Junior Biologist/Environmental Specialist

Permanent, Full-time

Prince George, BC

Since we started EDI over 29 years ago, our people have defined our culture and have been instrumental in our success. As we continue to grow, we look for team members who want to make a difference by helping people and the environment. Our culture focuses on teamwork, a positive attitude, and adaptability to dynamic situations. We promote innovation at all levels. Our members are self-motivated, enthusiastic for continual improvement and effective communicators. Through relationships built among team members, we realize that EDI is not just a company, it is our company.

Why is EDI right for you?
• EDI’s core focus is aquatic and terrestrial biology and we work on many exciting projects
• We believe that one of our greatest successes is our unique company culture, where individuals can make a difference by helping people and the environment
• EDI has a clearly defined succession plan to ensure to allow EDI to be sustainable in the long term

Our benefits include:

• Competitive compensation, including health benefits, RRSP matching, profit-sharing and employee share ownership programs
• A commitment to long-term development through opportunities and support for professional advancement (e.g., internal mentorship, annual professional development budget)
• Working with a team of established industry leaders who excel in the fields of aquatic and terrestrial biology
• A challenging, dynamic, engaging and rewarding work experience

About this opportunity:

This is a permanent, full-time opportunity for the position of Junior Biologist or Environmental Specialist, supporting our EDI Prince George team on various projects throughout BC and Alberta.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

• Conduct/ assist with various field surveys including aquatic or terrestrial components of baseline inventories, effects assessments and/or environmental monitoring, as appropriate
• Conduct/assist with data entry, analysis and technical reporting
• Support other staff/projects within EDI
• Participate proactively in EDI’s health and safety program

We are looking for someone with:

• The desire to grow their career in an established, employee-owned company
• Strong organizational, interpersonal and time management skills
• The capacity to work independently in a dynamic environment with intermediate/ senior support, as appropriate
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy, coupled with enthusiasm for continual improvement
• The ability to safely conduct fieldwork in remote locations for extended periods (e.g., two weeks), walk long distances and operate OHVs under a variety of weather conditions

Job requirements includes:

• Technical diploma, BSc, or MSc degree in biology or related discipline(s)
• Registration or eligibility for registration with the BC College of Applied Biologists or BC Institute of Agrologists
• Minimum 1-2 years previous experience through employment or co-op work term in any of the following:
• Fish and fish habitat assessments and salvage
• Erosion and sediment control
• Environmental monitoring of construction
• Amphibian habitat assessments and salvage
• Vegetation, including wetland assessments, weed surveys and rare plant surveys
• Avian identification, including breeding bird surveys
• Wildlife surveys and habitat assessments
• Class 5 driver’s license
Application deadline – May 23, 2024

The typical compensation range for this position is from $58,000 – $75,000 annually; the compensation offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and internal equity.

At EDI, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members. EDI believes that diversity and inclusion among our team members is critical to our success as a growing environmental company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

If you are ready for new challenges and a rewarding career experience, please email your resume and cover letter in confidence:employment@edynamics.com with EDI2024-118 in the subject line. Only candidates requested for personal interviews will be contacted.

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