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Jacobs Junior Field Aquatic Biologist in Burnaby, British Columbia

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Your Impact:

When it comes to environmental consulting, we’re helping our clients protect our world’s natural resources. As a Junior Field Aquatics Biologist, you will provide technical support on the aquatic biology and water resource permitting components of our challenging natural resource projects, work with a team of biologists.

Based in western Canada, this position may have the opportunity to be fulltime based on workload or will start as a 6 to 9-month contract position with the possibility of extension or transfer into full-time. This position will be primarily field based with occasional office work. You’ll have the opportunity the chance to work as part of multi-disciplinary project teams to contribute to the environmental planning and permitting and efforts of government and privately-owned infrastructure projects throughout Canada. You will provide technical support in the field and have the opportunity to support the execution of the work including data collection efforts and daily reporting. Bring your enthusiasm for learning and desire to conserve our natural resources, and we’ll help you grow!

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

• B.Sc. or M.Sc degree in fish or aquatic-related studies with relevant experience, or equivalent demonstrated experience (1-3 years of directly relevant experience conducting and managing aquatic studies).

• Previous experience conducting field work in remote settings.

• Knowledge and understanding of fisheries and aquatic environmental assessment methods, as well as mitigation measures to maintain the aquatic habitat.

• Physical ability to work safely and be comfortable in and around fast-flowing and deep water systems.

• Must have driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract.

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

• Relevant oil and gas and regulatory experience is an asset.

• Knowledgeable with the Federal Fisheries Act, and other relevant provincial and federal environmental legislation in western Canada.

• Hold or be eligible for Professional Designation under the BC College of Applied Biology and/or the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists.

• Valid Electro-fishing certificate approved by Worksafe BC (https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/education-training-certification/electrofishing-operator).

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.