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WSP Canada

Experienced Biologist

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
14 days ago
Why WSP? Enhancethe world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.

WSP is currently seeking an Intermediate Biologist to join our Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment Team. The successful candidate will be provided the opportunity to work on interesting and diverse projects across BC, with a wide range of complexity.

A day in the life...
  • Collect data to answer diverse ecological questions by developing study designs and implementing field programs in terrestrial and freshwater aquatic settings (i.e. environmental monitoring/ management activities, fish and fish habitat assessments, fish salvage, water quality, benthic invertebrates, sediment, vegetation, and wildlife surveys) for various types of projects including power, mines, infrastructure, and oil and gas;
  • Assisting with leadership in, and following health and safety requirements;
  • Generate specialized technical reports to meet the unique needs of clients. Examples include quantitative wildlife, fisheries, vegetation, and water quality studies;
  • Prepare environmental assessments and develop strategies to mitigate potential impacts to environmental resources;
  • Write environmental management and protection plans, environmental effects assessments and effectiveness monitoring plans, and habitat offsetting plans;
  • Work with a large team of other experts to provide practical solutions to some of the most complex environmental management problems faced by industry and governments;
  • Collaborate with industry, government, non-government organizations, and First Nations to achieve satisfactory environmental outcomes for development projects;
  • Contribute to proposals and business development activities in procuring project work with our clients.

What you'll bring to WSP...
  • A passion for the outdoors and for wildlife, fisheries, and vegetation;
  • A degree in ecology or a related field;
  • A Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) with the BC College of Applied Biology, or the education needed to apply to the college;
  • Strong commitment to health and safety;
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and analyze ecological data; peer reviewed publications are an asset;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience with environmental assessment, effects monitoring programs, and/or special research studies in applied ecology;
  • Desire to provide high-quality, innovative, and practicable solutions for clients;
  • Ability to work independently but also thrive in an atmosphere that requires cooperation and teamwork to provide quality, solution-oriented consulting services;
  • Demonstrated field skills and ability to manage complex programs involving substantial ecological data;
  • A valid Class-5 or higher driver's licence.


Expected Salary (all locations): $72 600 - $123 400

WSPCanadais providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ 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.


  • 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

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

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.