Job Posting

Water Quality Specialist/Scientist/Engineer

Falkirk Environmental Consultants Ltd. is a growing management and environmental consulting firm, composed of an accomplished team of senior technical, regulatory approvals and permitting specialists, water resources professionals, and indigenous engagement experts. We are headquartered in Vancouver, BC in the traditional territory of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh,
xʷməθkʷəyə̓m, and Tsleil-Waututh. We lead permitting and regulatory affairs matters for dozens of projects in Canada. We work
with government, financial institutions, resource industry leaders, Indigenous Nations and communities to provide solutions to complex issues.

We are always looking for people who share our mission to provide unparalleled service to our clients and work to make the world a better place. If you are looking to expand your horizons, make a shift in your career or just explore new opportunities to work in one of our key Practice Areas, get in touch! We celebrate diversity, empower our team to be leaders in whatever they do and provide a supportive, flexible and engaging environment in which to work. We have offices and professionals located across
Canada and in the United States and welcome different arrangements for our people to live and work.

The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced level professional to join the growing Water Stewardship Group at Falkirk
Environmental Consultants Ltd. The position comes with the flexibility of working remotely, includes a competitive remuneration package, and offers a unique career growth opportunity.

We are seeking a motivated individual with strong technical skills, is flexible, and works well independently or in a small team environment to fill the full-time position of Water Quality Specialist/Scientist/Engineer. In this role, you will report directly to
Falkirk’s Water Stewardship Practice Lead.

As a developing professional, your role will include:

  • Participating in a team environment, working closely with and supporting Falkirk’s Senior Water Quality Scientist, Water

Modelling Team, and Water Stewardship Practice Lead;

  • Design and lead water quality monitoring programs and studies.
  • Participating in the surface water components of resource projects, including baseline studies, effects assessments, conceptual water management plans and compliance monitoring reports;
  • Preparing high-quality presentations to share and communicate assessment results, including the use of data visualization tools;
  • Developing high-quality written technical reports in support of regulatory and permit management assignments;
  • Keeping abreast of changes to Canadian federal and provincial water quality guidelines and impact assessment legislation and practices, as relevant to the water practice;
  • Supporting the delivery of multiple projects within scope/budget/schedule expectations and apply high quality standards on project deliverables; and
  • Supporting preparation of workplans and proposals, including development of scopes and cost estimates.


For this position, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

Academic and Professional Credentials

  • A minimum of 3 to 7 years of direct experience in water quality monitoring and assessment projects, preferably in the consulting industry or the natural resources sector;
  • Registered Professional (e.g., P.Chem, P. Bio., P.Geo) or eligible for a professional designation in the near future;
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in chemistry, environmental, or biological sciences, or related field, from an accredited institution;


Essential Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of federal and provincial guidelines and regulatory requirements for surface water, effluent, and drinking water (e.g., BC ENV and CCME);
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and leading water quality field programs and studies;
  • Demonstrated experience managing large datasets, analyzing and interpreting water quality data, interpreting and assessing water quality model projections.
  • Data analysis and statistical techniques while working with large environmental datasets;
  • Excellent analytical skills in report writing and spreadsheet management to ensure reports are accurate and complete;
  • Adaptable and possess an ability to manage time and resources effectively;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and critical thinking skills;
  • An understanding of mining and mining-related environmental effects;
  • Willingness to occasionally travel and work in the field on projects as needed; and
  • A valid driver’s license.


Desirable Qualifications (considered a strong asset)

  • Experience with a range of environmental database software
  • Experience with GIS software
  • Experience with 3D data visualization tools
  • Direct experience working in the mining/resource sector;
  • Programming knowledge (e.g., R, Python, C, VBA), including the development of code for water quality assessments or software;
  • Direct experience working on water quality management for natural resource projects, such as mining, oil and gas, and/or renewable energy;
  • Experience communicating the results of water-related technical studies (e.g., with stakeholder technical review teams and First Nations, provincial/territorial regulators, and the scientific/engineering community);
  • Basic knowledge of Canadian or provincial/territorial environmental impact assessment legislation and regulations

(i.e., Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012) related to water quality; and

  • Project management experience.


Your benefits at Falkirk will include:

  • Can work from home;
  • Company events
  • Competitive benefits with extended health care including dental care and remuneration package;
  • Flexible work environment;
  • Ability to work on innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects; and
  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching.


Closing Date: Until Filled