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Regional Practice Lead

Company: SLR Consulting
Location : Vancouver,BC
Company Profile

As a growing company, SLR is always interested to hear from professionals who can bring to us their skills and expertise. Our philosophy is to attract and retain staff of the highest caliber, whether they are new graduates or have considerably more experience.

All of SLR’s senior managers and directors are fee earning and involved in directing key projects such that the emphasis in the company is on project delivery rather than management for its own sake.

Many people joining SLR from consultancies with rigid management systems find the lack of inter-office or inter-disciplinary rivalry a refreshing change. At SLR we work as one large team and we believe that this is the reason for our continued success.

Job Description

SLR has an immediate opportunity for a Regional Practice Lead to join our Vancouver office. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with excellent technical, client service and people skills who will leverage their centers of influence in strategically our growing operations. This position will be responsible for providing expertise in areas including environmental site assessments, remediation, contamination hydrogeology, and encompasses a range of responsibilities from managing colleagues to overseeing interdisciplinary projects.


  • Prepare and review technical correspondence, reports, work plans and project specifications
  • Oversee financial performance, strategic hire recruitment and retention, coaching, health and safety leadership
  • Mentor junior and intermediate staff, providing guidance and assisting in their development
  • Drive client focus, marketing and business development to support the region's growth strategy
  • Apply regulatory knowledge and expertise in navigating projects and providing clear explanations to clients
  • Liaise with remediation technical teams on development of site remediation and management options, including completion of feasibility studies of environmental remediation options
  • Design and oversee environmental investigation/sampling programs (soil, soil vapour, groundwater, surface water)
  • Contribute industry expertise in relation to provincial and territorial codes and regulations
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the firm including senior managers, technical discipline and business sector leaders, and operations managers in a one-team approach

Preference will be given to those with:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in environmental consulting paired with a strong technical background in environmental site assessments, remediation, contamination hydrogeology
  • Engineering, geoscientist or environmental science degree, technological diploma (R.P.Bio, P.Eng., P.Geo, P.Ag.)
  • Professional status or eligibility for professional status in BC, additional credentials in other provinces is an asset
  • Demonstrated experience of gaining business through current networks and cultivating relationships
  • Staff management experience
  • Extensive project / sector management experience involving comprehensive management of  multiple projects from beginning to end
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills paired with attention to detail

SLR is a leading global consulting firm.  Our teams provide consulting and advisory services to various sectors including oil & gas, industry, built environment, federal government, mining & minerals, power, and infrastructure.

Why join SLR?

SLR provides a healthy and dynamic work environment, challenging career opportunities and competitive compensation and benefit packages. Our "One Team" culture is the foundation on which our company is built. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth, come shape your ambitions with SLR.

We thank all those who apply for our Regional Practice Lead position in Vancouver; however, only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.

SLR is an equal opportunities employer. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact our HR team at canadacareers@slrconsulting.com. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. For details of our equal opportunities policy please contact a member of our HR team.