Job Postings

Job Title:  Soils Specialist

Closing Date: Ongoing
Location:  Abbotsford, BC

Madrone is seeking an intermediate to senior-level soils specialist to join our Agricultural Land Services team in our Abbotsford, B.C. office.

Madrone Environmental Services Ltd. is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm focusing on land, water and ecosystem assessments and management. We provide scientific and regulatory expertise in agrology, archaeology, ecology, fisheries, geoscience, GIS, hydrology, geotechnical engineering, and wildlife. We assist all major client sectors, including First Nations, forestry, mining, transportation, energy, agriculture, real estate development/re-development, and provincial/federal government agencies.

As an intermediate to senior-level member of our Fraser Valley Team, you will manage and participate in:

  • –  Data driven permitting and regulatory application support services;
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  • –  Agricultural land capability, remediation and improvement projects;
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  • –  Due diligence reviews for real estate/land transactions (Phase I Environmental Site Assessments), as well as contaminated sites projects and regulatory liaisons (Stage 1 and 2 Preliminary Site Investigations, Detailed Site Investigations and remediation for regulatory clearance);
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  • –  Erosion and sediment control planning, project implementation, field guidance; and
  • –  Environmental and agricultural remediation monitoring.
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The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in soil science, pedology or agriculture; a complimentary advanced degree and ten years of consulting experience. This position requires membership, or eligibility for membership, in the BC Institute of Agrologists as a professional agrologist (P.Ag.) You have a keen observational eye for field details, are a personable problem solver who can quickly formulate likely pathways toward accomplishing project goals, and be able to develop a detailed scope of work to resolve client challenges and address regulatory requirements.  Working as an independent non-agent QEP, you are comfortable liaising with landowners and regulators alike. You will work within a team context on multiple projects, but must also be able to work independently, manage your time and budgets, and work effectively with client, regulators and co-workers. Attested excellence in interpersonal communication and advanced writing skills are essential.  

Madrone offers a flexible, intellectually stimulating and dynamic 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 resume to infofv@madrone.ca Attn: Roberta Adams. Successful candidates will be contacted, no phone calls please. To find out more about Madrone, please visit our website (www.madrone.ca).

 

 

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Start Date:  November 2018
Location:  Abbotsford, BC

Madrone Environmental Services Ltd. in Abbotsford is seeking an Administrative Assistant. We are looking for a self-motivated person with a positive attitude that is keen to be part of our team, and to help out on any and all projects where they are needed.  Your job would consist of providing administrative support to natural resource management disciplines including:  Biologists, Geomorphologists, Hydrologists, Agrologists, Archaeologists, and Geotechnical Engineers.  Preferred experience and skills that we believe to be associated with both aspects of this position are summarized below.

Requirements:

Diploma / Certification training relevant to administration.
Experience in an office setting in administrative role.

Proficiency using the following products:

  • –  Microsoft Office Suite
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  • –  Adobe Products
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Day to day duties include:

Reports:

  • –  Report formatting
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  • –  Assist in improvement of templates and encourage employees to use them
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  • –  Filing hardcopy reports and documenting project status for billing purposes (Madrone has a very efficient tracking system in place through digital dossier and hardcopy filing – the backup)
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  • –  Binding and mailing reports
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  • –  Scanning documents for electronic filing
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Secretarial:

  • –  Front desk position to meet and greet clients, couriers, and co-workers
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  • –  Answering the phones, taking messages, forwarding calls and messages.
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  • –  Tracking In/Out board for which employees are in the office or the field or away
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  • –  Incoming and Outgoing Mail and Courier
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  • –  Stocking and ordering office supplies
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  • –  Assist with keeping office neat, functional and organized (for example, communicate cleaning needs with the professional cleaning service that is provided once a week)
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Safety:

  • –  Maintain schedule board/or electronic calendar to track coming and going of staff
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  • –  Maintain safe office (annual fire drill, annual earthquake drill, track that staff are up-to-date Level 1 First Aid, etc.)
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  • –  Safety documentation related to employees working away from the office (in the field),
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  • –  Safety documentation related to yearly audit with lead safety officer’s assistance (person located in Duncan Office)
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Finance:

Assist with book-keeping as needed – typically related to depositing cheques that come in to the office; sending invoices/cheques to the head office weekly; maintain petty cash; collect payments and retainer cheques from clients that come to the office; other aspects to be determined through discussions with Accounting Department.

Work Environment:

  • –  Maintain a positive, respectful and professional work environment
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Business and Marketing-Related Responsibilities:

  • –  Website updates (training can be provided)
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  • –  Keep marketing packages up-to-date; suggest ways to improve (series of brochures that have been developed for Madrone need regular updates)
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  • –  Keep employee resumes up-to-date and consistent format
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  • –  Order updated business cards as needed, or for new employees
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  • –  Formatting of proposals
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Hours: 35 – 40 hours a week – Monday to Friday, 8:00-4:30
Wages:  Negotiable depending on level of experience ($20/hr+)
Benefits: Medical benefits package

Please visit our website for information regarding our company (www.madrone.ca)

Please send a formatted cover page and résumé to roberta.adams@madrone.ca (Attention to Roberta Adams).  Only successful candidates will be contacted, no phone calls please.