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Jacobs Wildlife Biologist in Burnaby, British Columbia

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.

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 protect our world’s natural resources. As a wildlife biologist, 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 one of our offices in Alberta (Calgary or Edmonton) or British Columbia (Various Locations), you’ll have the opportunity to work as part of multi-disciplinary project teams associated with our Western Canada Offices to contribute to the environmental planning and permitting efforts of government and privately-owned infrastructure projects. As an Intermediate Biologist with a focus on wildlife, the successful candidate will be responsible for guiding field crews, undertake a combination of field work and technical writing, and while wildlife studies will comprise the majority of work, the Intermediate Biologist could also be required to support other biophysical disciplines as needed. This position will be temporary assignment (flex contract, approximately 6 months with opportunity for extension). Bring your enthusiasm for learning and desire to conserve our natural resources, and we’ll help you grow!


Here’s What You’ll Need:

• B.Sc. or M.Sc. in biology or environmental discipline, primarily related to wildlife, or equivalent demonstrated experience

• Professional designation, or potential to obtain a designation, with an organization such as the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists and/or the BC College of Applied Biology

• Relevant professional experience in environmental consulting related to wildlife

• Relevant experience conducting wildlife field surveys with a varied knowledge of Canadian wildlife

• Ability to lead wildlife-related field studies, with an emphasis on wildlife feature searches, bird nest searches, and amphibian surveys and relocations

• Willingness to work in the field in remote locations for extended periods of time and overnight at hotels and project work camps

• A driver’s license and ability to provide a clean, 3 year driving abstract

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

• Demonstrated knowledge of provincial and federal environmental legislation and regulatory requirements, primarily in western Canada

• Excellent technical writing skills and experience writing applications for activities that are provincially and/or federally regulated

• Strong time management skills, with the ability to simultaneously work on multiple tasks/projects and meet project deadlines

• Demonstrated commitment and accountability to providing quality products

• Positive attitude, self-motivated with strong initiative

• Excellent interpersonal skills, team-oriented, and suited to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

• Experience in support of other biophysical study areas such as wetlands, rare plants, weeds, and/or fisheries both during field assessments and with office tasks

• Familiarity with environmental assessments, cumulative effects assessment, habitat models, and spatial GIS analysis

• Ability to think strategically in developing novel approaches to wildlife management and mitigation

• Experience in client liaison and business development

• Preference will be given to candidates with valid First Aid and H2S certifications as well as additional safety tickets such as TDG, WHMIS, Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)

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.