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The Opportunity:

As the Environmental Coordinator – Wildlife, you will make a significant contribution to Canadian Natural’s Environmental programs. This position will support and provide guidance on wildlife and bird programs at Canadian Natural’s Oil Sand Mining operations reporting to the Lead of Research (Wetlands & Aquatics). You will develop strategic wildlife management plans and be responsible for ensuring safe, high quality execution of field programs that deliver on regulatory and stakeholder commitments related to wildlife.  A primary function of this activity is the continued enhancement and operational excellence of a best in class bird and wildlife management systems. Though situated at Horizon, this position will deliver support for Oil Sands Mining at both Albian and Horizon.

Key Accountabilities:

Develop and implement wildlife management and mitigation programs for Oil Sands mining operations
Coordinate with regulatory agencies on matters pertaining to wildlife deterrents, environmental monitoring and regulatory compliance
Conduct inspections of facilities for environmental compliance tracking
Ensure the Bird Deterrent System is maintained, upgraded and deployed in a timely manner. Planning and execution with the contractor is required
Obtain appropriate annual wildlife handling, research, and damage control permits.
Complete supporting data and forms for regulatory application submissions and manage monitoring data and prepare maps and reports
Promote Wildlife Awareness across Oil Sands mining operations for both mine staff and contractors and provide direction to project development activities as required
Work with the mine reclamation team to establish wildlife habitat within reclamation areas

Other Details:

Job location: Fort McMurray, Alberta – Horizon Oil Sands site
Shift schedule: 8 x 6 (Thurs -Thurs) rotation
Company Sponsored Fly-In/Fly-Out and Accommodations Program with charter flights from Calgary or Edmonton
Competitive salary, stock options, stock savings plan and benefits
This is a safety sensitive position

Skills & Qualifications:

3-5 years’ of experience in the field of biology along with environmental field experience
Degree in a related discipline and a professional designation completed or in process of completion
Experienced in writing reports for regulators and management
An understanding of environmental issues within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo would be an asset
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ArcGIS
Expertise in relevant environmental regulations and codes including:Alberta Energy Regulator
Alberta Environment and Parks
Environment Canada

Why Canadian Natural?

CANADIAN NATURAL is a senior independent crude oil and natural gas exploration, development and production company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Our strong, diversified asset base is comprised of a balanced portfolio of light, synthetic, and heavy crude oil and natural gas. Canadian Natural operates in Canada, the United Kingdom and Offshore Africa.

At Canadian Natural, we strive to live through our mission statement: “To develop people to work together to create value for the Company’s shareholders by doing it right with fun and integrity.” We are committed to a long-term presence in the communities where we operate. Our activities create value by providing employment, business development opportunities, revenues to governments that contribute to spending on goods and services, and essential resources for public services, including health, safety, education and training.

Over the last 30 years, we have grown from a Company with nine employees to over 10,000 employees. We have increased our production from approximately 400 BOE/d in 1989 to more than one million BOE/d today.

Safety is a core value at Canadian Natural. We conduct all of our operations in a way that identifies, minimizes and mitigates harm to the health and safety of employees, contractors, the public and the environment.

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd – “Canadian Natural” – is a publicly traded company on the TSX and NYSE as CNQ.

Application deadline is December 1, 2022. Apply now!

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