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SNC-Lavalin Junior Wildlife Biologist Full Time in Toronto, ON

SNC-Lavalin

Branch Toronto ON CA

Position:
Junior Wildlife Biologist
Location:
Toronto, ON

Environmental studies, environmental impact assessments and social impact assessments, resettlement action planning, environmental engineering design,…

SNC-Lavalin Impact Assessment and Community Engagement (IACE) is a part of the Environment and Geosciences (E&G) division of SNC-Lavalin Inc. (TSX:SNC). SNC-Lavalin is a global engineering firm with offices across Canada, in over 35 other countries around the world, and currently working in approximately 100 countries. SNC-Lavalin E&W offers consulting services in the following areas: environmental studies, environmental impact assessments and social impact assessments, resettlement action planning, environmental engineering design, environmental construction supervision, habitat assessments and compensation, aquatic life assessments, air quality assessments and green house gas emissions, carbon credits, sustainability, environmental management and planning, geographic information systems, contaminated sites, waste management, mining, water distribution and treatment, pollution control and rural development.

Our commitment to excellence extends to our workplace where we offer a flexible work environment, competitive compensation and benefits, in-house training programs, a strong emphasis on health and safety, support for continuing education and professional development and the opportunity to work with and learn from senior technical experts and professionals.

It is anticipated that the Wildlife Biologist contract position will extend from the end of April 2018 to October of 2018, with a potential for full time employment upon completion of the contract period. The Contract Wildlife Biologist reports to the Biological and GIS Services Group Manager (IACE), who is located in our Toronto office at 185 The West Mall in Etobicoke. The GIS and Biological Services Group is part of the Toronto IACE team within the Central Canada Division of E&W. As a member of the growing and diversifying GIS and Biological Services Group, the Wildlife Biologist, together with the Group Manager, will be responsible for the execution of a variety of Wildlife and Species at Risk (SAR) projects within the group; maintaining project objectives and schedules; and participating in the identification and acquisition of new projects throughout Canada.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the planning and conduct of wildlife inventory programs on a project related basis
  • Advise on Provincial and Federal legislation pertaining to Species at Risk (SAR)
  • Assist in the acquisition of wildlife related permits based on project requirements
  • Assist in the inventory environmental conditions to determine their suitability for wildlife presence/potential with particular emphasis on SAR
  • Research ecological relationships, life history habits, and requirements of wildlife on a project related basis
  • Contribute to the development of and support implementation of endangered species plans including risk assessment, compensation, monitoring and interaction with external regulatory agency staff
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of existing and emerging regulatory requirements, wildlife assessment methodologies and best practices

Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma in Wildlife, Ecology studies, or similar. Graduate degree is an asset
  • 1 to 3 years of relevant work experience in wildlife biology
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience with GIS is an asset
  • Familiarity with Provincial and Federal legislation pertaining to Species at Risk (SAR)
  • Ability to inventory environmental conditions to determine their suitability for wildlife presence/potential with particular emphasis on SAR an asset
  • Knowledge of methods of producing and maintaining suitable habitat for various wildlife species and asset
  • Experience in field identification with one or more of the avian, herpetological, mammal, or botanical taxa a definite asset
  • Proven technical writing skills with the ability to maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work
  • Ability to analyze tabular data and interpret the content of data sets
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills are required
  • Valid driver’s license; and access to a vehicle
  • Willingness to travel (short-term duration)

Additional Information

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Successful applicants will be notified about SNC-Lavalin’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process.

Worker Type Employee Job Type Contractual (Fixed Term)

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2018-01-11
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