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Project Biologist

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Job Title: Project Biologist
Location: Abbotsford, BC, Western Canada, Canada
Company: Madrone Environmental Services Limited
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Natural Resources, Environmental, Mining and Forestry
Career Type: Specialists
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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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.


We are 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
  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in environmental or biological fields.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Certification in electrofishing would be an asset
  • Certification and/or training in Erosion and Sediment Control and Construction Monitoring techniques would be an asset.
  • At least 5 years’ related experience
  • Track record liaising with government (municipal, regional, provincial), land developers, and industry.
  • Strong proposal and technical report writing skills.
  • Strong skills in client relations.
  • Self-motivated, highly organized and able to take on multiple projects within tight timeframes and budgets.
  • 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).
  • Keenly interested in business development.



  • Develop and conduct: fish and wildlife assessments; Riparian Areas Regulation assessments; and ecological assessments.
  • Undertake environmental monitoring and erosion and sediment control monitoring.
  • 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.
  • Liaise with clients and government (local, provincial and federal) to affect positive outcomes for the client while protecting biological resources.
  • Create proposals, budgets, and scope of work.
  • Participate in business development.


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Job Post Date: 07/11/19
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