Senior Fisheries Biologist

Wood Plc - Calgary, AB (8 months ago)

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Overview / Responsibilities:
Wood has a permanent employment opportunity for a Senior 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.

The successful candidate will work within the fisheries and aquatic resources group under the supervision of the Natural Sciences group lead. Primary responsibility will be to lead the fisheries and aquatic resources component on a variety of projects, which will involve the following:

Manage, develop, execute fisheries and aquatic resources investigations and assessments
Manage tasks and projects according to approved scopes of work, and produce high-quality technical deliverables on schedule and within budget
Coordinate and oversee aquatic resource field programs and field staff
Provide technical direction and mentorship to intermediate and junior staff
Understand and apply current and emerging environmental regulations, guidelines and best practices
Lead document preparation for Federal and Provincial environmental approvals, related to energy resource sectors in western Canada (e.g., pipelines, oil and gas) and other development projects
Liaise and work with other technical specialists as part of multi-disciplinary project teams, including hydrologists, GIS specialists, infrastructure engineers, and other environmental disciplines
Interact with contractors, sub-consultants and regulatory agencies as required
Develop and maintain client and regulatory contacts
Lead field work and provide support in local and remote locations related to baseline, environmental effects monitoring and other post development/permit compliance monitoring
Have experience using and maintaining field equipment
Promote Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) policies, procedures, standards and guidelines in the execution of all work
Development of project and site-specific Health and Safety Plans
Write and review technical reports
Proposal writing

Skills / Qualifications:
The position will require the successful candidate to have a solid technical and/or academic background, in combination with significant client, regulatory, and management experience in the consulting industry. Experience within western Canada is preferred. Key requirements include:

Degree in Biology, Ecology or related discipline
Strong technical writing and management skills

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
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 developing fish habitat compensation for DFO Fisheries Act Authorizations
Experience preparing aquatic components of environmental impact assessments for a range of projects

Company Overview:
Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

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.