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Environmental Biologist

Environmental Biologist

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking an Environmental Biologist to join our team in Edmonton, AB. The successful candidate will work within the Biophysical group under the supervision of the lead biologist. Primary responsibility will be completion of fisheries, wetland and aquatic resource assessments on wide variety of projects, as delegated by the lead biologist.


Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, conduct and manage fisheries and aquatic resources investigations
  • Support and conduct terrestrial biological studies where required
  • Wetland delineation and classification under the Alberta Wetland Policy
  • Plan, conduct and manage fisheries and aquatic resources investigations
  • On-site Construction Monitoring and environmental compliance Inspections
  • Report writing of fish habitat assessments, environmental impact assessments, wetland assessment and impact reports, and environmental mitigation/protection plans
  • Prepare proposals, regulatory scoping documents and technical reports
  • Prepare and obtain regulatory approvals for a wide variety of projects (i.e., transportation, Oilsands, pipelines, etc.)

Skills / Qualifications

  • University Degree in Biology or Environmental Science, however applicants with technical diplomas may be considered
  • Either possess or be eligible for professional accreditation with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists or the BC College of Applied Biology
  • 5-10 years’ experience, preferably in the consulting sector
  • Solid technical and/or academic background in biological sciences
  • Relevant technical or regulatory experience from the consulting industry
  • Experience within Western Canada preferred
  • 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
    • Experience and training under the Alberta Wetland Policy, Wetland Identification and Delineation Directive, Wetland Classification System, Alberta Wetland Assessment and Impact Report Directive and Alberta Wetland Rapid Evaluation Tool (ABWRET-A)
    • Familiarity with provincial (Alberta) and federal regulatory requirements pertaining to terrestrial and aquatic environments
    • Experience developing fish habitat compensation for DFO Fisheries Act Authorizations
    • Experience conducting terrestrial biological studies including large and small mammal, songbirds, amphibians, Species at Risk assessments, mitigation and monitoring plans, and habitat modeling is preferred
  • Able to work effectively as a member of a team, and also independently with minimal supervision and direction
  • Able to demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

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.


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