Our mission is to disrupt the sectors we operate in by creating a workplace that embraces diversity, accountability, innovation and operational excellence while championing the communities' in which we work and the partnerships we have developed. Through our pursuit of technology and our adherence to safety, quality and execution we strive to deliver cost-effective and timely solutions to the most recognized clients in North America.
West has earned a reputation for excellence by offering integrated, practical and innovative solutions to the energy, governmental, First Nations, mining, agricultural, industrial and commercial sectors. By offering a broad range of environmental and geomatics services, our team can cover all phases of a project lifecycle while helping our clients develop projects, enhance performance, and close and remediate operations, while managing risks and impacts.
West Earth Sciences is an Indigenous Owned Environmental, Geomatics, Innovation, Engineering and Advanced Technology company. West is committed to championing the communities in which we work through engagement with Indigenous communities, and we respect the unique and diverse cultural values of all First Nations people. Recognizing the importance of cultivating meaningful relationships based on mutual respect, trust, and cooperation. Since 1973, West has been actively engaging with Indigenous communities across western Canada, building relationships, establishing long-term beneficial partnerships and helping our clients meet their commitments to communities. West has many valuable partnership and relationships in the First Nation realm in particular with groups such as Seabird Island, Tobacco Plains, Horse Lake, Ermineskin Cree, Flying Dust and the Gwitch’n Tribal Council.
CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAMS AND COMBINED SERVICES
Our team of skilled professionals, environmental scientists, professional engineers, drafters, environmental auditors, project managers, field personnel and GIS specialists seek to assists clients achieve their goals by transforming concepts into reality while meeting regulatory, community and environmental requirements. This includes front-end project planning, design and regulatory approvals, pre and post-development site assessments, environmental liability assessment and reduction, water supply evaluation and permitting, construction and operations monitoring, and soil and groundwater remediation and reclamation.
GEOGRAPHIC AND PROJECT BASED DIVERSITY
With offices located throughout Western Canada, West provides local expertise to support any sized project, geographical terrain or inclement weather type. As a provider of solutions to a multitude of industries that include oil & gas, pipeline, power, mining, construction, forestry, agricultural, commercial, and governmental sectors, West has the diversity and experience to propose, craft and execute upon a solution that exceeds the desired results of a client. In many instances, this includes variations of a generic best practice used outside the client’s industry or line-of-sight.
PROJECT CONTROLS AND WORKFLOW
West utilizes cloud-based technologies to ensure that projects adhere to budgeted cost and schedule expectations. Favourable project metrics are achieved using West’s ERP, Dynamics 365, and corporate adherence to the waterfall methodology of project management. Realtime reporting eliminates the variability of schedule and cost deviations and enhances the linear workflow when compared against the baseline WBS. Further use of ArcGIS Online, SharePoint, OneDrive, Office 365 and virtual networks facilitate project continuity and workflow transition no matter the limitations imposed by physical restrictions like extreme weather, global pandemics or natural disasters.
UNPARALLELED COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION
West has a 49-year history of technology innovation that include advancements in machine control, water treatment technologies, robotic total stations, airborne sensing technologies and UAV’s. This has established West as a market leader and has enhanced client operations while greatly reducing the cost of field deployment. Looking ahead, West is focused on the development of remote sensing ecosystems, the deployment of next generation renewables in the power generation market, improved water reuse and productivity, increased resource productivity through the deployment of smart machine-to-machine software and analytics.