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Intermediate/Senior Reclamation Specialist - Edmonton, AB #358850

Company: Stantec

Date: 02/15/2020

City: Edmonton, AB

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We are a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities we support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.


Your Opportunity


Our Environmental Services team is growing in the Edmonton office. As a Reclamation Specialist, you will work both in the office and in the field to plan, manage, and oversee the reclamation of resource developments and to help our clients manage environmental effects and financial liabilities. Tasks will be project-based and include advising on project planning and execution as well as technical contributions to client deliverables such as closure and reclamation plans, reclamation assessments, and detailed site assessments. Other responsibilities will include client relationship development, budget and proposal development, training and mentorship of junior staff, and program management of schedules, budgets and client deliverables.


Your Key Responsibilities


  • Contribute to reclamation planning and permitting, including preparation of pre-construction assessments, detail site assessments (DSAs), conceptual reclamation plans, closure and reclamation plans


  • Review, analyze and interpret reclamation project findings


  • Carry-out office duties such as data management, analysis, and interpretation


  • Participate in report preparation, including environmental assessments and other permitting activities related to reclamation of resource development activities


  • Plan and implement reclamation monitoring and operational reclamation programs on large and small disturbance resource activities and direct multi-disciplinary team in execution of project objectives


  • Construction monitoring for reclamation purposes (i.e. soil salvage etc.)


  • Provide technical guidance on reclamation issues to clients and project teams


  • Develop and maintain client relationships


  • Manage task deadlines, budgets, and deliverables


  • Contribute to client relationship activities and prepare proposal scopes and budgets for reclamation works

Your Capabilities and Credentials


  • Reclamation consulting experience in Alberta and/or western Canada (experience in central and northern Alberta an asset)


  • Ability to work with initiative, professionalism, and confidentiality


  • Proficient at multi-tasking and adapting to change in a very dynamic environment


  • Excellent writing skills and ability to contribute to the development of technical documents


  • Strong reclamation, vegetation, and soils field skills in Alberta and western Canada


  • Experience and willingness to engage with clients and develop strong relationships to build client base and increase service offerings


  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required

Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in ecology, soil science, land reclamation or related field is required and a master’s degree is preferred


Fully qualified professional (e.g., Registered Professional Biologist, Geoscientist or Agrologist) accreditation in Alberta is required


Minimum of 8 years of experience as a Reclamation Specialist


Experience with reclamation planning at all stages of projects from exploration or pre-feasibility through to closure


Typical office environment working with computers and remaining stationary at a workstation for long periods of time. Field work may include work in remote environments, challenging terrain, and exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 pounds.


This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities, and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.


Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.


Job: Environmental Scientist


Primary Location: Canada-Alberta-Edmonton


Employee Status: Regular


Job Level: Individual Contributor


Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time


Schedule: Full-time


Req ID: 200000IW




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