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: Executive Assistant

Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Location: Duncan, BC

 Madrone Environmental Services Ltd. in Duncan is seeking an Executive Assistant. We are looking for a self-motivated person with a positive attitude that is keen to be part of our team. Madrone consists of natural resource management disciplines including: Biologists, Geomorphologists, Hydrologists, Agrologists, Archaeologists and Geotechnical Engineers. The Executive Assistant will primarily provide confidential support to the Principle and General Manager to improve effectiveness of administrative services while overseeing reporting of Projects, Financial and Safety Systems. The qualified candidate ensures timely preparation and delivery of diverse reports to the Executive Team Members including Financial Statements, Human Resource Strategies, Safety Monitoring, as well as, overall planning and editing of professional documents.

Requirements:

  • – Grade twelve (12) High School Diploma.
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  • – Diploma in Business Administration/Human Resources/Financial Management or a related area of study. 
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  • – A Bachelor’s Degree will be considered a significant asset.
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  • – An additional three (3) years prior experience requiring a high degree of confidentiality. 

Other Requirements:

  • – Advanced verbal and written communication skills to be able to correspond on behalf of the Principle and General Manager.
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  • – Advanced interpersonal and relationship management skills including tact and diplomacy.
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  • – Strong organizational skills to coordinate multiple tasks and projects with tight deadlines.
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  • – Strong working knowledge of accounting principles.
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  • – Proficiency in MS Office software (Word and Excel), database systems, Adobe and the Sage Accounting system.
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General Duties include:

  • – Provides confidential support to the Principle and General Manager by managing a variety of sensitive, confidential, and complex correspondence, memos, presentation materials and reports. Identifies and resolves sensitive issues as and when required and provides support to other departments, programs and projects as requested. 
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  • – Oversees reporting of Plans of various departments. Establishes guidelines for preparation and finalization of diverse reports which includes Executive and Department reports. Review documentation for various reports and related material for various meetings and presentations in a timely manner. 
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  • – Coordinates calendar and agendas for General Manager and Principle, including curtailing any scheduling conflicts. Attends meetings where assigned, records key content and minutes and provides meeting minutes and all relevant information to attendees after ensuring all information is reviewed for accuracy and confidentiality.
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  • – Develops and manages business relationships with executives, senior leaders and external stakeholders. Responds directly on behalf of the General Manager to sensitive requests with significant corporate reputational risks and escalates where required by the General Manager, as well as, for the Department Leads.
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  • – Coordinates travel arrangements and business events for the Office.
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  • – Provides guidance to the management team for all departments under the General Manager and leads the development and implementation of standardized processes and procedures for the administrative staff. Participates in projects pertaining to improvement and implementation of new administrative procedures, office equipment, systems and technologies.
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  • – Ensure all safety systems are adhered to including submission of yearly audit in collaboration with safety lead(s).
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  • – Coordinates resolution of issues brought to attention from internal human resource needs and external public/private stakeholders for action and ensures appropriate follow-ups.
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  • – Oversees and trains various administrative staff as required, including referring to external measures in order to ensure a smooth functioning administrative team.
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  • – Website maintenance and marketing initiatives.
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Hours: 35 – 40 hours a week – Monday to Friday, 8:00-4:30
Wages: Negotiable depending on level of experience
Benefits: Medical benefits package

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

Please send a cover page and résumé to stephanie.curtis@madrone.ca
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.