Junior / Intermediate Fisheries Biologist

Wood Plc - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Overview / Responsibilities:
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions has a permanent employment opportunity for a Fisheries Biologist in Calgary, AB. The successful candidate will join our aquatics team working on a broad range of resource development projects in western and northern Canada.

Key Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will work within the fisheries and aquatic resources group under the supervision of the lead aquatic biologist. Primary responsibility will be to support fisheries and aquatic resources component on wide variety of projects, as delegated by the lead aquatic biologist. This will involve the following:

Reporting directly to job specific task and project managers in provision of biological technical support
Provide support to organizing logistics for environmental technical field programs with emphasis on aquatic ecology-based surveys
Assist with document preparation for Federal and Provincial environmental approvals, related to mining and other development projects
Write technical documents, with senior guidance (i.e., QAES reports, baseline case, application case, development case, monitoring reports, FAA applications)
Lead or participate in field work and provide support in local and remote locations related to baseline, environmental effects monitoring and other post development/permit compliance monitoring
Support WAIFs and WAIRs, as required by the wetland group
Organizing and maintaining field equipment
Carry out data analysis including statistical analysis to support reporting deliverables
Undertake data and field sample management including, but not limited to, the collection, recording and digital filing, transport and lab submission of samples, completion of chain of custody documents, analysis and associated Quality Control of data
Liaise with other technical specialists including ecologists, hydrologists, GIS specialists, infrastructure engineers, environmental, and other disciplines; as well as contractors, sub-consultants and regulatory agencies, as required
Providing support to discipline group and project leads including scheduling, staffing, equipment maintenance and regular communication to achieve efficient, scope compliant and cost-effective assignment delivery Contributing to the preparation of proposals and work plans for future projects
Conduct construction monitoring field surveys and reporting
Provide support in the development of Project and Site-Specific Health and Safety Plans
Promote Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) policies, procedures, standards and guidelines in the execution of all work

Skills / Qualifications:
The position will require that the successful candidate has a solid technical and/or academic background but more importantly, has client, regulatory, and field experience in the consulting industry. Experience within western Canada preferred. Key requirements include:

Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Ecology or related discipline

Experience with some or all of the following:
fish inventory and aquatic habitat assessment techniques
fish life history and habitat requirements, particularly Alberta fish species
toxicology and fish health
instream flow needs
benthic invertebrates
zooplankton, phytoplankton, and/or periphyton
Experience developing field programs to support baseline data collection and monitoring
Experience leading fish and fish habitat studies/assessments
Strong outdoor skills, experience working in remote areas, and experience with operating boats and motors
Ability to work in remote locations for extended periods
Experience with using and maintaining field equipment
Strong understanding of provincial (i.e., Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, NWT) and federal regulatory requirements pertaining to the aquatic environment
Experience obtaining regulatory approvals from key government organizations (i.e., DFO, NPP, AEP)
Experience conducting environmental impact assessments for wide range of projects
Strong technical writing skills
Applied experience in data collection and management including, data/statistical analysis and associated Quality Control of data
Able to work within a multi-disciplinary team on large projects
Experience in the identification of Alberta fishes required, as well as flora and fauna (trees, shrubs, aquatic macrophytes, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and/or insects) considered an asset
Valid Canadian Driver’s License (e.g., Alberta)
Valid Canadian Coast Guard Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC)
Valid First Aid and CPR A +AED training/certification, considered an asset
Backpack Electrofishing Certification, considered an asset
Familiarity with erosion and sediment control techniques and maintenance, considered an asset
Previous experience with client, stakeholder, First Nations and regulatory agency liaison considered an asset

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:
A Registered Professional Biologist/Ecologist or eligibility with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists
5 + years’ experience, preferably in the consulting sector
Experience within western Canada preferred

Company Overview:
Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement (EEO):
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.