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Job Code:  2013-15169
Employer:  Stantec.
Categories:  Env. Health/Safety
Experience Required:  4-5 years
State/Province:  SK - Saskatchewan
City:  Saskatoon
Job Description:  Overview:

2,500 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. 900 professional associations. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we come up with solutions that perfectly fit the site. We know what it takes to balance competing project interests with creativity and efficiency. We know what to look for. And, we know how to get the job doneā€”the right way. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Responsibilities:

We have an immediate opening for an Intermediate Wildlife Biologist to join our biological team in Saskatoon. We are looking for an energetic, highly motivated and innovative individual that enjoys working on a diversity of projects, is an effective communicator and is committed to producing high quality work.

Responsibilites will include but are not limited to:

  • Design and implement various biological field survey programs regarding birds, amphibians, mammals, and plants, with an immediate focus on bird studies;
  • Work in field situations, occasionally in remote locations;
  • Compilation, statistical analysis, and interpretation of field data;
  • Preparation of high quality technical field reports;
  • Develop Environmental Impact Statements, biological monitoring plans, environmental protection plans, and project proposals; and
  • Work as a team player, communicating effectively with staff.
Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • A University degree (B.Sc or higher) in Ecology, Biology and/or Environmental Science;
  • Minimum of 5 years of field experience with a focus on bird studies is preferable;
  • Bird identification skills. Primarily songbirds by sight and/or sound, and raptors, waterfowl and other birds by sight;
  • Other wildlife identification skills, although not required, are an asset. Examples include: the ability to identify amphibians by sight and/or sound, and ability to identify mammals and mammal sign (e.g., tracks);
  • Experience conducting wildlife field surveys in prairie, aspen parkland, and/or boreal ecosystems;
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively produce quality deliverables that meet deadlines and budget;
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills;
  • Highly developed computer skills with Microsoft, including Excel and Word at a minimum; and
  • Experience operating boats, all-terrain vehicles, and/or snowmobiles is an asset.

Located in Saskatchewan, our Saskatoon office has a vibrant atmosphere with excellent opportunities for professional growth. With a population of 240,000, Saskatoon is renowned as a great city for families, offering many of the amenities of a larger city without the hassles. The city is centered on a beautiful river setting with an award winning urban trail system. Saskatchewan currently has one of the most robust economies in North America. We anticipate long steady economic growth in Saskatchewan and our Environmental Services Group.

We offer all candidates the opportunity to challenge their abilities in a dynamic work environment and your efforts will be recognized through a competitive compensation program. Interested candidates should visit www.stantec.com/careers to apply with a resume and cover letter.

Committed to the principles of Employment Equity, we thank all candidates; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

01/31/2013

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