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Stantec Intermediate Terrestrial Ecologist in OTTAWA, Ontario

Intermediate Terrestrial Ecologist - ( 240001GM )

Description

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 an Intermediate Ecologist based in our Ottawa office. The successful candidate will join our leading Ottawa 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

The primary Intermediate Ecologist responsibilities while working under the supervision of Project Managers and Senior Biologists include:

  • Review and compile background natural heritage data

  • Coordinate and participate in various field work programs using Stantec’s standard operating procedures and industry standard protocols with support from experienced staff. Field programs may include the following inventories and assessments:

    • Wildlife and Significant Wildlife Habitat
    • Flora identification and vegetation community characterization
    • Species at Risk and/or Species of Conservation Concern
    • Fish habitat assessments
  • Fish community, benthic macroinvertebrates, sediment and water quality sampling

  • Construction monitoring and effectiveness monitoring of mitigation efforts for species at risk and/or other sensitive natural heritage features

  • Enter, compile, and analyze field data

  • Reporting efforts will include natural heritage input to a variety of federal, provincial and municipal planning projects such as species at risk suitability assessments, environmental assessments, environmental impact studies and ecological monitoring

  • Assess and evaluate the significance of natural heritage features, including the application of relevant natural heritage guidance documents, policies and legislation on a variety of projects

  • Identify natural heritage related constraints to development, appropriate mitigation measures and federal, provincial and municipal approval requirements

  • Assist in the preparation of various authorization applications under the Species at Risk Act , Fisheries Act , Endangered Species Act, 2007 and/or other applicable legislation

  • Occasional travel for work will include field work in remote locations, periods of intense travel during the field season and potentially during weekends

  • Support operations of the Ecology Team through a variety of scheduling, planning and administrative tasks

  • Participate in Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work

The primary Project Coordination tasks, working under the supervision of Project Managers: + Manage, prepare work plans (i.e., develop scope and budget) and oversee a variety of federal, provincial and municipal planning projects such as species at risk suitability assessments, environmental assessments, environmental impact studies and ecological monitoring + Manage tasks and projects according to approved scope of work and budget while delivering high-quality reports on schedule + Maintain, develop and foster client and regulatory relationships + Provide an understanding of project goals, sound environmental project advice and legislative context to external clients and internal Stantec contacts + Embrace and promote Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

The successful Intermediate Ecologist/Project Coordinator candidate will possess the following:

  • Knowledge of current federal, provincial and municipal regulatory requirements and is able to show experience with various regulators such as Environment and Climate Change Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, conservation authorities and municipalities

  • Experience planning, coordinating and implementing ecological field programs

  • Experience managing budgets and invoicing clients, or identify these skills as career development priorities

  • High-quality technical communication, writing and organization skills, including demonstrated experience preparing technical reports

  • Strong organization and time management skills

  • Enthusiasm for working in field and office settings

  • Ability to work well in a team environment

  • Independent problem-solving abilities and internal initiative

  • Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license

Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree or technical diploma in biology, wildlife management and/or any other related environmental field is required as a minimum

  • Minimum of 5 years of related 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 company where experts and leaders in environmental sciences come together to be involved in industry-leading research, career defining projects while making an impact on the communities we live in. Join us and redefine your personal best.

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-Ottawa

Organization : BC-1609 EnvSvcs-CA Ontario West

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Apr 1, 2024, 3:09:11 PM

Req ID: 240001GM

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

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