Company: Wood
Skills: Environmental Engineer
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood has a permanent employment opportunity for both an Intermediate and a Senior Fisheries Biologist in Calgary, AB. The successful candidates will join our aquatics team working on a broad range of resource development projects in western and northern Canada.


The successful candidate will work within the fisheries and aquatic resources group under the supervision of the Natural Sciences group lead. Primary responsibility will be to assist and lead the fisheries and aquatic resources component on a variety of projects, which will involve the following:
  • Manage or help manage, develop, execute fisheries and aquatic resources investigations and assessments
  • Manage tasks and projects according to approved scopes of work, and produce high-quality technical deliverables on schedule and within budget
  • Coordinate and oversee aquatic resource field programs and field staff
  • Provide technical direction and mentorship to junior staff
  • Understand and apply current and emerging environmental regulations, guidelines and best practices
  • Lead document preparation for Federal and Provincial environmental approvals, related to energy resource sectors in western Canada (e.g., pipelines, oil and gas) and other development projects
  • Liaise and work with other technical specialists as part of multi-disciplinary project teams, including hydrologists, GIS specialists, infrastructure engineers, and other environmental disciplines
  • Interact with contractors, sub-consultants and regulatory agencies as required
  • Lead field work and provide support in local and remote locations related to baseline, environmental effects monitoring and other post development/permit compliance monitoring
  • Have experience using and maintaining field equipment
  • Write and review technical reports
  • Proposal writing

Skills / Qualifications


The position will require the successful candidates to have a solid technical and/or academic background, in combination with significant client, regulatory, and management experience in the consulting industry. Experience within western Canada is preferred. Key requirements include:
  • Degree in Biology, Ecology or related discipline
  • Strong technical writing and management skills
  • Experience with some or all of the following:
    • fish inventory and aquatic habitat assessment techniques
    • fish life history and habitat requirements, particularly Alberta fish species
    • radio-telemetry
    • toxicology and fish health
    • instream flow needs
    • benthic invertebrates
    • zooplankton, phytoplankton, and/or periphyton
  • Experience developing field programs to support baseline data collection and monitoring
  • Strong understanding of provincial (i.e., Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, NWT) and federal regulatory requirements pertaining to the aquatic environment
  • Experience obtaining regulatory approvals from key government organizations (i.e., DFO, NPP, AEP)
  • Experience developing fish habitat compensation for DFO Fisheries Act Authorizations
  • Experience preparing aquatic components of environmental impact assessments for a range of projects

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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