Environmental Field Technician, Environmental Services Division (Summer Position)

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Who We Are:

Strum Consulting is a 100-person consulting company with diverse projects throughout Atlantic Canada. Strum provides engineering and environmental services for a range of clients in the fields of Renewable Energy, Transportation, Contaminated Sites, and Commercial Developments.

Since 1995, Strum has provided a work environment that encourages career development while maintaining a work life balance in Atlantic Canada. We offer competitive pay, a dynamic work environment, and an excellent benefits package.

Strum Consulting, is presently expanding our Environmental Sciences Division and has an opening in our Bedford office for an Environmental Field Technician to join our team.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive pay and excellent benefits package.
  • Work on a wide range of large and small, interesting projects, including new and upcoming technologies.
  • Interact with a diverse client base.
  • Be part of a team where your input will be noticed and valued.
  • Collaboration and room for professional development and career growth.
  • Dynamic and flexible work arrangements (e.g., work from home and work from the office).

The position requires a highly motivated individual with both technical and communication skills, a positive attitude, good interpersonal skills, and strong organizational and communication skills. At Strum, we provide a professional, energetic team environment that promotes camaraderie, and collaboration which results in low staff turnover.

Role Description:

As an Environmental Field Technician, you will assist with our various field programs related to environmental assessments, wetland and watercourse assessments, wildlife assessments, and other programs. This work involves extensive work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. This work can be very physical and demanding, and applicants must demonstrate in their application their ability to work for long periods of time in a variety of challenging environments, including forests, wetlands, coastal environments, and remote locations. In addition to field work, technicians will also help with environmental data entry, reporting, research and other tasks. This is a term position for April to September, 2023, with the possibility of extension depending on staffing requirement.


  • Adhering to Strum’s safety program and ensuring safety procedures and protocols are followed.
  • Collection of accurate data in the field using various types of equipment
  • Compilation of clear, concise and accurate field notes
  • Support existing field and reporting teams while demonstrating ability to work independently and as part of a larger close-knit team.

Attributes and Skills:

  • Must be enrolled in or recently completed a post-secondary education program related to science or environmental studies.
  • Must have a strong background in sciences.
  • Must be physically capable of performing demanding field work duties.
  • Must possess the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness and ability to pass background / criminal record checks.
  • Experience with environmental field work.
  • Experience working outside or with outdoor recreational activities.
  • Possess professional demeanour and communicate with excellent verbal and written skills in English.


  • Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.
  • A valid Nova Scotia Divers License is required.
  • Persons who belong to an employment equity group are encouraged to self identify.
  • Persons who are of First Nation heritage are encouraged to self identify.
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