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Position: Terrain Scientist
Start Date: May – June 2017

Madrone Environmental Services Ltd. is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm focusing on the environmental aspects of land management. Our services range from managing the environmental effects of clients’ projects to providing specific scientific expertise in agrology, archaeology, ecology, fisheries, geoscience, GIS, hydrology, geotechnical engineering, and wildlife. We have clients in every land and resource sector including forestry, mining, transportation, energy, agriculture, and land development.
We are seeking a terrain scientist for a position in our Duncan office on Vancouver Island. The position will involve primarily geo-hazard assessments in a range of environments from wilderness to built settings, and for a range of clients from forestry and mining to land developers. You may also be involved in site contamination assessments, hydrologic assessments, and assessment of soils for agriculture.

At minimum applicants will hold a bachelor’s degree in physical geography, geology, or geological engineering. An advanced degree would be an asset as would consulting experience. You should be eligible for registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.
A thorough knowledge of geomorphological processes is important and a background in hydrology, hydrogeology, and soil science would be beneficial. Physical fitness is critical as the work frequently entails relatively arduous field traverses in remote locations. It also entails a substantial component of report writing, so the ability to communicate clearly and effectively is also critical. Madrone will provide training and mentoring, but you must be able to work independently, manage your time, and work well with co-workers and clients.

Madrone offers a flexible, intellectually stimulating work environment. Professional development is strongly supported through training and leadership opportunities, as well as a high level of responsibility and independence with project management and client communications. We encourage our employees to continually improve job satisfaction through seeking out opportunities to expand our business into areas in which they are interested.

Please send an appropriate cover page and résumé to Successful candidates will be contacted, no phone calls please. To find out more about Madrone, please visit our website (