Volume 26 No. 4

January 25, 2022

Employment & Opportunities

Hydrologist / Water Resource Engineer - Lorax Environmental

Lorax is a dynamic, well-established environmental consulting company, providing world-leading scientific services to the natural resource industry for over 25 years. Lorax provides environmental consulting services primarily to the mining industry, with projects located worldwide. We pride ourselves on delivering work of the highest quality, founded in scientific principles and backed by a strong focus on research and development.

We are recruiting for an intermediate- to senior-level hydrologist or equivalently skilled water resource engineer to join our interdisciplinary technical team comprised of geochemists, hydrogeologists, hydrologists, engineers, toxicologists and numerical modelling specialists. Prior experience in the resource development sector will be an asset, particularly in the hard rock and coal mining sectors.

The ideal candidate will possess many of the following qualifications and experience, and must be registered, or eligible for registration with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia:

  • A post-graduate degree (Master’s or Doctorate) with a focus on physical hydrology or water resource engineering;
  • Strong working knowledge of streamflow gauging techniques, establishment of baseline hydrometric networks, rating curve theory, water level and discharge time-series adjustments, and streamflow data assembly;
  • Ability to compile baseline hydro-climate datasets, integrate regional data, produce baseline reports, conduct frequency analyses and other relevant time-series statistical analyses;
  • Experience assessing quality of climate and hydrometric data and conducting gap analyses related to hydrometric networks and baseline datasets;
  • Previous experience compiling water balance models in GoldSim and Excel, and watershed models (e.g., RAVEN, HEC-HMS, UBCWM);
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating on multidisciplinary water projects; and,
  • Experience communicating the results of water-related technical studies (e.g., with stakeholder technical review teams and First Nations, provincial/territorial regulators, and the scientific/engineering community at large).

If the prospect of working with Lorax on leading edge projects sounds appealing, we’d like to hear from you. Please send us a recent CV and a cover letter introducing yourself and relevant experience to .

Implementation Specialist - VRIFY technology

Reporting to the Manager, Implementations, VRIFY is seeking a detail oriented Implementation Specialist to deliver on the technical implementation of 3D content and story(ies) for VRIFY clients.

You are a futuristic thinker and strong communicator who can juggle multiple clients and timelines simultaneously. Organized is an understatement. You enjoy collaborating with industry experts and other internal departments to deepen your knowledge of new domains and technologies. In this role, you’ll collaborate with our 3D Design Team and partner directly with senior level executives and technical specialists from our client companies to deliver timely and compelling representations of their story in our VRIFY platform.

For detailed job description, please click here.

Assistant Professors Positions - University of Alberta

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta is advertising to hire two assistant professors. See below links for details:

Full Professor and Senior Leadership Position - San Diego State University

The Department of Geological Sciences and the Environmental Sciences Program at San Diego State University invite applications from associate or full professors to join the department as a tenured full professor, either serving as incoming chair or expecting to serve as chair in coming years. Position details and instructions to apply can be found at here. Application review will begin January 24th, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to geology@sdsu.edu. SDSU is an equal opportunity/Title IX employer.

News & Events

Effective Mentorship for Racialized Graduate Students

Attention UBC grad students! 

The Effective Mentorship of Racialized Graduate Students (EMRGS) project team is inviting racialized graduate students to take part in their project exploring mentorship in graduate school. For more information click here.