The Opportunity

Sydney, NS
Science and Research
Full-time - Permanent
$1,291.95 - $1,776.43 / week

The Environmental Analyst will assist in preparation of calls for proposal / terms of reference for environmental studies and managing consultant contracts. This position will provide training and guidance to Build Nova Scotia staff, public groups / associations and conducts on-site inspections where potential environmental issues are identified and track environmental concerns on Build Nova Scotia projects. This position requires the ability to analyze issues and provide sound recommendations which will impact site environment; developing, promoting and delivering environmental programs and services; evaluating the environmental sensitivity of potential contaminated sites, inspecting the adequacy and environmental protection measures being used. The Environmental Analyst reports to the Senior Project Manager of the Environment Group and collaborates with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.

What you'll do


Environmental Policy Coordination:

Practices in and coordinates multidisciplinary teams for establishing and implementing Build Nova Scotia environmental policy

Participates in interdepartmental and intergovernmental panels and committees, providing input on environmental issues and responding to potential impacts

Answers queries and initiates studies to verify Build Nova Scotia's position on environmental matters

Technical Advisory and Training:

Provides technical advice to government departments on environmental issues, involving research, investigation, and lab analysis

Maintains and disseminates environmental information to field, head office staff, and the public

Conducts training for agency staff on environmental issues, including presentations and seminars/workshops

Environmental Compliance and Inspection:

Performs environmental inspections on departmental field operations to ensure compliance with federal and provincial legislations

Ensures corrective action for non-compliance, providing policy and expertise to governmental staff

Reviews environmental assessments of properties for acquisition, producing inspection reports

Project Management:

Manages a diverse range of environmental projects, estimating costs and determining budget allotments

Meets with clients to define project scope, prepares bid documents, obtains regulatory approvals, and develops calls for proposals

Reviews and evaluates proposal submissions, recommends contract awards, and manages construction to ensure compliance with environmental, safety, and quality standards

Budgeting and Financial Oversight:

Prepares accurate timesheets for project tracking, verifies invoice amounts, and recommends payment for progress claims

Ensures projects stay within budget, providing monthly updates and forecasting for projects and business expenditures

Environmental Policy Development:

Helps develop Build Nova Scotia environmental policy addressing existing and potential environmental concerns

Conducts special studies as needed and reviews relevant environmental legislation for policy direction

Analyzes policy alternatives for sustainable development, determining cost-effectiveness and human resources considerations

Prepares draft policy documents and briefing notes for consideration and implementation by appropriate government bodies

Other Responsibilities:

Performs other related duties as required

What you'll need


Bachelor of Science, Engineering degree or related field with experience in the Environmental Field.

Knowledge in civil infrastructure, project management, water treatment plant operation and air quality monitoring would be considered an asset.

Demonstrated ability to coordinate programs to ensure timely completion, to counsel and train all levels of government, private contractors, consultants and the public on environmental matters.

An understanding of the principles of various scientific disciplines and the ability to integrate this knowledge into a cohesive approach to resolving any problems arising during environmental remediation projects.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment and to lead and motivate others.

Strong computer and analytical skills.

We're looking for

Core Skills

ACE Compliance Inspection Reports Training

A little bit about us

Build Nova Scotia

Build Nova Scotia is the Province's Crown Corporation responsible for leading sustainable development of high-potential property and infrastructure across our province to drive economic and population growth. In short, we build things-and how we build them matters as much as what we build. We engage Nova Scotia's diverse communities to lead and support projects that create inclusive, sustainable places that people love. We leverage our projects and programs as tools to bring people together in pursuit of keeping Nova Scotians healthy, connected, and thriving no matter where they live. A thriving community is a powerful thing, and we're doing our part to help communities reach their full potential by stewarding projects that enhance quality of life and community well-being, build local pride and momentum, and grow our economy.

Our goal is a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the clients we serve. Build Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities, and Women in occupations or positions where they are under represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application.