Team Lead

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Date: Jun 14, 2022

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Company: Bureau Veritas

Do you believe in the power of teamwork and sharing ideas? Do you take pride in delivering exceptional quality and service with everything you do? Do you seek out ideas for improving the status quo? 


If you want to make a difference and love being surrounded by the best and the brightest minds, Bureau Veritas Canada might be the place for you!

If our core values of Trusted, Responsible, Ambitious & Humble and Open & Inclusive resonate with you, Bureau Veritas is looking for a:


Team Lead - Ecotoxicology


Responsible for overseeing routine analyzes, special projects, custom work, and leading the daily activities of the Ecotoxicology group . Provide general lab support in accordance with departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Health and Safety policies


As an Team Lead, your responsibilities are:

  • Perform both lab bench work on routine/special project as well as Team Lead duties at an approximate 30/70% time performing both functions
  • Investigate culture concerns and troubleshoot equipment and other lab issues
  • Organize external technician for routine and non-routine maintenance
  • Coordinate daily test work with Biologists and internal labs to meet required turnaround time
  • Performs statistics using CETIS and approve/validate data, troubleshoot software issues
  • Complete and/or review toxicity test reports
  • Coordinate and follow up on all subcontracted analyses and meet quality and turnaround time as required by the client
  • Coordinate more complex, non-routine experiments (including in house research) as well as improve/streamline SOPs/Work Instructions
  • Train new hires and/or delegate senior staff to do so; answer questions concerning analysis, and on proper techniques.
  • Review non-conformances and/ or communicate to supervisor/manager, conduct and/or delegate investigations and provide input to corrective actions
  • Expedite or delegate tasks associated with NSCs, CARs, MIAs, PDFs
  • Provide supervisor/manager/customer service/client with timely status updates on current testing or reporting
  • Work with supervisor/manager to perform critical task analysis, and to improve process
  • Participate in client discussions and project planning
  • Have a thorough knowledge of routine testing and the LIMS systems, aliquoting and distribution to the other departments


You are an ideal Team Lead if you have:

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent post-secondary school education with at least 3 years ecotoxicology laboratory experience
  • Must have strong computer skills, including familiarity to Word-processing, Spreadsheet & Database programs.
  • Positive outlook with an ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Leadership skills to lead a team
  • Good time-management, communication, multi-tasking and priority setting skills
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible to a changing environment
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Detail orientated & good record keeping skills
  • Ability to accurately follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and instructions
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to maintain and apply up-to-date knowledge of the practices, techniques and equipment common to the field of specialization.
  • Proven understanding of bioassay tests on offer
  • Superior customer service and project planning skills
  • Ability to train others
  • Ability to schedule client requests and organize workload


Bureau Veritas is a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services.


When we look at Bureau Veritas, we want to see a reflection of the communities in which we work.  Inclusion is about actively involving every employee’s ideas, knowledge, perspectives, approaches and styles to maximize business success.  Inclusion is about attracting new talent who will bring more diversity to our workforce, with differences in culture, professional backgrounds and beliefs. 


Our purpose: shaping a world of trust.


Guaranteeing quality, ensuring Health and Safety, mitigating risks and improving performance as well as environmental protection and social responsibility … This is what Bureau Veritas is about, truly believing that it contributes to bettering society. 


Blending performance & integrity, with ambition & humility, responsibility & openness, we are proud that our people leave a mark on what they do.

We respect our people and believe in our talents. 

We empower them to leave their mark, working as a team for the benefit of our 400,000 clients across 140 countries.

We believe that leaving a mark is a true challenge and opportunity for every one of us, a sign of trust and impact, a bond with the future, a proof of growth and development. 

Being part of the BV family, is more than just working, it’s being convinced that you will Leave your mark…. in shaping a world of trust.

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