Risk Assessor / Environmental Impact Specialist

Position Title:  Risk Assessor / Environmental Impact Specialist

Number of positions: 1

Job Location: 200-1 Raymond Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1A2

 Job Type:     Full-time

Submit Resume and Cover Letter to

Duties and responsibilities: Qualifications and experience

Geofirma Engineering Ltd. is looking to fill a full-time senior/intermediate level position for a Risk Assessor / Environmental Impact Specialist. The knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job are usually obtained through completion of a B.Sc./ Biology with considerable professional experience. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities will also be considered. The successful candidate will primarily fill a supervisory and professional role with the business development responsibilities.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

        • Preparation of proposals for Environmental Impact Statements and Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments projects.
        • Conduct or supervision of the preparation of Environmental Impact Statements, including use of ecological data collection methodologies, aquatic and terrestrial species identification and habitat assessment and air photo interpretation.
        • Preparation of Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments of contaminated sites in accordance with federal and provincial agency guidance.
        • Preparation of project deliverables, including report writing and supervising data tabulation and interpretation.

The minimum requirements for the successful candidate include:

        • Post-secondary degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Technology, Ecosystem Management or equivalent
        • A strong aptitude for self-learning and technological skills with a strong commitment to maintaining high quality work through accuracy and attention to detail
        • Proficient use of MS Word, Excel and Outlook
        • Possession of a valid Class 2 drivers license with a clean driving record
        • Eligibility for Environmental Professional (EP)

Asset Qualifications, Certifications or Capabilities may include:

        • Knowledge of current provincial and federal contaminated sites regulations, land use planning and occupational health and safety legislation
        • Certified Wetland Evaluator and/or Southern Ontario Ecological Land Classification Certification
        • Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol and/or Ontario Benthic Biomonitoring Network Certification
        • Electrofishing Certification

Why Geofirma?

        • We have a great team doing interesting work
        • Competitive compensation package including comprehensive benefits and employer sponsored Group RRSP
        • Company profit sharing opportunities
        • Company ownership opportunities