Jacobs Senior Aquatics Biologist in Burnaby, British Columbia
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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 Senior Aquatic Biologist, you will provide technical leadership and guidance on the aquatic biology and water resource permitting components of our challenging natural resource projects, as well as coordination and support to our team of biologists.
Based throughout western Canada, 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 aquatic 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. or M.Sc degree in fish or aquatic-related studies with relevant experience conducting and managing aquatic studies (such as fish and fish habitat assessments, water quality monitoring, fish sampling, etc.).
• A minimum 12 years of experience (preferred 15+ years’ experience) as a Fish/Aquatic Biologist in the natural resources sector in western Canada, preferably in a consulting environment.
• Previous experience overseeing aquatics field work, directing and/or managing aquatic crews in remote settings from the office.
• Excellent technical writing skills and experience providing technical review and edits as needed.
• Relevant oil and gas and regulatory experience.
• Hold or be eligible for Professional Designation under the BC College of Applied Biology and the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists.
• Previous consulting experience.
• In depth knowledge and experience with the Federal Fisheries Act and other relevant provincial and federal environmental legislation in western Canada and how it applies to natural resource projects.
• Experience liaising with regulators and providing strategic regulatory advice to clients and internal teams during all stages of the project life cycle.
• Experience in client liaison and business development.
• Must have driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract.
Ideally, You’ll Also Have:
• Experience working with a diverse range of industrial clients, including oil and gas, mining, transportation, and energy.
• Time management skills, with the ability to simultaneously work on multiple tasks/projects and meet project deadlines.
• Detail oriented with excellent organization skills.
• Positive attitude, self-motivated with strong initiative
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.