Our client is an employee-owned environmental project management firm of over 80 staff members. They have thousands of projects to their resumé, their work includes everything from collecting scientific baseline data, developing, and submitting environmental assessment and permit applications, to site remediation, regulator management, restoration and construction monitoring. And while the starting principles remain part of the culture, one other thing about our client is the contrast with our competitors: big expertise in a small firm, where odds are the people on your project have been here for many years and know you and your specific needs.
Serviced from BC (Vancouver, Victoria, and Langley) and Ontario (Whitby), our clientele reflects the diversity of the Canadian geography and economy, with big and small private real estate firms, federal and provincial governments, First Nations, developers, construction firms, financial institutions and a variety of resource and industry sectors.
· Coordinating and executing environmental planning projects related to aquatic ecology, technical and/or regulatory matters in accordance with approved work scopes and guidelines.
· Conducting Project Management and managing client and regulatory communications.
· Collaborating with clients to establish the scope of work and budget required to achieve project objectives and comply with regulatory requirements.
· Preparing reports: baseline site conditions (e.g. quantitative estimations, fish condition / diversity / age-class structure assessments or riparian habitat assessments), impact assessments, trend analysis, and environmental management or monitoring plans.
· Technical fieldwork: execution of field programs or development of field programs for use by other staff.
· Conducting Environmental Impact Assessments, conducting background research, and writing reports.
· 8+ years of experience consulting in fisheries/aquatics and project management.
· Registered Professional Biologist (R.P.Bio.) or other similar professional accreditation from another jurisdiction (or eligible for professional registration).
· Consulting skills: project management, client service, verbal and written communications, and business development skills.
· Demonstrates a combination of fisheries or aquatic ecology technical knowledge, including but not limited to the following consulting-relevant technical applications:
o strong expertise and demonstrated experience engaging with fisheries-related challenges across western Canada,
o Experience utilizing a variety of tools to evaluate fish presence and habitat quality, including:
- Field survey techniques,
- Statistical or other models,
- Desktop review and synthesis.
o experience deriving management conclusions from data (for example through statistical, narrative-based, or qualitative approaches), and
o a demonstrated commitment to evidence-based decision-making.
· Familiarity with environmental policies and regulations for development in BC, including the Water Sustainability Act, Riparian Areas Protection Regulation, Fisheries Act, and municipal and regional bylaws.
· Experience operationalizing the above skills around regulatory challenges in BC, particularly environmental impact assessments would be an asset, but is not required.
· Possesses good technical writing skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and excellent client service skills.
· Client networking skills are also considered an asset.
· There will be opportunities for work in remote and rugged field locations, hiking terrain for long distances with equipment, generally in Western Canada if the successful candidate is interested.
· Experience working with Indigenous Groups as clients and/or partners in environmental work is desirable.
· First aid training (ideal but will provide).
· Valid driver’s license.