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Qualified Aquatic Environment Specialist (QAES) and Wetland Specialist

We immediately require a Qualified Aquatic Environment Specialist (QAES) and Wetland Specialist with a minimum 5 years experience to conduct watercourse and wetland assessments in the oil and gas industry.  This is a contract position and work will be based in northwestern Alberta.

General Qualifications

  • Possess a detailed knowledge of aquatic environments including fish and fish habitat, management and assessment
  • Experience in conducting watercourse and aquatic assessments and preparing recommendations to maintain the productive capacity of aquatic habitat
  • Experience in construction monitoring for watercourse crossings (e.g., pipeline crossings, installing culverts, bridges, etc.) Have a comprehensive understanding of the Alberta Wetland Policy
  • Experience in preparing Wetland Assessment and Impact Reports (WAIR) and performing field work using the ABWRET-A Tool
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of the oil and gas industry
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills, exemplary interpersonal skills, and be detail oriented and organized
  • Provide precise attention to detail and have the ability to produce professional quality deliverables on time and on budget
  • Must have P. Biology or eligible for accreditation through the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists

Required Competencies

  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be very detail oriented and organized
  • Precise attention to detail and ability to produce professional quality deliverables on time and on budget

Responsibilities

  • Establish cost estimates for projects
  • Travel for fieldwork to complete assessments
  • Ensure all field work has been documented and uploaded to site specific files
  • Remain current with environmental legislation and regulatory updates
  • Prepare and review completed reports for accuracy and formatting

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