Skilled Labourer
Backwoods Energy Services
Edmonton, AB
Future Opportunity: Skilled Labourer

Company Overview

Backwoods Energy Services is 100% Indigenous-owned and provides construction services to the oil, gas and utility industries in north-western Alberta. We are the one of the largest Indigenous community owned companies in Alberta and focus on building lasting client relationships with a commitment to safety excellence and quality service. Our business consists of four operating divisions: Pipeline Construction and Integrity Maintenance, Civil Works and Clearing, Matting Supply and Installation and Security Services. Our mission is to drive economic opportunity by empowering Indigenous people and communities.

Role Summary

Taking direction from and reporting to the Shift Lead, this position will be responsible to ensure the achievement of project requirements while assisting the crew on civil earthworks, reclamation, forestry and matting worksites. This will entail preparing and cleanup of construction sites; handling construction materials; and excavating, backfill and compact subgrade. Versatility, flexibility and a positive attitude are required in this position. The position entails travelling to different job sites sometimes for extended periods of time. It also requires each team member to work well with others in a safe and efficient manner with the understanding of the importance of quality and good communication. Our successful candidate is intrinsically motivated and committed to making safe choices, when completing all tasks.


Able to operate equipment and machinery such as small hand tools in a safe manner;
Assist operators and perform a wide range of tasks at construction sites;
Act as a spotter for trucks and other heavy equipment;
Shovel equipment tracks;
Load, unload, identify, and distribute materials and equipment;
Clean and preparation of construction sites;
Perform other activities at construction sites, as directed.

Capable of working in a safety-focused team environment;
Previous experience working in construction is an asset;
Reliable and have a strong work ethic;
Physically fit, able to work long hours outdoors;
Work well individually or as a team; able to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
Able to follow instruction effectively.
Training & Certifications

Standard First Aid (required)
CSTS '09 (required)
H2S Alive (an asset)
Ground Disturbance Level II (an asset)
Class 5 Driver's Licence and ability to provide a clean Driver's Abstract (an asset)
How To Apply

Our mission is to drive economic opportunity by empowering Indigenous people and communities. Due to the nature of the construction industry, we quite regularly do not have advance notice of jobs. In fact, we frequently receive requests for manpower with 24-48 hours' notice of the project kick-off. We do our best to communicate with applicants the information needed to proactively prepare for upcoming work with Backwoods, specifically to obtain the training required to work in the industry.

Please note: this posting is in preparation for future work. To track all applicants in the most effective manner, we kindly request all candidates apply via our website:

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only selected candidates will be contacted.