Intermediate Environmental Engineer/Geoscientist

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Who we are:

Strum Consulting is a 120-person company with diverse projects throughout Atlantic Canada. Strum provides engineering, surveying, and environmental services for a range of clients in the fields of renewable energy, transportation, contaminated sites, and property development.

Since 1995, Strum has provided a work environment that encourages career development while maintaining a work/life balance. We offer competitive pay, a dynamic work environment, and an excellent benefits package, and we currently have offices in Halifax, Antigonish and Guysborough, NS, as well as in Moncton, NB, St. John’s, NL, and Labrador City, NL.

Strum is currently looking to expand our Site Assessment and Remediation division and has an opening in our Halifax office for an Intermediate Environmental Engineer/Geoscientist to join our team.

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay and excellent benefits package.
  • The opportunity to work on a wide range of interesting projects, including new and upcoming technologies.
  • Interaction with a diverse client base.
  • A team environment 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 Intermediate Environmental Engineer/Geoscientist position requires a highly motivated individual with strong technical, communication, organizational and project management skills, a positive attitude, and good interpersonal skills. At Strum, we provide a professional, energetic team environment that promotes camaraderie and collaboration, which results in low staff turnover.

Role Description:

The successful candidate would perform a wide range of both technical and project management duties associated with the assessment, remediation and risk management of contaminated sites located throughout the Atlantic Provinces. These duties would include but may not be limited to project management, reporting, technical review, client communications, budgeting, overseeing junior and field staff, and signing off as a Site Professional on closure documents to be submitted to provincial regulators. Typical projects will include Phased Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) for various types of sites, remediation programs, emergency spill response, risk assessments and management planning, and environmental monitoring. Typical clients will include all levels of government, developers, insurance companies, industrial site owners, other consulting companies, contractors, and utility providers.


  • Manage projects related to Phased ESAs, remediation, risk assessment/management, environmental monitoring, and emergency spill response.
  • Overseeing field programs involving occasional site attendance, contractor supervision, budgeting and scheduling personnel and tasks, and providing technical oversight.
  • Adhering to Strum’s safety program and ensuring safety procedures and protocols are followed and improved/revised if/as necessary.
  • Author and review documents including proposals, technical reports, estimates, drawings, borehole/test pit logs, analytical data tables, and regulatory closure documents.
  • Sign off as the Site Professional on regulatory closure documents including Records of Site Condition.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship for junior and field staff.
  • Support existing field and reporting teams while demonstrating ability to work independently and as part of a larger close-knit team.
  • Assist senior staff with managing and growing the Site Assessment and Remediation division.
  • Build and/or support client relationships and work in conjunction with our senior leadership team to explore new business opportunities.

Attributes & Skills:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering or Earth Sciences/Geology.
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience working on contaminated site assessment and remediation projects.
  • Registered or qualified for registration as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) in Nova Scotia.
  • Meet the experience requirements to sign off as a Site Professional on regulatory closure documents in the Atlantic Provinces.
  • Consulting background with experience in project management would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment with a high degree of detail.
  • Experience managing a portfolio of projects and working with a team of technical professionals to ensure that projects are executed on time, budget, and in compliance with quality standards and applicable regulatory criteria.
  • Possess a professional demeanor and communicate with excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Demonstrate skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and other current software used in data collection, compilation, assessment, and presentation.
  • Possesses strong technical report writing, reviewing and data analysis skills.
  • Significant experience with completing/reviewing Phase I ESAs, developing scopes of work and overseeing Phase II/III ESAs, delineating contaminant plumes, developing Remedial Action Plans, managing remediation programs, and completing Risk Assessments and Risk Management Plans.
  • Experience with planning and overseeing complex remediation programs, such as multi-phase vapour extraction, groundwater pump/treat, in-situ chemical oxidation, activated carbon injections, bioremediation, etc.
  • Experience with using hydrogeological modelling, plume modelling, and/or risk assessment software would be considered an asset.
  • Significant experience with the Atlantic Risk Based Corrective Action (RBCA) process, CCME Guidance, and the regulatory contaminated site processes in the Atlantic Provinces.
  • Writing proposals for a variety of projects.
  • Desire to research information related to projects and to develop solutions associated with various methodologies, regulatory criteria, and industry standard practices.
  • Able to plan timelines, manage one’s own schedule and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to evaluate and improve both personal and company performance and processes.
  • Willingness to travel to sites within the Atlantic Provinces.


  • Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.
  • A valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License and registered personal vehicle.
  • Persons who belong to an employment equity group are encouraged to self-identify.
  • Persons who are of Indigenous heritage are encouraged to self-identify.
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