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The Freshwater Aquatics Team has multiple opportunities for experienced Junior or Intermediate Field Biologists and Technicians. The successful candidate will join our team as a Field Aquatics Crew Lead related to a major capital project in northern British Columbia.
This role is a contract from July to November with potential for extension.
Your Key Responsibilities
Manage, plan, and lead fish salvage or water quality field programs
Prepare or lead junior staff in field activities
Manage tasks according to approved scopes of work
Understand recent and existing practices and techniques for sampling and analysis of fisheries, fish habitat and water quality data from streams, rivers and lakes
Participate in Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work
Contribute technical guidance to the field team by providing supervision, training, technical direction, and mentoring to more junior staff
Your Capabilities and Credentials
Proven technical, communication, and organization skills
Knowledge of current provincial and federal government regulatory requirements
Familiarity with freshwater ecology in BC and fish identification knowledge
Required experience in:
following health and safety protocols for field programs
conducting fish and fish habitat assessments
working on remote field programs
Experience in some or all the following is an asset:
preparing dewatering or care of water plans
leading field crews in the execution of fish salvage or water quality field programs
collecting field data using digital data collection platforms
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
Capable of working with and guiding clients and contractors
Manages and prioritizes time when executing multiple parallel objectives
Able to deal with changing conditions and priorities while in the field
Thrives in an environment with diverse and dynamic projects, and enjoys working on multi-disciplinary scopes of work
Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in Biology is preferred, though technical diploma will be acceptable
Working towards a Professional accreditation (i.e. P.Bio, R.P.Bio)
Minimum of 2-5 years of experience as an aquatic biologist, with experience in freshwater systems in BC
An electrofishing certificate is required.
Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.
Please include detailed information on any related field-based skills you may have.
Please indicate any relevant training or certifications you may have including health and safety training.
This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.
Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.
We are accepting applications from across Canada with preference being given to candidates from British Columbia and Alberta.
Primary Location: Canada-British Columbia-Burnaby
Other Locations: Canada-Alberta-Calgary, Canada-British Columbia-Terrace, Canada-Alberta-Edmonton, Canada-British Columbia-Prince George
Employee Status: Temporary
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time
Req ID: 200000ZB