Chico, CA

Biologist - ( 2400015Q )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. Stantec is a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental experts on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking a Biologist to join our Environmental Services Practice working within our power utility sector in the Northern California region. Multiple positions are open to either be a Biology Lead or to provide Field Coordination management on our multi-discipline programs. The position may include leading desktop biological constraints reviews and working with Senior Biologists to support junior staff in completing reports, as well as maintaining key communications with the client. The position is to be based out of our Sacramento, Roseville, Chico, Redding, Nevada City, Walnut Creek, San Jose or Fresno offices and geographic alignment with other Stantec offices can be considered based on experience. Stantec offers flexible work locations (including working from home), flexible work hours and a robust compensation and benefits package.

Your Key Responsibilities

As a Biologist, you will lead and coordinate biological environmental field surveys and monitoring efforts or biological desktop reviews for public and private projects supporting utility programs.

This position is primarily desktop (remote work from home or office).

Task duties include:

  • Providing quality control and maintaining a high standard for safety on biological field reports, biological reports and memos and other desktop reviews produced by junior biological staff and subcontractors.

  • Identification and support on environmental permitting, coordinating field survey logistics on various projects located throughout California, providing management of field survey and/or monitoring efforts, and coordination of biological reports with utility clients and internal Stantec teams.

  • Supporting multi-disciplinary project/program teams in all phases of the execution and delivery of utility operations and maintenance projects.

  • Understanding and knowledge of California flora/fauna will be needed, as well as understanding of typical construction activities on electric and/or gas and/or vegetation removal projects.

  • Supporting project management teams and working on the financials of dynamic projects.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Perform linear facility (i.e., utility, transportation, etc.) environmental work, including at least 3 -5 years of experience performing biological and/or permitting work for California IOUs (or equivalent).

  • Familiar with staffing large field projects, on multiple days, in multiple locations and ability to participate in multiple fast-paced projects simultaneously.

  • Familiar with leading large desktop review teams.

  • Strong research, analysis, and reporting abilities.

  • Strong reviewing skills and QA/QC skills.

  • Detail-oriented and capable of managing and tracking large amounts of data.

  • Takes initiative, team-oriented professional with excellent written and communication skills.

  • Should be familiar with review and analysis of scientific data, maps, and drawings.

  • Provide support in delivering high quality work products to multi-disciplinary project teams.

  • Ability to identify new project opportunities and build relationships with clients.

  • Strong skills as a self-starter, good client forward facing/communication skills.

  • Understanding of Federal and State agency requirements with special-status species on linear projects.


  • CPUC experience a plus.

Education and Experience

Minimum 5 years relevant work experience in biology.

Minimum of a BA/BS degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or a related field.

Master’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or a related field a plus.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

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Salary Range(s):

  • SF Area $85,900/CA Other Areas $75,000 - SF Area $124,600/CA Other Areas $116,700 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CA (SF Area includes SF, SJS & WLC)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-California-Walnut Creek

Other Locations : United States-California-Chico, United States-California-Sacramento, United States-California-Campbell, United States-California-Fresno, United States-California-Redding

Organization : BC-1857 EnvSvcs-US West N California

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : May 17, 2024, 1:51:53 PM

Req ID: 2400015Q


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