Intermediate Aquatic Biologist - Crew Lead

  • Jacobs
  • Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Jun 29, 2020
Full time Biology - Ecology Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology

Job Description



Jacobs is currently seeking an Intermediate Aquatic Biologist, to join our dynamic team in western Canada. This position provides technical leadership and support on the aquatic biology components of our projects, as well as coordination and guidance to our team of biologists. This position is based out of one of our western Canada offices (Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria); however, alternate locations may be considered based on the individual applicant.

The successful candidate will join our Site Planning and Permitting Practice and will work as part of multi-disciplinary project teams to contribute to the environmental planning and permitting and efforts of government and privately-owned infrastructure projects as providing technical support for the duration of construction of those projects. On projects, the successful candidate will support the execution of the work, including data collection efforts as a crew lead, as well as assist with the development of methodology, technical reports, and regulatory applications.

This role will be largely field-based but may also be called upon to support with office-based activities, liaise with clients, regulatory authorities, stakeholders, and Indigenous communities on the work. This position provides technical leadership and support on the aquatic biology components of our projects, as well as coordination and guidance to our team of biologists. This is a science-based role, and the successful candidate will have a strong reputation in the industry as a technical expert, and a proven ability to defend the technical rigor of the work completed. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.




• B.Sc. or M.Sc degree in fish or aquatic-related studies with a minimum of 5 years of directly relevant experience conducting and managing aquatic studies (such as fish and fish habitat assessment and water quality monitoring);

• Previous experience conducting aquatics field work, leading and/or managing aquatic crews in remote settings;

• Excellent technical writing skills and experience providing technical review and edits as required; 

• Relevant oil and gas and regulatory experience;

• Hold or be eligible for Professional Designation under the BC College of Applied Biology and/or the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists; 

• Must have driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

• Experience with overseeing aquatics biology components of environmental assessment and regulatory applications, as well as defending work in regulatory settings (i.e., oral hearings, working groups);

• Preference will be given to candidates with previous consulting experience;

• Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with a diverse range of industrial clients;

• Working knowledge of the Federal Fisheries Act and other relevant provincial and federal environmental legislation in western Canada;

• Strong time management skills, with the ability to simultaneously work on multiple tasks/projects and meet project deadlines;

• Experience in client liaison and business development; and

• Positive attitude, self-motivated with strong initiative.

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