About This Career
Environmental Advisors assist in the development, administration and promotion of programs related to Environmental, Health and Safety policies and programs. They have broad technical experience in environmental issues, planning, fisheries and regulatory compliance. They conduct research, prepare reports, and provide advice for meeting regulatory requirements and standards.
Environmental Advisors conduct risk assessments and site inspections that assist in the preparation of regulatory approvals, permitting applications, environmental field reports and environmental screenings. This work includes identifying sensitivities and potential hazards and determining ways to reduce risks and meet applicable standards and regulations.
Environmental Advisors can specialize in soil, air, water and land-related issues.
In addition to standard computer equipment, Environmental Advisors use sampling, monitoring, analysis and testing tools.
Employment: This occupation is found in onshore and offshore environments and is typically employed in exploration and production, oil sands, oil and gas services, and pipeline sectors of the oil and gas industry.
Education: This role requires an undergraduate degree or diploma in environmental or geological sciences. A post-graduate degree may be considered an asset.
Example Titles: Environment Health and Safety Advisor, Environment Impact Analyst, and Environmental Program Officer.
- The following are examples of progressive or lateral career paths associated with this occupation:
- Environmental Technician
- Environmental Analyst
- Environmental Planner
Mild Physical Activity
Some Overtime Required
- Non-residential and residential building construction
- Rail transportation
- Public administration, including regulatory
- Forestry and logging
- Professional, scientific and technical services
- Chemical manufacturing
- Petroleum and coal product manufacturing
- Paper manufacturing
- Heavy and civil engineering construction
- Utilities, including renewable energy
- Mining and quarrying
Business and Operations Support
Exploration and production
Oil and gas services
- Post-secondary degree
- Respirator fit testing
- Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)
- Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)
- H2S Alive
- Aerial lift training
- Traffic control
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
- Standard and emergency first aid
- Knowledge of environmental permit and approval requirements
- Knowledge of environmental mitigation and protection planning measures