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Fish & Wildlife Biologist

Vancouver / Langely, BC
Fish & Wildlife Biologist

Do you enjoy working with an engaged team towards a common goal? Do you believe that you are in complete control of your own destiny and always strive for greatness? Do you regularly question the norm and come up with creative solutions to problems? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions we might have the perfect role for you!
We’re looking to hire a Fish & Wildlife Biologist to join our Vancouver or Langley Office.  This role will be part of our Environmental Planning Group (EPG) servicing clients in diverse industries.
The role is responsible for scoping, conducting and coordinating diverse environmental studies, as well as analyzing data and preparing reports for environmental impact assessments and other environmental permitting projects. Under the supervision of senior environmental professionals, this role will work within a team and with our clients, regulators and stakeholders to plan and coordinate the completion of environmental projects to meet our clients’ needs.
We are ideally seeking a biologist with diverse technical skills (i.e., fish & wildlife) and consulting skills (project management, client service, communications, business development).
PGL is committed to advance our people and company by creating a sense of belonging for every employee and by being equitable, diverse, and inclusive. We recognize that our community will be strengthened by the inclusion of a wide range of views and perspectives, informed by different backgrounds and life experiences. We want every employee to feel they have equal opportunities for growth at PGL and strive to include, embrace, promote, and celebrate differences of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical, and mental abilities. PGL welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
  • Coordination and execution of environmental planning projects (e.g., terrestrial or aquatic ecology, or other environmental field) following approved work scopes and guidelines
  • Working with clients to establish scope of work and budgets to meet project objectives and regulatory requirements
  • Preparation of reports describing site conditions, impact assessments, and environmental management plans
  • Technical fieldwork, depending on area of expertise
  • Environmental Impact Assessment, background research, and report writing
  • Project management and client and regulatory communications
You will be expected to work both independently and within project groups, undertaking tasks from start to finish with full team support. Hands on field work will be mixed with project management, direction of others in the field and preparation of reports. As your career develops, business development and client contact will become an important component of your role. We are seeking candidates with strong people and teamwork skills.

Job Requirements:

  • 3-6 years of experience consulting in fish and/or wildlife biology
  • Registered Professional Biologist (R.P.Bio.) or other similar professional accreditation (or eligible for professional registration);
  • Consulting skills: project management, client service, verbal and written communications, and business development skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience in Environmental Impact Assessment process and methods within a municipal, provincial and federal context, would be an asset (not a requirement);
  • Knowledge of environmental policies and regulations for development in BC;
  • Assessment skills in urban areas in BC (e.g., applying the Riparian Areas Regulation), and remote field skills;
  • Experience conducting wildlife, terrestrial ecology, fisheries, or aquatic ecology studies following standard guidelines and practices;
  • Electrofishing certification would be an asset;
  • Excellent client service skills, with client networking skills an asset;
  • Able to travel and work in remote and rugged field locations, hiking terrain for long distances with equipment, generally in Western Canada;
  • Experience working with First Nations as clients and/or partners in environmental work is desirable;
  • Ability to lift and carry 25lb;
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office suite products;
  • First aid training (ideal, but will provide);
  • Good technical writing skills;
  • A valid driver’s license
If you are looking to join a great team that values creativity, collaboration and employee engagement please apply online (http://www.pggroup.com/join_team.htm). This job posting will be open until Friday, July 30th. All successful applicants will be contacted via email.

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