Biologist - (Calgary, Edmonton)

February 22 2024
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Credit, Collections,
Calgary, AB | Edmonton, AB • Full time

Biologist - (Calgary, Edmonton)

Calgary, AB, Canada ● Edmonton, AB, Canada Req #180
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Are you ambitious and looking to make the right move in your career? Now is the perfect time to join Egis. Egis is experiencing substantial growth in North America, highlighted by our recent acquisition of McIntosh Perry—now made up of over 1,000 engineers, architects and planners across Canada and the USA. This strategic move underscores our commitment to investing in North America, propelling our expansion to new heights.

Our values showcase everything we believe in:

A Responsible Company - We care about people, and we care about our impact; acting responsibly wherever we work and whatever we do.

A People-First Company - This is an environment of mutual respect where every team member matters, no matter who they are.

A Creative Company - Creativity is in our DNA. This is the fuel that helps us tackle the major challenges of our time.

The more important question you likely have is: Are we the right company for you?

Joining Egis is an opportunity to make a valuable, positive impact on the world, while growing and developing as a person. Our culture is very collaborative, and we care about people and our impact. We take great pride in being responsible for our clients, for each other and for our planet and its people. You'll work and innovate in an environment where high standards and personal consideration go hand-in-hand.

Learn more about the exciting opportunity below where you'll be part of projects renowned for technical excellence, ambition and sustainability!

The Role

As a Biologist, you are responsible for leading and coordinating various aspects of environmental assessments, impact mitigation, and project management. Your expertise in both fisheries and terrestrial ecology, combined with your knowledge of environmental legislation and policy, enables you to conduct thorough assessments, prepare regulatory applications, and provide guidance to project teams. Additionally, you play a key role in mentoring junior staff, developing client relationships, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality environmental services.

The ideal candidate will have the following background, skills and attributes:

  • A Bachelor or Masters degree in Biology, Ecology, or related discipline.

  • 5+ years experience in field biology, with emphasis on ecosystems of Alberta.

  • Registration as a Professional Biologist with Alberta Society of Professional Biologists will be considered an asset.

  • Knowledge and experience with field survey protocols and reporting for birds, reptiles and amphibians, vascular plants and/or fish.

  • Excellent report writing and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to identify and delineate habitat types, impacts / mitigations, for fish/birds/other wildlife/vascular plants.

  • Experience in the collection, analysis and reporting of field data following established protocols.

  • Environmental inspection experience during construction, including erosion and sediment control.

  • Requisite project planning, scheduling, and time management skills, related to the completion of assigned tasks.

  • Practical experience completing Environmental Assessments/Evaluations for private, municipal, provincial, and federal projects.

  • Project management experience would be considered an asset.

  • Possess a valid driver's license and have access to a vehicle with valid registration and insurance, including providing 3 year driver abstract.

Job Duties:

  • Conduct background information searches, database reviews, and agency consultation in support of projects.

  • Assessment and application of both fisheries and terrestrial impact / mitigation and protection measures in report writing and in accordance with environmental legislation and policy.

  • Conduct communications and coordination regarding contract and tender requirements.

  • Preparation of applications for environmental permits or approvals.

  • Perform reviews of environmental deliverables prepared by environmental sub-consultants and Ontario based colleagues for quality assurance purposes.

  • Mentor junior staff as required with respect to field methodologies and report preparation.

  • Preparation of both fisheries and terrestrial reports and contribute to tender packages.

  • Carry out, and lead biological field investigations including breeding bird surveys, botanical inventories, ELC, wildlife surveys, SAR surveys, fisheries assessments and wetland delineations.

  • Assist in growing the environmental business line by writing winning proposals, developing new client relationships, and delivering excellent service to existing clients.

  • Management of smaller projects as required.

  • Travel to sites within Alberta to conduct field surveys as required.

  • Provide construction liaison and complete construction site inspections and project reporting on an as-needed basis.

  • Complete reviews of Contractor submittals including but not limited to Environmental Construction Operations (ECO) Plans, Care of Water Plans, Total Suspended Solids monitoring programs and other construction related submittals.

  • Maintain a safe working environment by complying with all safety codes, guidelines, and regulations forming our Health Safety & Environmental management system.

  • Participate in all assigned Health and Safety training programs.

Egis Canada is an equal opportunities employer offering a competitive salary and benefits to those with the skills suited to the needs of our clients.

We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

This role is eligible for a referral bonus in line with the Referral Program. If you have been referred, please provide the name of the employee who has referred you at the time of your application.

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