• Company Name: Hemmera Envirochem Inc.
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  • Opening Date: 2018-05-28
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-28
  • Location: Calgary

We are a boutique environmental consultancy, entrepreneurial in its essence. Recognized as leaders in our industry, we partner with clients to make a difference across the globe. Hemmera recognizes that every individual’s contribution is essential to The Hemmera Way. Diversity is integral to who we are, and how we work together. At Hemmera we support and promote a welcoming, inclusive workplace in which our individual differences are valued.

Hemmera seeks an Intermediate Aquatic Biologist with local experience to provide field expertise and coordination capacity to our growing Fisheries Team in Calgary. Please note that while this is an office-based position, the role will require approximately 60% field-work.

Key Responsibilities:

•As a Qualified Aquatic Environment Specialist (QAES), lead freshwater field work/studies and prepare technical reports describing projects, existing environmental values, mitigation measures and potential effects on fish habitat and fisheries.
•Undertake habitat design and planning activities and supervise construction of these projects as an Environmental Monitor or providing oversight to the Environmental Monitor(s).
•Prepare and submit regulatory (provincial and federal) permit and approval applications.
•Provide technical and regulatory expertise on projects, including, but not limited to, those in freshwater environments.
•Lead or coordinate components of environmental assessments and other programs in the freshwater environment.

Desired Experience / Qualifications:

•B.Sc. in an aquatic biology discipline; although, a technical diploma with sufficient courses in fisheries supplemented with appropriate experience will be considered.
•Hold or be eligible for Professional Designation under the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists and/or the BC College of Applied Biology.
•Four years or more of experience in the field of aquatic biology and a strong understanding of aquatic environment (instream and near stream) and appropriate mitigation measures for various development types and restoration techniques.
•Experience with designing and implementing field programs, leading field teams and the collection of baseline data.
•Consulting experience is essential and construction monitoring experience will be considered an asset.
•Possession of valid driver’s license, electrofishing (crew lead designation) certification and valid First Aid training are required; possession of various other related certifications (e.g., boat electrofishing, swiftwater rescue, H2S alive) would be considered assets.
•Experience in data analysis and research skills
•Able to mobilize quickly for extended field trips to remote settings.
•Ability to think independently and strategically, maintain a positive attitude, be self-motivated and employ a strong work initiative.
•Adept to a dynamic and fast paced work environment.
•Strong understanding of how project-related developments can affect fish and fish habitat.
•Sound working knowledge of federal and provincial environmental legislation is required, with experience preparing regulatory applications for permits and approvals.
•Understanding of freshwater fish, and their habitats, in western Canada.
•Experience in the application of the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) program is an asset
•Experience in riparian vegetation identification, wetland classification and evaluation and associated regulatory application/notification experience is an asset.
•Experience in client liaison and business development is an asset.
•Demonstrated experience working as a positive team contributor.
•Effective written and oral communication skills.

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