Why apply with McTavish?
Our growing team includes Registered Professional Biologists, Professional Agrologists, Environmental Technicians, Forestry Professionals & Technologists, Arborists, Project Managers, and Administrative Support. We work to ensure all field employees’ training is current and believe this is a key step in providing a safe work environment. Known for our innovative ideas and teamwork, McTavish’s success is fully attributed to our people, and we take great care in maintaining a corporate culture that is based on respect, appreciation, and work/life balance.
Term *March 1, 2023 – September 1, 2023
*Extension of the job offer will be reviewed within 30 days of the term end date
Status *Term, Full-Time
*Overtime hours may be required and will be mutually agreed upon with conditions and compensation in alignment with the BC Employment Standards Act.
March 1, 2023
Cassidy Collins, Principal/Environment Technical Lead
$27.00 per hour
Every Second Friday
Line of Business
Environmental Consulting Services
Full onboarding and orientation process will occur within the first week, and subsequent on the job training will take place as required, including drug and alcohol testing.
The position is dynamic in nature and will involve both office and field work.; however, the summer term position will be focused on the field.
Working hours are dictated by that of client’s schedule. This position will include working long hours (possibly 10-to-14-hour days) at times, potential weekend work at times, and early morning start-up (i.e., 5:00 AM) at times. Potential out-of-town and remote location work at times (i.e., overnight, or long days) may also be required.
Valid Class 5 Drivers Licence and personal vehicle, mileage will be reimbursed at $0.65/km for personal vehicle use. Use of company and personal vehicles, dependent on the job and location.
The Environmental Technician (ET) will organize and perform field tasks in a safe and effective manner. The ET will assist in various components of small- and large-scale environmental projects in the forestry, utility, oil and gas, government, and private sectors. Environmental projects will involve natural resource management, with a focus on vegetation, ecosystem mapping, fish and fish habitat, wildlife and wildlife habitat and species at risk. The ET will also periodically provide support related to construction environmental monitoring, water quality management, and erosion and sediment control, as well as support report and permit preparation working closely with senior professionals and project managers.
Key technical duties include but are not limited to the following:
Collect, input, organize and analyze data, and plan/undertake field activities, including baseline assessment and field layout programs, salvage programs, and various surveys in different fields (i.e., vegetation, fish and fish habitat, wildlife and wildlife habitat, species at risk, watercourses and wetlands, and ecological communities).
Act as an Environmental Monitor on construction projects involving natural resource management, including instreamworks and works in sensitive environments.
Work with teams of environmental specialists and technicians responsible for conducting environmental baseline surveys and impact assessment studies in conformance with local, provincial, and federal regulations.
Independently prepare written technical reports summarizing methods and daily activities associated with field activities.
Take the lead on specific tasks, taking direction on others, and collaborating with colleagues to maximize workproductivity and quality.
Maintain and calibrate equipment used for environmental field programs.
Maintain positive relationships with existing and new clients.