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Environmental Planner, Fisheries Biologist

Company: Rangeland Conservation Service Ltd.
Location : Airdire,AB
Job Description

Rangeland Conservation Service Ltd. (Rangeland) is an environmental and geotechnical engineering firm based in Airdrie, Alberta. Our staff of professionals includes expertise in aquatic biology, botany, wetland science, wildlife biology, range science, habitat and ecosystem restoration, geotechnical engineering, regulatory management and environmental inspection. 

Rangeland has an opening for an Environmental Planner, Fisheries Biologist (Level I Planner) whose primary focus will be to carry out fish populations and habitat assessments and construction monitoring of oil and gas development and utility construction activities.  We are looking for someone with direct experience in a similar role. 


• Lead fish populations and habitat assessments in the role of Qualified Aquatic Environment Specialist (QAES);
• Conduct pre-construction aquatic assessments;
• Conduct environmental monitoring by providing QAES input during pipeline, road and utility crossing installations;
• Conduct water quality monitoring during instream and trenchless construction activities;
• Lead fish salvage programs during construction;
• Lead reclamation and bank restoration projects at waterbody crossings;
• Prepare aquatic assessment reports, environmental protection plans, and Code of Practice Notifications;
• Work with our engineers to provide aquatic data to assist with the development of road crossing structures; and
• Liaise with clients, construction personnel and regulators.


• B.Sc. in biology or related field (or equivalent diploma with experience) with a minimum of three (3) years’ aquatic assessment related experience with emphasis in working in Alberta;
• Experience in the role of QAES with detailed knowledge of aquatic environments and mitigation measures;
• Professional Biologist (P.Biol.) or equivalent;
• Experience in the role of water quality monitor, with preference for individuals with pipeline and road crossings experience; 
• Experience conducting other biological surveys is an asset;
• Knowledge of Alberta environmental regulatory requirements as it pertains to oil and gas projects;
• Certified to operate an ATV, boat, and other field equipment;
• Certified Crew Supervisor Backpack Electrofishing;
• Safety certifications: First Aid, eGSO/PST/CSTS, H2S Alive, TDG and WHMIS, ATV course;
• Experience using various software, including Word, Excel, ArcGIS;
• Excellent communication and organizational skills; and
• Professional demeanor.

This is a full time staff position that is generally 70% field and 30% office based.  The individual must be prepared to work outdoors under variable weather conditions. Overnight out-of-town travel, evening, weekend and shift work will be necessary. Some of the work associated with this position may be located in remote areas for extended periods of time and may require overtime, weekends and variable hours. This job is physically demanding requiring a moderate level of physical ability as the worker must be able to conduct all field aspects of the job.

Remuneration will be commensurate based on experience and education. Rangeland offers their employees a wide range of benefits and competitive compensation programs. Rangeland is committed to providing a safe and productive workplace and we promote the health, safety and well-being of our employees. While we appreciate all applications, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted for an interview. Closing for this positing is October 31, 2018. Interested candidates should apply by email with their resume and cover letter to inquiries@rangeland.co.