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Jacobs Mid-Career Level Wildlife Biologist in Burnaby, British Columbia

Your Impact:

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.

When it comes to environmental consulting, we’re helping our clients secure our world’s natural resources. As a Mid-Career Level Wildlife Biologist, you will provide technical leadership and guidance on the wildlife biology components of our challenging natural resource projects, as well as coordination and support to our team of biologists.

Based in western Canada (British Columbia: Burnaby, Victoria, or various northern locations), this will be a full-time, mostly office-based role. You’ll have the opportunity to work as part of multi-disciplinary project teams guiding wildlife environmental planning and permitting efforts for government and privately-owned infrastructure projects. You will provide technical direction for the duration of these projects, throughout the design, construction, and operations phases. On projects, you will have the opportunity to lead the implementation of the work including the development of methodology, review of data collection efforts, technical reports, and regulatory applications and liaison. In this position you will establish and maintain relationships with clients, regulators and sub-contractors. This is a science-based role, and the successful candidate will have a reputation in the industry as a technical expert, and a demonstrated ability to defend the technical rigor of the work completed. Bring your expertise in environmental science and desire to conserve our natural resources, and we’ll empower you to deliver the boldest solutions for our clients.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

• B.Sc., M.Sc. or equivalent in biophysical sciences with relevant experience conducting and managing field studies for wildlife (such as wildlife inventories and habitat assessments, and mitigation and monitoring efforts).

• A minimum 10 years of experience as a Biologist in the natural resources sector in Western Canada

• Experience with overseeing biophysical field work, technical reporting and permitting applications, and directing field crews in remote settings and office-based staff

• Excellent technical writing skills and experience providing technical reviews

• Experience in environmental consulting

• Hold Professional Designation under either the BC College of Applied Biology or Alberta Society of Professional Biologists

• In-depth knowledge and experience with the relevant provincial and federal environmental legislation in Western Canada and how it applies to capital projects, including oil and gas regulatory processes and requirements.

• Experience liaising with regulators and providing strategic regulatory advice to clients and internal teams during all stages of a project life cycle

• Business development experience and interest

• Driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract

• Eligibility to fly on domestic flights as per current Federal Regulations

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

• Experience working with a diverse range of industrial clients beyond oil and gas, including mining, transportation, energy transmission and renewable energy

• Cross-discipline experience with fish and fish habitat assessments, vegetation/ecosystem or wetland assessments is preferred

• Experience with and interest in staff supervision and mentoring  

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