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Our organization is a small staff-owned environmental consulting firm employing about 20 people in ecological and hydrogeologic positions. Azimuth has offered consulting services to clients in central Ontario for almost 25 years. Most staff have been employed with the company over the majority of their professional career and many have worked for Azimuth for over a decade. Most senior managers began their career with Azimuth and have enjoyed the opportunity to grow with the organization over time. Azimuth strives to develop and maintain clients in the longer term.

Azimuth has offers medical coverage and a work incentive program based on the success of the company. We fund occasional staff events and sponsor company programs like a Friday lunch BBQ in the summers. Azimuth promotes technical development / training opportunities on an on-going basis. We be pleased if you'd consider joining our team.

For hydrogeological or engineering applications, please email your resume to Mike Jones.

For biological applications , please email your resume to Matt Stuart.

Intermediate Fisheries Ecologist/Environmental Construction Inspection

Azimuth Environmental Consulting Inc. (Azimuth) is seeking a Fisheries Ecologist with experience in construction in areas of fish habitat and environmentally sensitive areas (ESA). Applicants must have an understanding of construction practices occurring in areas of aquatic habitat, mitigation requirements, and approval processes in accordance with fisheries and other environmental legislation and permitting. Applicants must have a university degree and/or college diploma in biology or related field, and a minimum 3 years working experience. The successful candidate will complete fisheries assessments in the field, environmental construction inspections, report-writing and provide office support. Extensive practical field experience is mandatory and should be highlighted with a minimum one (1) year demonstrated experience in environmental monitoring and inspection on road construction projects, with specific emphasis on bridge, culverts, and structure maintenance on watercourses. Applicants must be able to work independently with minimum supervision. Good writing and computer skills on Microsoft software are a must. Experience dealing with public, regulatory agencies, contractors, and clients is necessary. Key responsibilities will include:

- Complete pre and post construction reviews of site conditions, resource mapping and field checking of contract drawings as it relates to environmental protection and enhancement;

- Inspect road construction projects to ensure that best management practices for erosion and sediment control and conformance to plans, specifications, standards and legislative requirements of permits and approvals are met;

- Complete environmental construction reports, forms and checklists, including photographs and records of progress of the work, site conditions, deviations from design drawings, permit related plans and approvals;

- Document and notify appropriate staff and management of observed construction deficiencies related to environmental protection, and assist in devising alternative solutions;

- Plan, manage and conduct fish and fisheries studies to support a variety of projects;

- Complete field work, supervise and mentor junior field staff;

- Prepare technical reports: Fish and Fish Habitat Existing Conditions, Fish and Fish Habitat Impact Assessments, Environmental Monitoring Compliance Reports;

- Prepare environmental protection and mitigation plans to facilitate regulatory approvals in concert with Environmental Planners and Project Managers;

- Assist in the preparation of regulatory approval and permitting applications (MNRF, DFO, Conservation Authorities);

- Preparation of project proposals including budgets;

- Ensuring technical quality of work including field methodology and review of client deliverables (proposals, reports, and meeting schedule and budget requirements);

- Experience working with, and maintaining relationships with government and regulatory agencies.

Desired Skills and Experience:

- University degree and/or college diploma in Biology/Ecology/Environmental Technology or related studies with a minimum of 3 years of working experience;

- Successful completion of Erosion and Sediment Control Training with an emphasis on Road Construction (i.e. CISEC);

- Field experience with fish and fish habitat (fish handling, and fish identification with knowledge of fish species at risk an asset), sediment and erosion control practices;

- Knowledge and understanding of the Federal Fisheries Act, Conservation Authority Act, Federal Species at Risk Act (SARA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Environmental Assessment Act (Ontario), Provincial Policy Statement (PPS), and other relevant federal and provincial legislation and requirements when working around water;

- Working knowledge of relevant provincial environmental legislation and Best Management Practices (BMP's) in Ontario;

- Certified under MTO RAQS Specialties for 'Environmental Inspection During Construction', 'Fisheries Compliance During Construction Contracts', 'Fisheries Assessment', 'Natural Sciences' specialist and/or MTO 'Species at Risk Specialist' is an asset;

- Coordination of short term, and long term environmental monitoring programs under pre and post-development scenarios to ascertain changes to fish and fish habitat to comply with approvals;

- Proven ability to develop, manage and conduct fisheries studies in a variety of habitats;

- Demonstrated experience in proper installation and maintenance of environmental protection measures during bridge and culvert related road construction;

- Demonstrated knowledge of groundwater and surface water dewatering procedures and environmental protection requirements;

- Demonstrated experience in spills action response protocols and mitigation techniques;

- Recognized ability to work independently and succeed in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team environment;

- Strong written and verbal communication skills;

- Valid Ontario Class 'G' driver's license.

Hydrogeologist - Junior / Intermediate

We are currently seeking an experienced Hydrogeologist with a P.Geo. designation or eligibility to join our team. The successful applicant will have a bachelor's or master's degree in Hydrogeology or Geology. It is preferred that the candidate have at least 3 to 7 years experience with, land development impact analysis, groundwater/surface water interaction analyses, water balance analyses, groundwater supply testing and analysis, groundwater and surface water monitoring, contaminant hydrogeology and water quality assessment.

Responsibilities will include proposal preparation, project management, data interpretation, designing and managing ground water and surface water monitoring sampling programs, interpreting the collected environmental data and writing technical reports. Applicants must have strong communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in a multi-disciplinary team environment. Computer skills include proficiency in the use of MS Word and Excel as well as experience with other hydrogeological software (aqtesolv, rockworks, etc.).

The preferred candidate is expected to work independently and/or with other project managers / technical experts on various projects. Previous experience with project management and report writing are key skills required for this position.

This opportunity will allow the individual to oversee smaller to medium sized projects and contribute to larger multi-discipline assignments depending upon the experience and capabilities of the individual. The preferred candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skills and be capable of overseeing the day-to-day project management including reporting, client liaison, budget management and staff scheduling. As such, previous experience must include project management and report writing.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with candidate's qualification.

Contact: Colin Ross (by mail or email to:

Azimuth Environmental Consulting, Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. As an environmental consulting firm we recognize the inherent limitations that exist due to the natural environment of some of the workplaces we are required to work within. However, where possible, Azimuth strives to provide accommodations to staff members with disabilities throughout all facets of their employment life cycle. Upon request, Azimuth will make written information and other forms of communication accessible.