Senior Aquatic Biologist

Permanent, Full Time

Burnaby, Prince George or Smithers, BC

Since EDI started in 1994, 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.

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:

We have an immediate opening for a R.P. Bio. or P. Bio. with ten or more years of experience in biological services within British Columbia. Candidates with less experience will also be considered for intermediate positions. The successful person will have a thorough knowledge of local environmental regulations and their application to a wide variety of projects in industry.

This is a permanent full-time opportunity for Senior Aquatic Biologist in our Burnaby office. Our ideal candidate has in-depth experience in aquatic biology in western Canada, with strengths in fisheries science, habitat offsetting, effects assessment and the regulatory environment.

We are looking for a driven individual who is ready to take their career to the next level and grow with us.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

• Designing, planning and/or leading aquatic baseline field programs, aquatic habitat offsetting development, fish and fish habitat assessments and/or water quality field programs, and impact assessment
• Managing projects throughout all phases
• Providing technical guidance and direction to junior field staff through supervision, mentoring, and training
• Preparing permit applications and developing technical reports, including environmental assessments and habitat offsetting plans
• Analyzing and interpreting data and preparing technical reports, memos and other project deliverables
• Assisting with the preparation of project budgets and proposals
• Working effectively in a team environment to meet goals of the project productively and safely

We are looking for someone with:

• A thorough knowledge of regulatory processes in British Columbia including the Water Sustainability Act and Fisheries Act with knowledge of local government permitting processes
• A thorough understanding of biological survey techniques
• Flexible and adaptable in identifying and mitigating environmental issues and risks during assessment and construction phases of projects
• Demonstrated experience in fish habitat offsetting
• A proven record in completing field work productively and safely
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and exceptional time management skills
• The ability to work in a dynamic, team-oriented environment with limited supervision
• Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities
• Experience with business development and writing proposals
• Willingness to travel for field work in remote locations and/or between offices

Job requirements includes:

• A minimum of 10 years of experience related to aquatic biology (less experienced applicants will be considered for intermediate positions)
• A thorough understanding of project management
• Environmental Assessment or Permitting experience
• Registration as R.P.Bio. or P.Biol. is required
• Minimum B.Sc. degree
• Class 5 driver’s license
Application deadline – Open until filled

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:[email protected] with EDI2024-101 in the subject line. Only candidates requested for personal interviews will be contacted.

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