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WSP Canada

Wildlife Technician / Biologist - Saskatchewan

Posted 6 days ago

Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP has a permanent employment opportunity for a Wildlife Field Technician or Field Biologist in Saskatchewan. The successful candidate will join our terrestrial team working on a broad range of resource development projects in Saskatchewan and western Canada.

Why choose WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


What you can expect to do here:
  • Scoping and leading wildlife related-surveys, reporting and permitting activities.
  • Directing junior staff in field-related activities
  • Identification of potential environmental constraints in relation to proposed developments (e.g. sensitive habitat, species-at-risk);
  • Conduct field assessments to industry standards and contribute to reports for projects within a variety of sectors (i.e., oil and gas, transportation, municipal infrastructure, renewable energy, and oil and gas sector);
  • Analyze, evaluate and interpret data while providing results within the scope and objective(s) of a specific project;
  • Implement corporate and client safety programs; and
  • Other duties as assigned
What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience conducting wildlife related work;
  • Education: Diploma or B.Sc. in appropriate discipline and/or advanced degree;
  • Experience in the environmental industry (Oil and Gas, Energy and Utilities) conducting wildlife surveys, particularly leading breeding bird point count, migratory bird nesting and amphibian surveys in western Canada.
  • Strong wildlife identification skills;
  • Field experience in wildlife and Species at Risk surveys;
  • Ability to lead wildlife surveys and assessments and conduct construction monitoring;
  • Experience with reporting and Saskatchewan environmental regulatory processes;
  • Willingness to travel and participate in field work away from home for extended periods of time;
  • Work locations are within western Canada and ability to adapt to unpredictable and/or inclement field conditions and changing schedules is required;
  • Effective communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team-oriented;
  • Basic GIS skills and understanding; and
  • A valid drivers license .

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:
  • Experience with digital data collection and data management;
  • SPIGEC Qualified;
  • Experience designing environmental studies; and
  • Experience in multiple terrestrial disciplines (e.g., wildlife, vegetation, and wetlands).

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-11

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