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Golder Associates Intermediate Aquatic Biologist in MISSISSAUGA, Ontario

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Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for an Intermediate Aquatic Biologist to join our Environmental Group on a full-time basis in Mississauga, Cambridge, or Whitby.

The Intermediate Aquatic Biologist will have a background in aquatic ecosystem assessment. The candidate will be well-versed in applicable Canadian federal and provincial legislation and regulations relating to aquatic environments and will have demonstrated experience in navigating permitting and authorization processes.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Providing technical leadership in aquatics ecology/fisheries, including study design, application of field techniques, statistical analysis, and report preparation

  • Conducting aquatic assessments for multi-disciplinary projects for a variety of sectors, including linear developments (pipelines, transmission lines, road corridors), power, mining, forestry, and land development.

  • Developing offsetting strategies and compliance monitoring according to Federal and Provincial/Territorial legislation and permit requirements

  • Managing and preparing aquatic resources and fisheries components for environmental impact assessments

  • Managing tasks according to approved scopes of work, and delivering high quality reports on time, within scope, and within budget

  • Interacting with clients and regulators

  • Preparing proposals and undertaking business development and client service activities under direction of senior staff

  • Liaising with the technical community of Golder professionals across Canada and internationally, and participating in a variety of projects originating from other Golder office

  • Leading and managing field crews

  • Providing technical direction and mentoring to junior staff

The successful candidate will have the following skills, abilities, and qualifications:

  • Requirement of a University degree (M.Sc. or higher preferred) in Biology, Ecology, or Environmental Sciences with 10 years of experience or equivalent

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Experience in biological consulting services

  • Experience conducting aquatic resources, fish habitat and fish community assessments

  • Experience developing fish offsetting plans

  • Experience working on multi-disciplinary projects and teams, and environmental impact assessment processes

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Good knowledge of Ontario and Federal regulations governing fish habitat, fish, and environmental protection, including permitting requirements and experience in obtaining permits from relevant agencies

  • Strong field survey related skills and experience, including design and implementation of field programs, management and supervision of field crews

  • Experience with presenting technical information to the general public

  • Planning skills for field logistics, equipment use and Health and Safety protocols

  • Experience with a variety of standard biological sampling equipment, including operating backpack and boat electrofishers, lake and river sampling experience, boat operation, and ATVs

  • Comfortable working in the field at remote locations, or on active construction sites

  • Valid Class G driver’s licence (note - Golder collects abstracts / Motor Vehicle Records for all new and current employees identified as Golder Drivers)

  • Available for business travel and extended working hours, when required

Success Attributes:

  • Client focused

  • Committed to technical excellence

  • Critical thinking skills for problem solving

  • Strong technical writing skills

  • Strong interpersonal communication and teamwork-oriented

In addition, to be successful at Golder, you will be able to demonstrate the following Success Attributes : an ownership attitude, initiative, enthusiasm, a desire to continually learn and grow, a detail and quality focus, a commitment to work safely at all times, good judgement, a good work ethic, is adaptable and good communication skills.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Option to purchase shares in Golder

  • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

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Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 40 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request.

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Title: Intermediate Aquatic Biologist


Requisition ID: 19000591