AECOM Reclamation Specialist in Calgary, Alberta

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146126BR

Position Title Reclamation Specialist

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Country Canada

State/Province/Region CAN - Alberta

City Calgary

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary

AECOM’s Calgary office is currently seeking a Reclamation Specialist to join our team of young and dynamic biophysical professionals within our Environment Business Line.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with upstream client specific reclamation programs

  • Preparing and reviewing work plans for pre-reclamation assessments, DSAs, vegetation management programs, and surface reclamation projects

  • Mentoring field staff in regards to regulatory guidelines, field protocols, and best practices

  • Conducting field inspections when necessary to monitor work activities and train junior staff members

  • Working with the team on a wide variety of major assessment and remediation oil and gas opportunities

  • Tracking and updating the reclamation group with ongoing regulatory updates

  • Signing Professional Declarations for DSAs and RCAs

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field

  • 4+ years of relevant upstream well site reclamation assessment experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including report writing

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to manage time effectively

  • Willingness to work flexible hours under a variety of conditions

  • Excellent knowledge of Alberta reclamation guidelines, regulations and applications

  • Experience with landscape, soils and vegetation assessments, including weed identification skills and provincial status

  • Experience managing and reviewing pre-reclamation assessments, Phase 1 ESA reports, Detailed Site Assessments (DSA), vegetation management programs and Reclamation Certificate Application (RCA) and submissions

  • Ability to mentor others with managing, coordinating and supervising contractors

  • Professional designation with one of seven professional organizations recognized by the AER

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of Alberta agricultural, grazing, native grassland and forested land reclamation experience

  • Understanding erosion and sediment control measures

Experience with

  1. Reviewing pre-reclamation and DSA reports

  2. Developing and reviewing Reclamation Certificate Applications

  3. Training staff to conduct pre-reclamation and post-reclamation site assessments

  4. Mentoring field staff with identifying vegetation, including weeds, characterizing soils, and assessing landscape parameters

  5. Mentoring field staff with managing, coordinating and supervising sub-contractors

  6. Preparing and reviewing reclamation recommendations and vegetation management programs

  7. Tracking site’s progress and planning ahead for the next stage

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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