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Stantec Fisheries Biologist in Burnaby, British Columbia

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

We are actively seeking a talented and ambitious Fisheries Biologist in our Burnaby, Sidney, or Terrace, BC offices. You will plan and coordinate field programs. You will also support the preparation of technical reports and management of data.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Recording data and observations in an accurate and well-organized manner

  • Preparing technical reports detailing environmental assessments and monitoring activities

  • Providing environmental monitoring services on construction projects

  • Completing office tasks such as data management, analysis, and interpretation; report preparation, preparation of environmental approval applications and other general tasks

  • May assist in providing input to proposals or pursuits of various sizes and complexity

  • Completing Health and Safety and QA/QC protocols

  • Travel will be required

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Proficient in and consistently demonstrates and promotes policies and procedures for HSSE, including client-specific training (if applicable).

  • Proven technical, communication, writing and organization skills

  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment

  • Experience and availability for regular field work locally and in remote and challenging locations for up to 14 days at a time

  • Must have electrofishing and first aid certificates

  • Good driving record and valid driver’s license required.

  • Proficient in MS Office applications

The following would be an asset:

  • Previous consulting experience

  • Experience in freshwater systems in BC

  • Additional terrestrial (e.g. vegetation, wildlife) field experience

  • Knowledge of current provincial and federal government regulatory requirements

  • Project management skills

  • Experience conducting fish and fish habitat assessments, analyzing data, developing habitat compensation plans, and preparing technical reports

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in biology or a related subject with two (2) years of experience as an aquatic biologist, or a technical diploma in biology or a related subject with three (3) years of experience as an aquatic biologist required

Master’s degree in biology or a related subject would be an asset

Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) accreditation or eligibility would be an asset

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities, and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Biologist

Primary Location: Canada-British Columbia-Burnaby

Other Locations: Canada-British Columbia-Kelowna, Canada-British Columbia-Sidney, Canada-British Columbia-Terrace

Job Level: Entry Level

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 190001RV