Intermediate Biologist

Pinchin Ltd. - Richmond, BC (4 months ago)

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Pinchin Ltd. is currently seeking an Intermediate Project Biologist to join our dynamic Environmental Science group. In this role, you will provide technical support for the environmental permitting, assessment, and monitoring of development projects, including environmental management during construction and post-construction monitoring studies within British Columbia.

This position is ideal for you if you are motivated toward career development and enjoy working in a positive, close-knit team environment. Come join the BC team and work on exciting projects that are critical to our clients and the communities we support.

Pinchin offers a competitive salary and benefits package as well as company culture that values an equitable work/life balance. We also contribute to RRSP’s, paid professional development, group employee benefits, paid community involvement, as well as several other benefits.

Responsibilities:
Coordinate and implement aquatic or wildlife baseline assessments, compliance monitoring programs, aquatic or wildlife impact assessments, and habitat offsetting and restoration initiatives
Perform background reviews of available sources including aerial photographs, natural features, wildlife atlases, site plans and other supporting documents for potential environmental opportunities and/or constraints
Assist with planning, designing and participating in field programs, as required, to conduct and direct technical aspects of environmental monitoring and assessments of aquatic and/or wildlife habitats
Lead biological field investigations including botanical inventories, Ecological Land Classification, wildlife surveys, breeding bird surveys, targeted Species at Risk surveys, and wetland delineations based on established protocols and guidelines
Provide technical assistance on proposal development, fieldwork schedules, and equipment maintenance
Compile, manage, and interpret data and draft technical reports
Assist with the acquisition of environmental permits/approvals and development of protection and mitigation measures according to environmental legislation, policies and guidelines
Consult and liaise with regulatory agencies for the request of background information, review of terms of references, and review of environmental features/studies
Foster and maintain positive relationships with clients and team members
Invasive plant removal, riparian plantings, restoration design, and environmental monitoring

Requirements:
A degree or diploma in Biology, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, or Fisheries Sciences or a related discipline
A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience with environmental consulting and/or agency work experience
Registered and in good standing with the College of Applied Biology (i.e., as a Registered Professional Biologist or B.I.T.)
Applied experience and skills identifying BC flora and fauna (vascular plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, insects, and/or fish), identification of Species at Risk and habitats, and delineation of habitat types
Familiar with environmental management, planning and permitting processes and direct experience working with federal, provincial and municipal regulations and approvals
Practical knowledge of environmental legislation and policies
Technical competency and knowledge of aquatic or wildlife biology
Highly organized with the ability to coordinate multiple projects within time constraints and budget limitations
Proven skills in technical writing and excellent communication skills
Ability and interest in leading field programs
Strong ability to collect, compile and analyze data
Electrofishing certificate, Pesticide Applicator certification, drone operation experience, wilderness and natural areas skills/experience are considered assets
Experience in the design and/or assessment of aquatic or riparian habitat for compensation considered an asset
Able to travel (when needed) in BC and occasionally to other regions of Canada
Able to work in Canada with a valid Canadian driver’s license

Pinchin Ltd. is a multidisciplinary consulting firm that has been committed to Environmental Health and Safety for over 35 years and provides a wide range of engineering, building sciences, geosciences, environmental, and occupational health and safety solutions across Canada. We are committed to excellence and dedicated to addressing the needs of our clients.

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