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AECOM Environmental Technician in Burnaby, British Columbia

Job Summary

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – over 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

AECOM is actively seeking a Junior Environmental Technician to join our growing Western Canada remediation team in British Columbia. When not engaged in active field tasks, the right candidate can work locally from our Burnaby, BC office; plus AECOM can provide hybrid work options to give the flexibility you need to do your best work.

This position is a full time role and is expected to begin in October 2022.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Job Description:

Work will vary pending the applicants experience and career aspirations.

This position is ideally suited to a junior technician seeking a mix of field and office responsibilities. Depending on time of year, field work will likely represent 60 to 80% of your time with office-based tasks representing the remainder of the time. Field work locations can vary from local to remote locations on a range of active to decommissioned commercial and industrial sites.

Field tasks will include:

  • Sample collection of various media (soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, soil vapour, etc.) as part of environmental site investigations, design work packages, and confirmation of remediation programs.

  • Oversight of contractors.

  • Monitoring and maintenance of remediation systems.

  • General field inspection and field survey.

  • Construction / remediation construction field services oversight.

  • Safety tailgate meetings and hazard assessments.

Office tasks will include:

  • Coordination and preparation for field programs

  • Preparation of safety plans and hazards assessments

  • Data tabulation and data evaluation against provincial and federal environmental requirements

  • Support of Engineering calculations and design.

  • Support of deliverable preparation including reports, engineering specifications, and associated drawings.

Minimum Requirements

  • Secondary level of education plus 2+ years of experience in environmental consulting, industry, or regulatory environment versed in contaminated site investigation, remediation, civil earthworks, and/or waste management.

  • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Diploma or Degree in a relevant technical discipline, including but not limited to environmental, civil, chemical, hydrogeological, and geological study areas.

  • Prior field sampling or site investigation experience.

  • BC based and/or federal client work experience.

  • 2+ years of experience including any co-operative education experience.

  • Engineering design experience under the supervision of professional engineer.

Persons who perform well in this role possess a combination of the following attributes, skills, and experiences:

  • Solid written and spoken communication skills, including using Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint) and preparing technical reports.

  • Demonstrates an understanding and shows technical competence in conducting field tasks.

  • Collects and analyzes data under supervision of a professional engineer.

  • Knowledgeable and experience with provincial and federal regulations.

  • Self-motivated and can work efficiently in an independent role within a group to achieve goals.

  • Excited to use technology and apps, and willing to contribute ideas to making them better.

  • Have excellent attention to details, time management skills and are mindful of deadlines.

  • Have a high degree of personal accountability.

  • Strong interest and appetite to learn about the Environment business and marketplace.

  • Alignment with our core safety values and willing to speak up to prevent an unsafe act.

  • Looking to build analytical and design skills.

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 274120BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.