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McIntosh Perry

Intermediate Biologist

Environmental – Oakville, Ontario
Department Environmental
Employment Type Permanent

McIntosh Perry is growing to meet demand – and we need you! As a growing multi-disciplinary engineering and related professional services firm, we are building on our strong National reputation by maintaining our commitment to ethical work practices, a quality product and exceptional service. With more than 600 employees in offices across Canada, McIntosh Perry is expanding its scope and looking for new talent to join our supportive, dynamic team. 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, then this could be the right opportunity for you.


Our ideal candidate is driven, able to thrive in a high-paced environment, seeking professional growth within a positive team environment, committed to preparing excellent technical reports and providing amazing client experiences throughout the project lifecycle. We offer a work environment whereby you can get your bots muddy, work with incredible private and public clients, deliver the highest quality technical reports, and provide solutions to complex environmental challenges. As a member of our Environmental group, your duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • 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;
  • Leading field studies, data recording, entry and management, analysis, and reporting;
  • Actively growing the environmental business lines by writing winning proposals, developing new client relationships and delivering excellent service to existing clients;
  • Performing background research of available resources for potential environmental constraints and opportunities;
  • Performing a variety of field and office tasks requiring the application of standard scientific principles and fundamental theories;
  • Providing environmental site inspections as required for proposed and active construction sites;
  • Conducting background information searches including literature reviews, database review, and agency consultation to obtain environmental data;
  • Assisting with the acquisition of environmental permitting/approvals and development of mitigation and protection measures in accordance with environmental legislation and policy;
  • Managing and coordinating programs, projects and technical studies for the natural heritage component of a variety of projects;
  • Coordinating multi-disciplinary projects;
  • Preparing, reviewing, and presenting reports and proposals; and
  • Providing mentorship to facilitate the career development of more junior staff, including technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring.


  • Completion of a post-secondary diploma or a Bachelor's of Science in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Geography (or related field);
  • Demonstrated experience delivering environmental services, with consulting work experience or employment at an agency (i.e., Conservation Authority, MTO, etc.) an asset;
  • Proven experience providing project management, coordinating team members and ensuring top quality projects are delivered on schedule and budget;
  • Strong knowledge of the structure and application of Ontario and Federal environmental regulatory and approvals regime including species at risk and fisheries;
  • Direct experience and success working within the regulatory environment in Ontario;
  • Applied experience in biology, ecology, botany and natural sciences including identification skills for fish/birds/herpetofauna/vascular plants, wildlife identification skills and ability to delineate habitat types;
  • The following certifications are considered assets to the positions: OMNRF certification in Ecological Land Classification for Southern Ontario, OMNRF certification in the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System, Electrofishing Certification, ISA certified arborist, and RAQS registration for an Environmental Category such as Natural Sciences, Environmental Assessment, Fisheries Assessment, Environmental Inspection During Construction;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.;
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of terrestrial/aquatic environments, vegetation, and wildlife of Ontario and legislation including the Invasive Species Act, Provincial Policy Statement, Endangered Species Act, Species at Risk Act, Migratory Birds Convention Act, Fish, and Wildlife Conservation Act, Fisheries Act, Environmental Assessment Act;
  • Demonstrated experience providing environmental services to MTO in support of preliminary design, detail design, design-build and contract administration assignments;
  • Demonstrated experience providing mentoring and coaching to junior staff members;
  • Experience in the collection, analysis, and reporting of field data following established protocols;
  • The ability to endure physical exertion for long periods of standing, walking over rough/uneven/ rocky terrain, work during inclement weather and with biting insects;
  • Demonstrated experience with environmental inspection during construction;
  • Exceptional organizational skills to plan and execute work efficiently to simultaneously deliver many project deliverables and maintain client relations; and
  • Possess a valid driver's license and have access to a vehicle with valid registration and insurance.

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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