Job description

QM Environmental is one of Canada’s largest full-service national decommissioning and environmental remediation firms. Always committed to health, safety and environment; QM has been experiencing a consistent growth in the last years and we would like to invite you to be part of this team.

We offer exciting career growth, professional development, and a culture that is supported by teamwork and open communication. At QM, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with some of the most talented professionals and innovative thought-leaders in the industry.

We are looking for a ER Team Lead to join our team in Delta, BC.


We are seeking a motivated Emergency Response Team Lead. 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.

This role will 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 deliverable;
  • 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;
  • Certifications and licenses appropriate to ER and/or industry an asset
  • Professional Designations like P.Ag, PChem, P.Eng. EP, EPT and/or P.Geo or working towards any of these professional designations is considered an asset.

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 4 years’ experience managing the environmental projects from cost estimate through to final report; candidate with less experience will be considered as Junior Environmental Scientist – Emergency Response;
  • 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


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.

What we offer:

  • Extended Health & Dental Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • GRRSP and matching DPSP
  • Discounted Health Club Membership
  • And a Great Team!


Compliance with company policies is a requirement of employment. Please note that this includes QM’s Covid-19 in the Workplace Vaccination Policy, which requires employees to comply with QM’s Infection Control Plan (ICP). QM’s ICP requires employees to be vaccinated if they will be working onsite at a jobsite that has a mandatory vaccination policy. Accommodations, including legally eligible exemptions, will be considered where legally required.


As proponents of Canada’s Black North Initiative, QM continues to support a culture of integrity, fairness and ethical practices.QM Environmental is a staunch advocate for diversity in all its forms, and especially welcomes applications from members of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) community, women, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, and those of diverse intersectional identities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process as well as part of employment with QM Environmental.

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