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Golder Associates Junior Biologist, Vancouver in VANCOUVER, British Columbia

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture.

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

Golder has a new opportunity for Junior Biologists and/or technicians in Fisheries, Marine, and Terrestrial (Wildlife and Vegetation) disciplines to join our Environmental Planning & Permitting team based in Vancouver. The positions are both hourly contracts with opportunity for extension and full time or traditional positions are available commensurate with qualifications/experience.

An overview of your role will include:

  • Participating in/ conducting field programs in terrestrial, freshwater aquatic, and marine settings (i.e. environmental monitoring, fish and fish habitat assessments, fish salvage, water quality, benthic invertebrates, sediment, vegetation, and wildlife surveys) for various types of projects in the energy, mining, infrastructure, and oil and gas sectors.

  • Planning for logistics and equipment

  • Supporting simple to complex field programs as a crew member

  • Quality control of field data collections and data entry

  • Assisting with implementation of safety measures during field programs.

  • Assisting with office-based proposal efforts, background research, and technical report preparation

Performing physically demanding work in various weather conditions

You will have a background in:

  • Technical diploma (Fish and Wildlife Technician), or Degree in Biology or equivalent field, or appropriate field-specific training programs.

  • Strong commitment to health and safety

  • Understanding of the functioning of terrestrial, marine, and/or aquatic ecosystems within BC

  • Understanding of various basic survey, sampling, and data collection techniques (e.g. for ecosystems, vegetation, wildlife and wildlife habitat, fish and fish habitat, water quality, benthic invertebrates, sediment in freshwater, terrestrial and marine environments).

  • Experience with avian, vegetation, fisheries, and/or marine surveys an asset.

  • Working knowledge and proficiency in the use of basic field navigation and survey equipment such as maps, GPS, compass, clinometer, water quality meters etc.

  • Self starter and ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license

  • Experience operating in remote locations an asset.

  • Level 1 First Aid or greater certificate with CPR and AED (preferred)

  • Backpack electrofishing certification (preferred)

  • Swift water rescue technician certification (preferred)

  • UTV, snowmobile operator certification (preferred)

  • Boat Operator Certificate (preferred)

  • Scuba Diving experience and qualifications an asset

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • 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

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum member status 13 consecutive years

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, now a member of WSP, is a leading, global consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 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 Associates Ltd. is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), and all other applicable legislation. Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities upon request.

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Title: Junior Biologist, Vancouver


Requisition ID: 21001051