Senior Terrestrial Ecologist

We are looking for a Senior Ecologist to join our London team. The position provides flexibility with respect to work location within MTE’s core geographies of southwestern Ontario (London, Kitchener or Burlington offices).

This is an incredible opportunity for someone looking for an opportunity to advance their career and collaborate on multidisciplinary teams.

Why do others who work in this position like the role?
Our teams enjoy collaborating, not only with experts in their field, but also with other professionals on complex projects. Our clients have observed that our team strives to be heavily involved with all aspects of projects to ensure we can provide our clients with quality performance, excellent customer service and diverse expertise.

“More Than Engineering means that we provide an extended experience beyond just engineering. More experts working together to make a complete product for clients.”

What will be the best part of your day?
Working side by side with some of the best co-workers, collaborating on projects big and small. We like working together and we support each other in meeting deadlines, finding innovative solutions and answering questions.

What types of projects will you be working on?
As a multi-disciplinary firm, the work you will be doing will be varied. MTE’s client base includes various industries in both the private and public sectors, such as developers, municipalities and contractors. One day you may be working on field survey for a development project and on another day you’ll be collaborating with our municipal team on a Class Environmental Assessment.

Who do we work for?
Working with the best clients and consulting teams means we also get to work on the best projects! Our London office has long-term relationships with many developers, stakeholders and contractors. MTE also has a solid reputation in the civil, structural and environmental engineering fields, which leads to many opportunities to collaborate with new clients and build new relationships.

You may recognize the following projects, which have all benefitted from the knowledge and efforts of our environmental teams in Ontario:

    • Highway 4/ Bayfield River Bridge Replacement, Clinton, Fish & Mussel Salvage
    • Town of Kingsville, Union Drain Improvement Project
    • McMaster University Campus Master Plan, Hamilton
    • Bell Sand Farm Expansion, Perth East

Where will I be work?
Our office is in downtown London, where you’ll have plenty of options for lunch and have the opportunity to enjoy the events and excitement of the area.

MTE’s London office opened in 2016, and has quickly grown to over 85 people since then. You will work next to civil, structural, environmental and geotechnical engineering professionals, as well as a team of surveyors. With so many different professionals working in the same office, collaboration is customary!

The office is also social and community-minded. They enjoy working together and have a history of supporting organizations such as Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario, Green Economy London and the London Food Bank.

Who will you be working with?
You will be a valued member of the London environmental team, which is led by Patrick Dowling, and is comprised of over 15 professionals, including 10 ecology and natural environment professionals, two hydrogeologists, and five environmental engineering professionals.

The Natural Environments team has 10 ecologists who work together on a variety of ecology and biology projects. They will help you as you navigate this role, advocating for your success and your projects. They regularly collaborate on management and technical to ensure overall success of the project. Have a question? Feel free to reach out to the manager of this team: Daniel Knee, R.P.Bio., CAN-CISEC

Why is employee-ownership a “big deal” at MTE?
MTE is about three things …. People, people, people. Our staff, our clients and our partners. We get to work for some of the best clients. They value our work and appreciate the skills and experience of our staff. We also have a solid reputation with our agency peers, which results in positive experiences for our staff during the review and approvals processes.

Not every engineering firm is the same, it is truly the people that make the difference. MTE is an employee-owned company, and ownership is available to all staff. We care a great deal about our clients and each other. These are some of the reasons we like working together:

“We are multi-disciplinary professionals working together to bring the best solution to our clients.”

“MTE has an inclusive and flexible work environment that encourages and helps employees to follow their personal career goals within the opportunities available.”


    • Coordinating and managing 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.
    • Performing 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, obtaining permits and authorizations, and making recommendations for best practices, mitigation measures, and compensation strategies.
    • Procurement of work through preparation of proposals and participation in business development activities.
    • Liaising with clients, regulatory agencies, stakeholders, and other consultants.
    • 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 10 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.
    • 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.
    • Experience mentoring and providing technical training to ecology staff.

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