*** 20th Anniversary: 2003 to 2023 ***
Air quality and environmental health and safety jobs seem to appear and disappear quite mysteriously. Easy come, easy go? Maybe, but hopefully not.
The right people to do the work can seem impossible to find when the demand for environmental expertise or research & development services is high. These are the times when our health-safety and environmental departments and consulting firms are eager to hire new employees.
There are several reasons why you might want a job related to air quality. It's good for the environment and public health, it gives you a chance to help improve air quality by developing and implementing policies and regulations.
In addition, it offers a variety of career options, including regulatory compliance, engineering, and scientific research. Last but not least, it addresses pollution and offers a chance to get involved.
Where is a good place to look for work? Looking for jobs in environmental health and safety, a job in meteorology, soil science, geotechnical and/or environmental engineering? When you visit any recruitment drives looking for consultancy jobs that catch your eye, you'd probably start with government agencies, environmental engineering firms or other appealing opportunities.
Jobs in environmental regulatory and compliance, waste management, or other environmental health and safety jobs might be what you're looking for. Or even weather jobs. You can check linkedin.com, workopolis.com, or indeed.com if that's the case.
You might have credentials and an ongoing interest in meteorology, but don't know where to start. In that case, check with Environment and Climate Change Canada, your provincial environmental department, or special agencies like the Oil and Gas Commission (OGC in BC) or Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) in Alberta. Or equivalent organizations in other places. It could be just the thing for you.
What about the United States?
Environmental professionals do a lot of things, like:
Other scientific and technical stuff for clients.
Do consulting jobs come easy? In many companies, there's an informal rule that says "we're not hiring, but we're always hiring." Basically, if your skills and presentation match one of our environmental health and safety jobs, you'll be considered valuable regardless of whether the company is currently hiring. It's even better if you already have industrial clients.
It's common for environmental consulting firms to require a physics, chemistry, environmental engineering or meteorology degree even for entry-level positions. Often, special consideration is given for graduate work completed, interdisciplinary work, established contacts, and related experience in air quality modeling.
Marketing and organizational skills are strong assets that will get you far in most environmental consulting jobs. Are you good at writing proposals and cost estimates?
If you are interested in working in Calgary in one of our air quality and environmental health and safety jobs and, more importantly, if you have numerous strong connections with clients and find yourself in need of the technical and administrative support or scientific guidance, call us.
If you want to work in Calgary in one of our air quality and environmental health and safety jobs, and, more importantly, if you have lots of great relationships with clients and you need technical, administrative, or scientific support, let us know. Calvin Consulting Group Ltd. (CCGL), and she can be reached by using info @ calvinconsulting.ca (remove spaces).
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In the past, we have had great clients in the areas of
-chemical manufacturing like plastics and suppliers for paint, fertilizer, medicine, and cosmetics industries,
-forestry, managing, harvesting, processing, and selling timber and other forest products including lumber, plywood, and paper.
-mining, which is extraction, processing, and sale of minerals, metals, and other geological materials such as coal, gold, silver, diamonds, copper, iron, and aluminum, limestone, salt, or potash from the earth's surface or underground.
-transportation, which involves moving people, goods, and services from one place to another using air, water, rail, road, and pipelines.
-electric utilities that generate, transmit, store and distribute electricity for homes, businesses, and other places.
and the majority for Calvin Consulting have been oil and gas producers.
Services offered by these consulting firms include
-Phase I and Phase II environmental site audits to identify potential environmental risks, make sure a facility or organization is in compliance with environmental regulations, and assess its overall environmental performance.
-soil services to identify and address soil contamination, protect human health and the environment and to support sustainable land uses
-risk assessments, which evaluate the potential environmental risks of an activity, project, or development and may include assessing pollutant, hazardous substance, and other environmental stressors, as well as their potential impacts on humans and ecosystems
-environmental management, which includes assessing and mitigating environmental risks and impacts, monitoring and reporting on environmental performance
-Environmental Compliance to protect human health and the environment while promoting sustainability and responsible environmental practices
-regulatory applications, applying for and getting environmental permits and approvals from regulatory agencies for construction projects, industrial activities, and waste management
These companies have also done stormwater control on some of their projects. It prevents flooding, erosion, and pollution by managing rainwater runoff, an important step in protecting public health and safety, and promoting environmental sustainability.
We once partnered with a company that offered soil purification services using their proprietary Thermal Phase Separation technology, a method for treating contaminated soil, sediment, and sludge using heat to vaporize contaminants, which are then collected and treated separately.
Find a good job in environmental health and safety
Find jobs in environmental health and safety related to air quality. Also, you should search for jobs in regulatory, engineering, and scientific fields.
Do you have concerns about air pollution in your area??
Perhaps modelling air pollution will provide the answers to your question.
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