• Title
    Junior / Intermediate Terrestrial Biologist / Ecologist
    Requisition ID
    2018-32996
    Work Location
    CA-ON-Cambridge
    Department / Discipline
    Scientists
    Additional Work Location
    CA-ON-Burlington
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is recruiting for a Junior / Intermediate Terrestrial Biologist / Ecologist to join our team. This position can be based out of Burlington or Cambridge, ON offices. 

     

    Key Responsibilities

     

    • Execution of independent field surveys for at-risk, sensitive and common species throughout Ontario using established sampling protocols and specializing in technical vegetation, wildlife, avian and wetland ecology - Specific knowledge of southern Ontario species is considered an asset
    • Complete erosion and sediment control monitoring
    • Correspond with staff, clients and/or regulatory agencies through written and verbal methods
    • Organize and implement environment technical field programs with emphasis on the appropriate management and application of terrestrial ecology-based field surveys
    • As needed, undertake field work in local and remote locations in support of Environmental Impact Studies, Assessments, Effects Monitoring and post-development/permit compliance monitoring
    • Complete reports, with senior guidance, on a variety of topics pertaining to the natural environment and potential impacts and mitigation strategies associated with potential developments
    • Adhere to health and safety protocols for self and support staff
    • Undertake data and field sample management including, but not limited to, the collection, recording and digital filing, transport and lab submission of samples, completion of chain of custody documents, analysis and associated Quality Control of data
    • Liaise with other technical specialists including ecologists, hydrologists, GIS specialists, infrastructure engineers, and other disciplines
    • Providing support to project leads including scheduling, staffing, equipment maintenance and regular communication to achieve efficient, scope compliant and cost-effective assignment delivery
    • Contributing to the preparation of proposals and work plans for future projects
    • Undertake environmental construction compliance monitoring for project specific programs

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Diploma or Degree Biology, Ecology or related discipline
    • Biologist/Ecologist experienced with Ontario species of conservation concern and related regulations with 2+ years of experience
    • Knowledge of provincial, federal and municipal environmental legislation, (i.e., Migratory Birds Convention Act, Endangered Species Act and Conservation Authorities Act) etc., guidelines, policies (i.e., official plans) and best practices
    • Experience in the identification of Ontario flora and fauna (trees, shrubs, grasses, wildflowers, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and/or insects)
    • Familiarity with erosion and sediment control techniques and maintenance, considered an asset
    • Experience conducting natural heritage inventories, with emphasis on identifying significant wildlife habitat considered an asset
    • Certificate and applied knowledge of the Ontario Ecological Land Classification (ELC) system and the Ontario Wetlands Evaluation System (OWES) an asset
    • Previous experience with client, stakeholder and regulatory agency liaison considered an asset
    • Knowledge of tree inventory and tree preservation protocols and planning - Recognized certification as an arborist (ISA) (or potential to obtain) will be considered an asset
    • Valid Canadian Driver’s License
    • Ability to travel from time to time

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

     

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

     

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