AECOM Senior Terrestrial Ecologist in Kitchener, Ontario

Business Line Environment

Position Title Senior Terrestrial Ecologist

Canada - Ontario


Job Summary

AECOM’s Ontario Water & Natural Resources (W&NR) team is seeking a Senior Terrestrial Ecologist to help drive the delivery of our existing projects and to grow our capacity to serve clients on challenging and exciting projects across the province. AECOM's WNR team has experienced rapid growth to 65+ staff in recent years and this position offers an exciting opportunity to be a part of one of Ontario’s premier environmental consulting teams. The position may be based out of any of the following offices: Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Mississauga, Barrie, Sudbury or Markham.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage and conduct biological surveys and provide technical support in vegetation, wetland and/or wildlife ecology

  • Supervise and mentor less experienced staff through on-the-job training and project work

  • Effectively manage and coordinate projects as a technical lead or project manager

  • Write and deliver high quality reports, which may include: field reports; permit applications; compensation plans; sustainability/restoration plans; environmental impact assessments; land/watershed plans; management plans

  • Quality control of data analysis and reports and a commitment to technical excellence

  • Work collaboratively between different offices and groups

  • Identify emerging markets and business opportunities with existing and new clients

  • Develop appropriate marketing materials and strategies

  • Write effective proposals

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or diploma in environmental science or biology, from a recognized University or College

  • 10+ years relevant work experience in a related field (ideally consultancy) with advanced skills in terrestrial vegetation, wetlands, fisheries, water quality or wildlife ecology

  • Strong reputation for ecological expertise, and capable of developing good client relationships

  • Solid understanding of the environmental documentation process including impact assessment and mitigation

  • Knowledge and experience with federal and provincial acts, regulations, policies and guidelines in particular, the Planning Act and Provincial Policy Statement, Endangered Species Act, Species at Risk Act, Fisheries Act, the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012

  • Good communicator and able to liaise with all stakeholders including regulatory agencies

  • Proven leadership and superior communication skills

  • Project Management skills and experience in tracking schedules and delivering projects on time and within budget

  • Demonstrated ability in developing new business opportunities

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years relevant work experience in a related field (ideally consultancy) with advanced skills in terrestrial vegetation, wetlands, fisheries, water quality or wildlife ecology.

  • Ecological Land Classification training and certification

  • Ontario Wetland Evaluation System training and certification

  • Experience writing and preparing technical reports

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

  • Wilderness First Aid and/or wilderness experience

  • Has access to a vehicle for conducting field work

  • Fluency in written and spoken French is an asset

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Sciences

Business Group

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 181128BR

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.