Industrial Approvals Engineer

Posting Date: Apr 19, 2024

Location: Grande Prairie, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Industrial Approvals Engineer 

Job Requisition ID: 47792

Ministry: Environment and Protected Areas

Location: Grand Prairie

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary (2 years)

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate found. 

Classification: Opted Out & Excluded Engineering & Related Level 2

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:

We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required for the desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources.  

For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Protected Areas, please visit our website at:


Are you interested in being at the core of assessing the environmental impacts of industrial  operations in Alberta? Are you a technical professional who is passionate about interacting with various stakeholders on technical and scientific matters? 

We invite you to consider a unique opportunity as an Industrial Approvals Engineer with the Government of Alberta. 

The Industrial Approvals Engineer is responsible for the technical review and preparation of approvals, registrations, and authorizations under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA). In this position, you will recommend limits and monitoring requirements for the control and management of substance releases into the environment. You will represent the region/department at public hearings and appeals, on internal/external committees and provides information and advice to assist and expedite compliance and abatement activities. 

This position provides insight to industry and the public, and provides direction to industrial and consulting clients during normal and emergency situations. It involves extensive meetings and liaison with clients and stakeholders, and requires knowledge of diverse disciplines, good professional practices, and effective interpersonal skills.

As an Industrial Approvals Engineer, you will:

  • Provide technical review of approval applications and registration submissions and Statements of Concern to assess/confirm the environmental impact/potential impact of materials generated by the activity and industry proposed actions to address substance releases.
  • Coordinate input from internal and external specialists in air, water, soil, noise, groundwater to determine impacts on various environmental media. 
  • Research scientific literature and practices within other jurisdictions to develop approval standards for releases for which there are no Alberta standards/guidelines in place. 
  • Liaise with applicants, statement of concern filers and public interest groups to facilitate issue discussion and resolution.
  • Write enforceable approvals reflecting the requirements based on the assessment of all relevant environmental issues and with consideration of related social and economics issues.
  • Review summary reports on monitoring data required by approvals, conduct facility inspections to ensure that any air, soil and/or water quality/emission problems are identified and addressed in a timely, consistent and economic manner.
  • Meet with industry officials to influence strategies and provide assistance for improvement of their environmental performance.
  • Negotiate with industries to develop innovative, environmentally acceptable and cost-effective options for resolution of identified problems.
  • Participate on the Industrial Approvals Team by providing input on various air, water, waste and engineering issues to identify and mitigate the potential risks to human health, safety, property and the environment.
  • Confirm information submitted by industry hired consultants in support of proposals are relevant, accurate and supported by current scientific knowledge/principles, as required.
  • Prepare recommendations, draft action requests and briefing notes for management review.

This position will be based in Grande Prairie. For those not familiar with Grande Praire, Alberta’s Northwestern hub of Grande Prairie, offers something for everyone including stunning natural landscapes and outdoor adventures. Learn more about the City of Grande Prairie at:GP Guide - English 2023 - WEB.pdf (



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil, Chemical, Mechanical or Environmental Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years of related work experience are required. 
  • Candidates must be eligible for membership with APEGA as a Professional Engineer. Active membership preferred.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license.

Additional assets:
Preference will also be considered for candidates that have:

  • Previous experience working with Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. 
  • Experience in a variety of industrial settings (including chemical manufacturing, hazardous waste management, landfills, power plants, etc.). 
  • Additional related education considered in lieu of experience on a one-for-one basis.

Candidates who do not meet the educational and experience requirements may be considered at a lower classification and salary.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. 

This link will assist you with understanding competencies: 

As the successful candidate, you are:

  • An exceptional communicator who enjoys dealing with diverse stakeholder groups
  • Confident in applying engineering principles and knowledge to facilities independently
  • Capable of managing significant workloads and balancing priorities
  • Experienced in evaluating the technological and economic viability of proposed projects

The following key competencies will be critical behavioral characteristics required of successful candidates:

Agility – Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience and work effectively in changing environments. 

Creative Problem-Solving – Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.

Develop Networks – Proactively building networks, connecting, and building trust in relationships with stakeholders.

Build Collaborative Environments – Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively.

Drive for Results – Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization while maintaining accountability. 


$3,090,43 – $4,278.93 bi-weekly ($80,660 – $111,680/year)


  • This is a 2 year temporary position 
  • Monday – Friday, 36.25 hours per week. 

Any costs associated with obtaining the required documents/checks as noted or interview travel expenses, will be the responsibility of the candidate. Out-of-province applicants can obtain the required documents/checks from the province they currently reside in. 

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.

Working and Living in Grande Prairie: 55th to 57th parallels retention allowance: Eligible employees (salary, temporary salary, contract of employment) who work and reside in locations between the 55th and 57th parallels (excluding those eligible for the Fort McMurray Allowance) shall be paid an annual retention bonus of $6,000.00, less all lawful deductions.

Relocation Allowances: Are available for those that will relocate to Grande Prairie for this position.

How To Apply

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Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.  

Resources for applicants:

It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information.  

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Donna Lee, TAS Administrator, via email at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.