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Intermediate Environmental Scientist/ Reclamation Specialist

Updated: May 23

Edmonton, AB


This is a unique opportunity to work with a team of over 50 hydrogeologists, engineers, and environmental scientists on contaminated sites and reclamation projects across Western Canada within the Mining and Energy sectors. Waterline’s senior staff have over 35 years of experience and are dedicated to guiding and mentoring our staff. There is no better place to learn and advance your career in environmental sciences and land reclamation.

Waterline is seeking an intermediate environmental scientist/reclamation specialist who will be based out of Edmonton, Alberta.

Preference will be given to individuals currently residing in Alberta or BC.


The successful candidate must have a university degree or college diploma and be a critical thinker with highly developed problem-solving skills. We are seeking specific qualifications as follows:

  • Degree or diploma in environmental and conservation sciences, land reclamation, ecology and conservation biology or related discipline.

  • Three to seven years of relevant consulting and/or Energy industry experience.

  • Excellent communicator, both verbally and written, and a team player.

  • Strong work ethic with well-developed organizational and time management skills.

  • Experience with soil classification.

  • Experience with vegetation identification within agronomic, native prairie and forested settings.

  • Experience with environmental site assessments and remediation.

  • Experience with reclamation concepts and techniques.

  • Experience using drones to acquire site images.

  • Experience using water level meters, data loggers, EC meters, etc. to gather hydrogeological and environmental data.

  • Practical experience or course work in data management utilizing tools such as Excel, MS Access, and QGIS.

  • Required to have or be able to obtain standard oilfield tickets (e.g., H2S Alive, First Aid, and Ground Disturbance, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, etc.). Additional safety certification may be required, depending on the nature of the project but can be completed in advance of work.

  • Possesses professional designation or eligible for registration with APEGA, AIA, or ASPB.

  • Candidates must be comfortable working in field settings, including remote locations and winter weather. The percentage of field work for this position will vary depending on experience and may range from 0 to 30% on average and from 0 to 50% seasonally. Waterline will work with successful candidates to determine a field vs. office work balance suitable for the candidate and Waterline.

  • Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada with no restrictions.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with professional accreditation in Alberta, British-Columbia, or Saskatchewan.


The job involves execution of projects related to environmental closure involving assessment, remediation, and reclamation. Some projects are stand alone while others are part of area-based closure programs. The work includes the following duties:

  • Interacting and reporting to clients and intermediate and senior project managers at Waterline.

  • Completing site visits, sample collection, and data entry.

  • Developing work plans for Phase II environmental site assessments and remediation projects.

  • Planning and executing Phase II environmental site assessment programs.

  • Planning and executing remediation programs.

  • Conducting pre-reclamation assessments and developing work plans for reclamation.

  • Planning and supervising area-based closure and reclamation programs.

  • Compiling and interpreting assessment data, conducting statistical analyses and providing scientific/technical recommendations.

  • Compiling field notes and preparing report-ready graphs, figures, and tables.

  • Proposal and report writing.


This is your opportunity to collaborate with our community of technical experts, including Principal and Senior environmental scientists, hydrogeologists, and engineers, who each have between 10 to 35 years of experience in contaminated site management and/or reclamation. The position offers:

  • Flexible and friendly working environment based on a healthy work/life balance.

  • Formal mentorship program.

  • Full-time employment.

  • Competitive base salary.

  • Investment allowance.

  • Field and office bonuses to top performers.

  • Comprehensive benefits package that includes a health spending account and life insurance.

In keeping with our Health & Safety Policy, individuals in safety sensitive positions are subject to pre-employment, pre-access (and in some client cases, random) alcohol & drug testing as well as drivers abstract reviews.

Waterline offers a comprehensive compensation package. We are also committed to flexible work hours and schedules, team-based work, training opportunities, and rewarding our star performers. While we appreciate all applications we receive, please be advised that only candidates that meet the qualification requirements will be contacted.



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