Terrestrial QEP (Qualified Environmental Professional)
Burnaby, British Columbia
6d ago

Your Opportunity

The Wildlife Team has multiple opportunities for experienced Intermediate Field Biologists. The successful candidate will join our team of wildlife biologists as a field-based Wildlife Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) related to a major capital project in northern British Columbia.

This is a contract from May to November with potential for extension.

Your Key Responsibilities

Overseeing and providing guidance to bird nest sweep and / or amphibian salvage crews

Ensuring that crews follow plans and procedures developed for the Project

Using professional judgement in combination with these plans and procedures to address issues and provide guidance to crews and Environmental Inspector(s) in the field

Managing, planning, and leading nest sweep and / or amphibian salvage field programs and providing guidance to field crews.

Providing recommendations as a Qualified Environmental Professional

Managing tasks according to approved scopes of work.

Understanding best management practices and techniques for bird nest sweeps and / or amphibian salvage.

Contributing technical guidance to the field team by providing supervision, training, technical direction, and mentoring to field crews.

Creating a culture of safety through Participation in Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

Proven technical, communication, and organization skills

Experience leading the following programs :

Nest sweeps

Experience leading migratory bird nest sweeps or point-count surveys in BC

Experience with marbled murrelet audio-visual surveys and habitat assessments

Extensive knowledge of birds in BC including migratory bird species nesting habitat associations, nest chronology, and nesting behaviours

Amphibian salvage

Experience with amphibian salvage, including capture, handling, transport, relocation, and euthanasia according to Canadian Council of Animal Care guidelines

Experience using exclusion fencing, drift fencing, pitfall and minnow traps, and netting for wetland and terrestrial amphibian capture

The ability to identify all life stages of amphibian species found in northern BC

Understanding of amphibian habitat requirements, life cycle, and chronology for species occurring in northern BC

Experience working in a construction environment is strongly preferred

Experience driving large trucks on unpaved roads, particularly active industrial or forest service roads

Experience using digital data collection tools, and the ability to use iPads or iPhones is preferred

Ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Capable of working with, and providing guidance to clients and contractors

Able to deal with changing conditions and priorities while in the field

Ability to travel for up to two weeks at a time, on multiple trips over the field season

Thrives in an environment with diverse and dynamic projects, and enjoys working on multi-disciplinary scopes of work

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in Biology is required.

Must have a Professional accreditation (i.e., P.Bio, R.P.Bio)

Minimum of 5 years of experience as a wildlife biologist in BC

Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 pounds

Please include detailed information on any related field-based skills you may have.

Please indicate any relevant training or certifications you may have including health and safety training.

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.

We are accepting applications from across Canada with preference being given to candidates from British Columbia and Alberta.

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