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Environmental Risk Assessor

Halifax, NS
Full Time
9 days ago

Join a global professional services leader. We are committed to solving the world’s biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanization.

Our Atlantic Canada operations is looking to fill an Environmental Risk Assessor position in our growing Canadian Operations.


The successful candidate will report to the Team Lead for Contaminated Assessment and Remediation (CAR) and will primarily support the completion of human health and ecological risk assessments. Below are some of the key technical responsibilities for this position:

  • Provide technical leadership in human health and ecological risk assessments, as well as risk management plan development;
  • Participate in client meetings to provide strategic advice related to risk-based approaches in support of redevelopment, remediation and/or risk management;
  • Aid in data management, contaminant fate & transport modelling, exposure modelling and quantitative risk calculations;
  • Lead multi-disciplinary internal project teams for multi-media risk assessment of complex sites;
  • Prepare technical reports for submission to provincial and federal regulatory authorities;
  • Collaborate with other disciplines/business groups, as necessary, to complete deliverables;
  • Possess strong project management, coordination and planning skills to meet client timelines and budget;
  • Possess strong client development skills;
  • Experience in research methods/techniques to gather information, assess and resolve issues, assess validity and applicability of scientific studies;
  • Experience in completion of health impact assessments in support of EIAs;
  • Support the growth of the risk assessment practice in Eastern Canada.


  • University degree (Master’s degree preferred) in one or more of the following: environmental science, toxicology, or chemical engineering
  • A minimum of 8 years of environmental consulting experience in the Canadian marketplace.
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience with Federal risk assessment framework and FCSAP process.
  • Proven client management and regulatory negotiation experience.
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handling multiple project assignments, meeting strict deadlines, and traveling to client facilities as needed.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Bilingual capabilities considered an asset.
  • Valid Canadian Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record for business travel.

Why GHD?
Being the best we can be is in our culture. 
We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanization are made sustainable for generations to come. 

Our commitment to you
Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognize achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.

Who we are
We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanization. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly ‘One GHD’ across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients. 

As a diverse and inclusive organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, GHD will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.