Intermediate Environmental Consultant (Environmental Planning & Assessment)

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 06-20-2017

Intermediate Environmental Consultant
Environmental Planning & Assessment

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 an Intermediate Environmental Consultant 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).
  • Working with clients to establish scope of work and budgets to meet project objectives and regulatory requirements
  • Coordination and execution of environmental planning projects (e.g., terrestrial or aquatic ecology, or other environmental field) following approved work scopes and guidelines
  • 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:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Undergraduate degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or a related discipline
  • Registered Professional Biologist (R.P.Bio.) or other similar professional accreditation (or eligible for professional registration)
  • 3-6 years of experience consulting in environmental assessment and permitting
  • Experience in Environmental Impact Assessment process and methods within a municipal, provincial and federal context
  • 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 and Northern Canada
  • Experience working with First Nations as clients and/or partners in environmental work is desirable
  • Ability to lift and carry 25lbs
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office suite products
  • First aid training (preferred)
  • 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 (  This job posting will be open until Thursday, January 31st. All successful applicants will be contacted via email. 

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.
About PGL Environmental Consultants
We are a full service environmental consulting firm with offices in BC and Ontario. Since 1991, PGL Environmental has provided environmental services such as environmental planning, contaminated site assessments, remediation, environmental impact assessment, biological studies, environmental monitoring, sustainability assessments and air quality studies. PGL is an employee-owned company with approximately 80 employees including geologists, agrologists, biologists, environmental scientists, and engineers, plus a dynamic and customer-oriented support team.

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