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Aquatics Scientist

Company: Stantec Inc.
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Aquatics Scientist - ( 21000362 )
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 are a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that is critical to our clients and the communities we support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.
Stantec's freshwater aquatic ecology work in Atlantic Canada spans from the forests of New Brunswick to the barrens of Newfoundland and Labrador, with projects focusing on mining, power and transportation. Our team includes nationally recognized experts in freshwater and marine ecology and aquatic toxicology. A role with Stantec provides the support of leading scientists, with the opportunity to grow your career in multiple directions.
Your Opportunity
Stantec has an opportunity for an Intermediate Aquatic Biologist to join our aquatics team. The position is open in our Fredericton, New Brunswick or St John's NL locations, although other Atlantic Canadian locations may be considered.
The ideal candidate should have both field program execution and reporting experience. Field experience should include sampling a wide range of freshwater organisms and aquatic habitats in Canada. Experience should also include implementing aquatic studies and/or monitoring programs as well as experience with data analysis/interpretation and reporting. Experience with research, mining projects, environmental impact assessment, permitting, marine ecosystems, hydrology and/or aquatic toxicology would be considered an asset.
The successful candidate will join our team as an Aquatic Biologist with a focus on supporting environmental effects monitoring studies and fisheries related permitting. As an Aquatic Biologist, you will conduct exciting work with multi-disciplinary teams on varied projects across Atlantic Canada.
Your Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and support aquatic field work in accordance with Stantec's health and safety and quality management systems. Work will include fish, fish habitat, benthic invertebrate, and/or water and sediment quality surveys for a wide variety of projects in accordance with provincial and federal guidance

  • Manage and interpret biological and/or chemical data

  • Perform statistical analyses for fish, fish tissue, benthic invertebrate, water quality, and sediment quality data to detect spatial and/or temporal trends, significant differences, and/or guideline exceedances

  • Prepare various permit applications (e.g., Fisheries Act Request for Reviews or Authorization applications)

  • Write technical reports

  • Write and/or support development of proposals and study designs

  • Actively participate in Stantec's Health, Safety, Security, and Environment Program to promote a strong health and safety culture at work and at home

  • Follow Stantec's safe work practices for field programs

    Your Capabilities and Experience

    • Understanding of the ecology of lakes and rivers

    • Supporting field programs and leading field crews

    • Experience capturing fish using a variety of fish capture methods (i.e., gill nets, fyke nets, minnow traps, electrofishing) in a variety of habitats

    • Adaptable, able to solve problems in the field and work in a fast-paced environment

    • Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 20 kg (i.e., carrying field equipment and samples)

    • Experience working in and driving boats

    • Willingness to travel for work

    • Working in remote locations

    • Analyzing/interpretating biological and chemical data

    • Statistical experience and experience using statistical software (e.g., Excel, Systat, and/or R) is considered an important asset

    • Writing clear, concise and accurate technical reports

    • Supporting mentorship and field training of junior staff

    • Strong interpersonal and social skills

    • Detail oriented, excellent time management and organizational skills

    • Ability to speak and write in French would be considered an asset

      Education and Experience
      A minimum of a Bachelors degree in Science (e.g., biology, environmental studies, or similar fields) and 3-5 years of experience related to aquatic ecology in Canada. Relevant consulting experience or a Master's degree in Science would be considered an asset.
      Field work includes exposure to the elements, including inclement weather, working on or near water and working in remote locations. Typical office environment involves working with computers and remaining relatively sedentary. Stantec offers a flexible work arrangement for desk-based tasks, combining home-based and/or office-based time.
      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.
      Primary Location : Canada-New Brunswick-Fredericton
      Other Locations : Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador-St. John's
      Job : Environmental Scientist
      Organization : BC-1214 Environment Services-CA Atlantic Canada
      Employee Status : Regular
      Job Level : Individual Contributor
      Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time
      Schedule : Full-time
      Job Posting : Jan 13, 2022, 7:28:47 AM
      Req ID: 21000362
      Vaccine Policy: Stantec requires some positions in North America to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to reasonable accommodation to the extent required by law because of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.
      Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

Keywords: Stantec Inc., New Brunswick , Aquatics Scientist, Other , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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