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Jacobs Intermediate Biologist/Environmental Planner in Alberta, Canada

Intermediate Biologist/Environmental Planner


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services across multiple markets and geographies. We value professional excellence, integrity, diversity in the workplace and fostering an open and collaborative working environment. We have attracted and retained clients by providing superior customer value—in fact, over 90 percent of our work is repeat business from loyal clients. As a result of our sound business strategy, we are prospering in diverse markets worldwide. Our global network includes more than 200 offices in over 25 countries.

Jacobs is seeking an individual for a contract position from June -December – Fort. St. John. to perform environmental screening activities in northern BC. Screening work will include reviewing available databases and relevant documentation to identify potential environmental constraints (e.g., watercourse or wildlife) to completing maintenance work on our clients assets. Following the desktop review, field work will occur at select location to confirm the environmental constraints and collect the relevant on-site data needed for environmental permit applications. Reporting occurs concurrent with field work. Familiarity with BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) permitting processes through the Application Management System (AMS) and the wildlife (fish and amphibian) salvage permit application process through BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (MFLNRORD) will be an asset. The successful candidate willwork as part of a team delivering this work with most of the time devoted to the field work portion of execution.

Field work will include travelling to remote sites through variable conditions and assessing both the access route and site for potential environmental impacts to construction. These include assessing any water bodies in the vicinity, ability to classify watercourses, wetlands, and lakes in BC, as per the Oil and Gas Activities Act and having a general understanding of watercourse crossing methods (snow fill, ice bridge, ford, matted ford, etc.) and their implications will be an asset. The successful individual will also possess a strong understanding of riparian least risk timing windows and their impact on construction scheduling.Hours per week are variable on an as-needed basis, with work generally occurring Monday to Friday, however some evening and weekend work may be required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Completing Environmental Screenings at remote work sites along pipeline rights-of-way

  • Reporting field findings at the end of each day to the Project Manager and Lead Planner

  • Regular communication with Project Manager and Lead Planner while in the field

  • Providing environmental planning support to various projects within the energy sector

  • Willingness to work as part of a 2-person crew in remote locations

  • Enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions


  • Three to seven years of environmental consulting experience

  • Bachelor’s in an environmental field

  • Strong understanding of BC permit requirements and triggers, specifically for working in/around water bodies and wildlife

  • Implementation of the project safety program in an enthusiastic and positive manner

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Valid Standard First Aid - BC certification

  • A driver’s license and a clean driver’s abstract

  • Certifications and experience with the operation of all-terrain vehicles.

  • Preparation of work plans and report writing skills are essential

Job Environmental Science

Primary Location Canada-Alberta-Edmonton-CA AB Edmonton - High Field Place

Job Type Experienced

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: GES0000QZ