Environmental Technician Trainee

Apr 01, 2024
Fort McMurray, Alberta

Environmental Technician Summer Student Ecologist

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Worley Consulting is a leading provider of Environment and Society (E&S) services in Canada. The E&S Service Line is a vibrant and growing team covering: Planning, Monitoring & Management (including marine, atmospherics, terrestrial, and aquatics); Society & Engagement; Regulatory, Permitting & Approvals. We provide a full range of environmental services with a strong reputation for technical excellence, innovation, and quality of work within small project consulting and strategic advisory assignments through to large project engineering and construction management delivery. We pride ourselves on the integration of our E&S specialists with our engineering, construction management and project delivery teams. Our aim is to recruit, develop, and most importantly, retain the people who share our vision and strategy

We have a challenging opportunity for a Environmental Technician Summer Student Ecologist to join our dynamic team in Alberta. The successful candidate will be dedicated to a top-tier client’s oil sands operation and work on a field rotation schedule of 14 days on site (including mobilization and demobilization) followed by 14 days off. Accommodation while on rotation is at a camp near the client’s mine site.  Transportation to and from the camp site for the 14-day on/off schedule rotation will be provided from Calgary and Edmonton, depending on the closest location.  

Overall Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

·        Monitor for Bear activity near work team;

·        Assist on site Biologists and Technicians with Avian surveys;

·        Field related activities may include conducting nest sweeps, marshalling work activities within buffers, and supporting the Bird Landing Mitigation Program;

·        Assist with wildlife regulatory compliance requirements (monthly reporting, etc);

·        Wildlife related data management skills;

·        Assisting Project Managers in all aspects of project execution. Perform tasks as requested efficiently and accurately, using standard methods and techniques;

·        Participating in safety discussions and associated documentation;

·        Tracking and reporting on field activity;

·        Preparing supporting documentation for reports, data checking & assessments;


·        Currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution for biology, environmental science, or related field;

·        Comfortable working in remote wilderness settings and monitoring for bear activity;

·        Ability to walk long distances in uneven terrain and adverse weather conditions;

·        Familiarity with bird identification or wildlife surveys;

·        Class 5 driver’s licence;

·        Familiarity with Argo operation would be an asset;

·        Strong interpersonal, management and leadership skills;

·        Strong technical writing skills;

·        Self-starter and flexible team player;

·        Ability to work within a team environment;

·        Excellent computer skills;

·        Strong analytical and problem solving skills;

How to Apply