Environmental Scientist, Field Technicians, Aquatic and Wetland Specialists

Environmental Scientist

Black Fly Environmental Ltd. (Black Fly) is an innovative and forward-thinking environmental consulting company focused on supporting our clients’ success by delivering high-quality environmental services and technical expertise. Offering a variety of environmental services, including pre-construction environmental assessments in wildlife, vegetation, aquatics, and wetland ecology, our skilled team of professionals supports construction activities through mitigation planning, compliance monitoring, and regulatory advisory services

Due to continuing growth, we are seeking an Environmental Scientist with experience to join our team in our Edmonton, AB office. A remote office location will also be considered. Black Fly offers an excellent opportunity for those in the environmental field to advance their careers within the environmental consulting industry. The company's experienced staff provides an ideal setting for mentorship and professional growth.

Position Overview

In this position as an Environmental Scientist, you will be responsible for performing duties as a field representative, including instream construction monitoring; fish salvage and rescue; invasive weed surveys; wetland delineations; rare plant surveys; wildlife surveys; collecting field data and samples; monitoring construction sites, compiling data, and preparing reports.

Specifically, you will
• Conduct plant and wildlife surveys for habitat assessments, special-status species, and other project requirements.
• Conduct fish habitat assessments and fish salvage activities.
• Conduct wetland delineations, jurisdictional determinations, and other aquatic resource surveys using current agency protocols, regionally specific methods, and other guidance.
• Provide biological monitoring and oversight for construction projects, restoration and reclamation implementation and maintenance.
• Research regional specific natural resources, survey requirements, and reporting needs.
• Prepare reports documenting field investigations and analytical results.
• Complete provincial loadform data submission for wildlife and fish survey inventories.

Qualifications Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Wildlife, Botany, Ecology, Environmental Science, Reclamation, or a closely related field.
• A minimum 2 years of biological experience working in the Canadian natural resource sector.
• Ability to obtain your professional designation in Alberta or British Columbia as a professional Biologist (P.Biol or RPBio)
• Knowledge of environmental policy and regulations and how they apply to industrial development activities in western Canada, including AER and AEP.
• Field experience with ability to travel to job sites in remote locations including shift work which may include evenings and/or weekends.
• The ability to work long days in a field setting (12hrs)
• The ability to summarize and interpret collected fisheries, wildlife, and vegetation data.
• Has the willingness to work closely with client, and Aboriginal partners
• Work outside in adverse weather conditions
• Proficient in backcountry navigation along with the ability to drive safely on forest service roads.
• Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail; Excellent communication and technical writing skills, and
• A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and willingness to learn
• Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license (driving abstract required)
• Participate in and adhere to, corporate and client safety program