Edmonton AB

An employee-owned, Canadian company, Summit Environmental Consultants Inc. provides a range of consulting services in the environmental assessment and planning, water resources management, environmental management, and information management/GIS sectors. Our clients include industry; Federal, Provincial and local governments; First Nations; and small business. Summit is a member of the Associated Engineering Group of companies, and our work is well integrated with that of our engineering colleagues in Alberta and across the country.


We are seeking an Intermediate Environmental Scientist for our Edmonton office. Reporting to the Northern Alberta Regional Manager, the successful candidate will play a key role in project planning and delivery, planning and conducting aquatic field assessments, assessing permitting requirements and securing permits and approvals, and conducing baseline and construction monitoring for instream-related projects. The ideal candidate has experience in project management and thrives in a dynamic team environment. Some travel is required for this position. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Effectively planning, managing, and completing field work;
  • Conducting fisheries assessments;
  • Monitoring construction activities;
  • Preparing high quality technical reports;
  • Understanding provincial and federal regulatory processes related to instream work in Alberta;
  • Developing and managing relationships with regulatory agencies; and
  • Providing technical assistance on multi-disciplinary projects.


Candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors' degree in fisheries, biology, aquatic ecology or equivalent;
  • Minimum 4 years' post-graduation experience in environmental consulting;
  • Professional registration (e.g. P. Biol.) or eligibility for registration;
  • Experience working with the federal (e.g. Fisheries Act, Navigable Waters Protection Act) and Provincial (e.g. Water Act, Public Lands Act) regulatory processes;
  • Practical experience in environmental inventory, fish and fish habitat assessments, and construction environmental monitoring;
  • Experience preparing fish habitat assessment reports, environmental protection plans, and monitoring reports;
  • Familiarity with construction sites;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Commitment to working in a team environment;
  • Proven leadership experience, preferably in a consulting environment; and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


If you have the right background and would like to join one of Canada's Best Managed companies, please forward your cover letter and resume in confidence to: Human Resources at by November 7, 2013 and include the position title and location in the subject line. Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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