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Intermediate Wildlife Biologist

Company: Stantec Consulting
Location : Various,AB
Company Profile

We Design With Community In Mind

Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Job Description

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We are a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities we support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec has an opportunity for an Intermediate Wildlife Biologist to help lead our wildlife programs. The position can be located in Sidney, Kelowna, Terrace, or Burnaby, British Columbia. The ideal candidate for this position is one that can capitalize on existing client relationships to expand Stantec’s profile and market share in the regional and national market. Working in a team environment, the successful candidate will be responsible for designing and leading wildlife field programs, preparing components of environmental assessments, writing wildlife management and monitoring plans, and supporting environmental permitting activities for a variety of projects.

Your Key Responsibilities


  • Develop, lead, manage, and support components of environmental projects
  • Promoting a strong health and safety culture and actively participate in Stantec’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment Program
  • Interacting and interfacing with environmental regulators
  • Advancing assignments/projects that require critical thinking and technical knowledge
  • Demonstrating excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Planning and undertaking assignments/projects, independently or as part of a team, that has a broad scope or are complex in nature
  • Developing, managing, and implementing terrestrial wildlife components of projects, such as biophysical inventories, environmental assessments, management and monitoring plans, and compliance reports
  • Providing technical advice relating to natural science and biology on multidisciplinary projects
  • Coordinating and tracking of assignments, scopes, schedules, budgets, and deliverables
  • Demonstrating leadership and coordination of staff across operating units
  • Proposal writing
  • Client management, client communication, and business development
  • Technical writing and report preparation
  • Technical direction to staff/mentoring of staff
  • QA/QC of technical documents
  • Support fieldwork as needed

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Demonstrated experience in project development and management;
  • Knowledge of environmental legislation and regulations as it relates to British Columbia;
  • Experience preparing environmental assessments/ impact statements and other regulatory applications;
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills;
  • Willingness to travel for project work and business development opportunities;
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills and ability to interact across a broad range of audiences/ technical backgrounds including internal and external clients, regulatory agencies, and Indigenous groups; and
  • Desire to mentor and manage junior staff (experience supervising people and/or leading teams is an asset).

Education and Credentials

Bachelor or graduate degree in biology, or a related discipline from a recognized university.
Registration with the British Columbia College of Applied Biology as a Registered Professional Biologist.
Minimum of 8 years of relevant consulting experience.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.