Intermediate Wildlife Biologist

  • Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • Mar 14, 2017
Full time Biology/Ecology Natural Resources Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

Job Summary

AECOM’s Burnaby office is currently seeking an experienced Intermediate Wildlife Biologist to join our team of young and dynamic ecologists and biologists within our Environment Business Line.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Managing and Conducting:

  • Projects, including the design and management of wildlife studies including fieldwork, oversight of field staff, data analysis and reporting

  • Prepare environmental impact assessments and baseline studies

  • A variety of natural resource planning projects

  • Develop wildlife protection plans and mitigation measures

  • Provide professional guidance and expertise on wildlife related projects

  • Delivery of quality reports on budget and schedule

In addition to:

  • Participating in multi-disciplined teams conducting environmental assessments, project permitting, field surveys, and construction monitoring

  • Traveling at times, this may be to remote locations

  • Coordinating and preparing environmental approvals and permits required for projects including Federal, Provincial and Municipal permits and the development of mitigation plans

  • Preparing health and safety and quality management plans

  • Contributing to broader, interdisciplinary teams on a wide variety of major infrastructure, power, mining and oil and gas opportunities

  • Interacting with other offices across Canada

  • Proposal Development

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Zoology, Environmental Science, Forestry, Ecology, or Conservation

  • 4+ years of relevant project experience including, experience leading, managing and conducting terrestrial resource studies, including wildlife surveys following RISC protocols

  • Registered Professional with the BC College of Applied Biology (R.P.Bio) or equivalent

  • Strong understanding of federal and provincial environmental legislation and policies

  • Must be able to withstand the rigors of fieldwork and maintain safety standards applicable to each project

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to manage time effectively

  • Strong initiative and able to work through complex problems with little oversight

  • Willingness to work flexible hours under a variety of conditions including remote field locations

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word and experience with GIS software

  • Possess and maintain a Class 5 drivers’ license required and experience driving on Resource Roads

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's in Biology, Zoology, Environmental Science, Forestry, Ecology, or Conservation

  • Project experience in Western Canada

  • Valid level 1 First Aid, ATV/UTV/Argo, and other safety courses

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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