Aquatics QEP (Qualified Environmental Professional)
Stantec
Prince George, British Columbia
2d ago

Your Opportunity

The Freshwater Aquatics Team has multiple opportunities for Intermediate to Senior Field Biologists and Technicians. The successful candidate will join our team as a Field Aquatics Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) related to a major capital project in northern British Columbia.

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

Your Key Responsibilities

Managing, planning, and leading fish salvage or water quality field programs

Providing recommendations as a Qualified Environmental Professional

Interpret water quality data in relation to aquatic biota, livestock, and / or human health

Leading multiple crews in field activities

Manage tasks according to approved scopes of work

Understand recent and existing practices and techniques for sampling and analysis of fisheries, fish habitat and water quality data from streams, rivers and lakes

Participate in Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work

Contribute technical guidance to the field team by providing supervision and training

Your Capabilities and Credentials

Proven technical, communication, and organization skills

Understanding of fish habitat assessments, fish rescue and construction water quality monitoring

Knowledge of current provincial and federal government regulatory requirements and sediment quality guidelines

Knowledge of dewatering for construction activities

Familiarity with freshwater ecology in BC and fish identification knowledge

Required experience in :

leading field crews in the execution of fish salvage and / or water quality field programs

following health and safety protocols for field programs

conducting fish and fish habitat assessments

working on remote field programs

preparing dewatering or care of water plans

construction experience

collecting field data using digital data collection platforms (asset, but not required)

Ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Capable of working with and guiding clients and contractors

Manages and prioritizes time when executing multiple parallel objectives

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

Ability to travel for up to two weeks at a time and participate in a rotational field schedule

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

Education and Experience

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences

Registered, or eligible to register, with the British Columbia College of Applied Biology is required.

Minimum of 5-10 years of experience as an aquatic biologist, with experience in freshwater systems in BC

An electrofishing certificate is required.

Other types of training are assets : First Aid, UTV, Swiftwater Rescue

Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

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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