Company: Wood
Skills: Research & Development, Environmental Engineer
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood has an immediate, permanent employment opportunity for a Wildlife Biologist in Calgary, AB. The successful candidate will join our wildlife team working on a broad range of resource development projects in western and northern Canada.

The successful candidate will work within the wildlife group under the supervision of the lead wildlife biologist. Primary responsibilities will be to provide support on a wide variety of projects as delegated by the lead wildlife biologist. This will involve the following:
  • Conducting general and species-specific wildlife surveys, including for Species at Risk
  • Working in remote locations for 1 to 2 weeks
  • Data entry and analysis
  • Writing wildlife assessments and other technical reports
  • Proposal writing and budget management

Skills / Qualifications

The position requires that the successful candidate has a solid technical and / or academic background which includes:
  • Bachelors Degree in Biology, Environmental Studies, Ecology or related field
  • Master's Degree is preferred
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Strong statistical analysis skill
  • Strong wildlife identification skills, especially for birds (visual and auditory )
  • Be able to recognize wildlife behavior and habitats
  • A good understanding of the regulatory requirements for wildlife assessments at both the provincial (Alberta) and federal level
  • Field experience with wildlife surveys
  • Willingness to travel outside of Calgary, work flexible hours including field work under a variety of conditions, and shift work

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:
  • A person with 5-15 years of experience (however, a person with >15 years of experience would also be considered for a Senior Wildlife Biologist position)
  • Experienced in the analysis of large datasets
  • Experience with data analysis software (i.e., R)
  • Experience setting-up, managing, and conducting querries on databases such Access

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


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