Intermediate Ecologist

We are currently seeking an Intermediate Ecologist to join our growing Ecology team, operating within MTE’s Environmental Division in London, Ontario. Our team is involved in a broad range of projects across multiple sectors, providing natural heritage feature inventory and assessment, species at risk permitting and agency liason, ecological restoration, and landscape management services to our clients. The position provides some flexibility with respect to work location within MTE’s core geographies of southwestern Ontario and the GTA.

    • Carry out, coordinate and manage field work and data analysis in support of baseline studies, environmental impact studies, Species at Risk permitting and mitigation plans, natural environment monitoring and related scopes of work;
    • Reporting on a variety of topics pertaining to the natural environment and potential impacts of development for submission to regulatory agencies, including apply existing policy and criteria, making recommendations for best practice and industry standard mitigation measures;
    • Preparing permits and regulatory approval applications;
    • Perform project management and coordination duties to deliver projects on time and within budget;
    • Liaise with clients, regulatory agencies, stakeholders, and other consultants as required;
    • Assist with preparing proposals and other business development initiatives; and
    • Other related duties, as assigned.
    • University degree in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science or related discipline is preferred although consideration will be given to strong candidates possessing a related technical diploma and suitable work experience;
    • Minimum 5 years of professional experience;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of one or more fields in the terrestrial or aquatic disciplines (vegetation, wetlands, wildlife, fish and fish habitat, or ecological restoration) and their associated methods, such as standardized wildlife or vegetation field surveys, fish sampling, as well as knowledge and experience in taxonomic identification;
    • ELC or OWES certification, or experience with permitting/authorizations for Species at Risk or fish and fish habitat is preferred;
    • General understanding of construction practices, development approval processes and related legislation;
    • Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Work, Excel and Outlook is essential;
    • Team player with the ability to work independently or as part of a multidisciplinary team;
    • Ability to work in both field and office environments;
    • Field work may be conducted in remote areas under a range of weather conditions;
    • Field work will require travel and may require long days and/or nights over extended periods, including weekends;
    • Ability to learn and successful perform challenging tasks;
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
    • Strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills;
    • Valid First Aid and CPR preferred;
    • Valid ATV safety training is an asset; and
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle.

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