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Intermediate Environmental Consultant, Biologist

Vancouver / Langley, BC
Do you enjoy working with an engaged team toward 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!

PGL Environmental Consultants (PGL) is looking to hire an Intermediate Environmental Consultant, Biologist with a background in Urban Development and Project Management to join our Vancouver or Langley office. This role will be part of our Environmental Planning Group, servicing clients in diverse industries. PGL employees work a 37.5-hour work week, and all employees have the flexibility to work from home or either office as and when needed.

This 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 in a team and with our clients, regulators, and stakeholders to plan and coordinate the completion of environmental projects to meet our clients’ needs.

Ideally, we are seeking a Registered Professional with diverse technical skills (i.e., urban development, fisheries, aquatic ecosystems, wildlife, vegetation, Species at Risk) and project management and consulting experience (i.e., client service, communications, business development).

  • Coordinating and executing environmental planning projects (e.g., urban development)
  • Directing management of multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Project managing and communicating with clients and regulators
  • Working with clients to establish scope of work and budgets to meet project objectives and regulatory requirements
  • Preparing reports describing site conditions, impact assessments, recommendations, and environmental management plans
  • Completing technical fieldwork, depending on area of expertise
  • Conducting business development—building your network and strengthening relationships within the industry to attract and retain clients
  • Providing technical direction and mentoring to junior staff
You will be expected to work both independently and within project groups, undertaking tasks from start to finish with full team support. The role will primarily involve project management, including directing others in the field, preparing reports, managing/liaising with clients, budgeting and invoicing. There will also be opportunities for fieldwork within your technical area. We are seeking candidates with strong people and teamwork skills.

Job Requirements

  • 8+ years of consulting and project management experience
  • Registered Professional Biologist (R.P.Bio.), or other similar professional accreditation (or eligible for professional registration)
  • Consulting skills including project management, client service, verbal and written communication, and business development
  • Strong technical writing 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, which may include Water Sustainability Act, Riparian Areas Protection Regulation, Fisheries Act, and municipal and regional bylaws
  • Assessment skills in urban areas (e.g., applying the Riparian Areas Protection Regulation)
  • Experience conducting vegetation, wildlife, terrestrial ecology, fisheries, or aquatic ecology studies following standard guidelines and practices
  • Critical thinker with a holistic approach to urban development, environmental constraints, and opportunities
  • Excellent client service skills, with client networking skills an asset
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office suite products
  • First aid training (ideal, but will provide)
  • Valid driver’s license
PGL Perks
  • 100% employee-owned organization
  • Employee and Owner Profit Share Program
  • Flexible work arrangements (any of the offices, work from home) and daily work hours
  • Medium-sized organization—a lot of opportunity for career development and progression
  • Annual company retreat
  • Allowances: cell phone, wellness, office, clothing, and Costco membership
  • Annual training and development budget
  • Professional associations and membership dues
  • Salary range $80,000–$120,00+, commensurate with experience
  • Three/four weeks of vacation and paid sick time
  • Competitive benefits: extended health, dental, short- and long-term disability, life and travel insurance
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).

About PGL Environmental Consultants
We are a full-service environmental consulting firm with offices in Vancouver, Victoria, and Langley (BC) and Whitby (Ontario). Since 1991, PGL has provided environmental services such as contaminated site assessments, remediation, Environmental Impact Assessments, environmental permitting, and sustainability assessments. PGL is an employee-owned company with over 90 employees, including biologists, environmental scientists and engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, agrologists, and a dynamic and customer-oriented support team.

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.

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