Intermediate Scientist Field Technician in Oakville at Parsons

Date Posted: 1/13/2020

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Environmental Contamination Scientist / Field Technician – Oakville, Canada

We currently seek an Intermediate Environmental Scientist / Field Technician who will focus on execution of Environmental Site Assessment field activities with a focus on safety, efficiency and compliance with procedures. The successful candidate will work independently as well as with contractors performing monitoring, sampling and site investigations, principally at active and vacant industrial properties as well as on public infrastructure properties. In all circumstances they must be able to take prime responsibility for the execution of the work. The responsibilities for this position will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Soil sampling during drilling, test pitting and excavation activities.
  • Designated and Hazardous Substance Surveys.
  • Monitoring and groundwater sampling utilizing a wide variety of equipment.
  • Supervision of drillers and other contractors.
  • Operation of various types of equipment (e.g. GPS, data loggers, survey level, combustible gas meters, etc.).
  • Completion of field documentation such as job safety analysis (JSA) forms, project field reports, field notes, monitoring and chain-of-custody forms.
  • Work with project coordinators/managers, using interpersonal and organizational skills to ensure projects are completed on time and budget.
  • Over time, the field supervisor would also mentor and provide technical support to more junior field staff, as required.
  • Work out of town up to approximately 50-90% of the time depending on project location, subject to project workload, possibility of some weekends and evenings.
  • Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


  • Degree or Diploma in civil, environmental, chemical, geological engineering or similar programs.
  • 2-5 years of experience as a Field Technician supporting Phase II ESA and contaminant remediation; with experience including supervising drilling, collecting and logging soil samples, collecting groundwater and surface water samples, and overseeing remediation (excavation, insitu chemical injections, etc.).
  • Academic and practical experience with soil classification, various drilling methodologies and groundwater sampling methods.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to personal vehicle.
  • Experience with Designated Substance Surveys.
  • Should be able-bodied as the work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; lifting; recurring bending or similar activities.
  • Work in adverse weather conditions (i.e. hot, cold, rain and snow).
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Maturity in interaction and ability to operate self-sufficiently in the field.
  • Having the relevant educational degrees and desire to obtain Professional Designation such as a professional engineer or geologist in Ontario would be an asset.
  • Additional broad environmental experience would be an asset (construction environmental monitoring, air/water sampling, construction oversight, asbestos abatement, etc.).


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