Intermediate Biologist/Wetland Ecologist

North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc. is an employee-owned, progressive environmental company that specializes in providing environmental management and consulting services. Since our inception in 2002, North Shore has grown and succeeded throughout western and northern Canada by providing cost efficient and effective solutions to the complex environmental challenges faced by today’s industries. By keeping in line with our core values as well as maintaining focus on both our employee and industry relationships, North Shore will continue to be a leader amongst its peers.

We offer our employees a team-based working environment with flexible working arrangements, attractive compensation and field work incentives, performance-based bonus programs, a comprehensive health benefit package, and numerous paid perks. North Shore promotes and encourages its employees to continue their career advancement through continuous education, competency development, and memberships within recognized professional organizations. Therefore, North Shore provides generous support to its employees through paid training and educational programs, reimbursement of annual professional fees, and ensuring regular attendance opportunities at various conferences and industry events.

North Shore has immediate opportunities for an Intermediate Biologist/Wetland Ecologist based out of either our Calgary, Sherwood Park, or Grande Prairie offices.

Key Responsibilities:
 Complete desktop wetland identification, classification, and delineations utilizing aerial imagery and GIS software
 Complete field assessments to support biophysical assessment projects with an emphasis on wetlands, vegetation, and soils
 Prepare and review reports including the development of wetland avoidance and mitigation strategies to support client projects
 Exposure to Project Management duties including stakeholder engagement and communication, scope development, cost estimating, budgeting, and final deliverables
 Provide assistance to senior staff and train junior staff, as required
 Implement corporate and client safety programs

Qualifications:
 Must possess a post-secondary degree in biological sciences (or related discipline)
 Must be considered a qualified wetland practitioner as directed under the Alberta Wetland Policy that holds an authenticating professional designation (P. Biol, P. Ag., etc.)
 Possess 5-10 years of related wetland experience
 Advanced working knowledge of industry standard reporting tools (Digital Regulatory Assurance System (DRAS), AER Onestop, etc.)
 Proven experience with wetland reporting required under the Water Act (WAIF, WAIR, etc.)
 Willingness to travel and work in remote locations for extended periods of time
 Excellent communication, writing, and problem solving skills
 Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and database entry
 Valid driver’s license
 Good physical health and ability to work outdoors in varying conditions
 Willingness to work within a team environment
 Highly organized and have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in pre-disturbance construction project planning and permitting. Experience in reclamation and closure activities would also be considered an asset. Compensation will be based upon the candidate’s experience.

North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc. supports a shared commitment to a Representative Workforce that is respectful and reflective of all staff and clients. North Shore strives to build diversity among our staff to increase our ability to provide high quality service to our diverse client base.

How to apply

Please submit your resume at https://www.northshoreenv.com/apply. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. For more information about North Shore, please visit our website at www.northshoreenv.com.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.