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WSP Canada

Fisheries Biologist Edmonton, AB 2019-08-03

Edmonton, AB
Full Time
7 days ago

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We're among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects .

At WSP :

•We value our people and our reputation
•We are locally dedicated with international scale
•We are future focused and challenge the status quo
•We foster collaboration in everything we do
•We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Edmonton, AB
Overview of the Opportunity:

WSP is looking for a Fisheries Biologist to join our Ecology department, located at our Edmonton office. Working under the general direction of the Ecology and EIA Team Lead, you will participate in fisheries related project field work.

Why choose WSP?

• A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 48,000 employees worldwide;
• Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada;
• Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new things;
• A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

#WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:

• You will participate in fisheries related field work;
• You will perform Fisheries data management;
• You will interpret and assess fish and fish habitat requirements;
• You will support proposal writing, study design and implementation;
• You will perform background research, including consultation with government agencies;
• You will provide high-quality reports on time and within budget, drawing upon technical and scientific knowledge, training and experience;
• You will manage small to medium-sized projects, communicating with clients and reporting to senior staff;
• You will train and mentor of junior staff;
• You will perform occasional field work and travel when needed;
• Other duties as assigned/required.

What you'll bring to WSP:

• A University degree (B.Sc or M.Sc) in Ecology, Biology, or other Biological Science;
• Registered as a P.Biol. with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists, or eligible for registration;
• Qualified Aquatic Environmental Specialist designation;
• Minimum of 5 or more years of field experience is preferable;
• Experience working in watercourses within Alberta. Experience in BC is also beneficial;
• Experience completing fish and fish habitat assessments for projects;
• Experience in fisheries inventory, stream/lake sampling, water quality assessments, watercourse crossing monitoring for construction;
• Understand application of the provincial Water Act and federal Fisheries Act;
• Willingness to work in the field, occasionally in remote locations and outside standard office hours;
• Baseline reporting and environmental impact assessment project experience;
• Electrofishing certification.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY .

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