Are you someone with strong leadership and technical capabilities? Do you enjoy building relationships and working collaboratively in a team environment with both internal and external stakeholders? Are you a willing team member and a problem solver? If you enjoy entrepreneurship and innovation, this opportunity is for you! As someone with excellent communication skills and desire to grow your career you will thrive in our fast-paced and agile environment.
Dillon’s Environmental Sciences technical group is looking for a Biologist to join our multidisciplinary team of professionals. You will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects while providing clients with a fully integrated and superior customer experience.
This is an office/field-based position and will require working from Dillon’s Richmond office with intent to relocate to downtown Vancouver in spring 2024. We offer flexible work hours to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.
What your day will look like
- Complete various field programs throughout Metro Vancouver, BC and Alberta and collect field data including but not limited to, freshwater aquatics, marine aquatics, wildlife surveys (e.g., amphibians, birds), land cover and habitat classification, vegetation surveys, and soil or water quality sampling.
Construction monitoring and environmental inspection support.
- Prepare technical reports and memos related to environmental assessments on various sites, as required.
Prepare environmental regulatory applications to federal, provincial and municipal agencies.
- Collaborate with and assist project managers and team members including biologists, ecologists, engineers, planners, and environmental scientists.
Business travel upon request including potential for remote work.
Participate in the Early Career Development program.
Learning and Development
A commitment to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development.
Contribute to Dillon’s culture through active participation in local office initiatives and committees.
What you will need to succeed
An undergraduate degree or technical diploma in biology, ecology or a related environmental sciences field.
One to two years’ minimum work experience in an environmental consulting, public sector, industry or academic setting, although entry level candidates will be considered.
- Be a registered professional (e.g. BIT, RPBio, RBTech, PAg) or eligible for designation in a professional association within 6 months.
- Aptitude to learn.
Strong oral and written communication skills, and keen attention to detail.
A valid Class 5 driver’s license.
Ability and interest to work and/or travel for extended and irregular periods, in all seasons and terrain types, potentially in remote settings for field work.
- Experience in executing field programs as part of environmental studies.Knowledge of relevant provincial and federal environmental legislation, regulations, policies, guidelines, and regulatory permitting and approval requirements will be considered an asset.
Experience completing aquatic and terrestrial habitat assessments and salvages (i.e., fish and amphibians). Electrofishing certification and experience is considered an asset.
- Experience conducting environmental monitoring of in-stream construction projects.
- Commitment to project quality and project deadlines.
Why choose Dillon
Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop.
We live our core values:
Reliability: words result in actions that build trust
Achievement: do the work to hit the target
Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing
Creativity: discover new possibilities
Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard
Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences
In addition, we offer:
Employee share purchase plan
Dillon is 100% employee owned and share ownership is open to all employees.
A competitive compensation package
Comprehensive health benefits.
Generous retirement savings plan.
Student loan repayment assistance with matching employer contributions.
Flexible work hours and remote working options
Dillon values its staff and the contributions that are made each day and understands that work arrangements can differ based on personal needs and business needs. We are taking a trust-based approach to oﬀer a variety of ﬂexible and remote work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.
Learning and Development opportunities
As a knowledge-based business, the organic growth of our knowledge and skills occur through our work performance and roles. The creation and sharing of knowledge allows us to take local knowledge to scale, capture lessons learned through experience, and continuously improve service delivery. The development of self and others is an evident and measured core behaviour within our organization.
We use a composite approach to development including coaching to build the how, mentoring to share lessons, advising to round out perspectives, and co-creation of knowledge through internal, and learning opportunities.
Focus on Innovation
The ability to anticipate, examine, and adopt new and innovative solutions is a crucial driver for the continual and progressive advancement of our business performance. In our culture, people are empowered to reflect and question current practices and seek forward looking solutions to today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities.
Employee and Family Assistance program
A variety of EFAP tools and online resources to support well-being are available to all employees.
Goodlife Fitness Corporate Membership
Our employees can take advantage of reduced annual membership fees.
Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With over 20 offices and more than 1000 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.
Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 17 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.
Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:
Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences.
Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business.
Please connect with us if you require accommodation in the interview process. We would love to hear from you!