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Your Opportunity: The Wildlife Team has multiple opportunities for experienced Intermediate Field Biologists. The successful candidate will join our team of wildlife biologists as an Amphibian Salvage Crew Lead related to a major capital project in northern British Columbia. This role is a contract from May to October with the potential for extension. 

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads salvage efforts targeted to western toad
  • Directs salvage activities, including capture and handling, transport, relocation, and euthanasia as necessary
  • Ensures the crew works in a manner compliant with all safety rules and policies, and that work proceeds in a manner that is safe for the crew and those around them
  • Manages, plans, and leads western toad salvage field programs + Leads and directs junior staff in field activities
  • Manages tasks according to approved scopes of work
  • Provides technical guidance to the field team through supervision, training, and mentoring
  • Creates a culture of safety and participation in Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards, and Guidelines in the execution of all work 

Your Capabilities and Credentials:

  • Proven technical, communication, and organization skills
  • Experience with western toad and/or other amphibian salvage, including capture, handling, transport, relocation, and euthanasia according to Canadian Council of Animal Care guidelines is strongly preferred
  • Experience using exclusion fencing, drift fencing, pitfall and minnow traps, and netting for instream, wetland, and terrestrial amphibian capture
  • Ability to identify all life stages of western toad and other amphibian species in northern BC
  • Understanding of western toad and/or other amphibian habitat requirements and life cycle and chronology for species occurring in northern BC
  • Experience working in a construction environment is preferred
  • Experience driving large trucks on unpaved roads, particularly active industrial or forest service roads
  • Experience using digital data collection tools, and the ability to use iPads or iPhones is preferred + Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Capable of working with, and providing advice to, clients and contractors
  • Able to deal with changing conditions and priorities while in the field
  • Ability to travel for up to two weeks at a time, on multiple trips over the field season
  • Thrives in an environment with diverse and dynamic projects, and enjoys working on multi-disciplinary scopes of work 

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Biology is preferred, though a technical diploma will be acceptable
  • Possess or working towards a professional accreditation (i.e., P.Biol, R.P.Bio)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Wildlife Biologist, with experience in amphibian surveys and salvage Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. 

Please include detailed information on any related field-based skills you may have. Please indicate any relevant training or certifications you may have including health and safety training. 

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice. Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

We are accepting applications from across Canada with preference being given to candidates from British Columbia and Alberta. 

Job: Environmental Scientist 

Primary Location: Canada-British Columbia-Burnaby 

Other Locations: Canada-British Columbia-Kelowna, Canada-British Columbia-Victoria, Canada-Alberta-Calgary, Canada-British Columbia-Terrace, Canada-Alberta-Edmonton, Canada-British Columbia-Kamloops 

Employee Status: Temporary 

Job Level: Individual Contributor 

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time 

Schedule: Full-time 

Req ID: 210000MJ

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Victoria, BC


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