Senior Biologist

  • Company Name: Ecofor Consulting Ltd.
  • Company Website: https://www.ecofor.ca/
  • Opening Date: 2022-07-29
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-29
  • Location: Prince George

Location: Fort St James, Fort St John, Prince George, or Flexible

• Join us in protecting natural, environmental, and cultural resources
• Get rewarded with competitive wages plus full benefits
• Travel to beautiful landscapes and potentially work on projects all over Western Canada

About Ecofor
Ecofor Consulting Ltd. is a natural and cultural resource management company, with offices in British Columbia, the Yukon, Alberta, and Nova Scotia. Founded in 1996, Ecofor has steadily grown to meet the demands of our clients who include private contractors, developers, landowners, government agencies, First Nations, and Indigenous organizations.

Our team provides expertise in a broad range of disciplines in the biological, environmental, and social sciences. We specialize in fisheries, wildlife, aquatic and terrestrial resources, environmental management, archaeology and cultural resources, land use planning, ground penetrating radar, and forestry.
For more information about us, including our projects, please visit ecofor.ca.

About the Opportunity
Ecofor is currently seeking a Senior Biologist to join our team. Our preference is for candidates to be based out of Fort St James, Fort St John, and Prince George, BC. However, we will consider candidates that reside outside of these areas.
Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Leading and joining field teams in various disciplines (wildlife, birds, fish, aquatic habitat, water quality, vegetation, soils, wetlands, environmental monitoring, sediment, and erosion control)
• Contributing to environmental impact assessments, mitigation plans, and proposals. Assisting in preparing and obtaining regulatory approvals for a wide variety of projects such as transportation, renewable energy, mining, oil, and gas, etc.
• Senior level responsibilities could include Field Coordination and Project Management
• Technical leadership and mentorship within a team environment
• Promoting a strong safety culture and working collaboratively within Ecofor’s corporate culture

More About You
To qualify, you will need a minimum of a B.Sc. in Biology or related discipline with five years’ experience, and RPBio, PBiol, and/or P.Ag. designation or eligibility. Courses or certifications in the following areas would be considered assets:
• Electrofishing Certification (approved by WorkSafe BC)
• Fish identification
• Bird survey methodology and bird identification
• Amphibian salvage methodology and amphibian identification
• Erosion and Sediment Control
• Plant identification

Candidates with the following skills and experience will be considered:
• Sound knowledge of field techniques and regulatory standards necessary for conducting a variety of field activities (i.e., wildlife assessments, bird surveys, water quality, fisheries inventories/ salvage, environmental monitoring/inspection)
• Knowledge of the provincial and federal environmental assessment regulatory environment
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, time management skills and physically fit
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Excellent writing and communication skills, desire to grow business, and work closely (both in a field lead and support role) with other environmental professionals, environmental discipline leads, and First Nations
• Proficiency in the operation of field equipment is an asset

Due to the nature of the role, you must have a valid Driver's License.

Lastly, you will be joining us with the passion to contribute and believe in the work that we do.

What We Offer
In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be awarded with:
• Competitive wages
• Extended health, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
• Life, dependent, and disability insurance
• An opportunity to travel and work in stunning outdoor sites
• And much more!

Ecofor is a safety-first company. We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe work environment, no matter where we are. We believe that productivity without safety is unacceptable.
If our values resonate with you — apply today!

Job ID Numbers:
• 2022-043 – Fort St James, BC
• 2022-044 – Fort St John, BC
• 2022-045 – Prince George, BC
• 2022-046 – Flexible Location

Ecofor: Why We're Here
It is such an honor to be able to visually narrate Ecofor Consulting's beautifully inspiring and motivating stories, as well as a unique adventurous experience that was unforgettable! Take a look at this amazing episode where the owner of Ecofor, Kevin Wilson, takes us on outdoor exploration and tells us what he had to do to achieve their goal of success: https://youtu.be/v4k0Dsnws-8

Please apply online at ecofor.ca/careers or send your resume and cover letter to careers@ecofor.ca. Please include the Job ID number(s) you are applying for in your cover letter/ resume. We wish to thank everyone for their interest in Ecofor; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.