Intermediate Vegetation & Wetland Ecologist

POSITION: Intermediate Vegetation & Wetland Ecologist
BUSINESS UNIT: Conservation and Reclamation
LOCATION: Edmonton or Calgary, AB or Remote
STATUS: Full-time

Established in 2002, Ecoventure Inc. is a leading environmental consulting company that provides unparalleled service to Canada’s Oil and Gas, commercial and industrial, developers, and government clients. We pride ourselves on providing common-sense solutions to complex technical problems, from pre-disturbance planning and environmental monitoring to decommissioning, remediation, and reclamation. Ecoventure is committed to safety, professional excellence, technical quality, and client satisfaction in everything we do.

This role provides an opportunity for the conservation and reclamation group to complete exciting and dynamic projects throughout western Canada. The ideal candidate has strong technical, organizational, and leadership to support the growth and development of Ecoventure. The project work is centred mainly in Alberta, and the position will require some travel to remote work sites.

The selected candidate will be instrumental in executing Ecoventure’s project delivery system to achieve the following project delivery strategic objectives: health and safety, client expectations for quality, schedule, and budget, financial performance for project-specific targets, operational performance and business unit expectations, and quality.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support in the following areas:
 Identification of potential environmental constraints in relation to proposed developments (e.g., wetlands and vegetation, listed species, non-native species)
 Conduct field assessments to industry standards and prepare reports for projects within a variety of sectors (e.g., mining, transportation, municipal infrastructure, renewable energy, and oil and gas sector) and support training of junior field staff
 Ability to determine the scope, plan and oversee vegetation surveys
 Analyze, evaluate, and interpret data while providing results within the scope and objective(s) of a specific project
 Prepare and review technical reports, Wetland Impact Assessment Reports, Water Act Applications, and Biophysical Assessments, with corresponding AER OneStop entry
 Willingness to travel around western Canada to complete fieldwork in a variety of environments and locations, including remote work, for varying durations during summer months (BC, AB, SK and NWT)
 Develop and contribute to project proposals and budgets.
 Ability to mentor and train junior staff and work with a dynamic team to support various ENV programs.
 Interact with clients, staff, and regulatory agencies; and
 Implement corporate and client safety programs.

Project Management
 Resource management and project staff allocation.
 Project budget, logistics, and schedule management and reporting.
 Proposal preparation and cost estimating.
 Assist in business development.
 Uphold Ecoventure’s Quality Management System; and
 Uphold Ecoventure’s strong commitment to the Health and Safety Program, representing Ecoventure in conferences and industry seminars and liaising with all stakeholders’ levels.

This position will allow the successful candidate to work with a diverse and experienced team. The role offers involvement in all aspects of projects from start to finish.

The successful candidate should possess the following competencies and experience:

 B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in botany, biology, ecology, environmental sciences or related field with a background or experience in wetlands
 Registration or ability to register with a professional association (e.g., P. Biol, P.Ag. or R.T. Biol.) within Alberta and or BC/Saskatchewan as required
 4-10 years of practical experience in the execution of reclamation in the oil and gas industry in western Canada.
 Experience conducting wetland mapping and classification is a requirement
 Proficiency in imagery interpretation to delineate and classify wetlands and other vegetation types in western Canada.
 Strong understanding of regulatory legislation, guidelines, and regulations.
 Basic GIS skills and understanding
 Experience working on multidisciplinary projects.
 Strong, demonstrated technical written and oral communication skills are a requirement.
 A valid driver’s license (min Class 5 with GDL removed)
 The desire to succeed in a dynamic, progressive organization.
 Strong vegetation identification skills and understanding of vegetation establishment, control methods and prescription/implementation.
 Excellent organizational, analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, leadership, and conflict management skills; assisting in coordinating, analyzing, and synthesizing information to develop innovative solutions to problems, working with people and advising others.
 Experience with indigenous engagement and mentorship is considered an asset to support upcoming projects and proposals.
 Strong understanding of computer programs such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and GIS Software.
 Excellent attention to detail and strong critical thinking skills.
 H2S, First Aid and CPR, WHMIS, Ground Disturbance Level II, ATV Training, and a clean driving record are required.

We value people, ethics, integrity and honesty, professionalism, innovation, quality, technical excellence, teamwork, recognition of individual contributions, sustainability, and a satisfying and fun workplace.
We are committed to employment equality and encourage applications from all qualified career seekers. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a Cover Letter, Resume and References to the contact below. Please ensure all applications are concise and highlight qualifications related to the above responsibilities. Please quote the job reference number above in all communication.

Ecoventure offers a comprehensive benefits package, professional development opportunities, flexible/remote work options and excellent compensation.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration in providing your resume to Ecoventure; however, only the prospective candidates will be contacted for an interview.

How to apply

Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]