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Stantec Terrestrial Ecologist in Fredericton, New Brunswick

Terrestrial Ecologist - ( 210000PC )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We are a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities we support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

The Approvals and Permitting Team has an opportunity for an Intermediate Ecologist in one of our Atlantic Canada offices. The successful candidate will join our team of aquatic and terrestrial biologists who value teamwork and enjoy the company of their colleagues.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Project Coordination tasks, working under the supervision of Project Managers:

  • Plan (i.e., develop scope and budget) and manage/oversee ecological programs, such as baseline studies, environmental assessments, impact assessments and species at risk assessments

  • Manage tasks and/or projects according to approved scopes of work, and deliver quality reports on schedule and within budget

  • Maintain and develop client and regulatory relationships

  • Provide understanding of project goals and sound environmental project advice 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

Primary Ecology tasks:

  • Conduct background reviews for natural heritage information

  • Coordinate and implement industry standard protocols, including the following (depending on skill set):

    • Wildlife surveys and wildlife habitat assessments
    • Botanical inventories and descriptions of vegetation communities
    • Monitoring of plant communities
    • Wetland delineation and functional assessments
    • Aquatic habitat assessments (including fish and benthic macroinvertebrates)
    • Sediment and water quality sampling
    • Assessment of species at risk and of conservation concern
    • Breeding bird and bird migration surveys (ability to identify birds by song required)
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of construction phase mitigation efforts for species at risk or other sensitive species or features

  • Enter, compile, and analyze field data

  • Prepare reports and contribute to a variety of planning projects such as environmental assessments and environmental impact studies

  • Identify constraints to construction and mitigation and approval requirements

  • Prepare applications for authorization under the Species at Risk Act, 2002, Endangered Species Act, 2007, Fisheries Act, 1985, or other legislation

  • Occasionally travel for work, including field work in remote locations, including periods of intense travel during the field season, and on weekends

  • Support operations of the ecosystems team through a variety of administrative tasks

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


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Knowledge of current provincial and federal government regulatory requirements, including experience with regulators such as Environment and Climate Change Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Nova Scotia Environment and Department of Lands and Forestry

  • Experience planning, coordinating and implementing ecological field programs

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

  • Proven technical communication, writing and organization skills, including demonstrated experience preparing technical reports

  • Strong organization skills

  • Able to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment

  • Self-motivated and thrives in an environment with diverse and dynamic projects

  • Valid driver’s licence

Education and Experience

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

Minimum of 5 years of experience in a related field in Atlantic Canada

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, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : Canada-Nova Scotia-Dartmouth

Other Locations : Canada-New Brunswick-Saint John, Canada-New Brunswick-Fredericton, Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador-St. John's, Canada-New Brunswick-Moncton, Canada-Prince Edward Island-Charlottetown

Job : Environmental Scientist

Organization : BC-1214 Environment Services-CA Atlantic Canada

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 24, 2021, 11:08:14 AM

Req ID: 210000PC

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