Senior Wildlife Biologist ID #19806, City - Saskatoon, Job Type, Permanent - Seasonal Part Time
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We have over 55,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 9,800+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.
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We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector, made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. With Golder now part of our WSP team, we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.
As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.
WSP is currently seeking a Senior Wildlife Biologist to join our Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment Team in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Reporting to the Group Leader, the successful candidate will be provided the opportunity to work on challenging and diverse projects across Saskatchewan, and the Prairies with a wide range of complexity. WSP will support a relocation for this position.
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We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.
A day in the life:
• Wildlife component lead duties include scoping and overseeing wildlife-survey activities, author and review of wildlife reports, and leading permitting activities;
• Directing junior and intermediate staff in field and office related activities;
• Proposal preparation;
• Leading client and regulatory agency relationships;
• Identification of potential environmental constraints in relation to proposed developments (e.g. sensitive habitat, species-at-risk);
• Oversee field assessments to industry standards and contribute to reports for projects within a variety of sectors (i.e., oil and gas, transportation, municipal infrastructure, renewable energy, and oil and gas sector);
• Analyze, evaluate and interpret data while providing results within the scope and objective(s) of a specific project;
• Collaborate with professionals across multidisciplinary projects;
• Implement corporate and client safety programs; and
• Other duties as assigned.
What you'll bring to WSP ...
• Minimum of 7 to 10 years’ experience conducting wildlife related work;
• Experience in a wide variety of wildlife related surveys;
• Extensive experience with reporting and Saskatchewan environmental regulatory processes;
• Experience with environmental assessments;
• B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in biology, ecology, or related field;
• Experience with digital data collection and data management is desired;
• Willingness to travel and participate in field work away from home for extended periods of time;
• Work locations are within western Canada and ability to adapt to unpredictable and/or inclement field conditions and changing schedules is required;
• Effective communication skills;
• Strong organizational and time management skills;
• Excellent interpersonal skills, team-oriented;
• Basic GIS skills and understanding;
• Registration with a professional association (e.g. P.Biol, R.T.Biol.) or eligible to apply;
• A valid drivers license;
• The desire to succeed in a dynamic, progressive organization.
Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to WSP as a condition of employment. You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.
Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).
WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
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