• Bilingual (En/Fr) Environmental Engineer/Scientist (6 month internship)

    Job Locations CA-ON-Ottawa | CA-QC-Montreal | CA-QC-Gatineau
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  • Why work for Lafarge?

    Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you.   Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at .




    Reporting to the Environment and Public Affairs Project Coordinator, this role will focus on conducting baseline assessments for water flow, water usage, water re-use/recycling, and biodiversity assessments within the operational region.  The intention of the role is to provide recent graduates with the opportunity to gain valuable work place experience in multiple environmental/engineering areas while also assisting Lafarge in implementing and meeting its Canadian 2030 sustainability plan. The 2030 plan is aimed at reducing water consumption, identifying means of enhancing local water availability, and making positive contributions to biodiversity. These are all elements of the move towards sustainability in our industry and the development of clean technology.


    This position will be primarily field based and the candidate must be comfortable with travelling a week or two at a time as well as physical work in industrial, natural and plant settings




    • Demonstrate commitment to a safe work environment; understands the safety objectives of the organization and supports these efforts in a visible manner
    • Work with operations to complete water flow rate monitoring and schematics
    • Complete water diagrams
    • Data Management
    • Prepare recommendations for water re-use or recycling initiatives
    • Preparation of site figures using mapping software
    • Conduct biodiversity assessments using the BIRS (Biodiversity Indicator and Reporting System) methodology
    • Identification of local biodiversity projects and partners
    • Validation of other environmental engineering data and development of estimation factors



    Relationship with Other Jobs:


    • Health and Safety
    • Operations Managers
    • General Managers
    • Environment Managers & Coordinators
    • Land



    • University degree in Environmental Engineering or related discipline


    Experience and Skill Set:

    • Recent graduate (<1 year experience)
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Bilingual in English and French - required and will be tested
    • Computer proficiency in all Microsoft programs
    • Well organized, and able to work independently
    • Understanding and ability to interpret industrial water usage and schematics
    • Familiarity with CAD and ArcGIS
    • Understanding of water flow meters and installation techniques
    • Willingness to travel 2-3 weeks per month
    • General knowledge of local and regional wildlife and plant species considered an asset, but not necessary.
    • Ability to accurately interpret air photos and divide sites into basic ecological zones (forested, grassland, water, etc)
    • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
    • Physically able to traverse uneven terrain


    Why work for us?


    Working for Lafarge offers a wide variety of career opportunities that utilize your abilities and skills to contribute to a better world. In addition to local and global developmental opportunities, we provide employees with competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan, a health & wellness program with financial incentives, an extensive global e-learning platform and much more!  More information can be found at:

    We thank you for your interest.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.


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