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Position: Intermediate Risk Assessors/ Biologists (Multiple positions available)
Company: Azimuth Consulting Group Inc.
Location details: Vancouver or Sidney (Remote work considered), BC. May be required to travel throughout BC and across Canada

Compensation: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Vacancy Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Azimuth Consulting Group Inc is seeking Intermediate Risk Assessors/Biologists to join our collaborative and team-oriented group of scientists.

The ideal candidates will be resourceful and adaptable with an interest in taking the next step in their development as an environmental consultant specializing in risk assessment, environmental monitoring and/or environmental assessment.

The intermediate position is suited for individuals with five to ten years of experience in contaminated sites and/or environmental assessment and monitoring for the mining sector. This position will involve coordinating and providing technical support on a range of projects with opportunities for leadership in areas of particular experience and technical competency.

Organizational background

Established in 2001, Azimuth ( is an employee-owned, niche consulting firm that specializes in risk assessment, toxicology, environmental effects monitoring and related regulatory policy. Our projects span a wide range of settings including contaminated sites, mines, ports, and proposed developments. Azimuth develops scientifically defensible and tailored solutions.

Our core values include: self-direction, work-life harmony, teamwork, fun and integrity with quality. Azimuth embraces equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including applicants of all gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, racial backgrounds, disability statuses, cultures, and religions.

Responsibilities and scope of position:

  • Leading field programs to collect samples in support of human health and ecological risk assessments and/or environmental monitoring
  • Interpreting datasets, statistical analysis, and preparing written and graphical materials for reports
  • Assisting with report and proposal preparation
  • Supporting project managers in task and budget management
  • Leading small- and medium-sized projects in areas of particular technical competency (with guidance and support from senior staff)
  • Conducting literature reviews on toxicology, environmental chemistry, public health and related topics

Note: Level of responsibility will depend on experience along with opportunities for growth under the guidance and mentorship of senior staff.

Essential skills, competencies & qualifications:

  • A university degree in toxicology, biology or a related field
  • 5 – 10 years of progressive experience, ideally in a consulting environment, with demonstrated knowledge/competency of human health risk assessment, ecological risk assessment, toxicology and/or environmental effects monitoring.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with reliable attention to detail
  • Field sampling skills to support data collection for risk assessment and/or monitoring
  • Strong research and analytical skills (data collection, compilation, and analysis), including statistical analysis and data management experience
  • Strong time management skills and a desire to advance your technical practice
  • Positive contributor to a safe and fun work environment

Additional desired qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Professional designation (e.g., Registered Professional Biologist) or eligibility.
  • Experience working with provincial and federal regulations and guidance on risk assessment, environmental quality guidelines or environmental effects monitoring
  • Experience collaborating with Indigenous Peoples
  • Project management experience / Project Management Professional certification.
  • Proficiency in R for synthesizing and evaluating data


This role can be based in either Vancouver or Sidney, BC (Azimuth will also consider remote working). You may be required to travel throughout BC and across Canada, particularly to Northern Canada. These are full-time positions, but we are a highly-flexible workplace after you have settled in - Azimuth has many staff with varying work hours.

Azimuth offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and credentials, including salary, health benefits, financial support for parental leave, flexible work hours, professional development opportunities, possibility of leave for sabbatical or education, health and safety training, and possibility of company share ownership.

Covid-19 Precautions: Azimuth is following all safety precautions and provincial restrictions regarding Covid-19. Employees are encouraged to work remotely at this time. A subcommittee of our Health & Safety Committee provides guidance on aspects like field programs

To apply

Please forward your Resumé and Letter of Application as a single PDF to . Please include the name of the job position in the email subject line. If we need to make arrangements to accommodate your participation in our recruitment process, please let us know.

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

We thank all candidates in advance for their application. All candidates will receive a confirmation of their application, but only those short-listed for an interview will receive further correspondence. All applications will be kept in confidence.

The deadline for applications is May 31st, 2021. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact .


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 30 2021    ID: 59694