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canada Junior-Intermediate Aquatics or General Biologist

  • Location
    (CANADA) and Winnipeg
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Health and Life Sciences / 3 Years

Job Description & Qualifications

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We are among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

At WSP our Earth and Environment team is providing environmental services that include ecological studies and environmental impact assessments to position WSP as a leader in the market. We're looking for a Junior/Intermediate Aquatics or General Biologist to join our Environment team, located at our Winnipeg, MB office. Reporting to the Earth and Environment Regional Manager, you will participate in multidisciplinary projects in a variety of sectors with a wide range of complexity.


  • As a Junior/Intermediate Aquatics or General Biologist you will assist Senior Biology staff in completing projects from proposal stage to final reports;
  • You will assist in the design and implementation of project/study work plans with a focus on aquatic, wetland terrestrial and avian habitats;
  • You will complete various environmental baseline surveys and/or assessments (e.g. water quality, wetlands, vegetation, habitat, wildlife, and aquatic resources);
  • You will perform background research and analysis;
  • You will execute site-specific field data collection for the Earth & Environmental team across Manitoba;
  • You will analyze, evaluate and interpret data while providing results within the scope and objective(s) of the specific project;
  • You will assist in the preparation of technical reports, permitting applications, environmental impact assessments and other associated documents;
  • You will promote health and safety in the workplace;
  • You will assist with the delivery of high-quality reports on time and within budget, drawing upon technical and scientific knowledge, training and experience;
  • You will work within a team environment and communicate effectively with all levels of staff; and
  • You will be involved in occasional field work and travel is required and other duties as assigned/required.


  • A University degree (B.Sc or M.Sc) in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or other relevant Natural Sciences degree
  • A Minimum of 3+ years experience is preferable;
  • Electrofishing certification is an asset;
  • Experience with construction activities and liaising with contractors;

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Experience in fisheries and vegetation disciplines;
  • Experience in field assessments and data collection requirements for ecological sciences;
  • Experience in analyzing and writing environmental baseline survey reports, permit applications and environmental assessments (water quality, wetlands, vegetation, habitat, wildlife, and aquatic resources);
  • Knowledge of Federal and Manitoba Provincial legislation;
  • Excellent communication and written skills with a demonstrated ability to write detailed technical reports and communicate effectively with clients and colleagues;
  • Ability to function in a team environment with representatives from a wide array of disciplines;
  • Proficient with the MS Office Suite;
  • Valid Drivers License;
  • The willingness to work in the field, occasionally in remote locations and outside standard office hours;
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as within a team environment and under deadlines; and
  • Eligible for a membership in a professional organization.
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