Aquatic Biologist

Hemmera - Burnaby, BC (30+ days ago)

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You’re an experienced aquatic biologist who has led freshwater field studies, authored reports, undertaken statistical analyses and written environmental assessment chapters relating to aquatic species and ecosystems. You have strong leadership skills and experience working collaboratively on interdisciplinary teams. You’re committed to delivering high-quality work to Hemmera’s existing clients as well as pursuing new opportunities. You are looking for new opportunities to grow your career within a company that shares your values and is strongly entrepreneurial.

Your Responsibilities:
In your role, you will have the opportunity to take on a wide variety of tasks. Some examples are:
  • Planning and executing aquatic studies and preparing technical reports.
  • Providing technical and regulatory expertise on projects that interact with aquatic environments.
  • Supporting the development of components for environmental assessments relating to aquatic species and ecosystems.
  • Managing or coordinating projects from proposals through to the delivery of quality reports.
Leading or contributing to the development of regulatory submissions.
Undertaking habitat design and planning activities and then supervising construction of these projects as an Environmental Monitor or providing oversight to Environmental Monitor(s).
  • Marketing Hemmera's full range of services to existing and potential clients through client meetings, participation in workshops, conferences and similar activities.
  • Liaising with regulatory agencies and Indigenous peoples.
  • Mentoring junior and intermediate staff.
The Essentials:
You are a passionate and solutions-oriented with the following skills:
  • A university degree in biology or a related field.
  • A professional designation (e.g., R.P.Bio or P.Biol.) or eligibility for a designation.
  • 5 - 8 years of progressive experience.
  • Experience planning and executing biological programs and teams.
  • Understanding of freshwater fish, and their habitats, in British Columbia.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to think independently and strategically, maintain a positive attitude, be self-motivated and employ a strong work initiative.
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic and fast-paced work environment.
Bonus Points:
The following attributes may give you a competitive edge:
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience working with provincial regulators and municipal authorities on permits and authorizations related to the aquatic environment (e.g., Water Sustainability Act).
  • Experience working with federal regulators on permits and authorizations.
  • Experience collaborating with Indigenous peoples.
Experience undertaking and managing construction environmental monitoring.
  • Experience with offsetting and habitat compensation in aquatic environments.
  • Project management experience or a PMP certification.
  • Experience with client liaison and business development.
About Us:
We are a Canadian environmental consultancy, entrepreneurial in its essence. Our recent acquisition by Ausenco has poised us for growth, and we’re looking for talented environmental professionals to support that growth. Hemmera recognizes that every individual’s contribution is essential to The Hemmera Way. Diversity is integral to who we are, and how we work together. At Hemmera we support and promote a welcoming, inclusive workplace in which our individual differences are valued. We offer a flexible work environment, competitive rewards, and the opportunity for innovation, collaboration, and ownership of projects. Hemmera is a values-driven business committed to sustainability.

You will be part of Hemmera’s Environmental Planning and Ecology Line of Business. We are a collaborative and team-oriented group. We work hard to provide exceptional customer service and high-quality deliverables to our clients, and we also have a lot of fun. We’re extremely competitive when it comes to winning proposals and the Hemmera Halloween costume contest, baking as well as putting on the best Hemmera Huddles. We’re a supportive and collaborative bunch who help each other excel and succeed together.

The role is based in our Burnaby office, but you may be required to travel throughout BC and across Canada and Internationally for short periods of time. If you’re the right person for the job, we are open to discussing you being located in our Victoria office or one of our satellite offices.