Qualified Aquatic Environmental Specialist (QAES)

POSITION:  QUALIFIED AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST (QAES)

 

LOCATION:  Grande Prairie, AB Office; Full Time Position

 

ROY NORTHERN LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL is an expanding progressive surface land and environmental consulting firm with an 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 85 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 amounts of talent and determination come together to create what could not be done alone. Help us do great things!

 

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Graduate of a recognized Post Secondary institution or college in the field of Environmental Sciences
  • 5+ years of relevant environmental and environmental consulting experience
  • Accredited through the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists
  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office
  • Current Safety Tickets
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Residency

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

 

  • Ability to identify and manage issues within a construction environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate with agencies, clients, contractors and co-workers.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Well versed in pertinent provincial and federal environmental legislation (i.e., Alberta Wetland Policy)
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Wetland Assessment and Impact Report (WAIR) and ABWRET-A Tool
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Code of Practice for Watercourse Crossings in Alberta
  • Physically fit and able to travel and work in remote settings under adverse conditions
  • Strong commitment to client satisfaction
  • Strong commitment to health and safety leadership and culture
  • Superior attention to detail and ability to produce professional deliverables on time and on budget
  • Ability to coordinate project planning, logistics and preparation for field work
  • Ability to manage project schedules and priorities effectively
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, and technical report writing skills
  • Strong working knowledge of the oil and gas industry

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Develop, review, implement environmental management plans and effective environmental mitigation measures
  • Conduct day-to-day environmental inspections of construction sites
  • Review and direct contractors in the installation of stream crossing structures, water quality and fish salvage, soil stripping, and sediment and erosion control activities
  • Respond to environmental incidents
  • Work with management and construction teams to confirm compliance with environmental best practices, commitments, permits, laws and regulations and develop recommendations to resolve non-conformances
  • Interface with clients and staff to present environmental services related to industry and regulatory requirements
  • Build and maintain positive client relationships focused on providing top-quality service in regulatory expertise
  • Prepare proposals including scopes of work and cost estimates for environmental projects
  • Provide business development and networking opportunities within the oil and gas, mining and energy industries
  • Design and implementation of field programs
  • Prepare technical reports such as wildlife, vegetation, and wetland assessments, pre- and post-construction site assessments, construction monitoring/inspection reports, and watercourse/water body classification and data acquisition
  • Prepare and implement wildlife management plans, Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMPs), and erosion and sediment control plans
  • Consult with environmental regulatory bodies
  • Documentation and record keeping in accordance with our Quality Management Plan
  • Review of field and technical reports for content, accuracy and formatting

 

COMPENSATION

 

  • Full Time Position
  • Competitive Salary ($35 – $50 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications)
  • Paid Vacation and Personal Time
  • Group Life and Health Benefits
  • Wellness Program and Professional Development Support
  • RRSP and Employer Contributions
  • Compensation packages will be determined based on candidate’s experience, education, and overall suitability for position.

 

Please email applications to humanresources@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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