Intermediate Fisheries / Aquatic Biologist (Contract)
MWH
Calgary, Alberta
14h ago

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

An opportunity exists for a talented and ambitious Intermediate Fisheries or Aquatic Biologist in our Calgary, AB office.

This is a 6-month contract with the possibility for extension or conversion to permanent. This position is eligible for benefits.

Your Key Responsibilities

Coordinate and lead field programs

Discipline lead on projects - manage projects and tasks according to approved scopes of work, and complete tasks on schedule and budget

Assist with data analysis and technical reporting on results of baseline studies and monitoring programs focused on fisheries and aquatic resources for a variety of industrial, municipal, oil sands, pipeline and mining projects

Develop and maintain client and regulatory contacts

Assist in preparing proposal and marketing materials

Participate in Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) policies, procedures, standards and guidelines in the execution of all work

Capabilities and Credentials

Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems in the field

Proven technical, communication, writing and organization skills

Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and under deadlines

Proficient in MS Office applications

Valid driver’s license and good driving record

Working knowledge of current provincial and federal government regulatory requirements, particularly with respect to fish and fish habitat

Familiarity with basic database and statistical software packages

Safety training certificates relevant to field work (first aid, auxiliary vehicles, boating, electrofishing, etc.)

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Aquatic Biology or Fisheries or from a Natural Resources or Environmental program

Registered Professional Biologist accreditation (or in progress)

Five to ten years of experience as a Fisheries Biologist or Aquatic Biologist, preferably with consulting experience

Experience with fisheries mitigation measures (sediment and erosion control), habitat compensation and restoration, and spill response are an asset

Experience conducting freshwater fish and fish habitat assessments, turbidity monitoring, water quality surveys, analyzing data, and preparing technical reports

Experienced working in a construction support role liaising with the project Proponent, Environmental Inspector, technical lead, and field crew(s)

Experience in and availability for regular field work locally and in remote locations for up to 14 days at a time (or at times longer) under a variety of conditions

Secondary terrestrial (e.g. vegetation, wildlife, wetlands) field experience

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.

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-Alberta-Calgary

Organization : BC-1235 Environmental Services-CA Calgary AB

Employee Status : Temporary

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 1, 2019, 1 : 56 : 23 PM

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