Biologist/Environmental Technician (Fish and Water Quality)

Technical · Edmonton, Alberta
Department Technical
Employment Type Permanent Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Are you looking for a new 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 seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to join a well‑established team of environmental professionals at any of our office locations, including Edmonton, Calgary, Kamloops, Prince George, Terrace, or Vancouver, to fill the position of Biologist/Environmental Technician (Fish and Water Quality).

Triton is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm with over 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 safety-conscious, people-first culture.


Triton is known for applying technical expertise and pragmatism to the challenges our clients task us with. Our multi-disciplinary team comprises environmental professionals specializing in aquatic and terrestrial biology, soil science, vegetation ecology, environmental assessment, environmental auditing, environmental monitoring/inspection, and resource management. We apply this wide range of expertise in providing practical environmental solutions to our clients.


Triton is growing and looking for the next generation of professionals to bolster our team. 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.


The successful candidate will be responsible for leading water quality monitoring and fish rescue field crews on active construction sites. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Water quality monitoring, including deployment, maintenance, data upload, and recovery of in‑situ water quality sondes
  • Leading fish rescues in frozen and non-frozen conditions in an active construction setting
  • Conducting fish and fish habitat assessments, including spawning surveys
  • Supervising and mentoring junior field staff
  • Safety leadership
  • Collaboratively liaising with peers, on-site client representatives, and construction contractors
  • Representing Triton’s collaborative, safety-conscious culture


  • Diploma or degree in biology, environmental science, or a similar related field
  • Registration or eligibility for designation with a professional association is an asset.
  • Minimum 3 years of fish rescue and water quality monitoring experience
  • Excellent fish handling and identification skills, including west coast salmonids
  • Experience leading fish and water quality crews during watercourse crossing construction
  • Working familiarity with environmental regulations applicable to oil and gas projects
  • Proficient in the application of condition-dependent fish capture techniques
  • Operation and maintenance of field equipment including water quality sondes, electrofishers (backpack and/or float), and data tablets
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in physically demanding remote field settings for extended durations, staying in a mix of camp and/or hotel accommodations
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative working style
  • Proficient in the operation of off-highway vehicles
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s licence
  • Electrofishing, Swift Water Rescue Technician, and Ice Rescue Technician certifications are an asset.
  • Experience and training in safe boat operation is considered an asset.


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:  February 15, 2021

Competition Reference:  BETE-1220

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

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  • Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience