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Entry / Junior Environmental Consultant

Victoria, BC
Advancing People, Environment and Business! Does that statement resonate with you? Do you enjoy working with an engaged team towards a common goal? 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!
PGL Environmental Consultants’ is seeking an
Entry / Junior Level Environmental Consultant to join our team. The employee will be based in our office in Victoria, BC. PGL employees work a 37.5-hour work week, and all employees have the option to work from home or either office as and when needed.  
  • Soil, groundwater, surface water, and soil vapour sampling;
  • Drilling investigations (Phase II ESAs);
  • Site remediation;
  • Environmental monitoring, including water quality sampling, construction supervision, and liaising with site personnel, clients, and regulatory agencies.
  • Participating in field investigations and data collection, as required, including fish, wildlife, and vegetation assessments.
  • Budgeting, reporting;
  • Reviewing policies and systems;
  • Progressive growth as a consultant, such as advancement of technical, business development, writing, and project management skills; and
  • Contributing to PGL’s corporate initiatives.  
As training progresses, you will be expected to supervise remediation and drilling contractors.  Hands on experience in the field will progress towards project management, directing others in the field and preparing reports.  As your career develops, report writing, and client contact will become an important component of the position. Ideally, we are seeking candidates with strong people skills and the ability to work in a team environment. Interest in gaining consulting experience is required.

Job Requirements:
  • Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Geology, Soil Science, Biology, Environmental Science, Engineering (chemical, geological, geotechnical, environmental), or related discipline.
  • 0 - 3 years of consulting experience with exposure to contaminated site assessments or environmental planning.
  • Ability to register as a professional (in-training) in the Province of BC is an asset (EIT, GIT, AAG, R.P.Bio.  etc.).
  • Comfortable working on job sites (including, but not limited to construction sites, gas stations, around traffic and heavy equipment).
  • Experience with soil and groundwater testing and hydrogeology is an asset but not a requirement.
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office suite products. Knowledge of EsDat is an asset but not a requirement.
  • Excellent internal and external client service skills.
  • Valid Driver’s license required.
  • Ability to travel and work in potentially remote locations, generally in the province of BC.
  • Ability to work hours based on project requirements.
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment and materials weighing up to 25 lbs. for short durations.
PGL Perks:
  • 100% Employee-owned organization;
  • Employee and Owner Profit Share Program;
  • Flexible work arrangements and daily work hours;
  • Annual Company Retreat;
  • Allowances: Cell phone, Wellness, and Costco memberships;
  • Annual training and development budget;
  • Salary range $55,000 – $75,000;
  • 3 weeks’ vacation and paid sick time; and;
  • Competitive benefits: Extended Health, Dental, STD, LTD, and Life 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 Tuesday, June 11th. All successful applicants will be contacted shortly after the posting closes, with interviews starting the following week.

About PGL 
PGL is committed to advance our people and company by creating a sense of belonging for every employee and by being equitable, diverse, and inclusive. We recognize that our community will be strengthened by the inclusion of a wide range of views and perspectives, informed by different backgrounds and life experiences. We want every employee to feel they have equal opportunities for growth at PGL and strive to include, embrace, promote, and celebrate differences of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, 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, Pottinger Gaherty (PGL) has provided environmental services such as contaminated site assessments, remediation, environmental impact studies, sustainability assessments and air quality studies.  PGL is an employee-owned company with 100+ employees including engineers, geoscientists, agrologists, biologists, and environmental scientists, plus a dynamic and customer-oriented support team. For more information and to apply online please head to our website http://www.pggroup.com/join_team.htm

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