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Stantec Bird Survey Crew Lead in Edmonton, Alberta

Bird Survey Crew Lead - ( 210000MI )


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. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

The Wildlife Team has multiple opportunities for experienced Intermediate Field Biologists. The successful candidates will join our team of wildlife biologists as a Bird Survey Crew Lead related to a major capital project in northern British Columbia.

This role is a contract from May to September with the potential for extension.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Undertakes systematic nest surveys using prescribed protocols developed for the Project, identifying nests or suspected nests by sight and sound, recording data, and establishing setbacks around nests

  • Ensures the crew works in a manner compliant with all safety rules and policies, and that work proceeds in a manner that is safe for the crew and those around them.

  • Uses professional judgement in combination with prescribed protocols to address issues, establish setbacks, and provide general advice in the field

  • Leading and directing junior staff in field activities

  • Managing tasks according to approved scopes of work

  • Understanding best management practices and techniques for completing bird nest sweeps.

  • Contributing technical guidance to the field team through supervision, training, and mentoring to junior staff.

  • Creating a culture of safety through participation in Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Proven technical, communication, and organization skills

  • Experience leading migratory bird nest sweeps or point-count surveys in northern BC required

  • The ability to identify most birds of northern BC by sight and sound

  • Understanding of migratory bird species nesting habitat associations, nest chronology, and nesting behaviors, for species occurring in northern BC

  • Experience working in a construction environment is preferred

  • Experience driving large trucks on unpaved roads, particularly active industrial or forest service roads

  • Experience using digital data collection tools

  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment

  • Capable of working with and providing advice to clients and contractors

  • Able to deal with changing conditions and priorities while in the field

  • Ability to travel for up to two weeks at a time, on multiple trips over the field season

  • Thrives in an environment with diverse and dynamic projects, and enjoys working on multi-disciplinary scopes of work

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Biology is preferred, though technical diploma may be acceptable

  • Have or working towards a Professional accreditation (i.e. P.Biol, R.P.Bio) strongly preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a wildlife biologist, with experience completing nest surveys

  • Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather

  • Please include detailed information on any related field-based skills you may have.

  • Please indicate any relevant training or certifications you may have including health and safety training.

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.

We are accepting applications from across Canada with preference being given to candidates from British Columbia and Alberta.

Primary Location : Canada-British Columbia-Burnaby

Other Locations : Canada-British Columbia-Victoria, Canada-British Columbia-Kelowna, Canada-Alberta-Calgary, Canada-British Columbia-Terrace, Canada-Alberta-Edmonton, Canada-British Columbia-Kamloops

Job : Environmental Scientist

Organization : BC-1232 Environmental Services-CA British Columbia

Employee Status : Temporary

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 15, 2021, 4:11:59 PM

Req ID: 210000MI

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