Biologist - Aquatic

FortisBC
Posted 20 days ago
Castlegar
TBD
Full Time

Job Description

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,500 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.

You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together.

Position Overview You’re passionate about the environment and devoted to ensuring that aquatic habitats are protected. Your sound knowledge of aquatic resource management and species-at-risk makes you an excellent fit for our role as Biologist – Aquatics.

In this role, you’ll act as our subject matter expert for aquatic resource management for our Electric and Gas operations and play a key role in developing appropriate controls regarding aquatic resource risks.

We're committed to building a greener future in which we reduce our customers’ emissions. We need collaborators, innovators and leaders like you to help us achieve our goal. Join us in re-thinking our energy future.

In year 1, you will: Work closely with our Operations and Environment teams to maintain and enhance current quality assurance programs related to fish entrainment, fish passage, species-at-risk, water quality, and specific environmental management programs. Advise on operational and project decisions to mitigate implications to regulatory, Indigenous, operational, and social stakeholders. Provide technical program support to determine corrective actions for studies, operations, or project plans. In year 2, you will: Build on your knowledge from your first year and continue to progress our existing programs. What it takes: A master’s degree in biology with a minimum of eight years of aquatic biology experience. A registered Professional Biologist designation. Thorough understanding of environmental risks, including knowledge of species-at-risk and aquatic ecosystem risks. Thorough Understanding of environmental risks for Electric Generation Operations General understanding of environmental risks for electric and gas transmission and distribution operations. Experience working with provincial and federal regulators. Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.

Safety is our number one priority, and to maintain the health and safety of our employees and broader communities, we have a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place. This includes a requirement for all new employees to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their first day of work or the start of their employment. And of course, we will consider an accommodation for anyone who’s unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined by the Human Rights Code.

To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information.

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