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Intermediate Biologist

Reference #: 7925
City: Dartmouth
Region: Nova Scotia
Secondary Location:
Job Type: Contract
Business Line: Environment



WSP is one of the world's leading professional engineering services firms. Every day our more than 42,000 experts work to restore the natural environment and transform the built environment. 

In Canada, our 8000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re a Forbes Top Employer in Canada, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada’s Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At  WSP, we’re proud, professional and passionate people. Join us. 


WSP is currently seeking an Intermediate Biologist to join our Environmental department, located at our Dartmouth office to cover a maternity/parental leave with the possibility of becoming permanent due to our planned future growth of the Atlantic team.  We are a small dynamic group that is very team oriented and have several very exciting projects on the go. We are looking for an individual that is specialized in either ornithology, fisheries, and/or wetlands. The individual wishing to apply is also expected to have experience with leading field crews, permitting, Environmental Impact Assessments, and proposal/ report writing. This position involves field work and will require some travel throughout the Atlantic Provinces.


  • Assist in managing projects from proposal stage to final reports, on time and on budget
  • Design and implement project/study work plans with a focus on terrestrial, avian, wetland and aquatic habitats
  • Coordinate and complete various environmental baseline surveys and/or assessments (water quality, wetlands, vegetation, habitat, wildlife, aquatic, and migratory birds)
  • Analyze, evaluate and interpret data while providing results within the scope and objective(s) of a the specific project
  • Prepare technical reports, permitting applications, environmental impact assessments and other associated documents
  • Provide technical expertise to WSP groups on issues associated with natural sciences
  • Promote health and safety in the workplace


  • Bachelors in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology or other relevant Natural Sciences Degree
  • Masters in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology or other relevant Natural Sciences Degree an asset
  • A minimum of 5 years’ demonstrated experience
  • Specialist in either ornithology, fisheries, and/or wetland fields an asset
  • Experience in analyzing and writing environmental survey reports, permit applications, and environmental impact assessments
  • Working knowledge of Federal and Provincial legislation
  • Excellent communication and written skills with a demonstrated ability to write detailed technical reports and communicate effectively with clients and colleagues
  • Ability to function in a team environment with representatives from a wide array of disciplines is essential
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Have a firm knowledge in the usage of GPS and an understanding of GIS software
  • Bilingualism in English/French an asset
  • Valid Driver’s License

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview.  This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

To learn more about our firm and the projects we have been involved in, please visit our  World of Possibilities microsite.

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

Company: WSP Canada Inc.

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