Intermediate Environmental Professional

Dillon Consulting Limited

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Remote

Full time

Mar 17

About the job


Are you someone with strong leadership and technical capabilities? Do you enjoy building relationships and working collaboratively in a team environment with both internal and external stakeholders? Are you a thought leader, a trusted advisor and a problem solver? If you enjoy entrepreneurship and innovation, this opportunity is for you! As someone with excellent communication skills and business acumen, you will thrive in our fast-paced and agile environment.

Your opportunity

Dillon’s Environmental Sciences technical group is looking for an Intermediate Environmental Professional to join our multidisciplinary team. You will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects while providing clients with a fully integrated and superior customer experience.

This position is available at our St. John’s, Halifax, Sydney, Saint John or Fredericton offices.


What your day will look like

Project Management & Implementation

  • Manage and complete contaminated sites projects in Atlantic Canada, including: Phase I, II & III ESAs, hydrogeological investigations, soil and groundwater sampling programs, surface water and sediment sampling programs, soil vapour sampling, and contaminated site remediation projects. Additional management responsibilities may apply for projects involving: hazardous materials assessments, risk assessments, geophysics, solid waste management and industrial air quality.
  • Prepare and review written reports, compile and revise contracts and other supporting documentation.
  • Prepare and manage: health and safety plans for field projects, coordinate field programs, prepare project contracts and agreements, and complete sub-contractor selection. Coordinate, manage and build business relationships with: clients, regulators, service providers (e.g., laboratories, sub-contractor) and third-party stakeholders.
  • Understand environmental regulations related to contaminated sites work in various locations (e.g., Federal Lands, adjacent provinces or territories).

Field Activities

  • Provide site supervision/contract administration on contaminated site and remediation projects that require a combination of technical depth and management skills in the field.
  • Complete contaminated site projects including Phase III Environmental Site Assessments and contaminated site remediation projects.
  • Training junior field staff in contaminated sites projects
  • Ability to travel and conduct field work in urban and remote locations within Canada.

Business Development

  • Respond to Requests for Proposal related to contaminated sites work and develop strong client relationships.
  • Coordinate, manage and build business relationships with: clients, regulators, service providers (e.g., laboratories, sub-contractor) and third-party stakeholders.
  • Lead in the development and enhancement of relationships with existing clients.
  • Lead in the identification and development of new business opportunities with both private and public sector clients.

Learning & Development

  • A commitment to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development.
  • Input to the career development of junior staff, including technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring.
  • Contribute to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees.


What you will need to succeed

  • A diploma in environmental or civil engineering technology, degree in environmental sciences, degree in engineering, or a related environmental field.
  • Certification or designation (C.E.T, P.Eng/P.Geo) would be considered an asset.
  • More than 5 years of experience in environmental consulting or related industrial experience as an environmental professional and project manager
  • Knowledge of applicable environmental regulations
  • Valid Driver’s License


  • Strong field experience in several of: collection and analysis of field data, environmental site assessments, chemistry, geology, hydrogeology, remediation engineering, site characterization, environmental management, health and safety
  • Management of multiple simultaneous environmental projects in remote and urban locations
  • Technical experience in several of: geology, hydrogeology, field procedures, environmental chemistry, contracting/construction, environmental and remediation engineering, site characterization, waste management, landfill monitoring, and health and safety.
  • Experience working around heavy equipment, including drill rigs and excavators
  • Knowledge of provincial and federal environmental legislation and policies.
  • Experience in construction monitoring and construction quality assurance for verifying remediation objectives have been achieved will be an asset.
  • Experience in the tendering and procurement of remediation services will be an asset.
  • Experience in hazardous building substances survey will be an asset.
  • Experience in training internal staff on field programs will be an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organizational skills
  • Committed to a culture of quality including a keen attention to detail
  • Demonstrated capabilities in multidisciplinary teamwork as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated success in the leadership of multidisciplinary project teams and business development
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and plan work to meet time-based deliverables and adapt to changing expectations
  • Strong proficiency in proposal and report writing, presentations, communications, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office family of products
  • Proficiency in several of: CAD, GIS, Surfer, GINT, ESDat or database abilities will be an asset

Why choose Dillon

Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop.

We live our core values:

  • Reliability: words result in actions that build trust;
  • Achievement: do the work to hit the target;
  • Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing;
  • Creativity: discover new possibilities;
  • Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard;
  • Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences.

In addition, we offer:

Employee share purchase plan

  • Dillon is 100% employee owned and share ownership is open to all employees.

A Competitive Compensation Package

  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Generous retirement savings plan
  • Student loan repayment assistance with matching employer contributions

Flexible work hours and remote working options

  • Dillon values its staff and the contributions that are made each day and understands that work arrangements can differ based on personal needs and business needs. We are taking a trust-based approach to offer a variety of flexible and remote work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.

Learning and Development opportunities

  • As a knowledge-based business, the organic growth of our knowledge and skills occur through our work performance and roles. The creation and sharing of knowledge allows us to take local knowledge to scale, capture lessons learned through experience, and continuously improve service delivery. The development of self and others is an evident and measured core behaviour within our organization.
  • We use a composite approach to development including: coaching to build the how, mentoring to share lessons, advising to round out perspectives, and co-creation of knowledge through internal, and learning opportunities.

Focus on Innovation

  • The ability to anticipate, examine, and adopt new and innovative solutions is a crucial driver for the continual and progressive advancement of our business performance. In our organization, people are empowered to reflect and question current practices and seek forward looking solutions to today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities.

Employee and Family Assistance program

  • A variety of EFAP tools and online resources to support well-being are available to all employees.

Goodlife Fitness Corporate Membership

  • Our employees can take advantage of reduced annual membership fees.

About Dillon

Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With over 20 offices and more than 1000 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.

Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 16 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.

Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:

Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences.

Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business.

Please connect with us if you require accommodation in the interview process. We would love to hear from you!

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