Environmental Specialist Consultant
Position Type: Environmental Assessment Services Division
Location: Calgary, AB
SUMMIT, An Earth Services Company is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Consultant to join the Environmental Assessment Services (EAS) Division as an Environmental Specialist Consultant in Calgary, Alberta. This is a primarily field based position with operating bases in Summit’s southern and central Alberta.
You will carry out your duties in consultation with the Regional Manager/Project Manager, EAS on all matters. The primary duties include: organizing/managing work plans for selected Oil & Gas and Energy Sector clients, scheduling and follow up with office staff to ensure necessary field and office work is executed in a timely fashion. Specifically, primary duties will relate to baseline environmental assessments and studies, as well as environmental monitoring. You will also conduct wildlife surveys, wildlife data analysis and management, interpretation and assessment of wildlife species habitat requirements, wetland assessments as per Alberta wetland Policy, and Aquatic assessments. You will also draft, review and submit all daily field reports, diagrams, site observations as well as make site recommendations.
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring the quality, cost efficiency and timeliness of deliverables related to: handling all Alberta-based Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Assessments and other jobs types that may be required from time to time.
You will be supported by the entire Summit organization which consists of a dynamic Team of technical administrators, business development professionals, an in-house IT department and many other highly experienced, skilled and educated Professionals.
A minimum 5 years' direct experience in the environmental industry (Oil and Gas, Energy and Utilities)
A University degree from a recognized institution – specializing in Ecology, Biology, or Environmental Sciences preferred. Technical diplomas considered
Registered as Professional Biologist with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists, or eligible for registration would be considered an asset (P.Biol.)
Broad working experience and understanding of the Federal and Provincial regulatory framework, with the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba
Experience designing and planning projects using the Alberta Sensitive Species Inventory Guidelines, the Alberta Wetland Policy, and the Saskatchewan Species Detection Survey Protocols
Experience with environmental monitoring/inspection on large scale linear projects
Strong soil classification and vegetation identification
Experience with Environmental site assessments, wildlife surveys, wildlife data analysis
and management, and aquatic assessments
Candidates must be prepared to work in a multidisciplinary, fast paced project team
Previous experience in baseline environmental assessments
Ability to represent Summit during discussions with internal and external clients
Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail
Experience with multi-provincial baseline ecological assessment (wildlife and
vegetation) methodology and criteria (asset)
Strong interpersonal & leadership skills
Excellent communication and technical writing skills
Strong computer skills
Additionally, as an independent consultant the successful candidate will require:
Certificate of Incorporation
WCB clearance and # for Alberta
All safety tickets (First Aid and CPR, H2S, WHMIS, TDG)
Commercial General Liability Insurance
4x4 vehicle and Vehicle Insurance
Summit, An Earth Services Company has become the industry leader in the environmental services sector with operations in Canada, the United States and Australia. Our company focuses on offering turnkey environmental management solutions to clients across various industries.
Summit’s vision is to be the most respected environmental solutions company, admired for its people, performance and innovation.
If your passion and experience align with this vision, then Summit is for you! Visit our website, www.summitearth.com, for job postings.
We appreciate your interest in working with Summit. Due to the volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please submit your applications and letters of interest in confidence directly to
This position will remain open until suitable candidates are found.