Senior Environmental Professional/Team Lead

Job Locations CA-AB-Calgary | CA-AB-Edmonton
Job ID
# of Openings
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Business Group
Environmental Sciences


Are you someone with strong 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 thought leader, a trusted advisor 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.

Your opportunity  

Dillon’s Environmental Sciences technical group is looking for an Senior Environmental Professional/Team Lead to join our multidisciplinary team. You will have the opportunity to enhance Dillon’s Contaminant Assessment Management and Remediation Programs in Alberta which will include delivering existing work, engaging new clients, and building a dynamic team to work collaboratively with Dillon’s existing Geoscience team across the country.


This position is available at our Alberta offices: Calgary or Edmonton.


We offer flexible work hours and hybrid work arrangement options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.


What your day will look like


 Technical Team Leadership and Development

  • Prepared to lead the technical development of local staff, with the support of Dillon’s training programs and broader team of environmental professionals.
  • Provide technical and business mentorship to less experienced environmental professionals.
  • Engage in team building and recruiting for the Vancouver office.
  • Responsible for local team engagement and integration with Dillon’s national team of over 120 environmental professionals practicing in environmental due diligence, site assessment, soil and groundwater remediation, spill response, hydrogeology, and hazardous materials assessments.


Project Management & Design

  • Project management and coordination support to the local and national contaminated site teams including phased environmental site assessment and site remediation. 
  • Development of remedial action plans and assistance in the design of site remediation options, including completion of feasibility studies of environmental remediation options and/or contaminant site management options. 
  • Economic analyses, capital cost estimates and operating cost estimates in support of remedial design.
  • Understand environmental regulations related to contaminated sites work in Alberta and other jurisdictions (e.g., Federal Lands, adjacent provinces or territories).
  • Prepare and manage: health and safety plans for field projects, prepare project contracts and agreements, and complete sub-contractor selection. Coordinate, manage and build business relationships with: clients, regulators, service providers (e.g., laboratories, sub-contractor) and third-party stakeholders.
  • Preparation and technical review of written reports including: Phase I/II/III ESAs, conceptual site models, remedial options evaluations and remedial action plans.

Business Development 

  • Work with client managers and business unit leads within Dillon’s business development and sales framework to identify, support and pursue contaminated assessment and remediation related opportunities. 
  • Developing winning proposals.
  • Establish a reputation for contaminated sites expertise and specialized services, internally to Dillon, and externally to existing and new clients. 
  • Maintaining relationships with existing clients and building relationships with new clients.
  • Travel to other business locations and Dillon offices for the purposes of client relationship development, opportunity/project research and project delivery, as necessary.

Learning & Development 

  • Commit to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development.
  • Commitment to being part of a learning organization, to providing leadership and contributing to the career development of junior/intermediate staff, including providing technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring.
  • Contribute to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees.
  • Technical research, technology evaluations in support of contaminated site remediation and/or waste management design


What you will need to succeed

  • A degree in engineering, geology, biology, ecology, hydrogeology or a related environmental science or engineering discipline.
  • Certification or designation through The Association of Sciences & Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET), Environmental Professional (EP), Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), or alternative.


  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in environmental consulting and/or related work experience.
  • Strong interest in growing and developing the company's contaminated sites management services through the coaching / technical mentoring of staff
  • Strong conceptual skills in evaluation of geological and hydrogeological systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated capabilities in multidisciplinary teamwork as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Strong background in several of: Phase I, II, & III ESAs, soil and groundwater sampling programs, surface water and sediment sampling programs, soil vapour sampling, contaminated site remediation project, and health and safety. Additional background would be considered an asset for projects involving hazardous materials assessments, risk assessments, hydrogeological investigations, geophysics, solid waste management, environmental management,  or industrial air quality. 
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant provincial and federal environmental legislation and policies, including the Alberta  Environmental Code and Alberta Environmental Quality Guidelines.
  • Demonstrated success in the leadership of multidisciplinary project teams and business development.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and plan work to meet time-based deliverables and adapt to changing expectations.
  • Strong proficiency in proposal and report writing, presentations, communications, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Understanding of AUTOCAD, GIS, Surfer, GINT or database abilities will be an asset.


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.

 In addition, we offer:

  • Employee share purchase plan
    • Dillon is 100% employee owned and share ownership is open to all employees.
  • A competitive compensation package
    • Comprehensive health benefits.
    • Generous retirement savings plan.
  • Flexible work hours 
    • Dillon values its staff and the contributions that are made each day and understands that work arrangements can differ based on personal needs and business needs.  We are taking a trust-based approach to offer a variety of flexible  work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life. 
  • Early Career Development (ECD) program
    • We are committed to developing the skills and knowledge of our people at every stage of their career. The ECD program is designed to accelerate the development of successful consulting careers of new graduates. The program focuses on a mix of skills and behaviours that align with technical, consulting, clients, business acumen and early leadership. 
  • Focus on Innovation
    • The ability to anticipate, examine, and adopt new and innovative solutions is a crucial driver for the continual and progressive advancement of our business performance. In our culture, people are empowered to reflect and question current practices and seek forward looking solutions to today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities.
  • Employee and Family Assistance program (EFAP)
    • A variety of EFAP tools and online resources to support well-being are available to all employees.
  • Goodlife Fitness Corporate Membership
    • Our employees can take advantage of reduced annual membership fees

About Dillon

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 18 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. We encourage you to connect with us if you require accommodation in the interview process.


We would love to hear from you!





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