Marine Mammal Observer/Marine Biologist

· Vancouver, British Columbia
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 seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Marine Mammal Observer/Marine Biologist with marine mammal observation experience and training to join a well-established team of environmental professionals in our Vancouver office with project work being completed in Vancouver, Kitimat, and Prince Rupert. Our existing projects encompass Western Canada and will provide the successful candidate with exciting and rewarding opportunities for career development.

Triton is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm with nearly 30 years of experience responding to the environmental needs of resource developers across all sectors, as well as all levels of government. Our clients look to us to provide a wide range of scientific, technical, and management expertise that merge to provide practical environmental solutions. 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.

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



This position will appeal to individuals with a passion for working outdoors and who thrive in a fast-paced consulting environment. Successful candidates will be part of a team building world class projects that balance environmental stewardship with responsible resources development. Responsibilities include:

  • Undertake Marine Mammal Observation (MMO) studies as part of CEAA programs or as compliance monitoring for marine-based resource developments
  • Monitor and track marine mammal movements to document specific migration, timing and presence frequencies in specified coastal areas
  • Mitigate and monitor potential effects from construction activities and disturbance, including visual and passive acoustic monitoring surveys
  • Research the behaviour and relationships among organisms in the marine environment
  • Prepare and submit daily, weekly, and monthly forms and reports
  • Collect, analyze data and maintain organized and up-to-date logs
  • Promote safety culture and comply with safety protocols
  • Liaise with clients, regulators, and contractors
  • Work collaboratively within Triton corporate culture


Skills and qualifications include:

  • BSc. or M.Sc. in marine biology, ecology, zoology, environmental science, or related degree
  • Minimum of one to two years experience in marine mammal observation and passive acoustic monitoring surveys
  • Marine Mammal Observer Certificate (would be an asset)
  • Thorough understanding of applicable environmental legislation, regulations, and policies to ensure project-specific compliance
  • MED-A3 certification would be an asset
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities
  • Able to communicate effectively with critical thinking
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Detail oriented with solid organizational and time-management skills
  • Physically fit and able to work in all weather conditions
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Willingness to keep up to date with current marine information and research
  • Willingness to travel to project locations



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 12, 2021


Competition Reference:  MBV-0721

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

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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience