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Reclamation Specialist – Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta

Nichols Environmental (Canada) Ltd. (Nichols) is a full-service geo-environmental consulting and remediation firm that provides environmental and engineering solutions to a wide range of industrial, government and public sector clients. Nichols continues to expand our operations throughout western Canada and requires qualified individuals to join our team.

Our core values of growth, respect, accountability, and flexibility guide our business in every decision we make and opportunity we pursue. We are actively seeking individuals that align with these core values to further develop our team and realize our strategic vision. Creating value for great people is what we are all about as there is significant growth potential within our company for the right individual.

Our Edmonton or Calgary office is currently seeking a full-time (40 hours per week), permanent Reclamation Specialist to join our team!

The successful candidate should have the following:


  • 10+ years of experience in Phase I, II and III Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), detailed site assessments (DSAs), reclamation certification applications (rec certs) and reporting.
  • Experience in land conservation, reclamation and remediation in Alberta and Saskatchewan is required. Specific experience with planning, decommissioning, remediation, reclamation, site assessment, and regulatory applications through Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) OneStop portal is considered mandatory.
  • Degree or Diploma in Environmental, Natural or Soil Sciences or Technical Diploma in an Environmental discipline.
  • Regulatory criteria and guidelines within Alberta and Saskatchewan, wetland assessments (considered an asset), soil classification and description.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational abilities.
  • Professional status or eligibility for professional status with APEGA, AIA, ASET, or ASPB.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to address complex environmental challenges.
  • Physical requirements: Ability to conduct fieldwork, including site inspections and monitoring, which may involve walking over rough terrain and working in various weather conditions.


The responsibilities for the Reclamation Specialist may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct detailed site evaluations (including Phase I and II ESAs and DSAs) to identify environmental impacts and determine the extent of contamination or land degradation.
  • Develop comprehensive reclamation plans, including timelines, resource allocation, and cost estimates, ensuring alignment with environmental standards and regulations.
  • Oversee the execution of reclamation projects, including soil remediation and reclamation, water treatment, vegetation restoration, and habitat reconstruction.
  • Establish monitoring programs to track the progress and effectiveness of reclamation efforts, making necessary adjustments to achieve desired outcomes. 
  • Ensure all reclamation activities comply with provincial regulations and policies. 
  • Prepare detailed reports on project progress, environmental impacts, and compliance status for stakeholders and regulatory bodies.
  • Work with landowners, government agencies, community groups, and other stakeholders to facilitate project success and address any concerns.


  • Ability to travel throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, and be out of town as needed.
  • Ability to work in the field as needed throughout the year in various weather conditions.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
  • Must be able to bend, climb stairs, and continuously stand or walk 50% of the time.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds (for example: packages, boxes, equipment, etc.).
  • Manual dexterity: ability to utilize computer and other technology/office equipment.
  • This position regularly requires substantial amounts of time to be spent using and viewing computer screens and equipment, which entails regular and repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate by listening and in both written and verbal forms.

Safety training such as First Aid, CPR, WHMIS, TDG, Ground Disturbance and H2S Alive would also be an asset. Along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, Nichols offers a first-class and engaging corporate culture. We also provide our employees with the flexibility to work from home on a limited basis, while still being supported by an experienced team.

At Nichols Environmental (Canada) Ltd. we believe that diverse experiences, perspectives, and ways of thinking enrich our teams and organization. As part of our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, we will make every effort to accommodate in creating a welcoming and supportive environment where individuals can thrive. We recognize that the talent we attract may have unique requests that enable individual success in the interview process. Please let us know how we can support you and we look forward to seeing your application. We encourage all candidates to browse our website at

Please forward your resume in confidence, quoting the aforementioned position, to:

Human Resources
Nichols Environmental (Canada) Ltd.
17331 – 107th Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5S 1E5


Why Work with Us?

At Nichols, we offer more than environmental consulting jobs. We offer opportunities to make meaningful contributions to the environment and communities in western Canada. Our team members are empowered to use their skills and expertise to drive innovation and make a lasting impact. If you are passionate and love working collaboratively on diverse projects, then Nichols is the place for you.

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Our Guiding Principles

We stand by our values, which are the backbone of our culture and are reflected in our day-to-day operations. These include:

  • Inclusivity: We celebrate diversity and believe that unique perspectives enhance our decision-making and problem-solving abilities.
  • Collaboration: Working as a team is vital to us. We believe that we can achieve more together than individually.
  • Integrity: We uphold high ethical standards in all our actions. Trust, transparency, and honesty form the foundation of our relationships with colleagues and clients.
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Nichols offers a bundle of benefits designed to support our employees’ personal and professional lives. We offer a competitive compensation package, health and wellness benefits, and opportunities for continuous learning and development.

  • Competitive Compensation: We provide market-competitive salaries along with performance-based incentives.
  • Health and Wellness: Our health benefits include comprehensive medical and dental coverage.
  • Learning and Development: We believe in continuous learning and prove this by providing resources and opportunities for our employees to enhance their skills, knowledge, and professional growth.


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