Intermediate Aquatic Biologist

  • Company Name: Jacobs
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  • Opening Date: 2022-08-05
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-30
  • Location: Calgary

When it comes to environmental consulting, we’re helping our clients protect our world’s natural resources. As an Intermediate Aquatic Biologist, you will provide technical direction and support on the aquatic biology and water resource permitting components of our challenging natural resource projects, as well as coordination and guidance to our team of biologists.

Based throughout western Canada, this position could either be a fulltime position or 6-month contract position (with the possibility of extension), this position will include field and or office work. You’ll have the chance to work as part of multi-disciplinary project teams to contribute directly to the environmental planning and permitting and efforts of government and privately-owned infrastructure projects throughout Canada. You will provide technical support for the duration of the life of the projects. You will have the opportunity to support the execution of the work including data collection efforts, as well as assist with the development of methodology, technical reports, and regulatory applications. This is a science-based role, and the successful candidate will have a known reputation in the industry as a technical expert and has shown ability to defend the technical rigor of the work completed. Bring your enthusiasm for learning and desire to conserve our natural resources, and we’ll help you grow!

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we continuously work to build a company like no other.

Qualifications - External

• B.Sc. or M.Sc degree in fish or aquatic-related studies with relevant experience conducting and managing aquatic studies (such as fish and fish habitat assessments, water quality monitoring, fish sampling, etc.).

• Previous experience conducting aquatics field work, directing and/or managing aquatic crews in remote settings.

• Excellent technical writing skills and experience providing technical review and edits as needed.

• Relevant oil and gas and regulatory experience.

• Hold or be eligible for Professional Designation under the BC College of Applied Biology.

• Must have driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract.

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

• Previous consulting experience with experience working with a diverse range of industrial clients.

• Working knowledge of the Federal Fisheries Act and other relevant provincial and federal environmental legislation in western Canada.

• Time management skills, with the ability to simultaneously work on multiple tasks/projects and meet project deadlines.

• Experience in client liaison and business development.

• Detail oriented with excellent data capture and recording skills.

• Positive attitude, self-motivated with strong initiative.