• Title
    Intermediate Wildlife Biologist
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions’ core competencies are in environmental assessments, health and environmental risk assessment, environmental geology (site investigation), remediation engineering, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, infrastructure engineering, and testing, and water resource services. We employ permanent staff in each region of Canada, including hydrogeologists, environmental, geological, civil, and geotechnical engineers, and environmental scientists and technician/technologist support personnel. Each of our regional teams is supported by local Wood offices and international Wood professional practice networks.


    Wood’s Burnaby Environmental Group is currently seeking an Intermediate Wildlife Biologist to join our team in Burnaby, BC. The successful candidate will work within the Biophysical group under the supervision of the lead biologist. Primary responsibility will be completion of wildlife and bird nest surveys; environmental monitoring of construction projects; writing environmental reports; contributing to environmental permit applications and environmental protection plans.


    Key Responsibilities


    • Conduct wildlife and bird nest surveys and habitat evaluations
    • Participate in environmental assessment projects
    • Liaise with other technical specialists including biologists, environmental specialists, engineers, and other disciplines
    • Cooperative coordination with project management staff and construction crews
    • Technical report writing; proposal development including preparation of cost estimates
    • Providing technical guidance on wildlife and environmental issues
    • Writing environmental mitigation plans and protection plans

    Skills / Qualifications

    • University Degree in Biology
    • Minimum 5 years related experience
    • Professional accreditation such as Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) or Biologist in Training (BIT) status in BC
      • Solid technical and/or academic background in biological sciences
    • Proven technical writing skills with the ability to prepare reports and correspondence
    • Experience with some or all of the following:
      • Wildlife identification and surveys
      • Strong bird identification and nest survey skills
      • Familiarity with the wildlife legislation and regulations such as Species at Risk Act, Migratory Birds Convention Act, and Wildlife Act (BC)
      • Familiarity with the BC Environmental Assessment Process
      • Familiarity with environmental management, planning, and permitting for construction projects
      • Familiarity with environmental monitoring and environmental compliance inspections on construction projects
      • Data management including collection, recording, and digital filing
    • Able to work cooperatively as a member of a team and also independently with minimal supervision
    • Physically capable of conducting fieldwork that may include challenging environmental conditions
    • Willingness to travel (short-term duration)
    • Valid driver’s license

    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.


    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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