• Full Time
  • Canada


Solution Oriented. Protection of the Environment. Absolute Integrity. Open Communication. Respect.

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.

Job Description:

As the Intermediate Marine/Freshwater Biologist your proven abilities in supporting aquatic construction will provide expertise on developing and managing project design and deliverables, field assessment programs, permitting and construction management related to marine/freshwater construction projects. This role is a combination of project management, fieldwork, reporting and teamwork within the greater Corvidae team framework.

As Intermediate Marine/Freshwater Biologist you will have the opportunity to become deeply integrated into project teams at the design stage to collaborate on solutions for how projects get built. We are the “consultant of choice” for a major marine construction firm and they bring us to the table at project onset to figure this stuff out – such a fantastic opportunity to make a difference!

As Intermediate Marine/Freshwater Biologist you will work with our Senior Environmental Construction Manager and exercise independent judgement to analyze issues, interpret information and recommend solutions. You will lead communications with contractors and owner representatives regarding upcoming activities, associated potential environmental impacts and work with them to solve constraints. We will also look to you for  support on building project budgets and writing environmental management plans.

Summary of general duties:

  • DFO Request for Review and FLNRO Section 11 Approval or Notification submittals (including all background work to get to the submittal stage).
  • Preparing regulatory applications for approval and comprehensive knowledge associated local government environmental bylaws, Provincial Water Sustainability Act, Riparian Areas Protection Regulation, Federal Fisheries Act, and Species at Risk Act
  • Aquatic assessments – fisheries, vegetation, impact assessments.
  • Permitting for fish salvages.
  • Plan and execute fisheries related field work and salvages.
  • Design and oversee implementation of erosion and sediment control measures related to instream and marine works – silt curtains, bulk bag isolation, pump bypasses, etc.
  • Design and oversee marine mammal monitoring programs and all measures outlines in DFO Letters of Advice for piling operations. Includes determining exclusion zones, managing hydrophone data 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, construction monitoring, wildlife 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.


  • The successful applicant will possess the following:
  • A personality that thrives on being a highly organized, solution focused collaborator and communicator.
  • Minimum 3 years direct applied experience and polished skillset developed as lead on marine / freshwater construction projects – assessments, permitting and construction management / monitoring. Proven ability to lead with a solid understanding of marine construction and related assessment and permitting is a “must have” skillset.
  • A degree or diploma in Biology, Natural Resource Management, Fisheries Science or a related discipline (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Excellent technical writing skills and analytical, problem-solving and decision making abilities.
  • Highly organized with the ability to coordinate multiple project deliverables within time constraints and budget limitations
  • Ability to interpret construction drawings.
  • Experience with leading fish salvage and designing isolation procedures. Conduct assessments and compile reports outlining habitat impacts resulting from development and human activities
  • Manage field crews and oversee collection of data.
  • Liaise with engineers and developers and provide consultation on fish and wildlife protection.
  • Relocate to South Vancouver Island
  • Good sense of humour. We laugh – a lot.

Other Information:

$2500/yr extended health benefits plan you can spend on whatever you want health wise.
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

To apply for this job email your details to info@corvidaeenv.com