Stantec System

Junior Ecologist

Location CA-ON-Ottawa
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/1/2018 11:02 AM)
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# of Openings Remaining
Experience (Years)
Environmental Services

Your Opportunity

2,600 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 Consulting Ltd. is seeking a Junior Ecologist in our Ottawa, ON office. This position is a one year contract (April 2018 - May 2019), however there may be an opportunity to convert to a full-time role dependent upon workload, performance etc. 


Primary Tasks, working under the supervision of Project Managers:

    • Conducting background reviews for natural heritage information
    • Undertaking field work using Stantec SOPs and industry standard protocols, including assessment of:
      • Wildlife and wildlife habitat
      • Flora and vegetation communities
      • Species at risk and other species of conservation concern
      • Effectiveness of construction phase mitigation efforts for species at risk or other sensitive species or features in Ontario
    • Entering, compiling, and analyzing field data
    • Preparing reports, including natural heritage input to a variety of planning projects such as environmental assessments and environmental impact studies
    • Evaluating the significance of known natural heritage features, including application of relevant policy and natural heritage guidance documents to a variety of projects
    • Identifying constraints to construction and mitigation and approval requirements
    • Preparing applications for authorization under the Endangered Species Act or other legislation
    • Communicating with conservation authorities and stakeholders
    • Maintaining high-quality client relations, including internal PMs in a variety of sectors (e.g., wind and other power projects, mining, oil and gas, urban lands, transportation)
    • Occasionally traveling for work, including field work in remote locations, including periods of intense travel during the field season, and on weekends
    • Supporting operations of the ecosystems team through a variety of administrative tasks
    • Implementing Stantec’s Health & Safety program

Your Capabilities and Credentials

The successful candidate will possess the following:

    • University degree in Biology, Ecology or Environmental Sciences
    • Valid First Aid and CPR
    • Valid Class G driver’s license
    • Enthusiasm for working in field and office settings
    • Ability to work well in a team environment
    • Independent problem-solving abilities
    • Excellent technical writing and oral communication skills

The following would be considered assets:

    • Previous environmental consulting experience
    • Previous experience conducting surveys for species at risk in Ontario
    • Previous experience supporting environmental assessments and permitting
    • Certification or experience applying Ecological Land Classification in Ontario
    • Certification or experience applying the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System
    • Butternut Health Assessor certification
    • ArcGIS experience
    • Backpack electrofishing certification and other fisheries experience
    • Species identification expertise (trees and other plants, herptiles, fish, birds)
    • Federal security clearance (reliability or secret)
    • Proficiency communicating in French

Job posting will close March 16, 2018. 


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