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Positions: Senior 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 Senior Risk Assessors/Biologists to join our collaborative and team-oriented group of scientists.

Azimuth is looking for resourceful and adaptable candidates who have an interest in taking the next step in their development as an environmental consultant specializing in risk assessment, environmental monitoring and/or environmental assessment. Ideal candidates are interested in working on complex and high risk sites or problems and have the ability to think independently and strategically, maintain a positive attitude, be self-motivated, and employ a strong work initiative.

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, 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.

Experience and responsibilities:

This position is suited for individuals with 15 or more years of, or other practice related to understanding the health or environmental effects of chemical contaminants. That experience should include leading project and business development for work on contaminated sites and/or all stages of mine development, including restoration. Position responsibilities include:

  • Leadership of projects from inception to completion in risk assessment, toxicology, environmental effects monitoring and/or environmental policy.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to work on multiple projects while ensuring quality standards on deliverables.
  • Mentorship of staff
  • Creating and maintaining client relationships to meet their needs
  • Proposal writing and business development

Essential skills, competencies & qualifications:

  • A university degree in toxicology, biology or a related field
  • 15+ years of progressive experience, ideally in a consulting environment, with demonstrated competency of human health risk assessment, ecological risk assessment, toxicology and/or environmental effects monitoring.
  • Experience working with provincial and federal regulations and guidance on risk assessment, environmental quality guidelines or environmental effects monitoring.
  • Experience managing complex projects (i.e., client lead) with multiple team members.
  • Ability to think independently and strategically, maintain a positive attitude, be self-motivated, and employ a strong work initiative.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with reliable attention to detail
  • Positive contributor to a safe and fun work environment

Additional desired qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field
  • Professional designation or eligibility, including as a Registered Professional Biologist and/or an Approved Professional (risk) with the Society of Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals of BC
  • Project Management Professional certification
  • An orientation towards engagement with various parties (e.g., regulators, communities, stakeholders, Indigenous Peoples)
  • Quantitative orientation, for example data analysis, statistics and/or modeling
  • Leadership skills and profile within our industry
  • Experience collaborating directly with Indigenous Peoples


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 and 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: 59695