Looking to ramp up operations at the Medicine Hat, Alberta branch, the company is searching for new environmental science and administration staff to add to the staff of 10.
“There are a lot of moving parts involved with land development,” says Jason Tweten, president of Action Land. “And our company coordinates them from start to finish.”
Action Land is a full-service land acquisition and environmental management company.
Their environmental scientists work with landowners and companies throughout the process of land development, including stakeholder engagement, site selection and environmental assessment.
The size and scope of their projects ranges from wind turbine placement to selecting the best site for a home.
The company is seeking two environmental professionals – an Environmental Advisor and an Environmental Scientist to carry out land assessments. They will be working on long-term and short-term projects throughout Southern Alberta and beyond.
Administration professionals, one junior and one senior, are needed to input data into the system.
“It is very important to us that the staff live in Medicine Hat because it is the hub of our operations,” says Tweten, adding that they already have a few staff in Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatchewan.
Tweten sees opportunities for Action Land, particularly in environmental services, as the Government of Alberta moves toward creating incentives to build more renewable energy projects to move solar and wind power onto the grid.
An expression of interest for 400 megawatts of renewable energy opened on March 31 and companies from around the world have been working on their proposals to enter the Alberta market.
According to the Southeast Alberta Energy Diversification Report, of the 85 solar and wind projects proposed for Alberta, 41%, or 35 projects, will potentially be constructed in Southeast Alberta, near Medicine Hat.
The report uses CanSIA and CanWEA estimates to project these 35 projects could result in over $7.8 billion in investment, 10,875 temporary construction jobs and 397 permanent jobs.
“Alberta is projected to lead Canada’s Western provinces in economic growth this year,” says Ryan Jackson, CEO of Invest Medicine Hat. “The effects are starting to be seen in Medicine Hat, with companies like Action Land adding new jobs to meet growing demand.”
As Tweten continues to grow Action Land, more career opportunities are popping up in Canada’s sunniest city.