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Biophysical Coordinator

Position: Biophysical Coordinator
Term: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: March 30, 2020
Job Start Date: ASAP
Job Location: Calgary

North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc. (North Shore) is an employee-owned, progressive environmental company that specializes in providing environmental management and consulting services to the energy industry throughout western Canada. Since our inception in 2002, North Shore has offered cost-efficient and effective solutions to the complex environmental challenges faced by today’s industries. We offer our employees exceptional career development opportunities and an excellent team-oriented working environment.

North Shore is currently seeking a Coordinator for our Biophysical Team, based out of our Calgary, Alberta office. North Shore’s Biophysical division provides an overall environmental planning and management approach to projects by offering integrated services on pre-development assessments, regulatory approvals as well as operational and post-construction monitoring.

The successful candidate will have a diverse skill set in multiple environmental disciplines and will be responsible to oversee a variety of environmental projects pertaining to wildlife, wetlands, aquatics, soils and vegetation assessments. The position is predominantly office-based but some inter-office and field travel is anticipated.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals including Agrologists, Air Quality Specialists, Biologists, Engineers, Foresters, and Hydrogeologists.
  • Develop quality scopes of work, cost estimates, and schedules relating to biophysical assessments and regulatory approvals.
  • Manage project budgets and ensure the completion and accuracy of project deliverables.
  • Coordinate field programs and oversee the execution of the fieldwork.
  • Assist with scheduling/workforce planning and implement health and safety policies.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior staff on the existing biophysical team.
  • Prepare, review, and edit technical proposals, regulatory applications, and reports.
  • Stay current on the applicable provincial and federal legislation and general trends in the technical field.
  • Assist with the preparation and development of best practices, standards, and procedures for our clients to mitigate project risks and support operations.
  • Support the growth of the biophysical division by developing relationships with existing and future clients as well as government and regulatory agencies.


  • Minimum of five (5) years of consulting experience related to biological sciences.
  • Sc. or M.Sc. degree in biology, environmental science or a related field.
  • Professional accreditation in Alberta; preferably Agrologist (P.Ag.) or Biologist (P.Biol).
  • Experience managing various sized projects with multidisciplinary team members.
  • Experience with wetland classification and delineation under the Alberta Wetland Policy; plus submitting regulatory approvals under the Water Act and Public Lands Act.
  • Working knowledge of the Water Act, Alberta Wildlife Act, Public Lands Act, Species at Risk Act, Migratory Bird Convention Act, and the Master Schedule of Standards of Conditions related to Alberta’s Enhanced Approval Process (EAP).
  • Detail-oriented with strong time management and leadership skills.
  • Effective technical writing skills, including report and proposal preparation, and the experience to provide technical reviews and edits.
  • Highly organized and have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Experience with client liaison and potential business development.

Preference will be given to candidates with previous project management experience relating to biology or environmental sciences and relevant oil and gas or renewable energy project experience. Working knowledge of the AEP and AER project approval process including familiarity with provincial and federal legislation and regulations will also be considered an asset. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc. supports a shared commitment to a Representative Workforce that is respectful and reflective of all staff and clients. North Shore strives to build diversity among our staff to increase our ability to provide high-quality service to our diverse client base.

How to Apply Details:
Please submit your resume via email to We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. For more information about North Shore, please visit our website at

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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North Shore Environmental Consultants
134, 12143 40 Street SE
Calgary, Alberta T2Z 4E6

Phone: (403) 228-3095

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