Geoscientist

Job Locations CA-NB-Fredericton
Job ID
2024-3255
# of Openings
1
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Business Group
Environmental Sciences

Overview

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.

Your opportunity

Dillon’s Environmental Sciences technical group is looking to add a talented professional at the junior level as a Geoscientists to join our multidisciplinary team of professionals. You will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects while providing clients with a fully integrated and superior customer experience. 

 

At Dillon, we operate as one team, and this full-time position is available at our Fredericton office location in New Brunswick.

 

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

Responsibilities

What your day will look like

 

  • Coordinate and complete exploration programs for industrial minerals, including prospecting, drilling, and geophysical surveys.
  • Assistance in the development of environmental permits in support of exploration and development projects.
  • Log bedrock core, including recording detailed observations, photographing core, and compiling formatted logs.
  • Develop three-dimensional geological models to support understanding the subsurface conditions.
  • Possibility of conducting geophysical investigations with magnetometers, ground penetrating radar and electromagnetic devices in wilderness terrain.
  • Assist with field programs from other groups as needed, including supporting contaminated site investigations, hydrogeological investigations, soil/groundwater/surface water/sediment/soil vapour sampling programs, and contaminated site remediation projects.
  • Complete documentation of field activities, site health and safety meetings, among others in paper and digital formats (as required); Completion of activities including preparation. of sampling plans, collection and compilation of field data, digital geo-referenced data, and completion of field notes.
  • Contribution to environmental monitoring tasks on construction and industrial sites;
  • Assist in preparation of  Mineral Reports of Work, including: compilation and analysis of data, borehole logs, and desktop background research.
  • Operate, calibrate, and maintain project specific equipment;
  • Ability to work remotely for up to two weeks.
  • Ability to work overtime when required.
  • Ability to work alone in the field with guided direction or partial supervision.

 

       Project Coordination 

  • Coordinate with laboratories, clients, subcontractors, third-party stakeholders.
  • Assist in report writing and preparation of technical memos, letters, reports, spreadsheets and figures.
  • Providing assistance to project managers, geologists, engineers, environmental scientists and others on a variety of multidisciplinary design teams with the opportunity to develop into a Project Manager. 

 

              Learning and Development

  • Commit to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development.
  • Contribute to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees.
  • Participation in Dillon’s Early Career Development Program.

Qualifications

       What you will need to succeed

  • A degree in Geology, Geoscience, Geological Engineering or Environmental Science or a related environmental discipline.
  • 0 to 2 years of experience in geological consulting or exploration will be an asset.
  • Ability to collect field data according to provincial and/or federal requirements.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to work 12 hour shifts outdoors in a wilderness environment in various types of weather for 14 days.
  • Versatile, adaptable, and willing to conduct a variety of tasks.
  • Comfortable with use and operation of a 4X4 truck in an off-road environment.
  • Comfortable working outdoors in varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to continuously carry an approximately 25lbs backpack for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to travel by boat long distances.
  • Eligibility to register as a P.Geo or P.Eng. (or member in training) will be an asset.

Experience

  • Knowledge of relevant provincial and federal regulations and guidelines.
  • Experience in the collection of geological samples.
  • Experience in Leapfrog and ArcGIS would be considered an asset.
  • Proficient in data entry, data compilation and the management of databases.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication, and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in the writing of technical reports.

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 and remote working options
    • 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 and remote 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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