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SNC-Lavalin Senior Fisheries Biologist Full Time in Edmonton, AB

SNC-Lavalin

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Position:
Senior Fisheries Biologist
Location:
Edmonton, AB

Pleasure Craft Operator Card is an asset. SNC-Lavalin Inc., Environment & Water (E&W) is a rapidly growing full service consulting firm that is dedicated to…

SNC-Lavalin Inc., Environment & Water (E&W) is a rapidly growing full service consulting firm that is dedicated to responding to the changing needs of our clients. We are committed to providing solutions driven environmental services to assist clients in planning, managing and conducting their projects. Our growing organization is seeking like-minded individuals to join our multi-disciplinary team. With the above vision in mind, E&W is looking for a Fisheries Specialist to plan, manage and conduct field assessments on a variety of projects within western Canada. Senior Fisheries Biologist SNC-Lavalin Inc., Environment & Water (E&W) is a rapidly growing full service consulting firm that is dedicated to responding to the changing needs of our clients. We are committed to providing solutions driven environmental services to assist clients in planning, managing and conducting their projects. Our growing organization is seeking like-minded individuals to join our multi-disciplinary team. With the above vision in mind, E&W is looking for a Fisheries Specialist to plan, manage and conduct field assessments on a variety of projects within western Canada. ________________________________________ QUALIFICATIONS: University degree in fish or aquatic biology with a minimum of 5 years experience in conducting and managing aquatic studies. Proven knowledge of the Federal Fisheries Act and the Alberta Water Act, including Codes of Practice. Working knowledge of relevant provincial environmental legislation and best management practices in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and / or Manitoba is an asset. Proven ability to develop and manage and conduct aquatic / fisheries studies including habitat compensation plans. Hold a professional designation (e.g. P.Biol.) and meet the requirements of a Qualified Aquatic Environmental Specialist (QAES). Demonstrated professionalism and commitment to continuous improvement. Recognized ability to work independently and succeed in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team environment. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) experience is an asset Position Overview: E&W’s Fisheries and Aquatics services are increasingly in demand; thus we are looking to expand our suite of high quality professionals. We are looking for a highly motivated Fisheries Specialist with excellent technical and people skills to join our team in Alberta. Reporting to the Alberta Director of Operations, the successful candidate will have proven experience in freshwater fisheries biology. The successful candidate will also have experience in organizing and implementing fisheries assessments and monitoring programs, including study design, coordinating field work and data collection, data analysis, use of applied statistics, and technical writing. This position would play a key role in a wide variety of technically challenging investigations for environmental assessment (EA) and non-EA projects primarily in Alberta and Saskatchewan, but with potential in the Yukon/NWT, British Columbia, eastern Canada, and internationally. The ideal candidate will have experience working in lake, river, and/or stream environments. Previous working experience on oil and gas, linear infrastructure (pipeline and transmission lines), small/large hydroelectric, and/or mining, projects would be considered an asset. Additionally, working experience in throughout western Canada, the Yukon, and/or NWT would be desirable. Responsibilities: Manage projects from proposal generation to the delivery of quality reports within budget. Interact with public and private groups, First Nations and other government agencies. Analyze and evaluate information/data and provide recommendations on environmental enhancements and restoration of aquatic habitats. Assist in the mentoring and development of junior staff with respect to fisheries science and project management services. Assist in the development and growth of Fisheries and Aquatic Services. Qualifications Requires a minimum of 5 years of applied fisheries biology experience. A B.Sc. or higher degree in biological sciences. Registered Professional Biologist in Alberta (P.Biol.) Knowledge of provincial and federal environmental regulatory requirements including the Alberta Water Act, including Codes of Practice, as well as the federal Species At Risk Act (SARA), Fisheries Act, and Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. Knowledge of BC Regulations including the BC Wildlife Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Water Act, Fish Protection Act, and Riparian Areas Regulation would be considered an asset. Knowledge of the biology and habitat requirements of resident fish in Alberta. Experience with fisheries inventory and fisheries stock assessment. Electrofishing certification is required and Swiftwater Rescue certification is an asset. Pleasure Craft Operator Card is an asset. Experience in environmental impact assessment. Environmental monitoring experience on small and large infrastructure Projects. Worker Type Employee Job Type Contractual (Fixed Term)

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2016-09-22
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