Environmental Specialist

The Company

Our client is a Western Canadian-based energy company.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Team Lead, Environment, the Environmental Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that water usage and waste generation are occurring in a responsible, compliant and efficient manner.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Reviews, interprets and advises on activities associated with water usage and waste generation
  • Analyzes trends to assess gaps and environmental risk
  • Develops programs and implements initiatives to optimize water use and waste activities resulting in cost savings and environmental benefits
  • Works with the Field Environmental Coordinator to implement, train and educate Drilling & Completions and Pipeline & Operations staff on the efficient use of water and characterization of waste streams
  • Develops and maintains the EMS to ensure compliance and proactive environmental stewardship specific to water management strategy and waste management
  • Advises the Surface Land and Construction business units to appropriate environmental mitigation techniques, COP notifications and Water Act approvals
  • Develops and coordinates the pipeline and water course crossing inspection program
  • Tracks water and waste inventory/metrics and ensure appropriate reporting obligations specific to water and waste are met
  • Assesses field operations and presents environmental results and opportunities for improvement
  • Manages environmental providers to realize efficiencies
  • Negotiates preferred waste receiver rates and advise on waste generation disposal areas

The Individual

The preferred candidate profile would include the following skills, experience, credentials and personal attributes:

  • A minimum of seven years of direct experience working in the Oil & Gas industry specializing in environmental affairs
  • Bachelor’s degree or post-secondary technical diploma in Environmental Studies or related discipline
  • Professional designation (i.e. P.Bio, P.Ag) would be preferred
  • Broad experience and understanding of the Federal and Provincial (Western Canada) regulatory framework
  • An understanding of varying field duties and safe work practices
  • Ability to undertake a variety of project related tasks
  • Previous experience managing projects and/or in related roles
  • Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills
  • Strong computer skills, including exceptional proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Makes independent decisions within broad guidelines and policies