Graduate - Junior/Intermediate Surface Water Technician / Scientist - ALB003O

Dec 11, 2023
Various Locations, Alberta
Entry Level, Full Time

Advisian, the global advisory and consulting arm of Worley, has proudly joined forces with Mikisew Cree First Nation and Fort McKay First Nation to become Desika, a unique environmental consultancy forged through partnership. Desika unites science and engineering with land knowledge and cultural perspectives to provide sustainable solutions for industrial clients in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The name Desika combines the Dene word des, meaning water, and the Cree word minosihtahk, meaning restore to represent the journey towards reconciliation through environmental sustainability.

Advisian is the independent consulting business line of the Worley Group, with more than 2,000 people in 19 countries. Advisian 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 full-time opportunity for a Junior or Intermediate Surface Water Technician/Scientist 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.


Overall Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

·       Collect surface water samples for laboratory analysis, following proper sampling and handling protocols;

·       Measure and record surface water field parameters;

·       Coordinate with on-site construction crews to understand ongoing construction activities and identify safe sampling locations and schedules;

·       Surface water data management and interpretation;

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

·       Assist with other on-site programs (e.g. wildlife, groundwater, wetlands, aquatics) as required;

·       Assisting Project Managers in all aspects of project execution;

·       Perform tasks as requested efficiently and accurately, using standard methods and techniques;

·       Participation with on-site safety and associated documentation;

·       Tracking and reporting on field activity;

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

·       Travel as required for field rotations.

  •         Familiarity with surface water sampling techniques;
  • ·       Familiarity with surface water quality guidelines is considered an asset;
  • ·       Class 5 driver’s licence;
  • ·       At least 1 year experience in either the oil and gas industry or mining is considered an asset;
  • ·       Familiarity with Argo operation would be an asset;
  • ·       Comfortable working in dynamic construction setting;
  • ·       Working toward certification (e.g. Technologist-in-Training or Biologist in Training with ASPB) or member of a professional organization such            as ASET is considered 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;
  • ·       Comfortable working in remote settings;
  • ·       Strong analytical and problem solving skills; and
  • ·       Ability to meet work site vaccination requirements with respect to Covid-19.

Desika (part of the Worley Group) offers a friendly, professional, dynamic and flexible work environment along with the opportunity to develop your career prospects within Canada and overseas.

We strive to be an industry leader in health, safety and environmental performance. Our vision is to achieve zero harm to people and assets, and zero environmental incidents. We select people

How to Apply