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Stantec Junior Fisheries Biologist in MARKHAM, Ontario

Junior Fisheries Biologist - ( 240001GR )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, Stantec’s staff are regarded as experts in their respective fields. Employees guide our work with attention to detail, a creative spirit, and a vision towards growth and prosperity. We have experts in more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. Stantec is a company where you are encouraged to apply your passion and collaborate with leading environmental talents on projects that are critical to the success of our clients and the communities we support. Join a team that has Ecology down to a science!

Your Opportunity

The Ecology Team is pleased to provide an opportunity for a Junior Fisheries Biologist based in our Markham office. The successful candidate will join our leading Markham team of aquatic and terrestrial biologists who value a team atmosphere and enjoy the company of their colleagues while providing a high-quality service to our clients.

Your Key Responsibilities

Primary Tasks, working under the supervision of Project Managers and Senior Biologists:

  • Conduct background reviews for natural heritage assessments

  • Participate in field work using Stantec’s Standard Operating Procedures and industry standard protocols with support from experienced staff, including inventory and assessment of:

  • Aquatic habitat

  • Fish, freshwater mussels and other benthic macroinvertebrates, sediment and water quality

  • Species at risk and other species of conservation concern

  • Determining the effectiveness of mitigation efforts for species at risk or other sensitive species or features in Ontario during construction projects

  • Enter, compile, and analyze field data

  • Prepare reports, including natural heritage input to a variety of planning projects such as species at risk assessments, environmental assessments, environmental impact studies, and ecological monitoring

  • Apply for license to collect fish and wildlife collection permits

  • Assist with fish and wildlife relocations

  • Complete environmental inspections during construction

  • Occasionally travel for work, including field work in remote locations, which may require intense travel during the field season and on weekends

  • Participate in Stantec’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) policies, procedures, standards and guidelines in the execution of all work

  • Occasional Tasks may include:

    • Participate in field sampling for wildlife and wildlife habitat
    • Participate in field sampling for flora and vegetation communities


Your Capabilities and Credentials

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Species identification expertise (e.g., fish, freshwater mussels, crayfish, benthic invertebrates, aquatic macrophytes, wetland vegetation)

  • Valid Class G driver’s license

  • Enthusiasm for working in field and office settings

  • Ability to work well within a team environment

  • Independent problem-solving abilities, and able to adapt to a changing work schedule

  • Excellent technical writing and oral communication skills

  • Organization and time management skills

  • The following would be considered assets:

    • Previous environmental consulting experience
    • Experience completing fish community surveys or fish habitat assessments
    • Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) Training
    • Previous experience sampling surface water quality
    • Completed fish identification workshop / training
    • Completed freshwater mussel identification workshop / training
    • Familiarity with the Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol (OSAP)
    • Familiarity with the Headwater Drainage Features Guidelines
    • Application of the MTO/DFO/MNRF Fisheries Protocol for Protecting Fish and Fish Habitat on Provincial Undertakings
    • Use of mobile digital data collection tools
    • First Aid certification (training will be provided if needed)
    • Transport Canada Pleasure Craft Operators Card
    • Previous experience operating boats

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Biology or technical diploma in a related field is required as a minimum

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience as an ecologist or biologist in Ontario

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, complete exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

This is a contract position that is expected to run from May 6 to December 13, 2024, with a possibility of extension.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees will have access to health, dental, and vision plans, a well-being program, health care spending account, wellness spending accounts, group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, group tax-free savings account, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage, and paid time off.

Temporary/casual employees will have access to group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, and group tax-free savings account.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : Canada-Ontario-Markham

Organization : BC-1609 EnvSvcs-CA Ontario West

Employee Status : Temporary

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Apr 2, 2024, 9:44:44 AM

Req ID: 240001GR

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans