Montreal, Quebec

R-068583 Terrestrial ecologist (Open)

Toronto, Ontario

Why join us?

SNC-Lavalin provides cutting-edge engineering, procurement, construction and financing solutions to projects in more than 100 countries around the world. From the Canadian Arctic to the Southern African region and Australasia, our multicultural workforce is driven by a fierce pride in their work and a pioneering vision.

SNC-Lavalin is truly a global leader in its field and has been chosen to design and build some of the most prestigious projects in the world.

It is anticipated that the Terrestrial Ecologist will be a full-time position.  The Junior/Intermediate Terrestrial Ecologist reports to the Manager of the Ecological Services Team, who is located in our Toronto office at 195 The West Mall in Etobicoke. The Ecological Services Team is part of the Environmental Permitting and Management team within Canada. As a member of the growing and diversifying team, the Terrestrial Ecologist, together with the Group Manager, will be responsible for the execution of a variety of vegetation characterization, and compensation/restoration projects either locally or regionally; maintaining project objectives and schedules; and participating in the identification and acquisition of new projects throughout Canada.

How will you contribute to the team?

To perform this role successfully, the candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Assist in the planning and conduct vegetation survey/inventory programs on a project related basis.
  • Assist in characterizing vegetation communities and conducting inventories with particular emphasis on SAR.
  • Identify plants using available resources (field guides, keying, etc.).
  • Assist in the development of mitigation measures, restoration plans and monitoring plans in support of achieving desired vegetation or habitat types.
  • Assist in the research of ecological relationships, life history habits, and habitat requirements of terrestrial species on a project related basis.
  • Contribute to the development of and support implementation of endangered species plans including risk assessment, compensation, monitoring and interaction with external regulatory agency staff.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of existing and emerging regulatory requirements, vegetation assessment methodologies and best practices.
  • Assist in the acquisition of related permits based on project requirements.

What will you contribute?

  • Degree or Diploma in Biology, Ecology, Botany, Environmental Science, or similar.  Graduate degree is an asset.
  • 2 + yrs of relevant work experience in terrestrial ecology.
  • Experience in characterization of vegetation communities, and vegetation inventories.
  • Experience/familiarity with Ecological Land Classification (ELC), and Wetland Evaluation/Delineation.
  • Certification in ELC and/or the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System (OWES) an asset.
  • Certification under International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) an asset.
  • Familiarity with Erosion and Sediment Control or certification under CISEC.
  • Qualifications or knowledge of Butternut identification and health assessment an asset.
  • Knowledge of ecological restoration techniques and methods an asset.
  • Familiarity with Provincial and Federal legislation pertaining to Species at Risk (SAR) an asset.
  • Strong technical writing skills with the ability to maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret tabular data.
  • Familiarity or experience with GIS systems and data collection an asset.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Willingness to travel (short-term duration) and work in remote locations when required.

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin:

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (ie.: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.).

You think that a career in our team could match your profile, submit your application online now!


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