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canada Junior Marine Biologists

  • Location
    (CANADA) and Vancouver
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Health and Life Sciences / Fresh Graduate

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 55,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 9,800+ 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

We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector, made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. With Golder now part of our WSP team, we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. 

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.

The Opportunity:

At WSP, we're continuing to grow and develop our expertise in Earth and Environment, operating as a trusted advisor and technical expert on engineering design challenges for our clients across multiple industries. Our team is growing, and as a result has an opportunity for Junior Biologists and/or Technicians in Fisheries, Marine, and Terrestrial (Wildlife and Vegetation) disciplines to join our Environmental Planning & Permitting team based in Vancouver or Victoria. The positions are both hourly contracts with opportunity for extension and full time or traditional positions are available commensurate with qualifications/experience.  

Why WSP?

  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy – we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.
  • We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.

A day in the life:

  • Participating in/ conducting field programs in terrestrial, freshwater aquatic, and marine settings (i.e. environmental monitoring, fish and fish habitat assessments, fish salvage, water quality, benthic invertebrates, sediment, vegetation, and wildlife surveys) for various types of projects in the energy, mining, infrastructure, and oil and gas sectors.
  • Planning for logistics and equipment
  • Supporting simple to complex field programs as a crew member
  • Quality control of field data collections and data entry
  • Assisting with implementation of safety measures during field programs.
  • Assisting with office-based proposal efforts, background research, and technical report preparation

We'd love to hear from you if you have ...

  • Technical diploma (Fish and Wildlife Technician), or Degree in Biology or equivalent field, or appropriate field-specific training programs.
  • Experience with avian, vegetation, fisheries, and/or marine surveys an asset.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Level 1 First Aid or greater certificate with CPR and AED (preferred)
  • Experience working in remote locations an asset.
  • Experience operating vessels an asset
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Certificate an asset
  • Swift Water Rescue Certification an asset
  • Fish electroshocking certification an asset
  • Scuba Diving experience and qualifications an asset 

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. 

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Working knowledge and proficiency in the use of basic field navigation and survey equipment such as maps, GPS, compass, clinometer, water quality meters etc.
  • Strong commitment to health and safety
  • Understanding of the functioning of terrestrial, marine, and/or aquatic ecosystems within BC
  • Understanding of various basic survey, sampling, and data collection techniques (e.g. for ecosystems, vegetation, wildlife and wildlife habitat, fish and fish habitat, marine mammals, water quality, benthic invertebrates, sediment in freshwater, terrestrial and marine environments).
  • Self starter and ability to work effectively in a team environment.