Aquatic Biologist/ Technician (Fish and Water Quality)

· Edmonton, Alberta
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 dynamic, enthusiastic individuals to join a well-established team of environmental professionals at our Edmonton or Calgary office locations to fill the position of Biologist/Environmental Technician (Fish and Water Quality).

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 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 biology, ecology, and environmental monitoring/inspection. We apply this wide range of expertise in providing practical environmental solutions to our broad base of 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. Some of the primary benefits of working at Triton, aside from career growth and abundant opportunity include:

  • highly competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package
  • annual performance bonus program for senior staff
  • premium overtime (time and a half) that you may choose to bank or pay out
  • an employee referral bonus program
  • coverage of annual dues for professional designation
  • coverage of fees for approved professional development opportunities
  • coverage of safety training costs


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:

  • Water quality monitoring using handheld and remote sonde meters
  • Conducting fish salvage/rescue in an active construction setting
  • Conducting fish and fish habitat assessments, including spawning surveys
  • Safety leadership
  • Collaborative liaison with peers, on-site client representatives, and construction contractors
  • Positive representation of Triton’s collaborative, safety conscious culture


  • Diploma or degree in biology, environmental science, or a similar related field
  • Registration for designation with a professional association is an asset.
  • Fish handling and identification skills
  • Experience leading fish and water quality monitoring crews during pipeline construction
  • Operation and maintenance of field equipment including water quality sondes, electrofishers (backpack and/or float), data tablets
  • 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
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Electrofishing, Swift Water Rescue Technician, and Ice Rescue Technician certification 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:  August 3, 2021

Competition Reference:  ABT-0521

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
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience