Position: Intermediate Ecologist
Employment Type: Full-time, combination of office and field work (70:30)
Experience: 5 years
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posting Date: May 11, 2022
Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found
Starting Date: Immediate
Solstice provides customized environmental management services to a variety of First Nations, commercial, oil/gas and municipal development clients. With a focus on responsible land use management and understanding the value of local indigenous ecological expertise, we work to braid traditional knowledge and western science through collaboration to help our clients understand, manage, and reduce environmental impacts.
The Solstice team includes experts in soils, forestry, wildlife, hydrology, wetland and vegetation ecology, GIS (Geographic Information System) analysis, remote-sensing, conservation and reclamation planning, and environmental policy. You will be joining a company of innovators and change-makers to help deliver services and products, prioritizing efficiency, quality, and safety.
Our goal is to leave behind a positive legacy that goes beyond the immediate projects we complete to empower our clients with sustainable solutions.
Our biophysical and regulatory team is seeking an Intermediate Ecologist to coordinate and conduct environmental assessment and monitoring projects. Duties will include proposal preparation and project management, mentorship of junior staff in field assessment, regulatory approvals advice and environmental assessment processes, field work as required, and client relationship development.
Clients include – First Nations, Urban and Rural Municipalities, Construction/Engineering firms, Oil/Gas
• Minimum of 5 years experience in the environmental consulting industry, with direct experience in undertaking various environmental field programs and associated reporting related environmental and biophysical assessments, wetland assessments, and monitoring programs for linear developments, transportation and development projects, and other industries. Experience with statistical analysis and sampling design is an asset.
• Must be registered as a Professional Biologist. It is considered an asset if the candidate is also registered as a Wetland Practitioner (QWSP) under the provincial Wetland Policy. Individuals working towards achieving signing authority as a Wetland Practitioner will be considered.
• Demonstrate an excellent understanding environmental legislation applicable to our key industry sectors, including the regulatory and permitting processes at all levels of government (municipal, provincial, territorial and federal). Must have direct and applicable experience in navigating projects through various provincial permitting and approval processes including but not limited to the Alberta Water Act and Public Lands Act.
• Excellent field skills in general ecological data collection, including vegetation and wildlife inventory skills. Understanding of soils and water quality data collection is an asset.
• Ability to travel as required to undertake field work.
• Strong communicator “who listens to understand” not just to respond. Proficient at both written and verbal communication.
• Ability to “simplify the science” for non-experts to help them understand complex environmental risks and opportunities in an uncomplicated way.
• Self-starter who has strong ability to set goals and achieve those goals; work independently and possesses a willingness to learn.
• Project management and organizational skills to establish priorities, estimate timeframes, meet deadlines, assess problems, suggest, and implement solutions, make independent decisions, and ensure standards are maintained.
• Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of services
• Fluency in Cree, Dene or Blackfoot would be an asset
• B.Sc. or M.Sc. in the biological or environmental sciences disciplines
Salary is negotiable and will commensurate with experience. Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected] Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.