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Wetland Specialist


Vertex is currently accepting applications for a project-based Wetland Specialist in Sherwood Park, Alberta. The successful candidate must have experience within various industries with a focus on wetland assessments for small and large-scale projects and experience performing assessments across western Canada.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Aquatic Biology, Environmental Science, Biological Science, Fish and Wildlife or other applicable field
  • A minimum of four years’ experience as a Wetland Specialist or related field, some of which must include environmental consulting
  • A registered member with a relevant professional organization (i.e. P.Biol.) and registration as an R.P.Bio. under College of Applied Biology would be considered an asset
  • Considered, or working towards becoming a, Qualified Wetland Science Practitioner as per the Alberta Environment and Parks Professional Practice Standards
  • Working knowledge, understanding of and ability to interpret environmental regulations, guidelines, requirements and standards (i.e. Alberta Water Act, Wetland Policy, Public Lands Act and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act)
  • A strong working knowledge of aquatic ecosystems in Western Canada
  • Experience with wetland delineation and Wetland Assessment Impact reporting under the Alberta Wetland Policy
  • Experience with wetland desktop mapping
  • Strong vegetation identification skills
  • Ability to lead, manage, plan and conduct aquatic resource assessments and related work
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Valid driver’s licence with a clean abstract
  • Willing to travel within western Canada when required


  • Lead and conduct wetland assessments for a wide range of projects including pipeline, padsite, access roads and peat harvesting projects
  • Conduct water quality monitoring and construction monitoring for horizontal directional drilling pipeline crossings
  • Assist with fish habitat field assessments and mapping for various types of developments including but not limited to upstream and downstream oil and gas; mining; forestry and agriculture
  • Demonstrate knowledge of provincial and federal aquatic legislation and regulatory agencies (i.e. Water Act, Public Lands Act, Environmental Enhancement and Protection Act, Species at Risk Act, Migratory Birds Convention Act and Fisheries Act) Knowledge of the British Columbia regulatory environment is considered an asset
  • Assist in the development of environmental impact assessments, biological monitoring plans, enhanced protection plan and environmental assessments
  • Reporting (all types, styles and formats that Vertex produces)
  • Identifying scope and budget for proposal submissions

Field work in remote locations within Alberta, British Columbia


  • This position will be based out of our Sherwood Park office.


  • Compensation is commensurate with education and experience
  • A comprehensive benefit package is provided


With a track record of success, Vertex provides a fast-paced environment where people thrive. We recognize that each member brings a valuable skillset to the Vertex team and we make health, safety and community well-being a priority by supporting numerous endeavors at each of our locations across North America.

At Vertex, we value teamwork through collaboration and provide support across the entire organization. If you think you have what it takes to play for the Vertex team, please apply.

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*We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted*