WestMET Reclamation Assessor

Hanna, AB T0J 1P0, Canada Req #731
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Reclamation Assessor


Company Description

WestMET is leading the energy transition through the development of advanced agricultural products, environmental & regulatory services and emerging energy technologies. We are directly involved with transforming legacy mine sites with expert reclamation services and building a sustainable future for the energy and minerals industries.  Our diverse Team also leads on-site regulatory compliance programs and tasks as well as environmental assessment activities.  Regulatory applications, reporting and correspondence are additional tasks the Team routinely completes as part of our site management services.


At WestMET, we are creating value by developing and growing a portfolio of complimentary businesses that support a sustainable economic future in the Minerals, Energy and Technology sectors.


Our current business segments include:


  1. WestMET Ag– Is our Agriproducts division focused on the production and development of agricultural products centered on the unique properties of our world class Humalite resource.
  2. WestMET ERSBranching from a coal mining background in Alberta, the WestMET Earth and Restoration Services (ERS) team aims to provide engineering, environmental and regulatory support to mine sites as well as other industrial proponents.

Currently, WestMET ERS is working with multiple Alberta coal mines on their path through reclamation and closure as well as ongoing compliance monitoring and reporting.  WestMET strives to push the standard of reclamation forward by finding innovative solutions to achieve both regulatory compliance and equivalent land capability targets. 

  1. WestMET Renewables– Is transitioning mine lands into renewable hubs, bringing opportunities back to the communities most impacted by the energy transition.

Position Summary

The Reclamation Assessor is focused on mine site reclamation activities, specifically the post-reclamation monitoring programs.  This includes, but not limited to, the development and advancement of post-reclamation programs as per Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) Approvals with a focus of achieving reclamation certification.

WestMET is invested in the professional growth of our employees and strives to provide opportunities for training, development and advancement. 


Supervisor Responsibilities

This position does not have formal direct supervisory responsibilities over other employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a Team to develop and implement post-reclamation monitoring plans focused on achieving reclamation certification.
  • Support the development of environmental strategies such as reclamation and closure plans, resource conservation and waste reduction.
  • Coordinate field activities including scheduling and budgeting.
  • Complete safety program requirements for all field activities.
  • Complete field data collection focused on soils and vegetation parameters.
  • Prepare reports including data analysis.
  • Support regulatory communication and correspondence.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher education related to Environmental Science, biology or related field.
  • Minimum 5-years of related work experience with a large focus on reclamation and post-reclamation monitoring.  Strong soils and vegetation skills are key for this role. Experience with field programs, data management & analysis, report writing and reclamation certification applications.
  • Project Management skills including field staff management, client management, contractor management, scheduling and budgeting.
  • Understanding of applicable reclamation regulations and regulatory guiding documents.  
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Licenses, Registration, and Certifications

  • A professional designation (or in-training designation) with an applicable organization such as Alberta Society of Professional Biologist (ASPB) or Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA) would be considered an asset.
  • Safety certification is also a valuable asset, but training will also be provided, as required.


  • Leadership.
  • Communication.
  • Decision making.
  • High regard for safety.
  • Comfortable in the field and working near heavy equipment.
  • Experience operating light duty trucks, ATV/UTV, ARGO and trailers.


  • Flexible including work from home as well as at various sites throughout Alberta.
  • A mix of desktop and field activities. Occasional evening or weekend work, as required.
  • Edmonton and Hanna, Alberta (main office centers).

Supporting Information

  • Salary position (adaptable pay range).
  • Compensation is based on education and years of applicable experience.
  • Standard vacation hours.
  • A Benefit Package is provided.
  • Company pension plan.
  • Flexible Schedule.

Other details

  • Job Function Other
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Hanna, AB T0J 1P0, Canada