Micheal Samis is Pinchin’s Alberta Director of Environmental Due Diligence & Remediation (EDR). He has garnered over 30 years of environmental consulting experience and has worked in a total 48 countries. He currently operates out of Calgary as the principal contact for remediation projects and brownfield marketing initiatives.
Micheal was first introduced to environmental science as a child, when his family was confronted with a large oil conglomerate polluting the local family farm in Alberta . This heavy-sided conflict opened Micheal’s eyes to the essential need for environmental consultancy and accountability in Canada. While attending the University of Alberta, he studied for a Bachelor of Science Undergraduate Degree in Environmental Studies. From MIT, he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Hardware. He then moved on to specialize in mining, oil and gas through the Colorado School of Mines M.Sc. and Ph.D program. He is now a Qualified Environmental Practitioner (QEP) and is an Environmental Professional with ECO Canada.
Micheal has built his credibility in all aspects of environmental site assessment, reclamation, remediation, risk management, and compliance monitoring. He is passionate about applying general scientific principles to resolve site-specific problems, and skillfully identifies each client’s potential environmental liabilities with ease. He focuses primarily on remediation and reclamation work for financial institutions and oil and gas sites, as well as Asset Retirement Obligation (ARO) efforts.
More specifically, Micheal was one of the leaders in charge of the recent demolition, remediation, and decommission of a coal handling facility just outside Vancouver, BC. This enhanced service required organized collaboration between the Hazardous Building Materials Group, the Environmental Due Diligence and Remediation Group, and the Occupational Health and Safety Group. Micheal led this multidisciplinary team of specialists, technologists, engineers, and scientists to the successful completion of the project on time and within budget, all while the facility remained fully operational.
In his role as Director, Micheal actively participates in staff development, including training, coordination and quality control for junior and intermediate staff within the Environmental Due Diligence & Remediation Group. He also enjoys sharing his expertise with local university students in the field. He is responsible for the continued growth and development of the EDR Group’s remediation activities and acts as the company’s spokesperson in the remediation marketplace.
For more information on how Micheal and the Environmental Due Diligence & Remediation Group can help your business, please contact the Calgary office or visit the Environmental Due Diligence page of our website.