Junior Project Manager

Junior Project Manager – Environmental Services (INTERN)

POST Date: Apr. 30, 2024

Chinook Environmental Services Ltd. (CESL) is in need of ONE individual to assist in daily field and administration duties.  This position is partially funded by a Government Grant, and some educational, residency, and other requirements must be met. To qualify, the right candidate must have:


  • Must be a full-time, permanent position
  • Environment-related position in STEM or Natural Resources
  • Must be 15-30 years of age.
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status
  • Educated with a minimum 2-year diploma (Environmental disciplines)

The right candidate will have opportunity to obtain & expand their basic knowledge & skills;  possibly integrating  into a project manager or complimentary position in the following core areas:

  1. Drilling Waste Management (Primary Service Area)
  2. Site Assessments (Basic soils, topography, plant & animal ID)
  3. Water Resource Management
  4. Spill response, cleanup, remediation (depending on availability/requirement)
  5. Safety Management

Upon training and a term of fieldwork, a supervisory role will be integrated to:

  1. Field Service in Drilling Waste and Water Management – this will make up a majority of your duties:
    • Contact third party stakeholders, and source water for for drilling or pipeline operations; assess quality & quantity.  (“Line-up” water)
    • Line up, and assess agricultural land for surface application of drill waste; as per quality & quantity; particular to regulatory limitations of Directive 050 (AB) and/or GL99-01 (SK)
    • Orientate and supervise truck operators for water source and fluid disposal.
    • sample and test drill fluids; assess for land application and/or facility disposal.
    • Invoicing for work at the field level
    • Obtain relevant documentation for final report (mapping, additives, disposal tallies, etc.)
  2. Review & interpretation of (laboratory) data.
  3. Client / Stakeholder / Operator communications for effective service provision.
  4. Prepare & review of applications, technical reports to clients, regulators, stakeholders.
  5. Field visitations for general operations, Quality Assurance.

The candidate should

  • reside in Red Deer / Central Region, or one of the other field office locations across Western Canada (Home office)
  • have a reliable vehicle suitable for light off-road duties (4×4).
  • have excellent technological skills with PC, mobile devices, email, and any other variety of technology that can enhance efficiency of the position and company as a whole.

The best possible candidate will hold

  • a commitment to Safety, Quality of Work, and Customer Service.
  • a positive, inquisitive attitude with intelligence to learn from others as well as their own growth & mistakes, integration of theoretical knowledge and skills.
  • Precision & Accuracy, attention to detail.
  • Hold themselves to professional conduct within work, social and community setting.
  • A variety of knowledge, skills & expertise in basic and advances scientific areas.
  • A knowledge or willingness to learn about oilfield and Environmental industry is highly valuable.
  • Knowledge of various provincial (AB, SK, MB, BC) & federal legislation with respect to the above areas
  • Excellent Proficiency in a variety of hardware & software products (MS Office, Adobe, GIS)
  • A willingness to travel (as required, sometimes short-notice) to various places for a short or extended stays as per project requirements
  • High availability to communicate & consult to clients/management/field personelle
  • An appreciation for outdoors has high benefit to this position.
  • a customer-focus, networking and company-growth through positive attitude will help this position grow into a longer-term opportunity and/or career.
  • Experience or familiarity with the (upstream) oil & gas industry
  • Eligibility towards a Professional Designation (P.Ag, P.Bio, P.Chem, Technologist, Technician or similar) A desire to pursue professional growth, life-long growth & learning

Currently, it is preferred for a 1-year Intern Contract Position.  The Internship will be for approx. 12 months long, and is tentative of funding program approval for employer & employee (program has not yet been approved).   The position will likely translate into a Full-Time position for the correct candidate.  It is a good position for entry-level and entry into the Environmental industry.

Incentives – Why Choose CESL?

  • Salary is dependant on experience and suitability of the candidate:  $29-$40/hr depending on Education & Experience.
  • Benefits can begin (100% paid premiums) after the minimum initiation (probationary) time of 3 months.
  • Travel Expenses are generally paid for, and there is also exceptional incentive on travel.
  • Accomadation is generally paid for (on the road); with incidentals compensation.
  • A Moving Bonus may be negotiated!
  • We have an excellent yet Reasonable Health & Safety Work Environment.
  • Positions are generally directed to, and encouraged for, an Independant worker of the team.  Let’s build trust so you can make your own judgement calls.
  • Currently we are looking at a very attractive long-term savings incentive program (RRSP).
  • Earn & Grow – this Entry level position is a very good stepping stone to enter the Energy, Oil/Gas, and Environment industry.  Learn skills and knowledge on some of the basics of the more technical positions; or better yet, grow with the company into one of those departments!
  • Our Goal is to look after employees for high retention, help you get experience into your field, and help you grow professionally and personally into something long-term and stable.
  • Interested in moving to Alberta?   ALBERTA is a great place to build a career!

Please send resumes to :               hr@chinook.com                ***** Reference:  JPM#202404-01  *****