Senior Environmental Scientist

Halifax, NS

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Strum is currently looking to expand our services and looking for a Senior Environmental Scientist to join our Environmental Assessment and Approvals team, in Halifax, NS.

About Strum Consulting:

Strum Consulting is a growing 150-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 throughout Atlantic Canada.

A day in your life at Strum:

  • Engage in delivering services to key clients such as project planning and management, environmental assessment, public engagement, and regulatory support.
  • Conduct and manage technical projects for clients on behalf of Strum.
  • Conduct technical report writing.
  • Assign, assist and monitor staff on field projects.
  • Develop methodologies, organize field programs, and coordinate logistics needed for a team to conduct those programs efficiently.
  • Carry out field work such as baseline surveys (wildlife, flora, and fauna), sample collection, and monitoring.
  • Have the ability to travel and work throughout Atlantic Canada.
  • Prepare client deliverables such as analytical tables, technical reports, estimates, and proposals following our quality standards.
  • Support existing teams while demonstrating the ability to work independently and as part of a larger team.
  • Communicate with other staff, clients, and regulatory agencies.
  • Adhere to health, safety and environment policies, safe work practices, procedures, and guidelines in the execution of all work.

What you bring to Strum:


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, or related environmental discipline.
  • Minimum 7-10 years environmental experience.
  • A relevant professional designation would be considered an asset (e.g. P. Biol, EP, PMP, etc.).
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment to a high degree of detail.
  • Eager to perform a wide range of technical project types and roles.
  • Consulting background/ experience in project management would be considered an asset.
  • Experience of managing a portfolio of projects and working with a team of technical professionals to ensure projects are executed in full compliance with quality standards and applicable regulatory criteria.
  • Possess professional demeanour and communicate with excellent verbal and written skills in English.
  • Demonstrate skills in Word and other current software used in data collection, compilation, and presentation.
  • 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.

What’s in it for you:

  • 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.

Employee Benefits:

  • Health, dental, life and disability insurance coverage
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program) resources and tools
  • RSP (Retirement Savings plan)
  • Recreational Credit

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Strum Consulting is committed to creating a culture of diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion. Strum Consulting welcomes qualified candidates from all ethnicities, religions, colours, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, or people with disabilities. We encourage applicants from minority groups, women, racialized groups, Indigenous heritage and LGBTQIA+ community to self identify. Please contact us at if any accommodations are required at any stage of the hiring process.

Health and Safety:

Strum Consulting prioritises the health and safety of its employees and it is a core value in our culture. Compliance with Occupational Health and Safety and taking courses on WHMIS as well as First Aid and CPR is mandatory.

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