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WSP Canada

Senior Marine Biologist

Victoria, BC
Full Time
7 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 seeking an Intermediate - Senior Marine Biologist to join our BC Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment team on a full-time basis.

The successful candidate will serve as marine technical lead on large multi-disciplinary projects in BC and across Canada, overseeing marine-based monitoring and sampling programs, technical report preparation and delivery, and providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) advice to clients and regulators related to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), environmental management and mitigation strategies, and environmental effects monitoring studies. Responsibilities include proposal development, development of study design for marine-based monitoring programs, application of biological survey methods, advanced data analyses, and preparation of technical reports.

The candidate will also be responsible for preparing permits / regulatory approval applications and support documentation, and representing WSP's marine biology team at technical, regulatory agency and client meetings. The successful candidate will contribute to the coordinated development of business opportunities in the field of marine sciences with a focus on one or more of the following subjects: marine ecology, marine fisheries, and/or marine mammal sciences. This assignment will include establishing a strong rapport with the applicable regulatory agencies; developing proposals, scopes of work, and budgets for marine-based field and desk-top studies; helping to identify and hire new staff and subcontractors as needed for project bids and carrying out existing project work; and providing mentoring and training to existing junior and intermediate staff.
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.

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