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Marine Biologist / Scientist

Job Description:

  • Support regulatory permitting for marine construction.

  • Environmental data analysis and interpretation .

  • Technical writing and report preparation.

  • Planning and executing field work to collect environmental data (e.g. water, sediment, species, habitat).

  • Support with budget development and proposal writing.

  • Developing relationships with clients.

  • Maintain technical knowledge in professional practice.


B.Sc. Ocean Sciences, Marine/Freshwater Biology or related field; or Diploma in Environmental Technology. Registered, or eligible for Registration as a BIT or EP is an asset.

Core Competencies:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in an environmental consulting or similar role.

  • Customer service attitude.

  • Excellent organization and time-management skills to meet deadlines.

  • Excellent technical writing skill.

  • Good knowledge of aquatic ecology, species, and habitats.

  • Familiarity with BC and federal environmental legislation and experience preparing environmental permit applications.

  • Environmental sampling/surveying using a variety of field instruments (e.g. bathymetry, ADCP, CTD).

  • Ability to work in the field in a variety of weather conditions, and with limited direction.

  • Available to travel for project work, may include short notice and remote locations.

  • Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lb (i.e., carrying field equipment and samples).

  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment and under deadlines.

  • Divers Licence.

Beneficial Skills/Experience

  • Experience with QGIS, or other GIS software.

  • Data management and statistics using R or similar.

  • Experience in other areas of environmental science (e.g. toxicology, wildlife, vegetation).

  • Commercial diving certification.

  • Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) experience.

  • Working aboard boats.

  • Modelling (e.g. Dilution, Hydrotechnical).

  • Marine certifications (SVOP, MEDA3, ROC-M).

  • OHS Level 1 First Aid.

  • Familiarity with marine construction.

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