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Environmental Specialist

Calgary Airport Authority, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Req #272
Monday, May 13, 2019
Number of positions available: 1
Salary: Authority Band 10 ($97,734 - $101,634 - $105,709 - $109,941)
Term Length: June 2019-August 2020
Closing Date: May 27, 2019

We are more than planes and tarmacs. Our purpose travels beyond building and managing world-class facilities and runways, and into the communities we serve. The Calgary Airport Authority is made up of nearly 300 employees who are driven by creating memorable and effortless experiences that reflect the beautiful city and region we serve. Motivated by our vision, we strive to turn the airport experience at YYC into one that air travelers are excited to be a part of.

As a primary driver of our city’s economy and growth, we have an opportunity to help make Calgary a global economic powerhouse. We believe our focus on the future will fuel our city’s next generation of prosperity. And we are ready, willing and able to step up to the challenge. At one of Canada’s busiest airports, our team is working hard to create the best possible experiences for the guests and visitors that arrive, depart and connect through our airport, and we need the help of the best people to help get us there.


The Calgary Airport Authority is committed to the environment and sustainability and operates under the guidance of a comprehensive Environment and Sustainability Management System. The programs that support the ESMS are managed by an energetic and close-knit team who collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to achieve environmental and sustainability goals. If you thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment where priorities can change moment by moment you will fit right in with our Environment team.



We’re looking for an experienced environmental specialist to support our environment and sustainability initiatives at the YYC Calgary International Airport. In this role, you will have primary accountability for the surface water quality and glycol mitigation portfolios at Canada’s fourth busiest airport! You will manage and enhance these key programs, as well as provide support and direction regarding other environment and sustainability programs including noise and wildlife management and much more.


In this safety-sensitive role, your responsibilities will include the following:

  1. Maintain the overall Surface Water Quality Management program, ensuring airport activities adhere to applicable Municipal, Provincial and Federal water quality regulations.
  2. Oversee the Water Quality Management program, including working with key stakeholders on the following:
    • Ongoing operation of the deicing program,
    • Surface water quality monitoring program,
    • Water quality sampling in the event of an incident,
    • Storm water infrastructure monitoring and maintenance,
    • Manage applicable permitting and meeting required terms of permitting.
  3. Oversee the Airport Glycol Mitigation Committee and the program that monitors and manages the campus wide low concentrate glycol storm water from distributed deicing operations.
  4. Assist the environmental team in managing other environment and sustainability programs as and if required, including: Noise, Wildlife, Air Quality, Land Use & Planning, Sustainability, Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and Materials Management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or similar
  • Experience in environmental management, preferably with an emphasis on surface water quality and reporting and glycol mitigation.
  • Experience conducting field work, preferably including water quality sampling and inspections of industrial facilities and making regulatory determinations for compliance with local, provincial or federal regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of environmental management systems.
  • Ability to evaluate technical data to determine trends and detect potential issues including compliance to applicable regulations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including ability to translate complex technical information into an understandable format for varying audiences.
  • Experience in the preparation of technical and non-technical documents, and presentations to internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Experience in monitoring, managing and maintaining key components and facilities related to storm water quality and conveyance and glycol mitigation is an asset.
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License or equivalent, subject to a clean driver’s abstract.
  • Must be able to meet the requirements of a safety-sensitive position.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Restricted Area Identification Card (RAIC).


  • Demonstrated multi-tasking, prioritization and organizational skills within in a busy department.
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as database applications for storage, retrieval, analysis and presentation purposes.
  • Ability to secure an Airport Vehicle Operators Permit
  • Knowledge of the City of Calgary bylaws related to stormwater and sanitary conveyance would be considered an asset.
Are you looking for the journey of a lifetime? One that’s focused on creating effortless and memorable experiences for millions of guests and travelers each year. Click the apply button for your chance to learn how you can be a part of one of Alberta's Top Employers.

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  • Calgary Airport Authority, Calgary, Alberta, Canada