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Full Time
Vegetation Technician
Surrey, BC (Hybrid)

The Project Lead will support and lead various field and office components of small- and large-scale environmental projects in the forestry, utility, oil and gas, government, and private sectors. ...
 
Full Time
Project Lead, Environment
Surrey, BC (Hybrid)

The Project Lead will support and lead various field and office components of small- and large-scale environmental projects in the forestry, utility, oil and gas, government, and private sectors. ...
 

Full Time

Vegetation Technician
Surrey, BC (Hybrid)

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.

Job Description

McTavish requires a Vegetation Technician to assist with a vegetation management program for a utility corridor between Burnaby and Hope, BC. The Vegetation Technician will report to the Project Lead and will work as part of the Vegetation Management Team, assisting with the coordination of activities including field crew oversight of manual and chemical treatment of invasive plants. The Vegetation Technician will work collaboratively with environmental specialists and the Project Lead to coordinate vegetation management activities. The role is focused on coordinating the Contractor to conduct vegetation management activities at select sites throughout the Lower Mainland and providing technical expertise on invasive plant identification. This is a temporary contract position from April to September 2024 with possible extension to the end of 2024. The candidate may be required to assist with additional projects over the course of the contract.

To apply click here


Job Requirements

Key Job Functions & Responsibilities

Key duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work in collaboration with environmental specialists and the Project Lead to coordinate the execution of the program.
  • Independently monitor and inspect the vegetation management Contractor to ensure works are being conducted in accordance with the Integrated Vegetation Management Plan (IVMP).
  • Manage time efficiently to carry out the vegetation management program with limited oversight from the Vegetation Management Team.
  • Conduct pre- and post-treatment assessments of vegetation management sites, including detailed and accurate record keeping of vegetation management activities.
  • Provide treatment recommendations to address invasive/noxious plant infestations, including providing direction to the Contractor on herbicide usage and associated restrictions.
  • Ensure project deliverables meet technical requirements as defined by applicable law and client expectations.
  • Independently collect, input, organize and analyze data, and plan field activities, including coordination of the Contractor.
  • Anticipate and communicate when a task cannot be completed on time and develop solutions to such issues with involvement from the management team.
  • Urban and remote field work on utility corridor between Burnaby and Hope, BC. Workdays may extend to 12-hours and may include occasional weekend work during treatment activities.

Key Job Outcomes

Key outcomes include but are not limited to the following:

  • Projects are executed in a collaborative manner with the Vegetation Management Team with a focus on organization, efficiency and effectiveness working as a Team.
  • Inefficiencies and quality issues are identified, analyzed, and remedied in collaboration with the Vegetation Management Team.
  • Clients are satisfied with project deliverables, timelines, and expenditures.
  • All field work and reporting deliverables meet technical requirements as defined by
  • McTavish quality standards.
  • Field work is carried out in a safe and effective manner that meets the project scope of work requirements.
  • Effective relationships are maintained internally and externally.

Requirements for the role of Vegetation Technician are provided below:

  • Minimum two years of related post-secondary education preferred. Direct relative experience may also be taken into consideration.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to provide direction to field-based crew members.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to coordinate completion of project deliverables.
  • Plant identification skills including invasive/noxious species.
  • Understanding of environmental sensitivities as they pertain to vegetation management activities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation related to pest management in BC.
  • Experience carrying out vegetation management activities considered an asset.
  • Experience coordinating contractors considered an asset.
  • Experience on industrial construction or remote worksites considered an asset.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc.)
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License
  • Must be located in the BC Lower Mainland.
  • Relevant certifications are considered an asset (training will be provided otherwise)
    • Valid BC Pesticide Applicator Certificate (Industrial)
    • WHIMIS
    • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
    • S-100 Fire Suppression
    • H2S Alive
    • Standard First Aid and CPR (Level I)

Full Time

Project Lead, Environment
Surrey, BC (Hybrid)

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.

