Stantec System

Intermediate/Senior Vegetation Ecologist

Location CA-AB-Edmonton
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/12/2017 1:23 PM)
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Environmental Services

Your Opportunity

2,500 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. 900 professional associations. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we come up with solutions that perfectly fit the site. We know what it takes to balance competing project interests with creativity and efficiency. We know what to look for. And, we know how to get the job done—the right way. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Duties

Stantec Edmonton office, is seeking an Intermediate/Senior Vegetation Ecologist to join our Biophysical Team.  With a focus on local projects, the successful candidate will be a key project team member in delivering regulatory applications, conducting field assessments, and achieving quality report delivery in a fast-paced, client-facing environment. The successful candidate will work on a variety of projects in a variety of sectors, including wetland assessments, biophysical assessments, environmental impact assessments, conservation and reclamation planning, environmental monitoring, and regulatory permitting.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Lead and conduct wetland assessments and biological inventories with a focus on communities and species of concern that include rare species
  • Environmental assessments for municipal, provincial, and federal regulators in multiple sectors, including oil and gas, land development, transportation, renewable energy
  • Work on a variety of natural resource planning projects, including natural area inventories and biophysical assessments
  • Ensure Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures are adhered to and participate in QA/QC reviews of deliverables
  • Desktop mapping of wetlands and vegetation communities
  • Interact directly with internal and external clients and contribute to developing excellent relationships with clients, regulators, and stakeholders
  • Lead and direct field assessments as required
  • Train junior and intermediate staff in field and reporting requirements to meet project and regulatory requirements
  • Identify scope and budget for proposal submissions
  • Attend client meetings and participate in regulatory strategy development for projects

Your Capabilities and Credentials

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Bachelors or Masters of Science in a biological sciences or related discipline from a recognized university
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience within Alberta which must include some consulting experience
  • Extensive experience with vegetation and wetland assessments, the Alberta Wetland Policy, and other relevant environmental legislation and regulatory agencies (e.g. EUB, AUC, NEB, and CEAA)
  • Botanical and vegetation inventory survey experience including taxonomy and species identification
  • Strong technical writing skills (including technical papers and regulatory submissions, organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
  • Experience and skills in rare plants, soils, and/or conservation and reclamation planning would be a definite asset


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