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Position: Senior Fisheries Biologist (Vancouver)
Organization: Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

ERM is seeking a high-performing and enthusiastic Senior Fisheries Biologist to work with our team in Vancouver, BC. The successful candidate will become a member and leader of our cohesive Fisheries Group in Canada. This person will interact within a multidisciplinary community of toxicologists, geochemists, hydrologists, freshwater and marine scientists, and wildlife biologists (among other disciplines) and will become a member of an extensive team of global environmental and social experts.

This role is designed for a motivated, career-minded person who enjoys working independently and seeks responsibility. This opportunity offers the chance to grow one's career by directly interacting with clients and regulators and mentoring junior staff.


  • Lead projects utilizing established experience with BC and Canadian regulations, standard mitigation measures, and EA/EIS processes.
  • Contribute to projects using prior experience with technical working groups, Regulatory, and First Nations in BC.
  • Promote fisheries services and Identify & develop new opportunities.
  • Provide Environmental Assessment expertise to various projects.
  • Interpret complex data using standard statistical methods.
  • Bring novel approaches to common problems to satisfy client and regulator expectations.
  • Build strong collaborative client relationships and provide an excellent client facing experience.
  • Perform senior level project delivery activities such as report writing, data collection and survey field work, data and literature review, and development of recommendations for clients.
  • Oversee multiple projects within client’s scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables.
  • Prepare technical proposals, including development of technical scopes and cost estimates, and participate in business development with existing clients and identified leads. Maintain client relationships to support repeat business.
  • Collaborate with other ERM practitioners in support of biological needs.
  • Mentor and supervise junior-level and mid-level consulting staff to develop their skill sets.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with other ERM employees.


  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. Degree related to Fish or Aquatic Sciences. Registered Professional Biologist preferred.
  • At least 15 years of related experience in the consulting industry.
  • Project experience in the mining sector, preferred.
  • Solid experience with Fisheries Act, offsetting plans, MMER.
  • Strong Client Base.
  • Expertise with Federal, Provincial and Territorial permitting, regulations, and guidelines.
  • People and project management skills.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Positive attitude; excellent writing, communication, and time management skills; problem solver who enjoys working independently.
  • Business development and project management skills.
  • Located or willing to relocate to Vancouver, BC.

Beneficial Assets:

  • Project experience in a diversity of sectors, including mining and power.
  • Experience working with engineers and other subject experts.
  • Experience in budgeting and project management.
  • Interest in expanding the group and services.


To apply, please follow the link below:

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter below. Qualified candidates will be contacted by email, and requested to complete a pre-interview questionnaire. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. Thank you for your interest in ERM!


Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We have more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories employing more than 4,500 people who work on projects around the world. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. We have worked with many of the Global Fortune 500 companies delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.

For over 40 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts. The key sectors we serve include Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, and Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. All face critical sustainability challenges and our clients in these and many other areas rely on our ability to assist them operate more sustainably which has a positive impact on our planet.

Our people are outstanding, our workplace is energized! And we continuously strive to be the preferred place for environmental and other professionals to build meaningful and rewarding careers.


ERM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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GoodWork ID: 40981       Date posted to Jun 15 2017