SPILL RESPONSE MANAGER,
ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

Posted: June 2022

Keystone Environmental is a dynamic and rapidly expanding environmental consulting firm located in Burnaby, BC.  Voted as one of Canada’s top 100 small and medium employers for 5 consecutive years, we pride ourselves on providing a fun, challenging and supportive environment that allows our people to achieve their professional objectives and goals while enjoying the journey along the way. We have enjoyed many years of growth and will continue to expand our client base and service offerings. Keystone Environmental offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package as well as a supportive and dynamic work environment designed to enhance employee experience and engagement.

Our Engineering department has an immediate opening for a SPILL RESPONSE MANAGER.

The Engineering department is a versatile group of 25 professionals that work on a diverse array of projects (spill response, wastewater, waste management, stormwater, landfill, remediation technologies, etc.). Our clients range from insurance companies, municipalities, industry, developers, transportation, and more.

This role:

  • Conducting and/or managing emergency spill response, incident scene management, hazard assessment, contaminated site management, waste disposal management and/or remedial excavations.
  • Working as part of a design team for additional environmental engineering services including remedial systems, stormwater management infrastructure, treatment plant components, landfill covers, etc.
  • Travelling to sites to observe site conditions, oversee staff and contractors, and conduct field engineering reviews.
  • Building the spill response team, identifying additional spill response opportunities, and preparing work plans and proposals for new and existing clients.
  • Providing training to junior staff on spill response regulations, field work and reporting.
  • Preparing and/or reviewing of spill response and remediation reports, audit findings, technical reports, contracts, etc.
  • Preparing and/or reviewing of remedial option evaluations, spill contingency plans, emergency response maps, recovery/restoration plans, and environmental management systems.
  • Preparing pre-work permits and approvals with regulators.
  • Managing project and budget controls, schedules, deliverables and staffing for projects.
  • Documenting spill response permit requirements, waste management, end-of-spill reports, etc.
  • Making sound decisions and considering innovation for practical and economical project solutions.
  • Administrating and managing contracts.
  • Working with clients, contractors, regulators, and other stakeholders to successfully deliver projects. Working with senior leaders to help advance business opportunities.
  • Often acting as a project leader and actively working to encourage teamwork, collaboration, and efficiency, with the support of senior engineers.
  • May supervise engineers and/or technical staff. Conducting peer reviews on the work of colleagues. Acting as a resource to staff members for advice and guidance on potential approaches to problem situations.
  • Performing other related duties as required.

 To be successful, you have:

  • A Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering (or equivalent) discipline and have 5 to 8 years of environmental consulting or related industry experience and an EGBC P. Eng. (or equivalent) designation. 
  • Ability to interpret and apply environmental engineering and spill response principles, regulations and technical guidelines to area of specialization (e.g. BC Spill Reporting Regulation, Spill Contingency Planning Regulation, Spill Preparedness, Response and Recovery Regulation, Contaminated Sites Regulation, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize project components for small or large projects to provide timely deliverables requiring a high level of detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an aptitude for engineering design, contractor coordination and project management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of multi-disciplinary team to solve problems under circumstances that are complex and time sensitive.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a teamwork environment and deal effectively with disagreements and prevent the escalation of conflict.
  • Ability to work under broad direction from senior engineers and use independent judgment to problem solve and evaluate options. Ability to identify opportunities and challenges to projects and raise them to a decision making level. Proven ability to take initiative, work with minimal supervision and effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • You can manage your time effectively and are enthusiastic, positive and focused on solutions, not problems.
  • Interest and willingness to learn to supervise, coach and mentor junior engineers, technical staff, and direct reports, as required.
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn the Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and MS Project.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.

All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to email their resume and cover letter to rbertani@nullkeystoneenvironmental.ca, or fax to 604-430-0672, referencing “Spill Response Manager”, in the subject line.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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