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Jacobs Junior Wetlands Specialist - BC in Burnaby, British Columbia

Your Impact:

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

When it comes to environmental consulting, we’re helping our clients protect our world’s natural resources. As a wetland specialist, you will too.  Pave the way for your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow, and succeed – today and into tomorrow. You'll impact the world around you by helping us solve real-life challenges.

Based out of your home office in Burnaby, Prince George, or Kamloops, you’ll work as part of our wetlands team to contribute to the environmental planning and permitting efforts of government and privately-owned infrastructure projects. You will have the opportunity to support projects through field data collection efforts, and assist with the development of technical reports, review of field data, data management and regulatory applications as needed. This flex contract position will be a 12-month contract with an anticipated 70% of travel for fieldwork and 30% office work. Potential for contract extension or conversion to full-time employment based on performance and anticipated workload.

Bring your enthusiasm for learning and desire to conserve our natural resources, and we’ll help you grow!

The base salary range for this position is $57,200 to $72,400. This range reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across British Columbia, Canada locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Diploma, B.Sc., or M.Sc. in biology, related to ecology, hydrology, wetlands, botany, or equivalent demonstrated experience.

  • At least 1-3 years of relevant field experience in environmental consulting or equivalent.

  • Proven field skills and willingness to work in the field in remote locations for extended periods of time if required.

  • Experience in satellite and aerial imagery interpretation, classification, and delineation of wetlands in the field in British Columbia.

  • Experience using ArcGIS software.

  • Skills in identification of wetland vegetation, hydrological indicators, and hydric soils.

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

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Experience or interest in supporting other biophysical study areas such as reclamation, vegetation, wildlife, soils, and/or fisheries field assessments.

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 $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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