Principal, Health Sciences

  • Full Time
  • Vancouver
  • 125 - 150

Ramboll Group A/S




Your new role

As our new Principal, you will help lead and drive business development and projects focused on Risk Assessment and Community Health. The successful candidate will focus on developing business that benefits from our technical expertise and global reputation. You must have experience leading consulting assignments, enjoy managing and working effectively in multi-disciplinary teams, and you are expected to be proficient in the analysis and communication of information. Your goal will be to work cooperatively with colleagues, agencies, and trade organizations to develop solutions that will guide risk-based decision-making. You must demonstrate a commitment to mentoring and developing staff.

Expertise in the following disciplines is desired:


  • Exposure Science

Practice or specialty areas may include:

  • Health impact assessment
  • Community health
  • Air toxics & multi-pathway evaluations
  • Ecological risk assessment
  • Expert services for the legal sector

Ramboll has adopted a hybrid model of work, with a combination of remote and in-person employee engagement. Regional, domestic, and international travel may be required for this position.



Your new team

As part of the Health Sciences team, you will be part of a creative group, filled with people who are really excited about solving clients’ problems and creating sustainable solutions for them. You will work with all levels of technical expertise from entry level team members to members with decades of experience, many of whom are subject matter experts in their own fields. And you will engage in a continual learning environment through coaching, mentoring, and on the job tasks.



Your key tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying and pursuing business opportunities
  • Managing projects, clients, and regulatory agency relations
  • Developing client business relationships through building trust and open communication and by understanding and responding to the clients’ requirements and needs
  • Leading initiatives to strengthen and deepen individual client relationships
  • Demonstrating thought leadership, through activities such as presenting and publishing scientific findings, testifying at administrative and/or court hearings, and participating in local, national, and international scientific and trade group meetings
  • Collaborating with colleagues across disciplines and business units
  • Guiding staff in their careers and promoting staff development
  • Applicants for a principal-level position will have demonstrated the ability to generate revenues sufficient to support 2-3 staff members


About you

From the moment you start at Ramboll, we will support your personal and professional development, we want you to continue to grow with our company! While we look forward to supporting your continued learning and development, for this role we have identified some qualifications, skills, and capabilities that will set you up for success.


These include:

  • An academic degree in Public Health, Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or related discipline, including but not limited to toxicology, environmental health, or exposure science
  • 15+ years of experience in scientific consulting, including a track record of successful business development
  • Credentialed with the Society of Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals (CSAP)
  • Registered as a Qualified Environmental Professional in a relevant area (e.g., Risk Assessment, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to develop trusted advisor relationships with external clients and develop productive relationships with regulatory agency and internal staff
  • Demonstrated business development and leadership capabilities

Personal qualities that will help you succeed in this role include:

Being a confident communicator with superior management skills, having natural leadership talent, a collaborative attitude, the ability to motivate multidisciplinary teams across geographical borders, commitment to increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace, and the motivation and ability to generate and maintain business to support company growth.


What we can offer you

  • Interesting and diverse projects
  • The opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest professionals in your field
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Excellent health and retirement benefits
  • Investment in your development
  • Leaders you can count on, guided by our Leadership Principles
  • Appreciation for the unique person you are
  • The long-term thinking of a foundation-owned company
  • Inspiration from colleagues, clients, and projects

Salary Transparency Statement


At Ramboll, your base pay is only part of your overall total compensation package. At the time of this posting, this Principal role is likely to be compensated at an annual base salary between $165,000 (USD and CAD) and $225,000 (USD and CAD). Actual pay may be more or less than the posted range, depending on numerous factors, including experience, geographical location, internal equity, market conditions, education/training and skill level, and does not include bonuses, overtime, or other forms of compensation or benefits.

Work at the heart of sustainable change


Ramboll is a global architecture, engineering, and consultancy company. We believe that the purpose of sustainable change is to create a thriving world for both nature and people. So, that’s where we start – and how we work. At Ramboll, our core strength is our people, and our history is rooted in a clear vision of how a responsible company should act. Being open and curious is a cornerstone of our culture. We embrace an inclusive mindset that looks for fresh, diverse, and innovative perspectives. We respect, embrace, and invite diversity in all forms to actively cultivate an environment where everyone can flourish and realize their full potential.

Ready to join us?


Please submit your application online. Be sure to include all relevant documents including your CV and cover letter, connecting your background to the requirements of the role. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in Canada. No sponsorship is available for this position. We look forward to receiving your application!

Ramboll in the Americas


Founded in Denmark, Ramboll is a foundation-owned people company. Ramboll has thousands of experts working across more than 70 offices in the Americas, delivering innovative solutions within Environment & Health, Water, Energy, and Planning & Urban Design. We invite you to contribute to a sustainable future working in an open, collaborative, and empowering company. Combining local experience with global knowledge, we together shape the societies of tomorrow.

An equal opportunity employer


Equality, diversity, and inclusion is at the heart of what we do. At Ramboll, we believe that diversity is a strength, and that different experiences and perspectives are essential to creating truly sustainable societies. We invite applications from candidates of all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability or medical condition, gender identity, marriage and domestic partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, ancestry, or national origin, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation, military service and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. Ramboll wants to ensure opportunities are accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please reach out to our recruitment team to discuss any adjustments that you might require during the application process.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.



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