Environmental Engineer/Geoscientist

Ontario, Canada
Posted: May 11 - 2023
What is the role?
We are seeking a skilled and experienced Soil and Groundwater Contamination Engineer/Geoscientist to join our growing team in Ontario.

The successful candidate will provide technical support to clients in various industries and will work on environmental site assessments (ESAs), remediation of soil and groundwater contamination, management of excess soil, environmental compliance approvals and supporting the application and monitoring of federal, provincial and municipal permits and authorizations. The role requires competency in regulatory compliance and project management. Strong familiarity with one or more of the Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Ontario Regulation (O.Reg.) 153/04, O.Reg. 406/19, Reg. 347 is a benefit.
This is an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs to join the team of a dynamic employee-owned engineering consulting firm with a successful track record of projects and strong financial results.
Why join LEA?
LEA is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm, with a history of 70 years. We provide engineering consulting services in the areas of Transportation, Civil, Structures, Construction Administration, Electrical and Infrastructure Systems, and Environmental Management.
LEA's Environmental Team was formed in 2019 and has grown steadily since its inception. Growth to date reflects our increase in the market share and the growing number of environmental professionals. Service offerings focus on Environmental Management during design and construction, environmental planning, ecology/biology and compliance oversight monitoring.
At LEA, we strive towards a common goal, which is self-realization and achieving the highest possible results. The company is owned by its employees and every effort counts.
Join LEA and discover your potential, because LEA:
  • Recruits high-performing motivated individuals who share the desire to succeed.
  • Is an Employee-owned company and almost half of our employees are shareholders.
  • Offers a competitive total compensation package of salary, substantial bonuses, benefits and other perks.
  • Provides a collaborative hybrid work environment with flexible hours.
  • Organizes regular social events such as golf day, theatre, baseball/hockey game events, canoeing, camping, skiing, bowling, board games, volleyball and softball leagues, and charitable events.
  • Hosts the best overnight holiday party in Muskoka.
  • Is an organization with a higher purpose, we are committed to achieving our Environmental, Social, & Governance objectives through our various committees.
  • Makes your everyday supercharged with meaning so you can point into the distance and live in the day to reach your goal.
  • Prioritizes mentorship, training, and rotational assignments for knowledge advancement and career growth.
  • Has an entrepreneurial spirit, with continuous growth and expansion taking part in meaningful projects.
In this role, your duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Conduct non-intrusive preliminary studies such as Phase I ESAs (CSA Z-768/01), Phase One ESAs (O.Reg. 153/04), and Assessments of Past Uses (O.Reg. 406/19).
  • Plan and conduct intrusive studies such as Phase II ESAs (CSA Z-769/00), Phase Two ESAs (O.Reg. 153/04), and Soil Characterization Reports (O.Reg. 406/19).
  • Develop and implement remediation strategies and oversee remediation activities.
  • Develop and implement excess soil management plans for construction projects.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders involved in the construction project, including contractors, engineers, regulators, and waste disposal facilities.
  • Monitor and report on the progress of the excess soil management plan, including tracking the volume of excess soil generated, ensuring that the excess soil is transported and disposed of properly, and preparing reports for regulators.
  • Prepare reports and documents such as technical reports, work plans, and regulatory submissions.
  • Provide technical support to clients, including consulting on environmental regulations and permitting requirements.
  • Guide clients on regulatory compliance, including federal regulations, provincial regulations, municipal by-laws, and zoning regulations.
  • Manage projects, including budgeting, scheduling, and coordination with clients, contractors, and regulators.
  • Maintain accurate records, including data and project management documents.
  • Assess soil quality and determine the appropriate storage and disposal locations for excess soil.
  • Conduct site assessments to determine the site's capacity to accommodate excess soil and identify any environmental or site-specific constraints.
  • Keep up-to-date with industry developments, regulations, and technology advancements.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities within the scope of the practice area.

The qualifications you need:
  • Bachelor's degree in geology, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, or another related field.
  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Professional Geologist (P.Geo) in Ontario.
  • 5+ years of experience in environmental monitoring, management, or consulting.
  • Strong understanding of Ontario's environmental regulatory framework.
  • Experience with site assessment and remediation, including soil and groundwater sampling and data interpretation.
  • Knowledge of or experience with environmental assessment processes (e.g., Municipal Class EA), environmental compliance approvals, or permitting follow-up and monitoring (e.g., construction environmental monitoring) is an asset.
  • Strong project management skills, including budgeting, scheduling, and coordination with clients, contractors, and regulators.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and ability to present technical information to non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and willingness to work in the field as required.

The work arrangement:
LEA operates in a hybrid environment to ensure flexibility, safety, and the well-being of everyone. This position requires a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle.
LEA is Proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are incorporated into all levels of strategic planning and operational activities at LEA. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other protected statuses under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Additionally, we provide an accessible work environment and accommodate the accessibility needs of candidates. For information or assistance, please contact hr@lea.ca.
We thank all applicants, and we appreciate your interest, however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Consider applying again once you see an opportunity that matches your experience and career interests. We encourage you to keep in touch and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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