Biologist

Technical · Terrace, British Columbia
Department Technical
Employment Type Permanent Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Are you looking for an opportunity to build a meaningful career in the environmental field? Do you want to work with a dynamic team of professionals striving to make a difference in all they do? Do you want to participate in Western Canada’s most exciting development projects? Do you want to do what you love in some of the most beautiful parts of the country? If so, look no further.

 

Triton Environmental Consultants Ltd. (“Triton”) is growing and looking for the next generation of professionals to take us to the next level. Triton is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Biologist to join a well-established team of environmental professionals in one of our office locations including Edmonton, Calgary, Terrace, Prince George, Kamloops, or Vancouver.

 

Triton is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm with 30 years of experience responding to the environmental needs of resource developers across all sectors, as well as all levels of government. What does that mean for you? We have deep roots in our communities, strong relationships with clients and regulators, and a track record of helping projects get built responsibly. We control our own destiny and promote a people-first culture. Triton will provide you with a challenging and supportive working environment and a management team dedicated to promoting your personal and professional growth. We also offer a competitive wage and benefits package.

 

Triton is known for being technically strong and pragmatic in its approach. Triton’s multi-disciplinary team comprises environmental professionals specializing in aquatic and terrestrial biology, soil science, vegetation ecology, environmental assessment, environmental auditing, construction environmental monitoring/inspection, and resource management. We apply this wide range of expertise in providing practical environmental solutions to our clients.

 

THE ROLE

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for fulfilling the role of Biologist whose responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee the daily field planning and implementation of a large-scale fish salvage for a major energy project in northern BC.
  • Provide recommendations and lead avian and amphibian field programs during respective annual breeding windows.
  • Supervise teams of biologists and technicians responsible for in-field program delivery.
  • Act as a mentor to junior and intermediate staff, including providing guidance, troubleshooting, and delivering on-site training (e.g., backpack electrofishing techniques).
  • Be a primary client contact for technical matters, including attending and facilitating daily and weekly project meetings.
  • Develop and present technical information to clients, contractors, and relevant stakeholders.
  • Liaise with construction contractors and provide guidance on potential impacts of work activities in relation to biological field programs.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and interpret field data using appropriate software programs.
  • Provide technical plans, procedures, and reports to clients and regulatory agencies for various work scopes.
  • Promote a safety focused work environment, that drives project safety goals and initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively within the Triton corporate culture.

 

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP); registered with the Association of Professional Biologists (P.Biol.) or Registered Professional Biologist (R.P.Bio.)
  • University degree in Environmental Science, Biology, or Ecology-related field
  • 7+ years of progressive experience in the environmental field, with previous experience supervising/leading field teams preferred
  • Knowledgeable in planning and implementing scientific field studies, including the collection of fisheries/aquatic data
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating multi-disciplinary programs and delivering these within key milestones
  • Familiar with relevant legislation and procedures and permit application processes (e.g. Wildlife Act, Fisheries Act, Species at Risk Act, etc.). Experience operating under a Fisheries Act Authorization is an asset.
  • Willingness to work on a rotation basis, camp-based etc. as this is a combination of a field/office position
  • Technical knowledge in aquatic ecology including fish habitat
  • Excellent fish sampling (using various techniques); handling and identification skills
  • Extensive field experience leading aquatic and fisheries programs
  • Adept in the operation and maintenance of required field equipment (such as electrofishers and water quality monitoring related equipment)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative working style
  • Superior problem-solving skills, with the ability to think outside the box and with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in the operation of off-highway vehicles such as 4-wheel drive trucks and UTVs
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s licence

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

If this opportunity sounds like you, and you are serious about joining a progressive team of environmental consultants, please apply with a resume and cover letter.


Closing Date: November 15, 2020


Competition Reference: BT-1020

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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  • Location
    Terrace, British Columbia
  • Department
    Technical
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced