Job Postings

Job Title:  Project Biologist

Closing Date: October 15, 2018
Location:  Abbotsford, BC

Madrone Environmental Services Ltd. is seeking an intermediate or senior project biologist/ecologist to join our Abbotsford office to undertake projects related to environmental assessment, permitting, and monitoring.  The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • –  Registered Professional Biologist and eligible for membership in the College of Applied Biology
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  • –  Bachelors or Master’s Degree in environmental or biological fields.
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  • –  Thorough understanding of the implementation of the Riparian Areas Regulations (RAR),including the application of Provincial and Municipal bylaws – completion of the RAR training course is required
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  • –  Knowledge, understanding and demonstrated application of permitting under the Species at Risk Act; Wildlife Act; Migratory Birds Convention Act; Fisheries Act; and Water Sustainability Act.
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  • –  At least 5 years’ related experience
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  • –  Track record liaising with government (municipal, regional, provincial), land developers, and industry.
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  • –  Strong proposal and technical report writing skills.
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  • –  Strong skills in client relations.
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  • –  Self-motivated, highly organized and able to take on multiple projects within tight timeframes and budgets.
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  • –  Team oriented, able to be flexible with work hours, able to undertake field work, sometimes in remote, physically-challenging locations (a high level of physical fitness is a requirement).
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  • –  Keenly interested in business development.
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  • –  Certification in electrofishing would be an asset
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Responsibilities:

  • –  Develop and conduct: fish and wildlife assessments; Riparian Areas Regulation assessments; and ecological assessments.
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  • –  Undertake environmental monitoring and erosion and sediment control monitoring (certification and/or training in Erosion and Sediment Control and Construction Monitoring techniques would be an asset).
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  • –  Undertake projects and carry out liaison with multiple levels of government as part of municipal Development Permit Area applications, provincial approvals under the Water Sustainability Act and federal projects under the Fisheries Act and Species at Risk Act.
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  • –  Liaise with clients and government (local, provincial and federal) to affect positive outcomes for the client while protecting biological resources.
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  • –  Create proposals, budgets, and scope of work.
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  • –  Participate in business development.
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Madrone Environmental Services Ltd. is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm focusing on land, water and ecosystem assessments and management. We provide scientific and regulatory expertise in agrology, archaeology, ecology, fisheries, geoscience, GIS, hydrology, geotechnical engineering, and wildlife. We assist all major client sectors, including First Nations, forestry, mining, transportation, energy, agriculture, real estate development/re-development, and provincial/federal government agencies.

Madrone offers a flexible, intellectually stimulating and dynamic work environment. Professional development is strongly supported through training and leadership opportunities, as well as a high level of responsibility and independence with project management and client communications. We encourage our employees to continually improve job satisfaction through seeking out opportunities to expand our business into areas in which they are interested.

Please send an appropriate cover page and resume to infofv@madrone.ca Attn: Roberta Adams. Successful candidates will be contacted; no phone calls please. To find out more about Madrone, please visit our website (www.madrone.ca).

 

Job Title:  Soils Specialist

Closing Date: October 15, 2018
Location:  Abbotsford, BC

Madrone is seeking an intermediate to senior-level soils specialist to join our Agricultural Land Services team in our Abbotsford, B.C. office.

Madrone Environmental Services Ltd. is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm focusing on land, water and ecosystem assessments and management. We provide scientific and regulatory expertise in agrology, archaeology, ecology, fisheries, geoscience, GIS, hydrology, geotechnical engineering, and wildlife. We assist all major client sectors, including First Nations, forestry, mining, transportation, energy, agriculture, real estate development/re-development, and provincial/federal government agencies.

As an intermediate to senior-level member of our Fraser Valley Team, you will manage and participate in:

  • –  Data driven permitting and regulatory application support services;
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  • –  Agricultural land capability, remediation and improvement projects;
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  • –  Due diligence reviews for real estate/land transactions (Phase I Environmental Site Assessments), as well as contaminated sites projects and regulatory liaisons (Stage 1 and 2 Preliminary Site Investigations, Detailed Site Investigations and remediation for regulatory clearance);
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  • –  Erosion and sediment control planning, project implementation, field guidance; and
  • –  Environmental and agricultural remediation monitoring.
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The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in soil science, pedology or agriculture; a complimentary advanced degree and ten years of consulting experience. This position requires membership, or eligibility for membership, in the BC Institute of Agrologists as a professional agrologist (P.Ag.) You have a keen observational eye for field details, are a personable problem solver who can quickly formulate likely pathways toward accomplishing project goals, and be able to develop a detailed scope of work to resolve client challenges and address regulatory requirements.  Working as an independent non-agent QEP, you are comfortable liaising with landowners and regulators alike. You will work within a team context on multiple projects, but must also be able to work independently, manage your time and budgets, and work effectively with client, regulators and co-workers. Attested excellence in interpersonal communication and advanced writing skills are essential.  

Madrone offers a flexible, intellectually stimulating and dynamic work environment. Professional development is strongly supported through training and leadership opportunities, as well as a high level of responsibility and independence with project management and client communications. We encourage our employees to continually improve job satisfaction through seeking out opportunities to expand our business into areas in which they are interested.

Please send an appropriate cover page and resume to infofv@madrone.ca Attn: Roberta Adams. Successful candidates will be contacted, no phone calls please. To find out more about Madrone, please visit our website (www.madrone.ca).