Website Kerr Wood Leidal Consulting Engineers

Opportunity Type:

Biology or Environmental Student Technician – 4 month summer term


The Role

We are looking for a positive and motivated Biology or Environmental Student Technician (4-month summer term, May-August 2022) with a passion for working with a talented team and growing their environmental career. You desire to have a say in what the world looks like, create sustainable and environmentally responsible solutions, and contribute towards healthy economies while making a lasting positive impact on society. In addition, you want to be part of a company culture that focuses on effectively growing and applying your marvellous talents.

The Company

We are a 100% employee-owned consulting engineering firm, but we are also more than that. Our diverse crew includes engineers, technologists, biologists, agrologists, planners, scientists, and more. We began in 1975 and work together in an environment that empowers us to think differently about real-world problems. We want to work with those who, like us, take pride in creating INNOVATIVE solutions that push the boundaries of conventional practices.

What You’ll Do

Supporting a team of biology and environmental professionals working on a wide range of interesting, innovative applied biology and environmental consulting projects
Assisting with baseline studies of freshwater aquatic, terrestrial, and marine environments
Assisting with field surveys and collecting field data on fish, aquatic habitat, vegetation, wildlife, and terrestrial habitat following standard protocols and best practices
Collecting water, sediment, benthic invertebrate, and other types of environmental or biological samples according to established sampling plans and methodologies
Field data input, QA/QC, analysis, and mapping
Assisting with preparing permit applications and development of environmental management measures
Conducting environmental monitoring of construction projects
Conducting background research and literature reviews
Helping to prepare technical reports, memos, and other project deliverables

What You’ll Bring

A positive and motivated personality!
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) and be able to work with team members in a multi-disciplinary environment
Current enrollment in a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Technology, or Diploma program in biology, environmental science, fish and wildlife management, environmental technology, forestry, geography, or similar Enrollment in a formal co-op program is preferred
Field skills and training in environmental methods such as fish and wildlife inventory and salvage, habitat assessments, water quality monitoring, and/or construction environmental monitoring.
Strong organizational, technical & computer skills
Experience with mapping and analyzing data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an asset
You are passionate about building a career in applied biology, natural resources management, or a similar environmental field
The physical ability to conduct field work, including handling and operation of equipment, travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, and outdoor site visits in all weather conditions on uneven/varying ground terrain
A valid driver’s license (in good standing) is mandatory

What We Offer

Competitive wages
Ability to create your own work schedule and flexibility for your workday
Career coaching program and continuous support for professional development and growth
An employee-centric culture that includes sport participation, various team memberships,
and team building activities
Direct guidance from experienced teammates and an opportunity to work with an award-winning team
And more
So come and build your future with us.

Tagged as: biology, environmental consulting, field study, youth

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