Are you someone with developing leadership and technical capabilities? Do you enjoy building relationships and working collaboratively in a team environment with both internal and external stakeholders? Are you a trusted partner and a problem solver? If you enjoy entrepreneurship and innovation, this opportunity is for you! As someone with excellent communication skills and business acumen, you will thrive in our fast-paced and agile environment.
Dillon’s Environmental Sciences technical group is looking for an Environmental Student to join our multidisciplinary team of professionals. You will have the opportunity to work on a debris clean up and remediation project in Northern Manitoba, or other new and exciting projects, providing clients with an integrated and superior customer experience.
We are currently seeking candidates for summer student positions in the field of Engineering, Engineering Technology, Environmental Sciences, or a related environmental/geoscience field to join our team. This opportunity will be based at our Winnipeg, Manitoba office and will extend for a four to six month term.
What your day will look like
Field Work and Project Coordination (100%)
- Completion of environmental field activities on Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), designated hazardous substances survey, soil and groundwater sampling, surface water and sediment sampling, and soil vapour sampling
- Direction of on-site remediation activities associated with addressing impacted soils, sediment, and water
- Supervision and observation of construction activities including coordination of daily work activities for a small crew of local contractors
- Ability and interest to work at a remote work camp in northern Manitoba on a rotational basis.
- Completion of documentation of field activities, safety meetings, among others in paper and digital formats (as required)
- Operation, calibration, and maintenance of project specific equipment
- Coordination with laboratories, clients, subcontractors, third-party stakeholders
- Compilation and analysis of data
- Assistance in report writing and preparation of technical memos, letters, reports spreadsheets and figures, proposals
- Assistance in supporting environmental assessment reports, including: data tables, borehole logs, test pit logs, GIS/CAD, etc.
- Assistance with project managers and other team members, including geoscientists, biologists, engineers, planners, and environmental scientists
- Coordination and management of project tasks, budgets and schedules
- Compliance with applicable health and safety procedures and guidelines
- Business travel to remote sites required
What you will need to succeed
- Working towards an Environmental/Civil Engineering degree/diploma, a degree in environmental sciences, or a related environmental field.
- Valid driver’s licence
- Knowledge in several of the following: geology, hydrogeology, field procedures, basic chemistry, contracting/construction, chemistry, geotechnical concerns, geology, hydrogeology, remediation engineering, site characterization, waste management, landfill design, health and safety will be considered an asset
- Ability to work 12 hour shifts outdoors in a wilderness environment in various types of weather.
- Experience working around heavy equipment, including drill rigs and excavators
- Experience with operating 4X4 trucks and driving long distances
- Ability to occasionally lift up to 50lbs
- Ability to travel by boat long distances
- Ability to lead and direct a small crew of contractors
- Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organizational skills
- Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills
- Demonstrated abilities to work in multidisciplinary team and independently
- Knowledge of relevant provincial, and federal environmental legislation and policies will be considered an asset
- Experience in AUTOCAD, GIS, Surfer, GINT or database abilities will be an asset
- Hydrogeological Studies
- UTV and ATV training
- Environmental Site Assessments
- Monitoring Programs
- Site Remediation
Why choose Dillon
Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop.
We live our core values:
- Reliability: words result in actions that build trust;
- Achievement: do the work to hit the target;
- Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing;
- Creativity: discover new possibilities;
- Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard;
- Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences.
Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With over 20 offices and more than 1000 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.
Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 16 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.
Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:
Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences.
Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business.
Please connect with us if you require accommodation in the interview process. We would love to hear from you!