Environmental Technicians

Reference Number: 13-0032
Location Name: Calgary, Edmonton, or Lloydminster, Alberta
Job Type: Permanent Full Time

About Newalta

At Newalta, we're in the sustainability business, where innovation and customer-driven approaches add value to our customer's bottom line and reduce environmental footprints. We provide solutions for product recovery and recycling that were once unimaginable. Our job is to find creative ways to recover valuable resources from industrial and oil and gas waste streams, with more than 85 facilities across North America and more than 2300 employees. Our future growth includes continued expansion, new services and technologies and a continued focus on innovation, people, safety and the environment.

Newalta is a proud member of the communities in which we live and operate, we are a values-driven company and our culture is creative and entrepreneurial while maintaining a core focus on safety, the environment and our customers.

Position Description


Newalta's Conventional Oilfield Division delivers waste processing solutions to oil and gas customers through facilities, satellites and onsite projects. Newalta is finding new and innovative ways to recover oil and water from oilfield waste streams and reduce the overall waste going to landfills.

Newalta's Environmental Technicians are advocates of our environment and leaders in safety. You will be accountable for organizing and conducting field work, compiling information and writing detailed reports. These duties may require travel away from the service centre over prolonged periods of time.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conducts Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA), Phase II ESA's, Phase III Excavations, Detailed Site Assessments (DSA), Spill Assessments, Sampling and Field Testing, including soils identification
  • Organizes subcontractors, notify landowners, and conduct field work
  • Provides clear and accurate field data, notes and cost information
  • Compiles field and laboratory data and write reports in a timely manner
  • Works safely in a team environment, maintaining regular communication with all members of the project team
  • Travel on short notice, estimated 60% field duties with multiple overnight requirements
  • Must be able to work throughout Western Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia) for extended time periods (days/weeks)

Experience, Qualifications & Education

  • A degree or diploma in an Environmental or Science field directly related field experience
  • Experience level from new graduate to 3 years
  • Professional accreditation or in-training status preferred
  • Must be familiar with the applicable regulatory and technical related documents, and have strong soils background
  • Prioritization and organizational skills are imperative
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear and concise reports
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively both written and verbally
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office and other computer systems (e.g. SAP, etc.) would be considered an asset
  • Preference to persons with relevant tickets i.e. (H2S, First Aid, Ground Disturbance II and ATV Training)
  • Must be legally eligibale to work in Canada

This is a safety sensitive position. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of required medical, physical, drug and alcohol testing.

Why Newalta

Newalta is a leader in the environmental services industry because of our great people and their smart ideas. We will enhance our leadership position by growing our services, our business and our people. At Newalta, we invest in our people and our people invest in us. Our employees love the challenges, recognition and autonomy of a Newalta job.

Be part of a team with the opportunity to develop new ideas and find innovative ways to solve problems.

To learn more about Newalta visit our website at www.newalta.com.

How To Apply

Please submit resume and specify reference number 13-0032 by email to westerncareers@newalta.com or by fax to 403.806.7076 by August 30 2014.  

Thank you for your interest in working with Newalta. Should we wish to interview you, we will contact you directly.