Marine Biologist

Department: Biological Services

Date Posted: June 14, 2017

Position Description:

Keystone Environmental is a rapidly expanding environmental consulting firm located in Burnaby, BC. We are currently looking for a Marine Biologist with consulting experience to join our ever growing team of dedicated professionals.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading and designing study programs that address the needs of the project including aquatic effects assessments and fish habitat offsetting for small and large marine and aquatic projects.
  • Overseeing environmental monitoring of projects with works in and around water.
  • Preparing and submitting permit applications for projects to federal, provincial and municipal levels of government.
  • Identifying in the field and designing offsetting habitat including riparian areas, tidal marshes, spawning beaches, rock reefs and green shorelines.
  • Mentoring junior staff in the field and support senior staff with project management.
  • Writing proposals and supporting business development with marine and aquatic projects.
  • Providing technical expertise to other business units as required.

Specific qualifications and experience desired:

  • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible as part of a small group of multidisciplinary biologists.
  • A minimum of a B.Sc. and five years of consulting experience; however, a M.Sc. is preferred.
  • Certified as a WorkSafe BC or DCBC Occupational SCUBA Diver is preferred.
  • Experience in delivering reports that meet federal, provincial, and regional environmental regulatory requirements including environmental assessments with mitigation and offsetting.
  • Clear and concise proposal and report writing with an ability to provide detailed QA/QC.
  • Project management skills including project planning, preparing schedules and budgets, overseeing implementation and the ability to produce deliverables on time.
  • Experience in working with a diverse clientele including developers, resource companies and governmental agencies such as Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Public Works and BC Hydro.

Keystone Environmental offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package as well as a supportive and dynamic work environment designed to enhance employee experience and engagement.

All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to email their resume and cover letter to referencing “Marine Biologist”, in the subject line. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.