Job Postings

Job Title:  Soils Specialist

Start Date:  July 2018
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;

– Agricultural land capability, remediation and improvement projects;

– 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);

– Erosion and sediment control planning, project implementation, field guidance; and

– Environmental and agricultural remediation monitoring.

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. You currently are, or are qualified to be, registered in BC as a professional agrologist (P.Ag. with BCIA), 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 Attn: Roberta Adams. Successful candidates will be contacted, no phone calls please. To find out more about Madrone, please visit our website (