Environmental - Summer Student

Ottawa, ON, Canada Req #110
Thursday, March 9, 2023

You didn't go to school to be a number in a big machine, so why work for one? By joining McIntosh Perry, you will be able to make an impact in the communities where you live and work. Our Core Purpose - Turning Possibilities Into Reality represents our commitment to solving problems, getting things done and moving forward through collaboration with clients and teams.


Our team's expertise, gained through decades of experience, means clients can rely on us to quickly deliver high-quality and successful projects.


As one of the country’s fastest growing engineering firms with more than 800 project managers, engineers, technical experts and problems solvers across North America, McIntosh Perry is proud to be a Platinum Club Winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.


Our core values validate everything we have believed in since our company started:


Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes - Treat others as they would like to be treated

Make Momma proud - Do the right thing

Every McIntosh has a core - Be a leader

Pass. Shoot. Score. - Becoming excellent together

Did you dot the i’s and cross the t’s? - Personal responsibility

Don’t forget to cut the ribbon - Making a difference


If you are looking for an opportunity to work with a collaborative, hard-working and dedicated team of professionals and have fun delivering high-quality projects regardless of the project size, we are looking for new talent to join our supportive and dynamic team and enable you to turn possibilities into reality.


The opportunity will commence in May and end at the end of August and will be ideal for College/University students who may be looking for practical experience in their field of study. Although there is no guarantee in set weekly hours of work, it is expected that additional hours may be required.
As a member of our Environmental team, your duties will include, but are not limited to: 
  • Contacting client to arrange field visits;
  • Complete indoor water sampling at taps according to sampling and floor plans;
  • Complete Chain of Custody forms and deliver samples to the specified lab, and;
  • May assist with other environmental projects as needed.
  • Working towards a University of College degree/diploma in Environmental Science, Engineering or another related field;
  • Ability to read and interpret floor plans and technical documents;
  • Ability to work early mornings Monday to Friday, commencing as early as 6 am;
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions with minimal oversight;
  • Keep legible and complete field notes on sampling activities;
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks while staying motivated;
  • Knowledge of drinking water sampling would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a team environment, with clients and other stakeholders;
  • Strong attention to detail, problem solving skills and ability to think creatively;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite and SharePoint considered an asset;
Mandatory Requirements:
  • Possesses a valid driver's license and has access to a vehicle with valid registration and insurance;
  • Ability to travel throughout Ottawa for work assignments;
  • Ability to perform physical work in all weather conditions.
Eligibility to Work in Canada - It is important that you are legally eligible to work in Canada at the time an offer of employment is made. You may be requested to provide proof of eligibility at that time.

McIntosh Perry is an equal opportunities employer offering a competitive salary and benefits to those with the skills suited to the needs of our clients.
McIntosh Perry welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

This role is eligible for a referral bonus in line with the Referral Program.  If you have been referred, please provide the employee name at the time of application (Excellent together 'employee name').

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada