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Job Information

AECOM Junior Terrestrial Ecologist in Hamilton Office 201-45 Goderich Roa, United States

Canada - Ontario, Kitchener

Job Summary

AECOM’s ecology team is need of a Junior Terrestrial Ecologist in our Kitchener office to support our existing activities and to grow our capacity to serve clients. The position can also be based in our Markham, London, or Hamilton offices.

The successful candidate will have 2 - 3 years of relevant experience, be highly motivated and enjoy working on a diversity of projects, is an effective communicator and is committed to producing high quality work.

Job responsibilities include but aren't limited to the following:

  • Individuals should have experience conducting biological inventories, such as: terrestrial vegetation surveys, wetland evaluations, wildlife surveys, breeding bird surveys, Species at Risk habitat screenings, and reptile/amphibian surveys.

  • Writing and other communication skills, organizational skills and an ability to work well on multi-disciplinary teams, are essential qualities.

  • The position will involve working with project managers to provide support on environmental investigations including baseline studies, environmental impact assessments, conservation and reclamation plans, species at risk permitting and mitigation plans and related scopes of work.

  • Experience coordinating ecology projects and/or ecology components of larger projects will be considered an asset.

  • Coordinating and performing field investigations to describe vegetation communities according to study requirements

  • Conducting breeding and/or migratory bird surveys; amphibian surveys; mammal tracking surveys

  • Conducting Species at Risk habitat assessments and species-specific surveys

  • Maintaining effective communication with clients and staff

  • Adhering to and enforcing corporate health and safety protocols

  • Interpreting results of investigations and integrating results with additional biophysical data

  • Writing effective reports in a scientific style.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer


  • AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government — delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle — from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients

  • Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in environmental science or biology + 2 years of knowledge and experience identifying flora and plant communities, including taxonomy and species identification as well as demonstrated experience identifying fauna of Ontario (e.g. birds, amphibians, snakes, turtles, mammals including bats, insects, etc.) and/or education.

  • Must be willing to travel (including overnight and up to 2 weeks at a time)

  • Valid Class G Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience identifying flora and plant communities, including taxonomy and species identification

  • Demonstrated experience identifying fauna of Ontario (e.g. birds, amphibians, snakes, turtles, mammals including bats, insects, etc.)

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as in a team and ability to work in both field and office environments

  • Data entry and report writing

  • Must be willing to travel (including overnight and up to 2 weeks at a time)

  • Valid Class G Driver’s License.

  • Certified in Ontario Wetland Evaluation System

  • Certified in Ecological Land Classification

  • Demonstrated experience interpreting wildlife habitat requirements and preparing effective compensation plans

  • Experience preparing technical reports such as Environmental Impact Assessments, Baseline surveys and Conservation and Reclamation Plans including Species at Risk Mitigation Plans

  • Additional field experience such as water quality sampling or fishing surveys are an asset

  • Knowledge and experience with federal and provincial acts, regulations, policies and guidelines in particular, Endangered Species Act and/or Species at Risk Act

  • Experience with air photo interpretation (hard/soft copy), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and map and compass orientation

  • Experience with Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

  • Proficiency in use of various research tools, strong ability to write scientifically, and capability to organize and communicate with peers, managers and clients

  • Valid Standard First Aid + CPR.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 251326BR

Additional Locations CA - Hamilton, ON - OG - Hamilton Office 201-45 Goderich Roa, CA - London, ON - 250 York St, CA - Markham, ON - 105 Commerce Valley Dr W

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.