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Intermediate Wildlife Biologist

Position: Intermediate Wildlife Biologist
Term: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: March 29, 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 an Intermediate Wildlife Biologist 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 be a leader in our wildlife team and will have responsibilities for scoping, managing and delivering the technical components of wildlife assessment and mitigation programs. Office duties will include overseeing wildlife permitting requirements, data entry and analyses, reporting on field findings, providing species mitigation and habitat management guidance, and contributing to marketing and business development activities related to wildlife. Fieldwork will primarily involve pre-construction avian nest and wildlife sweeps/surveys and the gathering of wildlife and wildlife habitat baseline data. Although this position is based out of Calgary, some travel between offices and throughout Alberta is anticipated.      

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals including Agrologists, Air Quality Specialists, Biologists, Engineers, Foresters, and Hydrogeologists and provide technical leadership and guidance on wildlife matters.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to the existing wildlife team and oversee most aspects of data collection, quality assurance, and associated reporting.
  • Develop and execute biophysical assessments as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Manage or co-manage wildlife projects (depending on size and complexity) and provide wildlife support on major projects by liaising with clients, preparing and submitting documents, attending client and regulatory meetings, scheduling tasks, and reviewing budgets as needed.
  • Develop quality scopes of work, cost estimates, and schedules.
  • Provide guidance, training (field and office), and direction to junior team members to ensure the completion and accuracy of project scopes of work.
  • Prepare, review, and edit technical proposals, regulatory applications, and reports.
  • Stay current on the applicable provincial and federal legislation and general trends relating to wildlife.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of consulting experience related to biology, preferably conducting and managing wildlife studies.
  • Sc. or M.Sc. degree in biology, environmental science or a related field.
  • Professional Biologist (P.Biol) with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB).
  • Experience designing and leading wildlife programs, including species at risk, wildlife and wildlife habitat surveys.
  • Working knowledge of the 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.
  • Strong field skills and the ability to transfer field knowledge to junior staff.
  • 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 business development.
  • Current driver’s license and have experience operating a 4×4 truck and off-highway vehicles (ATV, UTV and Argo).

Preference will be given to candidates with experience leading pre-construction nest sweeps, breeding bird surveys, amphibian surveys, reptile surveys, and/or fisheries assessments. Proficiency with regulatory requirements 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 careers@northshoreenv.com. 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 www.northshoreenv.com.

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

How To Apply: Email, Email


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

Website: http://www.northshoreenv.com/
Phone: (403) 228-3095

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