Senior Fisheries Biologist
Burnaby, British Columbia
2d ago

Your Opportunity

The Freshwater Fisheries Team has an opportunity for an established and experienced Senior Fisheries Biologist in our Burnaby or Sidney, BC offices.

The successful candidate will join our team of freshwater fisheries and aquatics biologists who value teamwork and enjoy the company of their colleagues.

Your Key Responsibilities

Managing, planning, and leading freshwater field programs (fish, fish habitat, and water quality)

Preparing, or leading junior staff in the preparation of, technical reports

Assembling, coordinating, and analyzing large freshwater datasets or leading junior staff in same

Manage tasks and projects according to approved scopes of work, and deliver quality reports on schedule and within budget

Understand recent and existing practices and techniques for sampling and analysis of fisheries, habitat and water 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 leadership to the group by providing supervision, training, technical direction, and mentoring to more junior staff and by contributing to proposals and other business development activities

Your Capabilities and Credentials

Proven technical, communication, writing and organization skills

Knowledge of current provincial and federal government regulatory requirements

Familiarity with freshwater ecology in coastal, interior, and northern British Columbia

Ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Capable of working with and guiding clients

Manages and prioritizes time when executing multiple parallel objectives

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

Required experience in :

Developing field programs and methods to meet specific project objectives

Leading field crews in the execution of fish and fish habitat field programs

Developing health and safety protocols for field programs

Conducting fish and fish habitat assessments

Preparing Fisheries Act authorization applications and Water Sustainability Act notification and approval applications

Collecting, assembling and analyzing data (statistical experience is an asset)

Writing effectively to prepare technical reports

Leading more junior staff in the data management and report preparation

Experience in some or all the following is an asset :

Developing habitat offset and restoration plans

Developing environmental assessments federally and provincially, preferably in British Columbia

Construction monitoring and environmental management planning

Business development and proposal writing

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in Biology is required and a master’s degree in Biology is preferred

Professional accreditation required (P.Bio, R.P.Bio)

Minimum of 10 years of experience as a fisheries biologist, with experience in freshwater systems in BC and Western Canada

Consulting experience is required

Electrofishing certificate is required

Other types of training are assets : H2S Alive, UTV

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.

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