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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.

Environmental Technician / Junior Hydrogeologist

We are looking for a motivated individual to compliment our field team by providing knowledge in hydrogeological principles and field techniques. Our firm is engaged in projects involving ground water resource management and contaminant evaluation for porous media and fractured rock environments, while support to various other environmental projects will likely be incorporated into the required tasks.

The preferred candidate is expected to work independently and/or under the direction of a project manager / technical expert on various projects including but not limited to: site monitoring for ground water and surface water, environmental drilling, well testing, water level monitoring, water quality sampling and data compilation. The candidate may also assist with data analysis and report preparation to document existing conditions and support environmental impact reports and permit applications. These undertakings are part of projects involving water-taking, wellhead protection, landfill design and operations, stream rehabilitation, contaminant transport assessment, environmental site assessment project and a variety of related activities. Senior staff are available to support all technical efforts and provides corporate review of all work. Although not required for all tasks, physical demands of the job will include walking, hiking, climbing, bending, lifting and upper body strength during well purging. As well, given the type of monitoring programs that will be completed, there is a requirement for the ability to carry and/or lift field equipment (up to 40 lbs) at some job sites.

The preferred candidate must be comfortable with working in the field for the majority of the time in all types of environments. Excellent organizational skills are required with the ability to manage and prioritize several assignments at one time, while ensuring delivery within specific deadlines and budgets. Strong computer skills would also be an asset and at a minimum should include all Microsoft Office components. Any experience in one of the following area should prove beneficial: ground water quality sampling; exploration / environmental drilling; pump testing; quaternary & bedrock geology interpretation; and ESA / remedial work.

The ideal candidate would have a College or University graduate with either a Bachelor's degree in civil/environmental/geological engineering or science, or a C.E.T. (Environmental Technician/Technologist) diploma and an Ontario Class 'G' driver's license. 1 to 2 years of experienced would be beneficial, but not required. Current certificate designation would be beneficial, but not required (e.g., Well Technician license). Salary is negotiable and commensurate with candidate's qualification.

Contact: Colin Ross (by mail or email to:

Prospective candidates will be notified within two weeks of submission. Follow-up contact to this submission is not required.

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.