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Job Posting: Laboratory Technician - Ottawa, ON

Job Id: INF-992453437
Job Sector: Infrastructure Client Group

Location(s) and Position(s) Available: Ontario, Ottawa - 1 position(s) available

Providing expert, innovative environmental and engineering consulting services - without surprises - is what DST Consulting Engineers Inc. does best.  We are a multi-disciplinary firm providing comprehensive services to clients across Canada.   

DST’s nation-wide team is comprised of exceptional people in various stages of their career.  We come together each day to make the unexpected happen.  Growing our team means we are in pursuit of brilliant individuals who can rise to the challenge. 

At DST, you are not just any employee and we are not looking for just anyone.  DST Employees share common traits that enable them to thrive.    They are: Results Driven, Inquisitive, Dynamic, Responsive & Zealous.  You tell us, are you a good fit at DST?

If you are and you have the skills we need below, send us your CV.

We are currently seeking a Laboratory Technician to work out of our Ottawa, ON office.

Key Accountabilities/Activities

  • Assisting Project Managers, Engineers and Technicians in fulfilling multi-disciplinary civil, geotechnical, environmental, geosciences, remediation, groundwater and soil related projects;
  • Collecting field samples and/or preparing laboratory samples as directed by the laboratory supervisor;
  • Carrying out field and laboratory testing and supervision;
  • Recording test data and preparing factual reports, summaries, data sheets or graphs for interpretation of test results by the supervisor;
  • Maintaining records of data base, calibration certificates, equipment manuals and applicable standards;
  • Assisting in engineering design, analysis and reporting;
  • Preparing proposals including cost estimates for private and public sector projects;
  • Consistently executing prescribed technical procedures, safe work practices and work plans while completing field, laboratory and office work;
  • Ensuring environmental management, planning and regulatory compliance;
  • Generating and assisting with preparation of deliverable documentation such as technical reports, summaries, data sheets, graphs, proposals and qualification packages;
  • Participating in project management, site and staff planning meetings;
  • Handling difficult situations with tact and diplomacy to maintain positive working relationships with all internal and external contacts;
  • Assisting with networking initiatives to develop new business and client relationships;
  • Remaining current with new advancements in the field; and,
  • Performing other related duties as required.


  • Diploma or Degree from a post-secondary institution;
  • Completion of applicable post-secondary studies is an asset;
  • Understanding of and/or ability to learn technical laboratory and field testing procedures required;
  • Ability to travel between worksites locally and within the region as required;
  • Possession of or ability to obtain Security Clearance required;
  • A valid “G” Drivers license required; and
  • Possession of valid CCIL and CSA certifications required.

Key Attributes

  • Understanding of civil engineering and construction;
  • Strong organization and planning skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
  • Strong research and technical writing skills, ability to present information concisely and clearly; 
  • Proficient with use of Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to understand and focus on new ideas and concepts to coherently communicate in writing;
  • Strong listening and interpretation skills, ability to retain salient points and synthesize information on complex issues;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Ability to establish work priorities and deadlines;
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently problem-solve and tackle new assignments;
  • Able to handle multi-tasking and maintain focus in a busy work place; and
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.

How to apply

Please forward your resume and cover letter to humanresources@dstgroup.com

Subject line:  Your name and job # 18-032OT

If you have a disability and require assistance or accommodation with your application, please contact Human Resources at 1-613-247-2409 or email humanresources@dstgroup.com.

DST Consulting Engineers Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability or any other legally protected status.  We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment or career development.

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