Senior Fisheries Biologist
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1d ago

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Primary Responsibilities

HDR is in search of a Senior Fisheries Biologist to join our specialized Fisheries Design Centre and Ecohydraulics practice.

The candidate will be responsible for providing technical expertise at the project level and assisting with growing HDR’s fisheries program through development of client relationships and identification of opportunities for expansion of HDR’s suite of environmental and water resources services.

Responsibilities will include technical work, project management, in addition to marketing, business development and client management.

The candidate will also be responsible for establishing the sequencing of tasks / projects, from financial management of the project through successful completion of the project utilizing HDR’s technology, standards and project delivery practices.

The primary duties of this position include planning, directing and monitoring all aspects of large multi-discipline projects or medium sized projects with high degree of technical complexity.

The candidate will be involved with the production and coordination of several projects concurrently. The Senior Fisheries Biologist will be expected to establish new client relations and be involved with local, regional and national marketing, contracting, planning and management meetings.

  • The candidate will be responsible for coordinating workloads with the project team throughout the entire project development to completion of documents on schedule;
  • and will work with the project controllers and local, area and regional management for project reviews. The successful candidate will be a key team member, comfortable working across multiple offices located in both the USA and Canada.

    The candidate will also focus on supporting the Canadian growth of a thriving fisheries practice centered in the Pacific Northwest.


    Required Qualifications

  • MS in fisheries biology, ecology, environmental science, M.A.Sc. in civil or environmental engineering or related fields of study.
  • At least 15 years’ experience in fisheries biology, environmental compliance and permitting, fisheries related engineering or related discipline;
  • 8 of which incorporate Project Management and Client Development related responsibilities.

  • Proven experience managing data collection, planning, feasibility, alternatives analysis, and design projects. Proven experience with strategic planning, client development and proposal development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fish protection and passage technologies, development, and specific fisheries agency guidelines, and demonstrated knowledge of fish hatcheries design and operation.
  • Understanding of fisheries biology / ecology and west coast water and fishery management issues, knowledge of data collection, interpretation, reduction, analysis and presentation;
  • self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills.

  • Strong conceptual, organizational, problem solving, research, and oral presentation skills; strong written communication skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required. Experience with GIS, CAD and / or open channel hydraulic modelling software preferred.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned cultural is a must.
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