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Aquatic Biologist

  1. Environment & geoscience
  2. Burnaby, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Victoria
R-116622

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Aquatic Biologist

This position can be base in either Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver or Burnaby, BC

Come join us in reshaping the future with AtkinsRéalis. AtkinsRéalis is dedicated in engineering a better future for our planet and its people.

Our highly respected and successful Environmental Permitting and Management team has an ever-growing portfolio of work, built on technical excellence and exceptional service to our clients, with a particular need for support on our infrastructure, power, and renewables projects. As a result, we are seeking a like-minded and experienced Aquatic Biologist to join our growing Environmental Permitting & Management (EP&M) Team.  This is an intermediate level role and can be based out of our Vancouver or Burnaby offices within the Lower Mainland, or our Victoria or Nanaimo offices on Vancouver Island.  Other office locations across BC could be considered as well.

Our work includes delivering keystone projects throughout their lifecycle: from early assessment of constraints to strategic development of regulatory approvals processes, to compliance management through construction and operations. Our team works collaboratively within projects to gain social acceptance and manage our clients' commitments to the environment and sustainable development.

At AtkinsRéalis, we offer a dynamic and flexible work environment with a strong emphasis on integrity, health and safety, collaboration, and excellence, with competitive compensation and benefits. You will be a key member of the team providing expertise across a wide and diverse range of projects, reinforcing our reputation for technical excellence, and working collaboratively to deliver innovative work primarily across our infrastructure, power, and renewables client portfolios, but also within our infrastructure, ports, and mining sectors. As part of the wider Environment division, you’ll be at the heart of the business with the opportunity to work alongside a variety of environmental and engineering professionals across Canada and our global regions.

 Your role within the team:

  • Support and/or coordinate the development and delivery of technical studies for marine and/or freshwater fish and aquatic biology in support of environmental impact assessments (EIA), habitat assessments, environmental management plans (EMP), and other work programs in marine and freshwater environments.
  • Lead, support, or coordinate field programs throughout British Columbia and Canada including freshwater and marine fish habitat assessments, intertidal and subtidal surveys, wildlife surveys, vegetation/riparian surveys, and sediment/water quality sampling.
  • Lead, support, or coordinate onsite environmental monitoring during construction by assessing contractor compliance with environment permits, regulatory requirements, legislation, best management practices, and environmental management/protection plans.  
  • Provide technical advice to clients and colleagues on legislation, regulation, and policy related to fish or aquatic environments.
  • Lead, support, or coordinate regulatory submissions and environmental permit applications for a wide variety of projects in British Columbia and across Canada.
  • Lead, support, or coordinate the development of environmental scopes of work, budgets, and proposals for a wide variety of projects in British Columbia and across Canada.
  • Support and/or coordinate client and stakeholder engagement with government agencies, Indigenous communities, and interest groups through presentations, workshops, and written materials.


Why choose AtkinsRealis as an employer?

Because we offer:

  • The opportunity to work on various major projects for internal and external clients;
  • An exciting environment where work-life balance is important;
  • A wide array of learning and development opportunities;
  • Competitive salary, flexible benefits, an employee share ownership plan and a defined contribution pension plan;
  • A work environment focused on health and safety.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Master’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience (or a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience) in marine and freshwater ecology, preferably within a consultancy.
  • Registered Professional Biologist designation (R.P.Bio.) or the ability to obtain the designation within 6-18 months upon being hired.
  • Knowledge and experience in obtaining permits/authorizations in BC, which may include the Fisheries Act, Canadian Environmental Protection Act (Disposal at Sea), Canadian Navigable Waters Act, Species at Risk Act, Water Sustainability Act, and other environmental acts or regulations.
  • Experience in habitat offsetting and/or restoration.
  • Knowledge of marine and freshwater fish, invertebrates, and aquatic vegetation in BC, other Canadian geographies and/or the USA.
  • Experience in Impact Assessment methodology, Environmental Assessment, and regulatory permitting processes in BC and Canada.
  • Demonstrated experience on large-scale and complex projects affecting aquatic environments.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, including the ability to manage multiple assignments at one time.
  • Strong written, verbal communication, and presentation skills in the English language.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Compensation Range:

Expected compensation for this role is between $60,000 - $100,000 annually. Base salaries are determined according to several parameters like skills, experience, location, and potential impact on the role. Internal and external competitiveness are also taken into account in our offers.

Are you up for this challenge? Apply today and join our team to help engineer a Better Future for our Planet and its People.

At AtkinsRéalis, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds, and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion, or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.  
 

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