MTE Consultants Inc. has provided consulting services to communities throughout Ontario since 1985. For over 30 years, we have maintained a commitment to quality and lasting relations. Our strength is in the people we work with and the solutions we design. With 4 different offices across Ontario, our team is comprised of driven professionals at various stages of their careers – and we’re all in this together. Every day, we’re working together and collaborating on projects that are both challenging and impactful. Join a team that creates connections, drives your career and supports the community in more ways than one.
We are currently seeking a Senior Biologist and Team Leader to join our growing Biological Sciences Group, operating within our Environmental Division in London, Ontario.
The incumbent will be expected to:
- Progressively assume increasing leadership and management of daily operations for the Biological Sciences Group in collaboration with existing leadership;
- Supervise, mentor and train biological sciences staff;
- Perform project management and coordination duties to deliver projects on time and within budget, in accordance with the client needs and MTE quality standards;
- Technical review and/or reporting on a variety of topics pertaining to the natural environment and potential impacts of development for submission to regulatory agencies, including applying existing policy and criteria, making recommendations for best practices, mitigation measures, and compensation strategies;
- Senior review and/or preparation of permit and regulatory approval applications;
- Coordinate, manage and review field work and data analysis for various natural environment studies;
- Liaise with clients, regulatory agencies, stakeholders, and other consultants as required;
- Procurement of work through preparation of proposals and participation in business development activities;
- Develop and implement market strategies to drive growth in the Biological Sciences Group, in collaboration with existing leadership and management; and
- Other related duties, as assigned.
- Minimum of 10 years of biological science consulting experience in Ontario;
- Graduate level 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 B.Sc. degree, suitable work experience and/or additional certifications;
- Experience leading teams and providing supervision, mentorship and technical training to biological sciences staff;
- Demonstrated success in all aspects of project management and delivery, with a Project Management Professional designation considered an asset;
- A proven record of effective technical report writing and ability to provide senior editorial and technical review;
- Demonstrated strengths in developing and maintaining effective relationships with clients, government agencies, and other stakeholders;
- Thorough knowledge of municipal, provincial and federal policies and legislation relating to the natural environment, land development and planning, with proven ability to determine policy conformity for specific development proposals and obtain related permits/approvals;
- Experience in carrying out natural heritage impact assessment studies and developing mitigation, monitoring and compensation plans that meet regulatory and client requirements;
- Knowledge of the Endangered Species Act and associated regulations with ability to oversee species-specific surveys, determine habitat suitability, and obtain Ministry approvals, as required;
- Experience in Environmental Assessments and applying an ecosystem approach to identify constraints and opportunities through the analysis of natural heritage features;
- Related experience as a qualified expert witness at the Ontario Municipal Board or Local Planning Appeal Tribunal is considered an asset;
- Extensive knowledge and experience in vegetation community, plant and wildlife assessments in Ontario;
- Experience in the creation of wetlands, buffer habitats and compensation mitigation;
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with other technical staff and disciplines;
- Possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills;
- Show attention to detail and excellent time management and organizational skills;
- Strong commitment to health, safety and environmental management;
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel and Outlook is essential;
- Willingness to occasionally travel and work outside of standard business hours; and
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle.