Manager, Water Sciences

Associated Engineering Group of Companies - Vernon, BC (5 months ago)

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Job Description:
Associated Environmental Consultants is part of the Associated Engineering Group of companies; employee-owned, Canadian and one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. We provide a wide range of environmental consulting services to a client base that is well diversified between public and private sectors. Our environmental science and management services are well integrated with those of our engineering colleagues, providing opportunities to work with talented people across disciplines and throughout western and northern Canada. Our firm is a leader in sustainability, evidenced by being Carbon Neutral and ISO 14001-certified.

We currently have an opening for a Water Sciences Manager in our Vernon office. Our Water Sciences team includes hydrologists, hydrogeologists, and aquatic ecologists conducting scientific and planning work for an established client-base across western and northern Canada. Our work covers a wide range of disciplines, including water supply, watershed planning, fisheries management, drought and flood response planning, environmental assessment, water quality, waste management, and climate change adaptation and resiliency.

Situated in the Okanagan Valley, Vernon is a diverse community of 40,000 people, providing world-class recreational opportunities, a vibrant culture, and more affordable housing than larger urban centres. Our office of 36 staff is located downtown, and most take less than 15 minutes to travel to work. The Kelowna International Airport is only 30 minutes away, making work-related travel easy.

At Associated, we offer a culture that promotes entrepreneurial spirit within the stability of a well-established company. We value people with innovation and spark, and reward those who take ownership of projects and build lasting relationships with clients.

Our ideal candidate is strong leader with a water science background, who wants to make a difference for your team and our clients. Determination to deliver on commitments and knowledge of the business market, including regulatory, social and cultural context is an advantage.

Responsibilities will include:
Providing leadership to our Vernon-based water science team.

Delivering technical services within your area of practice.

Developing staff as scientists, project managers, and well-rounded consultants.

Identifying business opportunities, fostering client relationships, and successfully pursuing project work.

Collaborating with the company’s leadership team.

Job Requirements:
What you will bring to the table:
Undergraduate degree in an environmental discipline that supports one of our key practice areas (e.g., hydrology, hydrogeology, aquatic ecology/toxicology); graduate degree preferred.

Passion for solving our clients’ water and climate-related challenges, and a desire to further develop your team’s expertise.

Professional registration (e.g., P.Geo., P.Ag., R.P.Bio., R.P.F) or eligibility for registration.

10+ years of professional experience (with at least 3 years in consulting), demonstrating project and people management.

Demonstrated business acumen and strong decision-making skills.

If you have the right background and would like to join a Platinum Club Member of Canada's Best Managed Companies Program, you can forward your resume and cover letter in confidence to Corinna Hoodicoff ( hoodicoffc@ae.ca ), please include the position title and location in the subject line. If you wish to be considered for other similar positions, please create an account and apply through our application system. We thank all applicants, but will only contact those candidates selected for interviews.