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Now Hiring! Intermediate Environmental Monitor

Position – Intermediate Environmental Monitor: Marine and Terrestrial

Corvidae employs a diverse team of experts to provide the best service possible in environmental planning, assessment and monitoring to clients in BC, AB and SK. We specialize in working with clients, regulators, and stakeholders to coordinate projects and meet objectives. Check us out at for more information.

Are you a QEP with extensive knowledge of environmental monitoring for marine construction as well as terrestrial development, great technical writing skills and strong biophysical assessments skills? Read on…

Job Description:

As the Intermediate Environmental Monitor you will be responsible for monitoring marine  and terrestrial construction infrastructure projects on Vancouver Island and occasionally the mainland. The position is based out of the Capital Region District.

This role is a combination of field work, reporting and teamwork within the greater Corvidae team framework. You will work with our Senior Environmental Construction Manager, Intermediate Marine Environmental Biologist and our lead Environmental Monitor to support projects by being awesome at the following duties.

  • Environmental monitoring of marine and terrestrial infrastructure construction projects for compliance with federal and provincial environmental regulations and environmental management plans. The marine projects span private, commercial and industrial marine projects and the terrestrial range from small municipal projects to the largest highway projects on the Island.
  • Marine mammal observation, hydrophone use, water quality (pH/turbidity) monitoring – set up sampling plans and develop protocols.
  • Determine the effectiveness of environmental mitigation measures and best management practices installed or implemented by construction.
  • Collaborate with the construction team to address environmental issues in a practical manner that recognizes the environmental framework while addressing the realities of constructing projects.
  • Ensuring on-site construction staff are aware of general site and project-specific mitigation measures associated with the projects.
  • Keeping detailed records (e.g., field notes, photographs, instrument data) of construction activities and associated environmental conditions plus subsequent preparation and review of environmental monitoring reports etc.
  • Collecting environmental data with instruments to assess compliance with federal  /provincial regulations, project approvals and project specific management plans.
  • Calibrating and maintaining environmental data instruments in good condition to ensure accuracy of readings.
  • Reporting instances of environmental non-compliance and negligence to the environmental management team.
  • Assist with preparation of Environmental Protection Plans, Erosion and Sediment Control Plans, DFO Request for Review forms, FLNRO Section 11 forms, etc.

There will also be opportunities to collaborate with and be supported by our team on a variety of other projects based on team needs including wildlife and vegetation assessments, breeding bird surveys – really it depends on what you bring to the table. We work on a wide variety of interesting and technically challenging projects and will fit you in in a way that is meaningful for all of us.

We create the space to excel and you go for it; that’s how we roll and we have your back 100% when your decisions are based on our Core Values. What are Corvidae’s core values you ask? Here you go:

Solution Focused. Protection of the Environment. Open Communication. Absolute integrity. Respect.

Also, we laugh a lot.


You are an ideal candidate if you possess the following:

  • Strong knowledge of BC marine and terrestrial environmental regulations and how they interface with construction projects /development.
  • Solid marine biophysical identification skills.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience with environmental monitoring for marine docks and other infrastructure, highway and bridge construction projects, land developments, etc. Monitoring of pile driving operations definitely an asset.
  • Minimum 3 years experience with, and a clear understanding of best management practices related to, erosion and sediment control planning and implementation..
  • A strong work ethic, growth oriented perspective and solution focused mindset / personality that operates from the core values of absolute integrity, respect, open communication and environmental protection. All of this is absolutely critical to your success with Corvidae.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing workloads and tasks.
  • Excellent technical writing skills and analytical, solution finding and decision making abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills. Applicant expected to be able to effectively communicate environmental requirements and commitments to contractors that may not want to hear about it. Thick skin an asset.
  • Professional designation of C.Tech (minimum) or R.P. Biol. (or be qualified to achieve the designations).
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings; know the workflow for civil construction, know the names of all the standard equipment.
  • Experience (professional or volunteer) with fish, bird, wildlife and vegetation assessments / surveys is definitely an asset.
  • Good sense of humour. We laugh – a lot.

Job Type: Full time permanent

Other stuff:

$2500/yr extended health benefits plan you can spend on whatever CRA deems an eligible expense.
3 weeks paid vacation
RRSP/TFSA matching
Flexible schedule and remote office (as long as work gets done – meet deadlines, support team members – they may work around other obligations – family, appointments, time off, etc.)
Company laptop/printer provided
Professional dues paid
Family owned business

Sound awesome? Get in touch!

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