AECOM Environmental Scientist in Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada - British Columbia, Burnaby
Based in our Burnaby, BC office this full-time intermediate fisheries biologist will support a wide spectrum of projects in BC, the Yukon and across Western Canada within our Impact Assessment and Permitting Team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, team-spirited, and self-motivated biologist to lead and deliver a wide scope of tasks including fisheries field programs for the collection of baseline data, long-term aquatic effects monitoring programs and construction monitoring programs. When not undertaking field programs, you will prepare baseline reports, permit applications and support various permitting programs. As part of the Impact Assessment and Permitting Team, you will work alongside technical experts in a variety of disciplines and have the support of junior and senior team members.
Responsibilities include but aren't limited to the following:
Plan, manage and deliver fisheries programs for a variety of proponents in freshwater, marine and estuarine environments under the supervision of a Technical Lead.
Contribute to the fisheries components of Environmental Impact Assessment Application
Support senior scientists in obtaining environmental permits and approvals under federal and provincial permitting regimes
Support, mentor and lead junior staff in field activities
Support the delivery of environmental monitoring programs associated with construction environmental monitoring and fisheries habitat monitoring.
Showcase a high quality of technical writing skills
Multitask and work on multiple projects simultaneously
Be detail oriented with excellent data organization skills.
Fully qualified scientist. Utilizes scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.
Requires general familiarity within a broad field of scientific knowledge of reciprocal effects of the work upon other disciplines/fields.
Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.
Solves problems by use of combinations of standard procedures, modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments.
Participates in planning required to achieve prescribed objectives.
Conducts analysis and investigation work obtained from a variety of sources.
Performs inspections and tests to ensure compliance.
Participates in developing corrective measures and procedures. Formulates hypothesis, performs research and makes recommendation.
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AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government — delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle — from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients
Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.
- BA/BS in Natural Science or related field + 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
Professional accreditation (R.P. Bio) or ability to obtain in a reasonable timeframe.
Minimum of 4+ years of experience in aquatic biology, with experience in freshwater and estuarine systems (for example fish and fish habitat assessments, surface water quality monitoring and fish sampling etc.) and environmental monitoring.
Broad knowledge of biological disciplines beyond aquatic resources is an asset (e.g., vegetation, wetlands, wildlife).
Familiarity with provincial (BC, Alberta and/or Yukon) and federal regulations that pertain to fish and fish habitat (for example, Fisheries Act, Impact Assessment Act, Species at Risk Act, and the Water Sustainability Act and Riparian Areas Protection Act).
Data analysis including basic statistical analysis and clear, concise and accurate report writing
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Providing technical review and edits as needed to junior team members.
Comfortable working in remote locations, hike in varied terrain and carry equipment.
Class 5 driver’s license.
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Sciences
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 247858BR
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.