Senior Biologist/Ecologist

Environmental · Toronto, Ontario
Department Environmental
Employment Type Permanent
Minimum Experience Experienced

You didn't go to school to be a number in a big machine, so why work for one? By joining McIntosh Perry, you will be able to make an impact in the communities where you live and work. Our Core Purpose - Turning Possibilities Into Reality represents our commitment to solving problems, getting things done and moving forward through collaboration with clients and teams.


Our team's expertise, gained through decades of experience, means clients can rely on us to quickly deliver high-quality and successful projects.

As one of the country’s fastest growing engineering firms with more than 800 project managers, engineers, technical experts and problems solvers across North America, McIntosh Perry is proud to be a Platinum Club Winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.


Our core values validate everything we have believed in since our company started:

 

Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes - Treat others as they would like to be treated

Make Momma proud - Do the right thing

Every McIntosh has a core - Be a leader

Pass. Shoot. Score. - Becoming excellent together

Did you dot the i’s and cross the t’s? - Personal responsibility

Don’t forget to cut the ribbon - Making a difference

 

If you are looking for an opportunity to work with a collaborative, hard-working and dedicated team of professionals and have fun delivering high-quality projects regardless of the project size, we are looking for new talent to join our supportive and dynamic team and enable you to turn possibilities into reality.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As a member of our Environmental team, your duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing various sized projects, providing client relations and report to senior staff;
  • Designing and carrying out biological field investigations including breeding bird surveys, botanical inventories, Ecological Land Classification, wildlife surveys (reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc.), targeted species at risk surveys, fisheries assessments and wetland delineation following established protocols;
  • 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 practice and industry standard mitigation measures;
  • Project planning, scheduling, allocation of personnel and resources, budgeting, overall supervision of project personnel;
  • Lead field studies, collect/enter/manage/analyze data, and write technical reports;
  • Perform a variety of field and office tasks requiring the application of standard scientific principles and fundamental theories;
  • Conduct background information searches including literature reviews, database review, and agency consultation to obtain environmental data;
  • Acquire environmental permits/approvals and develop mitigation and protection measures in accordance with environmental legislation and policy;
  • Preparation, review, and presentation of reports and proposals;
  • Provide environmental site inspections and Contract Administration at active construction sites;
  • Willingness to travel and work outdoors in accessible and remote locations;
  • Actively grow the environmental business line by writing winning proposals, developing new client relationships, and delivering excellent service to existing clients;
  • Mentor and develop junior staff on field survey protocols, data collection, and technical report writing;
  • Keeping up to date with federal and provincial regulations pertaining to the natural environment that apply to job duties, and;
  • Other duties that may be assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience, preferably in consulting, in field biology, with emphasis on ecosystems of Ontario;
  • Completion of a Bachelor or Masters degree in Biology, Ecology, or related discipline;
  • Demonstrated experience completing Environmental Assessments and applying provincial and federal environmental legislation for private, municipal, provincial, and federal projects;
  • Thorough knowledge of the Endangered Species Act (2007) and its regulations; ability to oversee species-specific surveys, determine habitat suitability, and obtain Ministry review and approvals as required;
  • Experienced with field survey protocols for birds, reptiles and amphibians, vascular plants and/or fish;
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated experience writing amazing technical reports;
  • Proven experience providing project management, coordinating team members, and ensuring top quality projects are delivered on schedule and budget;
  • Applied experience in biology, ecology, botany and natural sciences including identification skills for fish/birds/other wildlife/vascular plants, wildlife identification skills and ability to delineate habitat types;
  • Experience in the collection, analysis, and reporting of field data following established protocols;
  • Demonstrated experience with environmental inspection during construction, including erosion and sediment control;
  • RAQs qualified, Ecological Land Classification System certification and other certification will be considered an asset;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.;
  • Valid Ontario driver's license and access to a vehicle.

 

Eligibility to Work in Canada - It is important that you are legally eligible to work in Canada at the time an offer of employment is made. You may be requested to provide proof of eligibility at that time.


McIntosh Perry is an equal opportunities employer offering a competitive salary and benefits to those with the skills suited to the needs of our clients.

McIntosh Perry welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Environmental
  • Employment Type
    Permanent
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced