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Environmental Consultant

Calgary, AB
Do you enjoy working with an engaged team towards a common goal? Do you believe that you are in complete control of your own destiny and always strive for greatness? Do you regularly question the norm and come up with creative solutions to problems? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, we might have the perfect role for you!

We’re looking to hire an Environmental Consultant, with a background in Environmental Permitting, Planning and Consultation to join our Calgary Office. This role will be part of our Environmental Planning Group (EPG), servicing clients in diverse industries.

The role is responsible for scoping, conducting, and coordinating diverse environmental studies, as well as analyzing data and preparing reports for environmental impact assessments and other environmental permitting projects. Under the supervision of senior environmental professionals, this role will work within a team and with our clients, regulators, and stakeholders to plan and coordinate the completion of environmental projects to meet our clients’ needs.

We are ideally seeking a registered professional with diverse technical skills (i.e., vegetation, fish and/or wildlife) and consulting skills (project management, client service, communications, business development).

  • Coordinating and executing environmental planning projects (e.g., terrestrial, or aquatic ecology, or other environmental field) following approved work scopes and guidelines.
  • Working with clients to establish scope of work and budgets to meet project objectives and regulatory requirements.
  • Preparing reports describing site conditions, impact assessments, and environmental management plans.
  • Technical fieldwork, depending on area of expertise.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment, background research, and report writing.
  • Project management and client and regulatory communications.
You will be expected to work both independently and within project groups, undertaking tasks from start to finish with full team support. Hands on fieldwork will be mixed with project management, direction of others in the field and preparation of reports. As your career develops, business development and client contact will become an important component of your role. We are seeking candidates with strong people and teamwork skills.

Job Requirements

  • 5-10 years of experience consulting in Environmental Planning and Permitting.
  • Registered Professional Biologist (R.P.Bio.), or other similar professional accreditation (or eligible for professional registration).
  • Consulting skills: project management, client service, verbal and written communications, and business development skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in Environmental Impact Assessment process and methods within a municipal, provincial, and federal context would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of environmental policies and regulations for development in Alberta.
  • Assessment skills in urban areas in Alberta and remote field skills.
  • Experience conducting vegetation, wildlife, terrestrial ecology, fisheries, or aquatic ecology studies following standard guidelines and practices.
  • Excellent client service skills, with client networking skills an asset.
  • Able to travel and work in remote and rugged field locations, hiking terrain for long distances with equipment, generally in Western Canada.
  • Experience working with First Nations as clients and/or partners in environmental work is desirable.
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office suite products
  • First aid training (ideal, but will provide).
  • Good technical writing skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.
PGL Perks:
  • 100% Employee-owned organization;
  • Employee and Owner Profit Share Program;
  • Flexible work arrangements (work from home or the office) and daily work hours;
  • Medium sized organization means a lot of opportunity for career development and progression;
  • Annual Company Retreat;
  • Allowances: Cell phone, Wellness, and Costco memberships;
  • Annual training and development budget;
  • Professional associations and membership dues;
  • Salary range $80,000 -120,000;
  • 3+ weeks’ vacation and paid sick time; and
  • Competitive benefits: Extended Health, Dental, STD, LTD, Life, and Travel Insurance.

If you are looking to join a great team that values creativity, collaboration, and employee engagement please apply online (http://www.pggroup.com/join_team.htm). This job posting will be open until Friday, May 17, 2024. We will be reviewing resumes once the posting closes and will be in touch with successful candidates via email shortly after. 

About PGL Environmental Consultants
At PGL, we are committed to fostering a sense of belonging for every member of our team and promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. We recognize that our strength lies in embracing a diverse range of perspectives and backgrounds. We aim to provide equal growth opportunities for all employees and celebrate differences in race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, and physical and mental abilities.

We are a full-service environmental consulting firm with offices in Vancouver, Victoria, and Langley (BC), Calgary (AB, and Whitby (ON). Since 1991, PGL has provided environmental services such as contaminated site assessments, remediation, environmental impact assessments, environmental permitting, and sustainability assessments. PGL is an employee-owned company with 100+ employees, including biologists, environmental scientists and engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, agrologists, and a dynamic and customer-oriented support team.

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