Job Description

The Project Lead will support and lead various field and office 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 Project Lead will also periodically provide support and lead projects related to construction environmental monitoring, water quality management, and erosion and sediment control, as well as prepare technical documents to support project planning and regulatory requirements. The Project Lead will work collaboratively with other leads and will support the management of junior and intermediate professionals in overall project delivery.

To apply click here


Job Requirements

Key Job Functions & Responsibilities

Key duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Act as a key project resource and client contact for environmental management projects.
  • Provides support on project and task management to maintain effective budget tracking and control, deliverable accountability, and client relationship/satisfaction.
  • Project resource coordination of multiple small to medium projects.
  • Independently prepare, coordinate and/or review technical reports and permit applications associated with regulatory approvals and/or compliance requirements.
  • Independently prepare the development of proposals and cost estimates and support procurement initiatives as directed.
  • Support budget tracking/management as directed.
  • Ensure project deliverables meet technical requirements as defined by applicable law and client expectations.
  • Independently coordinate multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Assist with and lead the design, planning and execution of ecological studies focused on fisheries and aquatic resources, but also including water quality, wildlife, vegetation, and other environmental information.
  • Independently collect, input, organize and analyze data, and undertake design and plan field activities, including baseline assessment and field layout programs, salvage programs, and various surveys in different fields (e., vegetation, fish and fish habitat, wildlife and wildlife habitat, species at risk, watercourses and wetlands, and ecological communities).
  • Act as a Lead Environmental Monitor on construction projects involving natural resource management, including instream works and works in sensitive environments.
  • Work with and lead teams of Environmental Specialists and Environmental Technicians responsible for conducting environmental baseline surveys and impact assessment studies in conformance with local, provincial, and federal regulations.
  • Independently prepare written reports documenting results of desktop and field assessments to support project requirements.
  • Assist in project management, including setting and managing client expectations, communication to the project team, cost tracking, invoice review, and milestone tracking.
  • Anticipate and communicate when a task cannot be completed on time or on budget and develop solutions to such issues with involvement from the management team.

Key Job Outcomes

Key outcomes include but are not limited to the following:

  • Projects are lead in an organized, efficient, effective, and safe manner.
  • Environmental Specialists, Technicians and other project staff have a clear understanding of their expectations, responsibilities, and timelines are clearly communicated.
  • Timely response to project or contract changes and requests and corresponding deliverable requirements.
  • Bottlenecks/inefficiencies/quality issues are identified, analysed, and remedied in collaboration with senior management team.
  • Clients are satisfied with project deliverables, timelines, and expenditures.
  • All field work and reporting deliverables meet technical requirements as defined by legislation, regulation, and McTavish quality standards.
  • Field work is carried out in a safe and effective manner that meets the project scope of work requirements.
  • Assigned tasks and deliverables are completed to the satisfaction of the Manager and/or Director, client, and other relevant entities.
  • Effective relationships are maintained internally and externally.
  • Development of new clients and/or projects with existing clients.

Requirements for the role of Project Lead and Project Biologist are provided below:

  • Science degree or diploma from a recognized university or college.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a small to medium professional service with emphasis on environmental consulting.
  • Demonstrated experience in executing field based environmental consulting services.
  • Demonstrated experience in obtaining regulatory approvals as they relate to projects in the environmental industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing and delivering technical reports.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading projects within the environmental consulting industry.
  • Registered with the BC College of Applied Biology or another recognized credential program (e., ASPB, Eco Canada, ABCFP).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Proficient in GIS (ArcPro and/or QGIS)
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers Licence.

Company Offers

Competitive Salary • Promotional-based Adjustments • Extended Health • Dental
Life and Disability Plan Benefits • Flexible Scheduling • Paid Vacation Plan • Paid Training

To Apply

Please send your cover letter & resume to: resumes@mctavishconsultants.ca Your cover letter should indicate how you meet our requirements including how you “fit” with McTavish.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.