Environmental Drilling and Field Assistant


LOCATION:  Fort St. John, BC

ROY NORTHERN LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL is an expanding progressive surface land and environmental consulting firm with a special interest in oil and gas, forestry, mining, energy, and agricultural industries, as well as municipal authorities throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Canada’s north. We employ a team of over 70 staff members located in our Fairview, Calgary, Fort St. John, and Terrace offices, and we offer interdisciplinary expertise to develop environmental solutions for our clients throughout western Canada.  For 40 years, we have directly assisted clients in regulatory application, and have provided consulting expertise on environmental legislation, regulations and guideline compliance related to project planning, development, and reclamation. We know great things happen when smart people with equal parts talent and determination come together to create what couldn’t be done alone. Help us do great things!

We are currently recruiting for an Environmental Drilling and Field Assistant to assist field crews with operating a D-50 and Geoprobe tracked drilling machines, and assisting with environmental and archaeological assessments.  We are looking for the right candidate who is interested in learning to be a Drill Operator, and who enjoys crossing over to various disciplines, learning different skills, and working with a diverse team.


  • High School Graduate or Equivalent
  • 0+ years of relevant experience – willing to train the right candidate with required competencies
  • Current Safety Tickets (preferred)
  • Valid Class 3 Driver’s License preferred (driver’s abstract required)
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Residency


Required Competencies

  • Experience with Geoprobe track drilling system (a plus)
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Responsive, reliable, and ability to deliver on time
  • Ability to manage time and priorities effectively
  • Strong commitment to health and safety, good situational awareness
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Mechanical aptitude and field experience
  • Receive direction, help troubleshoot problems as they may arise
  • Willing to help out where needed
  • Ability to work under harsh conditions and weather on occasion
  • Physically fit
  • Strong commitment to client satisfaction



  • Assist with transporting, drilling, and maintaining environmental tracked drill for remediation/ sampling projects
  • Undertake assignments that may involve travel and periods of time away from home/ office
  • Working with a dynamic team of environmental professionals
  • Assist with operating a geo-probe unit to conduct environmental investigations, and assist with supporting other environmental consulting, engineering, corrective action, and construction programs
  • Assist with installing soil vapor probes, monitoring wells, prepacked wells, perform modcal and SPT sampling
  • Assist in the field on other environmental programs such as, soils, water quality, wildlife, stream, and archaeology assessments for forestry and energy projects



  • Hourly or Full Time Positions available
  • Competitive Wage
  • Vacation and Personal/Sick Days
  • Group Life and Health Benefits
  • Wellness Program and Training Opportunities
  • RRSP and Employer Contributions
  • Assistance with training and professional development


Please email applications to Human.Resources@roynorthern.com.  This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected. We thank all applicants for applying and advise that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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