II environmental site assessments and remediation projects,

  • Planning and executing Phase I and II environmental site assessment programs,

  • Supervising field drilling, well installation, and water quality sampling,

  • Compile and interpret complex assessment data, conduct data gap analyses, and prepare conceptual site models,

  • Develop site specific guidelines, risk assessments and risk and/or remedial action plans,

  • Work with senior staff to develop risk-based strategies to manage complex contaminated sites,

  • Planning and executing complex remediation projects including in-situ and ex-situ remediation,

  • Compiling field notes and preparing report-ready graphs, figures, and tables, and

  • Proposal and report writing.


This is your opportunity to collaborate with our community of technical experts, including Principal and Senior environmental scientists, hydrogeologists and engineers, who each have between 10 to 35 years of experience. The position offers:

  • Flexible and friendly working environment based on a healthy work/life balance

  • Formal mentorship program

  • Full-time employment

  • Competitive base salary

  • Investment allowance

  • Field and office bonuses to top performers

  • Comprehensive benefits package that includes a health spending account and life insurance

  • Opportunity for ownership

In keeping with our Health & Safety Policy, individuals in safety sensitive positions are subject to pre-employment, pre-access (and in some client cases, random) alcohol & drug testing as well as drivers abstract reviews.

Waterline offers a comprehensive compensation package. We are also committed to flexible work hours and schedules, team-based work, training opportunities, and rewarding our star performers. While we appreciate all applications we receive, please be advised that only candidates that meet the qualification requirements will be contacted.

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