2024 Fall Student - Environmental Protection

May 14 2024
Industries Energy
Categories Engineering,
Chalk River, ON • Full time

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is bringing together the finest minds to form a diverse, vibrant and dynamic workforce culture energized by the innovative capacity of students, new graduates and mid-career professionals, underpinned by senior world-renowned experts. We hire numerous students from colleges and universities each semester to support our research and perform other assignments. If you are looking for interesting and challenging work this Summer, then keep reading, and if you meet the requirements of this role, apply today.

All students applying for student positions at CNL must be returning to full-time studies upon completion of their work term. Exceptions will be made for students who require a work term in order to graduate.


Department: Monitoring Programs and Risk Assessment
Number of Positions: 2
Duration: 4 months (Sept - Dec)
Field of Study: Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Immunology and other Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences
Year of study: 2nd Year
Location: Chalk River - Hybrid

The Groundwater Monitoring Program of Environmental Services at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has a well-established team of professionals, technologists, laboratory attendants and utility workers who provide technical services, information, and evaluations that support the environmental monitoring of CNL sites. The team is actively involved in developing, maintaining, and facilitating environmental monitoring at CNL. CNL has established a site wide Environmental Data Management System (EDMS) that will contain all the previous and future environmental data collected for the site. Whilst much of the historical data has been incorporated, there are still a variety of data (e.g., water level, stratigraphy, recently collected groundwater and soil quality) yet to be processed and transferred to EDMS. This is a very exciting opportunity for a young scientist, and we look forward to working with the Environmental Monitoring Branch (EMB) Fall Student hired as they grow their skills in our company.

If you are interested, we invite you to submit a resume, cover letter, and copy of an up-to-date transcript by the posting close date of May 26th at 11:59 pm EST, to ensure consideration for student employment. All students applying for student positions at CNL must be returning to full-time studies upon completion of their work term. Exceptions will be made for students who require a work term in order to graduate.

What you will be doing:

  • Participating in a company-wide project to implement a GIS-based environmental data management system for CNL's wide diversity of environmental data.
  • Learning about implementing an enterprise approach to planning and reporting within a large organization.
  • Partaking in field walk downs and observe laboratory work to understand how samples are obtained and analyzed to generate the required data.
  • Attending meetings on software system usage and integration.

What we are looking for:

  • Applicants should be highly attentive to details.
  • Knowledge of environmental sciences, specifically in groundwater monitoring and geohydrology would be asset.
  • Proficient in the use of various database systems including Excel and Access, as well as are effective communication skills, oral and written.

Are you in this field/program?

  • Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Immunology and other Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences

Security clearance eligibility required: Reliability Status with Site Access Security Clearance (SASC), which has a minimum requirement of 3 years of verifiable history in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United States and/or the United Kingdom. CNL implements security screening in accordance with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat "Standard on Security Screening" and the "Policy on Government Security".


Why CNL?
Does working with a team across Canada to advance nuclear science and technology for a clean and secure world speak to you? We're reinventing ourselves to be the pace setters, so we can lead the charge in solving the problems that matter, like building the next generation of clean nuclear and hydrogen energy solutions, developing new and better-targeted cancer treatments, and continuing to lead the world in environmental remediation.

Do Our Priorities Resonate with You?
• Clean energy for today and tomorrow.
• Restore and protect the Environment.
• Contribute to the health of Canadians.

Location:
CNL's Chalk River laboratory is nestled in the Ottawa Valley and affords our employees an area that is environmentally pristine with extensive forests, hills and numerous small lakes, all of which support a variety of wildlife typical to the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. Many surrounding towns, such as Pembroke, Petawawa and Deep River provide you with unparalleled outdoor adventures at your doorstep! In fact, Deep River was named as the fourth best place to live in Canada in a recent ranking by movingwaldo.com.

CNL is committed to providing an atmosphere free from barriers that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion in achieving our mission. CNL welcomes and celebrates employees, stakeholders and partners of all racial, cultural, and ethnic identities.

CNL also supports a workplace environment and a corporate culture that is built on our Core Values: Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Safety, Integrity and Excellence which encourage equitable employment practices and career prospects inclusive of accommodations for all employees.

CNL is committed to being an equal-opportunity employer. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please indicate via our ATS when applying. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.

The Chalk River Laboratories site is located on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. As an organization, CNL recognizes and appreciates their historic connection to this place. CNL also recognizes the contributions that First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous Peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and this province and country as a whole.

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