Bird Survey Crew Lead - Intermediate Wildlife Biologist
Burnaby, British Columbia
1d ago

Your Opportunity

The Wildlife Team has multiple opportunities for experienced Junior or Intermediate Field Biologists. The successful candidates will join our team of wildlife biologists as a Bird Survey Crew Lead related to a major capital project in northern British Columbia.

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

Your Key Responsibilities

Leading Marbled Murrelet surveys and habitat assessments and / or nest sweeps for breeding birds

Ensuring that their crew follows the plans developed for the Project

Conducting pre-dawn audio-visual surveys and habitat assessments

Undertaking systematic surveys using prescribed protocols, identifying nests or suspected nests by sight and sound, recording data, and establishing setbacks around nests

Using professional judgement in combination with prescribed protocols to address issues, establish setbacks, and provide general advice in the field

Managing, planning, and leading Marbled Murrelet audio-visual surveys and habitat assessments

Managing, planning, and leading nest sweep field programs (non-Marbled Murrelet)

Leading and directing junior staff in field activities

Managing tasks according to approved scopes of work

Understanding best management practices and techniques for completing bird nest sweeps.

Contributing technical guidance to the field team through supervision, training, and mentoring to junior staff.

Creating a culture of safety through participation in Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work

Your Capabilities and Credentials

Proven technical, communication, and organization skills

Experience leading marbled murrelet habitat assessments and audio-visual surveys

Experience leading migratory bird nest sweeps or point-count surveys in northern BC required

The ability to identify most birds of northern BC by sight and sound

Understanding of migratory bird species nesting habitat associations, nest chronology, and nesting behaviors, for species occurring in northern BC

Experience working in a construction environment is preferred

Experience driving large trucks on unpaved roads, particularly active industrial or forest service roads

Experience using digital data collection tools

Ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Capable of working with and providing advice to clients and contractors

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

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

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in Biology is preferred, though technical diploma may be acceptable

Have or working towards a Professional accreditation (i.e. P.Bio, R.P.Bio) strongly preferred

Minimum of 3 years of experience as a wildlife biologist, with experience completing marbled murrelet surveys

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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