Junior Biologist

Greater Vancouver


Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd. (KWL) is currently seeking a motivated Junior Biologist with 1–5 years’ experience to be based in our Greater Vancouver (Burnaby) office. The position provides an opportunity to join our emerging environmental services team within the firm.

Typical assignments include:  

  • Planning and undertaking baseline studies of freshwater aquatic, terrestrial, and marine environments;
  • Conducting field surveys and collecting field data on fish, aquatic habitat, vegetation, wildlife, and terrestrial habitat following standard protocols and best practices;
  • Collecting water, sediment, benthic invertebrate, and other types of environmental or biological samples according to established sampling plans and methodologies;
  • Mapping and analyzing data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Assisting in the environmental aspects of major planning, feasibility, or design and construction projects in the areas of water, community, and energy infrastructure, watershed management, climate change adaptation, and ecological restoration;
  • Assisting in the preparation of habitat mitigation, offsetting, and compensation plans, as well as associated monitoring programs and plans;
  • Assisting in the preparation of construction-phase environmental management plans and environmental compliance monitoring programs for construction projects;
  • Conducting environmental monitoring of construction projects;
  • Preparing technical reports, memo, and other project deliverables; and
  • Assisting with preparing proposals, including the development of work programs, budgets, and schedules.

What We’re Looking For

The right person… 

You have a background in biology or a related environmental field and an interest in a career in environmental consulting.  You enjoy autonomy, are a proven self-starter, and work well in project team environments. You excel at problem solving and aren’t afraid to ask questions. You are rational, organized with attention to detail, proactive and take pride in a job well done. Youenjoy a mix of both field and office work. Your qualifications, interests and experience include a combination of the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management, or a related field;
  • Currently registered or eligible for registration as a Biologist in Training (B.I.T.) and on track toward registration as a Registered Professional Biologist with the College of Applied Biology within 3 years (Other professional tracks, e.g., R.B.Tech., A.B.T., P.Ag., RPF, P.Geo., EP, may be considered);
  • Working knowledge and understanding of relevant federal and provincial environmental legislation;
  • 1–5 years of relevant experience and skills development;
  • Strong communication (oral and written) and organizational skills; and
  • A desire to learn new skills and an eagerness to grow within your role.

 A specialization in aquatic or fisheries biology and previous environmental consulting experience would be assets.



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