Vernon BC

We are seeking an Intermediate Terrestrial Biologist for our Vernon office. Reporting to the Environmental Assessment and Planning Group Manager, the successful candidate will take a key role in technical program design and delivery, conducting baseline inventories, impact assessments and environmental planning. The ideal candidate has an interest in project management and business development, and thrives in a dynamic team environment. Some travel is required for this position. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conducting inventory for a range of wildlife, including mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles; and/or rare plants.
  • Characterizing terrestrial habitats, sensitive ecosystems and vegetation.
  • Preparing high quality proposals and technical reports, including permits and regulatory documents.
  • Leading field work programs, occasionally in remote areas.
  • Identifying opportunities for business development.
  • Developing and managing relationships with clients.
  • Conducting and managing projects in a variety of technical and client sectors in western and northern Canada.
  • Leading projects through municipal, provincial and federal regulatory processes.
  • Mentoring junior staff.

Candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors' degree in biology, terrestrial ecology or equivalent and at least three years of post-graduation experience in environmental consulting or applied research; or, a Masters' degree.
  • Professional registration (R.P.Bio.) or eligibility for registration.
  • Experience with Federal, Provincial, Municipal and First Nations regulatory, planning and approvals processes.
  • Practical experience in wildlife and habitat inventory, study design, environmental impact assessment, and impact mitigation.
  • Experience using inventory standards for wildlife and terrestrial ecosystems (e.g., RISC).
  • Understanding of Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification and other ecological mapping (e.g., SEI, VRI, TEM).
  • Effective time manager with an ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Commitment to working in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

If you have the right background and would like to join one of Canada's 50 Best Managed companies, please forward your resume in confidence to: Corinna Hoodicoff . Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview. No 3rd party placement will be accepted.

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