QM Environmental is currently seeking a motivated Emergency Response (ER) Team Lead to join our squad of scientists and first responders in Prince George, BC. As an ER Team Lead you will manage a variety of interesting and exciting environmental and hazardous materials projects throughout British Columbia and Canada. Projects include, but are not limited to, emergency spill responses, emergency hazardous material incidents, remedial excavations, waste disposal projects, water treatment programs, and contaminated site investigations.

An ER Team Leader within the Emergency Response division is responsible for the following duties:

  • Organizing, coordinating, and supervising all aspects of environmental projects for a diverse assortment of clients.
  • Leading the Emergency Response Team on emergency and non-emergency environmental projects.
  • Coordinating and implementing all aspects of the QM Environmental Health and Safety program during emergency and non- emergency projects.
  • Ensuring efficient project management in a professional and safe manner.
  • Representing QM Environmental in a competent, respectful, and professional manner at all times.


  • Work with senior leaders to help grow business opportunities inside and outside of our established business sectors.
  • Assist with preparation of request for proposals.
  • Prepare cost estimates and scope of work.
  • Complete pre-work permitting and approvals with federal, provincial, municipal, and non-government organizations.
  • Coordinate key project deliverables.
  • Coordinate, organize, and perform fieldwork.
  • Coordinate, organize, and supervise subcontractors in the field.
  • Utilize and oversee all Health and Safety initiatives on all emergency and non-emergency projects.
  • Provide the maximum protection and education to workers in the field.
  • Deliver toolbox/safety meetings regularly to all field staff.
  • Ensure HSE compliance with applicable Federal, Provincial Acts, Codes and Regulations.
  • Pro-actively identify, develop, and implement modern HSE program protocols, Safe Work Procedures, and response tactics.
  • Oversee the completion, updating, and distribution of health and safety related documentation as required regionally and specific to various business lines.
  • Complete required documentation in the management of waste, and transportation of waste, as per the Provincial and
  • Federal regulations.
  • Collect and compile high quality field data.
  • Complete all paperwork and reports required for operational tasks, including writing technical reports.
  • Ensure timely delivery of all assigned tasks.
  • Provide excellent customer service to clients.
  • Perform equipment checks, testing and maintenance on a scheduled basis.
  • Perform maintenance for all QM LP vehicles and equipment as requested.
  • To provide and/or oversee the basic housekeeping of our buildings and our work areas.
  • Assist in developing and delivering required training programs to our clients and internally.
  • Attend scheduled training and lead scheduled training as assigned by QM management.
  • Assist in the management, training, and mentorship to junior team members.

  Other responsibilities as assigned by Operational/Regional Management



  • Post-secondary education in a related discipline (environmental science, chemistry, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, occupational hygiene, technology diploma) is required.
  • Accreditation, or eligibility for accreditation, with a professional governing body (P.Ag, PChem, P.Eng., EP, and/or P.Geo.).

Occupational Certifications:

  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Technician is an asset.
  • Confined Space Entry/ Rescue certification is an asset.
  • Rope Rescue Technician Level is an asset.
  • Construction Safety Officer (CSO) is an asset.
  • NFPA 472 Tank car/ Tank truck Specialist is an asset.
  • Equipment operator certifications (forklift, boom lift, scissor lift, skid steer, excavator) are and asset.

Extensive emergency response training, technical chemical training, and industrial safety training will be provided to a scientist who fits this role.


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience managing similar environmental projects from cost estimate through to final report.
  • Experience supervising remedial excavations is required.
  • Experience sampling soil, sediment, water, groundwater, soil vapor, and/or air, is required.
  • Heavy construction experience and Industrial experience is required.
  • Previous experience with contaminated sites investigation, contaminated sites remediation, hazardous materials assessment, and/or hazardous materials demolition is required.
  • Hazardous Materials Response experience is preferred.
  • Previous experience in chemical handling, chemical transferring, and waste management is preferred.
  • Previous experience with the assessment of industrial services and a firm understanding of working at heights, within confined spaces, and around heavy equipment is required.


  • Excellent understanding of Federal and Provincial regulations and other regulatory authorities with respect to operations.
  • An understanding of the Provincial Contaminated Sites Regulations is required.
  • An understanding of the Federal Canadian Council of the Ministers of the Environment Guidelines is required.
  • An understanding of other provincial environmental frameworks is an asset.
  • Excellent understanding of emergency response tactics and applications with the ability to identify the proper approach to any Emergency Project with complex and diverse variables.


  • Ability to manage multiple projects, of various sizes, at various stages of completion, concurrently.
  • Excellent team player, cooperative approach at all levels, strong relationship building capabilities, and ability to treat peers at all levels with respect.
  • Adept at strategic thinking – look for solutions outside the box, strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong written and communication skills, fluency in English a must, other language abilities desirable.
  • Excellent team building, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  •  Ability to work under stressful conditions.

Personal Suitability:

  • Proven leader
  • Strong initiative and drive
  • Career oriented
  • High level of curiosity
  • Willingness to learn and constantly improve.
  • Thoroughness
  • Motivated and driven self-starter
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

This position is approximately 50% office based and 50% field based. Candidates will work in varied locations, in inclement weather conditions, and are required to travel regularly.  Out of town work greater than 1-2 weeks in duration is rare. Required to work long hours, on call, evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays, as required.

Job Title: Emergency Response Team Lead
Job Type: Full Time

Apply for this position

Allowed Type(s): .pdf, .doc, .docx