Intermediate Aquatic Ecologist
Sidney, British Columbia
23h ago

Your Opportunity

Stantec has an opportunity for an Intermediate Aquatic Ecologist to join our water quality team. The position will ideally be located in Sidney or Burnaby, British Columbia but there is flexibility to work in our other offices in western Canada.

The ideal candidate has experience developing and implementing aquatic ecosystem assessments and monitoring programs and is familiar with federal and provincial legislation and regulations as they relate to aquatic ecosystems.

Experience navigating permitting and authorization processes as they relate to mining and infrastructure projects would be considered an asset.

Work to deliver on projects may include study design development, field sampling, QA / QC, data analysis, environmental assessment, and environmental effects monitoring.

As an Aquatic Ecologist, you will conduct exciting work with multi-disciplinary teams, on varied projects across Canada.

You will also provide sound advice to industry, regulators, and internal team members. The successful candidate will join a group who value teamwork and enjoy the company of their colleagues.

Your Key Responsibilities

Develop, lead, manage and support aquatic resource and water quality components of projects

Design field sampling programs for baseline characterization, transport and effects assessment, of chemical parameters in the aquatic environment

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

Perform statistical analyses to detect spatial and temporal trends, significant differences, and guideline exceedances

Promote a strong health and safety culture and actively participate in Stantec’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment Program

Proposal writing, technical report writing and preparation

Quality review of technical documents; and

Field work as needed.

Your Capabilities and Experience

Understanding of federal and provincial environmental regulatory requirements

Understanding of federal and provincial water and sediment quality guidelines

Understanding of how water quality influences biological communities

Experience in :

Study design and methods to meet specific project objectives

Developing field programs and leading field crews

Developing health and safety protocols for field programs

Analyzing data (statistical experience and experience using R are assets)

Writing clear, concise and accurate technical reports, environmental assessments and other industry documents

Leading junior staff in data management and report preparation

Willingness to travel for project work

Strong interpersonal and social skills, and ability to interact across a broad range of audiences / technical backgrounds, including internal and external clients and regulatory agencies

Excellent time management and organizational skills

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 related to aquatic ecology, with relevant consulting experience as outlined in the Capabilities and Experience section below.

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 (i.e., carry field equipment and samples).

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.

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