Headquartered in Victoria since 1978, Archipelago Marine Research is a long-standing BC employer. Through additional offices at each of British Columbia’s busiest fishing ports, and its Asia Pacific subsidiary in Australia, Archipelago maintains a staff of 170+ industry professionals including biologists, at-sea observers, dockside monitors, technicians and more. Archipelago provides observer training (with full government certification) for at-sea and dockside monitoring staff, and maintains the highest standards for quality service and professional conduct.

At Archipelago, employees make a commitment to the company and to each other. Employees are expected to contribute to a positive workplace, exercise best efforts, and develop their careers within an atmosphere of cooperation and shared respect; in kind, Archipelago offers gainful employment in a safe, healthy, and respectful environment.


Archipelago posts new opportunities regularly. Check back frequently for the latest postings.



Are you passionate about sustainable coastal planning and design?  Are you someone who sees a challenge as an opportunity? Does working in different parts of BC (sometimes with the rain falling sideways) make your heart beat faster? Are you someone that takes a positive approach to all your work?


Archipelago has been around for over 40 years and is at the forefront of monitoring solutions for fisheries around the world. We create and deploy technology for commercial fishing vessels, at-sea observers and dockside monitors to collect data and report back to our clients. This data helps manage global fisheries and ensure sustainability for generations to come. As well, we offer marine environmental services for clients up and down the west coast of Canada and the United States. Our head office sits right on the water in Victoria (Esquimalt), British Columbia and we have offices in Alaska, Oregon, Australia, Norway and in ports up and down the British Columbia coast.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Marine Environmental Services Division of the company. This division focuses on nearshore coastal inventory, marine habitat and environmental assessments (EA), environmental monitoring as well as coastal planning and sustainable resource management.


It will likely come up in an interview, so do your research.


  • Promote company and divisional health and safety programs.
  • Manage and conduct environmental monitoring activities including environmental construction monitoring, water/sediment sampling, acoustic monitoring, invertebrate and fish sampling, coastal marine biophysical inventory, and habitat assessment.
  • Conduct marine inventories and environmental assessments of foreshore, nearshore and offshore developments.
  • Provide senior review of environmental EA technical reports.
  • Design and implement field projects, liaise with clients and subcontractors, manage project and field teams, prepare technical data reports and other reporting requirements.
  • Conduct or assist with field work.
  • Attend and/or present at client meetings and workshops.
  • Conduct business development activities and client relations.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to team members.


  • Bachelor or graduate degree in related discipline (Biology, Environmental Science) with 8+ years working experience.
  • Registered Professional Biologist.
  • Direct experience leading and managing environmental assessments and permitting processes, including a strong knowledge of Canadian and Provincial EA regulations and processes.
  • Experience writing, preparing and senior review of EA technical reports.
  • Strong working knowledge of Pacific Northwest marine coastal biology and
  • Practical knowledge of budget design and financial management of projects.
  • Ability to develop strong client relationships and build on existing networks.
  • Presentation and communication skills that win over clients and community members.
  • Strong computer skills (Teams, MS Office 365, Access).
  • Ability to obtain government security clearance through Public Services and Procurement Canada. All successful candidates will also need to undergo a criminal record check to work on projects as required by Public Services.
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work in remote field locations, work irregular and unpredictable field schedules, and in adverse weather conditions.


  • Consulting experience.
  • Experience with long term environmental monitoring study design and implementation.
  • Experience with acoustic monitoring of marine construction activities.
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) and Marine Emergencies Duties (MED A-3) certification.
  • Previous experience conducting freshwater field work (fish exclusion and salvage, environmental monitoring, stream classification)
  • Database, spatial analysis (GIS), and/or statistical analysis skills.


  • Group benefits program (Health and Dental)
  • Health spending account
  • Personal wellness fund
  • RSP matching
  • Flex schedules
  • Performance and success sharing plan
  • Remote work options
  • A commitment to sustainability and the environment within all our operations
  • Staff funding programs for local and global non-profits
  • Company funded education and development opportunities
  • Staff deck days (virtual during Covid-19)
  • Staff events (virtual or while following BC Public Health Authority Guidelines)
  • Oceanfront building with proximity to transit and bike paths and free parking


The position is based on a 37.5 hour work week – Monday to Friday with 3 weeks paid and 5 days paid personal days per year. Archipelago is focused on getting the job done and not watching the clock, but we use these figures as our guidelines for our team members.

The anticipated salary range for this role is $70,000 – $85,000 based on experience.

If you are interested in applying, email your resume and a cover letter to

We will keep this posting active until the position has been filled.

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Recruitment agencies:  Please note that Archipelago does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. From time to time, Archipelago works with a limited number of recruitment agencies to assist with sourcing candidates for specific positions; however, the company only works with recruitment agencies that have signed a written service agreement with Archipelago. Any third-party recruitment agency submitting candidates without an agreement in place will not be eligible to receive any fee, and Archipelago will consider any candidate application submitted without an agreement in place to be the property of Archipelago Marine Research.