Fisheries and Aquatic Biologist (Regina)
KGS Group is currently looking to fill a permanent position for a Fisheries and Aquatic Biologist in our growing Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment Department in Saskatchewan. KGS Group has offices in both Saskatoon and Regina, and both offices will be considered based on right fit candidates.
We are KGS Group, an employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm serving clients throughout North America. We’re different than traditional engineering firms. We believe a commitment to lasting relationships is just as critical as the expertise applied in our work. To us that means we put our clients and people first. We have the discipline to consistently deliver KGS Quality, never taking the easy way out. We always look closer and dig deeper. And no matter the project, we care enough to do it right.
As an employee-owned company, we’re invested in our work and our people. Working with us means you’ll be part of some of the most interesting projects across Canada, the U.S. and beyond. With the extensive, wide-ranging expertise within our company, you’ll have countless opportunities to learn and grow.
KGS Group is looking for an experienced Fisheries Biologist to join our growing Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment Department. The position will be based out of Saskatoon or Regina; however, accommodations may be made for the right applicant in Alberta or Manitoba. You will be responsible for leading aquatic field studies which will include fish and fish habitat assessments, fish salvage, aquatic assessments, water quality monitoring, construction monitoring, and offset planning and permitting. You will also be responsible for leading subsequent technical writing, reporting and regulatory submissions. Prior consulting experience is mandatory. The successful applicant will be an up-and-coming technical leader, or current leader in your field with the drive to participate in a growing dynamic environmental team!
Your Key Responsibilities:
- Contribute to the KGS Group Safety culture by leading by example
- Lead fisheries and aquatic related programs
- Lead fisheries and aquatics technical documentation, writing impact statements and assessments, and regulatory submissions
- Develop and contribute to mitigation measures, monitoring, and mitigation planning
- Complete technical review of deliverables completed by more junior personnel to support KGS Group QMS standards
- Mentor more junior personnel in field techniques and technical writing
- Liaison with clients and regulators on a regular basis
- Collaborate with other Departments and KGS Group Team members as required and contribute and support non fisheries related projects
To fill the role, we’re looking for an applicant to bring forward a good mix of qualifications and previous experiences. Some highlights could include:
- Bachelor of Science degree with course work and/or field work directly related to fisheries and aquatic sciences
- Minimum 5 full years of work experience conducting fish inventories, fish habitat assessments
- A strong leader and communicator with an ability to work with minimal supervision
- A team oriented professional
- Strong knowledge of species life histories, fisheries science, and fish ecology and habitat requirements for the prairies
- Advanced understanding of field sampling methods, including but not limited to gill netting, seine capture, electrofishing, and minnow trapping
- Experience with basic and advanced field equipment including but not limited to Survey 123, GPS, water quality meters, sediment/substrate sampling
- Demonstrated experience with Fisheries Act authorizations, offsetting and compensation planning and implementation
- Be an experienced boat operator with your Pleasure Craft Operators certification
- Valid class 5 driver’s license
- Ability to conduct physically demanding work in highly variable weather conditions
- Willingness to work for extended periods in the field across Canada
- Demonstrated strong technical writing skills
- Experience contributing to and leading Environmental Impact Assessments in relation to fisheries and aquatic disciplines
Experience with the following will be considered assets:
- Qualified or registered with a professional organization such as P.Biol, or RPBio, or equivalent
- Environmental monitoring experience
- Experience boat electrofishing
- Experience with ATV, UTV, and Argo operations
- Experience working in isolated and remote areas
- Ability to mentor and lead more junior team members
KGS Group is an employee-owned equal opportunity company offering an excellent compensation and benefits package.
KGS Group welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Upon request, KGS Group will provide reasonable accommodation for disabilities to support participation of candidates in all aspects of the recruitment process.