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Risk Assessment Professionals

Not an ongoing position
Full or Part Time: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Jul 26 2011 - Oct 14 2011

LOCATION(S): Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Saskatoon, Burnaby, Other

SNC-Lavalin Environment is the environmental division of SNC-Lavalin Inc. (TSX:SNC), a global engineering firm with offices across Canada, and currently working in approximately 100 countries.  

SNC-Lavalin Environment (SLE) offers consulting services in the following areas:   human health and ecological risk assessment, contaminated site assessment and remediation, environmental studies, environmental impact assessments and social impact assessments, habitat assessments, aquatic life assessments, assessments of air quality and green house gas emissions, carbon credits, sustainability, environmental management and planning, geographic information systems, waste management, mining, water distribution and treatment, pollution control and rural development.

Our commitment to excellence extends to our workplace where we offer a flexible work environment, competitive compensation and benefits, in-house training programs, a strong emphasis on health and safety, support for continuing education and professional development, and the opportunity to work with and learn from senior technical experts and professionals.

SLE's Risk Assessment Team emphasizes teamwork. The team works cooperatively and interactively across the country, applying specialized knowledge and experience wherever it will benefit our clients and the quality of our work products.

SUMMARY OF POSITIONS: Various offices across Canada are seeking qualified professionals, at the junior, intermediate and senior levels, in the areas of human or ecological risk assessment.

RESPONSIBILITIES Working closely with SLE's Risk Assessment Team Leader:  

  • Support SLE's projects in risk assessment for public and private sector clients, including provincial and federal departments, and national and international clients in various regulatory and industrial sectors. 
  • Support SLE's Risk Assessment Team with respect to specific risk assessment projects, research, analysis, internal R & D projects to further the science of risk assessment, contribute to SLE's Centre of Excellence in Risk Assessment through training of colleagues, publication of original research, conference participation and presentations, etc.
  • Support other SLE activities and projects through the application of acquired knowledge and expertise beyond risk assessment, such as biology, ecology, plant sciences, environmental sciences, engineering, hydrogeology, health physics, toxicology, etc.



  • University degree in a relevant scientific discipline, such as: o    Biology, chemistry, biochemistry, ecology, toxicology, ecotoxicology, environmental sciences, engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology, health physics, etc.;
  • For Intermediate and senior positions, 5 or more years of experience in the conduct of human and/or ecological risk assessments of environmental contaminants;
  • Self motivated, independent worker with the ability to manage time and multiple projects appropriately;
  • A strong commitment to teamwork;
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills;      
  • Proficient computer skills;
  • English proficiency in reading and writing, and good communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills.


  • Specialization in toxicology, ecotoxicology      
  • Specialization in health physics
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology
  • Qualified Person in Risk Assessment (QPRA) in Ontario, Rostered risk assessment professional in BC, etc.
  • Proficiency in other languages (French, Spanish, other)
  • Proficiency with computer-aided quantitative data analysis
  • Proficiency in the development and application of mathematical computer-based models for predicting environmental fate and exposure.  

Interested applicants may apply on-line (Please temporarily permit pop-up window to apply):  
Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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