Water Resource Lead /Environmental Scientist

Water Resource Lead /Environmental Scientist

  • Splatsin Development Corporation
  • Full-time
  • Enderby, BC

Website Splatsin Development Corporation


Established in 2007, Splatsin Development Corporation manages the economic interests of the Splatsinac (Splatsin People) throughout the Secwepemcúl̓ecw (Shuswap). Profits generated through natural resource construction, forestry, environmental, archaeological, culture and heritage and consumer services are invested into the Splatsin Community for the collective benefit of all members. The result is fiscally and environmentally responsible managed land, resources, and culture for the benefit of everyone.

Splatsin Development Corporation is seeking Water Resource lead/ Environmental Scientist for a full-time position with their environmental team based in Enderby, BC. If you would like to be part of a corporation on the mission to generate and manage wealth through active participation in the economy while protecting and preserving the environment for future generations, we want to hear from you.


A Day in the Life of the Water Resource Lead/ Environmental Scientist:

Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP is a full-service Heritage, Environmental, and Forestry resource management company based in Enderby, BC. We are a subsidiary of the Splatsin Development Corporation, an economic development corporation wholly owned by Splatsin, a Secwepemc Nation. Our foundation of approach is “Caretakers of the Land.” At Yucwmenlúcwu, we believe in work-life balance, growing rewarding careers, and the highest standards of practice. We offer competitive compensation and benefits package.

Our Heritage team thrives on building lasting relationships, continuous improvement, and bringing modern solutions to heritage resource management. We work with Splatsin to build capacity in the community and support Splatsin’s economic development goals.

We take pride in what we do, and we are looking for passionate, progressive team players to join our dynamic and growing team.

Role and Responsibilities

The Water Resource Group Lead will guide and oversee a growing team of professionals and partners in the area of water resource planning and management, including but not limited to fisheries, water quality, hydrology and hydrogeology disciplines. This position will be responsible for group supervision, resource planning and deliverable oversight including various programs, projects, and conservation initiatives. Our preferred candidate would have a strong background in either water quality or hydrology, or fisheries in addition to project planning and management

  • Guide and supervise a growing team of up to 5 professional and technical staff
  • Oversee group resource planning, assign work, set timelines, and balance workloads
  • Identify group needs including staff, expertise, and equipment, and develop plans to acquire
  • Guide the implementation of strategic initiatives and ensure Company goals and targets are met
  • Evaluate employee and group performance and develop strategies and plans to advance
  • Manage and deliver strategic level environmental projects, programs, and initiatives
  • Advanced knowledge of regulatory processes, guidelines, and best management practices in BC
  • Provide technical support and expertise to the referral and consultation processes
  • Prepare and senior review group deliverables including reports, letters, and responses
  • Mentor and train staff and Splatsin community members
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with clients and partners
  • Develop and review project proposals, work plans, and budgets

What you bring to the Organization/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental or Biological Sciences
  • Minimum of 5 years of multidisciplinary experience in environmental sciences
  • Minimum of 2 years direct supervisory experience
  • Registered Professional (e.g., RP. Bio, P. Ag, P. Geo, EP) or eligible for registration with consulting experience
  • Knowledge of regulatory processes, guidelines, and best management practices in BC
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with community members, colleagues, and partners
  • Excellent organization, prioritization, and time management skills
  • Proven ability to manage staff, budgets, and contracts
  • Advanced technical writing and research experience
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality
  • Professional specializations in any of the following: faunal analysis, statistical analysis, geoarchaeology, paleobotany, or remote sensing techniques
  • Previous experience working with a First Nation organization
  • General understanding of the First Nations consultation process
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Strong aptitude for technical writing and reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with a diverse team.
  • Demonstrated proficiency completing assigned tasks on time and on budget.
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality
  • Positive, diplomatic, and understanding personality
  • Valid driver’s license and clean drivers abstract.


  • You live the brand and corporate values.
  • You have a strong connection with People and are able to build strong relationships
  • Must possess a high level of integrity and personal accountability.
  • You are flexible and succeed in an ever-changing reality.
  • Self-awareness, with a desire for constant self-development.
  • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovates to achieve great results.
  • Communicates with honesty and kindness and creates the space for others to do the same.
  • Go getter with the drive and willingness to grow.


  • Comprehensive benefits package including extended medical, dental, disability.
  • We offer a competitive salary based on experience.


NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, provincial and local laws and ordinances. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request. This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all practices relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. While management is primarily responsible for seeing that w equal employment opportunity policies are implemented, you share in the responsibility for assuring that, by your personal actions, the policies are effective.

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