Are you an Intermediate Biologist looking for a healthier work-life balance?  Are you a self-starter with the ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously and independently, while keeping your colleagues up to date? Are you looking for the opportunity to build a small team into something bigger? Do you have a passion for creating environmental solutions to exceed the expectations of our clients?  If so, we want to hear from you!

A Little About Us

We are engineers, technologists, planners, landscape architects, scientists, and their support teams that work together to deliver infrastructure, minimizing environmental impact and maximizing benefit to the community.  We work hard and play hard because that is what #ISLLIFE is all about!  Check us out on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

ISL’s Water and Environment Team provides expert environmental assessment, project permitting, construction monitoring and support for a wide variety of municipal, transportation, structural and land development projects within our local communities.  We are a multi-disciplinary team, providing services in and around Western Canada. Committed to finding, mentoring, and growing the right individual, our team approach is integral to our success:
  • We offer our team members a diverse range of projects on which to hone their skills
  • We are committed to team member career progression
  • Together we enjoy a challenge and variety in our work
  • We pride ourselves on delivering quality service to our clients on each of our projects

A Little About You

Your cover letter must demonstrate:
  • Your experience providing biology services in an environmental consulting role
  • Your experience working independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, particularly in a hybrid work world
  • Your enjoyment of working in the outdoors, often in challenging conditions, while maintaining the ability to produce high quality in-office deliverables

Your resume should show us:
  • A Bachelors in Biology or Environmental Science or a related field from an accredited institution with 3 to 5+ years’ experience
  • Environmental construction monitoring experience (i.e., wildlife sweeps, turbidity monitoring, etc.)
  • A high level of proficiency in report and proposal writing
  • Experience completing biophysical field assessment and associated reporting
  • Knowledge of regulatory approvals and environmental mitigation
  • Familiarity with environmental deliverable requirements for municipal and transportation projects
  • Registered or able to register as a Professional Biologist or a Biologist in Training, and/or BC equivalent

Bonus points for:
  • Wildlife assessment experience (preconstruction sweeps, regulatory approvals)
  • Alberta sensitive species inventory experience
  • Electrofishing Certificate (Crew Lead for extra Bonus)
  • Hands-on bioengineering and restoration experience
  • Potential Effects and Residual Analysis experience
  • Field experience completing weed surveys
  • Demonstrated punctuality, verbal, and written communication skills, organized, strong independent work ethic, a willingness to learn and to build with the ISL team

A Little More About the Role


Working out of Calgary, Edmonton or our Fernie office as part of a multi-disciplinary team of professional biologists, hydrogeologists, engineers and technologists, the applicant will utilize their knowledge and experience to deliver a variety of services for our public and private sector clients.  Travel will be required but far less than average in the environmental consulting industry. A typical work week could include:
  • Performing a variety of environmental field assessments, preparing high quality field documentation, and conducting data analysis
  • Assisting with the preparation of and authoring technical reports such as biophysical assessments, regulatory applications, and proposals
  • Conducting biophysical fieldwork and technical writing under the direction of a senior team member (e.g., habitat assessments, fish salvages, vegetation assessments, wetland valuations, construction monitoring)
  • Supervision of contractors on site, and construction site monitoring to ensure compliance with the scope of work, environmental legislation and permits
  • Travel as required for field programs (Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan) and working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Working independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, often outside of typical office hours and days, to meet challenging deadlines and client requests
  • Assisting other business lines and disciplines, both within and outside of the Water and Environment group.
  • Business development, including scoping, proposal writing, and client development.
  • Open communication with the Water and Environment team regarding your current and future workload
  • Representing ISL to the highest standard to clients, contractors, and members of the public


We are engineers, technologists, planners, landscape architects, scientists, and their support teams that work together to deliver infrastructure, minimizing environmental impact and maximizing benefit to the community. 

  • We work on fascinating projects right in our community.
  • We are nimble. We integrate the right team to solve our clients' biggest challenges.
  • We are social. Follow our hashtag #isllife on Twitter and Instagram or check out our YouTube Channel.
  • We get together. Every year, Staff Development Seminar brings together ISLers from all over western Canada to learn, share and connect.
  • We are independent problem solvers. Employee owned and operated, we like to work hard with minimum bureaucracy.
  • We encourage and reward high performance. Employer paid benefits plan, Group RRSP, and competitive salaries with opportunities for annual bonus.

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Department: [0211] Calgary - Environmental Management
This is a permanent full time position

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