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WSP Canada

Intermediate / Senior Vegetation Biologist Vancouver, BC 2021-05-25

Vancouver, BC
Full Time

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 are 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


At WSP our Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment team is providing environmental services that include biophysical studies to position WSP as a leader in the market. We're looking for an Intermediate/Senior Vegetation Biologist to join our Environment team, located in our Vancouver, BC office. Reporting to the Ecology and EIA Team Lead, you will participate in participate in multidisciplinary projects in a variety of sectors with a wide range of complexity.

A day in the life:
• As an Intermediate/Senior Vegetation Biologist you will assist in managing projects from proposal stage to final reports;
• You will prepare design and implement project/study work plans with a focus on terrestrial, wetland and aquatic vegetation habitats;
• You will complete various environmental baseline surveys and/or assessments;
• You will perform background research and analysis, including consultation with government agencies;
• You will execute site-specific field data collection for the Environmental Group across various regions of BC
• You will coordinate and conduct various construction environmental monitoring requirements, liaise with contractors and site-based consultants;
• You will analyze, evaluate and interpret data while providing results within the scope and objective(s) of the specific project;
• You will prepare technical reports, permitting applications, environmental impact assessments and other associated documents;
• You will provide technical expertise to WSP groups on issues associated with ecological sciences;
• You will promote health and safety in the workplace.
• You will deliver 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 work within a team environment and communicate effectively with all levels of staff
• You will be involved in occasional field work and travel is required and other duties as assigned/required

•A University degree (B.Sc or M.Sc) in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology or other relevant Natural Sciences degree
•Specialization in vegetation within British Columbia, additional consideration for those with supplemental experience in wildlife and fish/aquatic biology
•A Minimum of 5 to 8 years experience is preferable
•Experience in field assessments and data collection requirements for ecological sciences
•Experience in analyzing and writing environmental baseline survey reports, permit applications and environmental assessments;
•Experience with construction activities and liaising with contractors;
•Knowledge of Federal and BC Provincial legislation
•Registered with or eligible for registration with the BC College of Applied Biology
•Excellent communication and written skills with a demonstrated ability to write detailed technical reports and communicate effectively with clients and colleagues
•Ability to function in a team environment with representatives from a wide array of disciplines
•Proficient with the MS Office Suite
•Valid Drivers License
•Knowledge of Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping (TEM) is an asset
•The willingness to work in the field, occasionally in remote locations and outside standard office hours
•The ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as within a team environment and under deadlines

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.

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WSP Canada Inc.

Vancouver, BC

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