Fisheries Biologist Lead

Job title: Fisheries Biologist Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Terrace, Canada
Salary: Competitive
Reference: BH-118108
Contact Name: Krista Pratt
Phone Number: +1 403 984 0912
Job Published: 19 days ago

Job Description

Job: Fisheries Biologist Lead

Other Locations: Canada-British Columbia-Terrace

Travel: Yes, 25% of the Time

Schedule: Full-time – Permanent

  • Full relocation required

We are actively seeking a talented and ambitious Intermediate/Senior Fisheries Biologist to lead our fisheries team in our Terrace, BC office. The successful candidate will join our team of freshwater fisheries and aquatics biologists who value teamwork and enjoy the company of their colleagues. They will help shape our fisheries practice in northern BC.


Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage, plan, and lead freshwater field programs (fish, fish habitat, and water quality)
  • Prepare or lead junior staff in the preparation of technical reports
  • Assemble, coordinate, and analyze large freshwater datasets or lead junior staff to do so
  • Manage tasks and projects according to approved scopes of work, and deliver quality reports on schedule and within budget
  • Understand recent and existing practices and techniques for sampling and analysis of fisheries, habitat and water data from streams, rivers, and lakes
  • Embrace and promote Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work
  • Contribute leadership to the group by providing supervision, training, technical direction, and mentoring to more junior staff and by contributing to proposals and other business development activities

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Proven technical, communication, writing and organization skills
  • Knowledge of current provincial and federal government regulatory requirements
  • Familiarity with freshwater ecology in coastal, interior, and northern British Columbia

Required experience in:

  • Developing field programs and methods to meet specific project objectives
  • Leading field crews in the execution of fish and fish habitat field programs
  • Developing health and safety protocols for field programsconducting fish and fish habitat assessments
  • Preparing Fisheries Act authorization applications and Water Sustainability Act notification and approval applications; collecting, assembling and analyzing data (statistical experience is an asset)
  • Writing effectively to prepare technical reports
  • Leading more junior staff in the data management and report preparation

Experience in some or all the following is an asset:

  • Developing habitat offset and restoration plans
  • Developing environmental assessments federally and provincially, preferably in British Columbia
  • Construction monitoring and environmental management planning
  • Development and proposal writing
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Capable of working with and guiding clients
  • Thrives in an environment with diverse and dynamic projects, and enjoys working on multi-disciplinary scopes of work

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology is required and a master’s degree in Biology is preferred
  • Registered Professional Biologist accreditation required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a fisheries biologist, with experience in freshwater systems in BC and Western Canada
  • Consulting experience is required
  • An electrofishing certificate and First Aid are required.

Other types of training are assets:

  • H2S Alive, UTV

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods. Fieldwork may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.


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.