Senior Aquatic Ecologist

• 10+ years experience as an Ecologist in the environmental consulting industry, with an aquatic focus
• Degree (B.Sc.), in Biology, Ecology or Natural Sciences (M.Sc. is considered an asset), and registration as a P. Biol. or R.P. Bio.
• Valid driver’s license required for travel to job sites/clients
• Based in Calgary, AB, with flexible work options available
• High profile project work and full project management opportunities
• Close knit collaborative and engaged “One Team” environment

We’re SLR, a global consulting firm delivering over 30 technical disciplines around the world to help our clients reach their environmental and sustainability goals. With over 25 years of experience, our ambition is to be recognized as a global leader in environmental and advisory solutions.

As our new Sr. Aquatic Ecologist, you will play an important role on a team whose work is essential to achieving this goal.

You will take on the full scope of project management responsibilities, including proposal, design, and ongoing coordination, as well as mentorship and leadership responsibilities with our junior team members, report writing, and client communication. You’ll also focus on business development initiatives, leveraging your centers of influence to help strategically grow our operations.

We’ll look to you to bring in-depth knowledge of aquatic ecology, with strengths in impact assessment and provincial and federal regulatory frameworks. Knowledge of a wide range of business sectors and the ability to work on multi-disciplinary teams will also be key to your success.

This is a unique opportunity to work on high-profile projects with a growing team – so if you’re entrepreneurial at heart, excited about growth, and ready to be given the space to really shine at what you’re good at, you’ll excel with us.

You will also:

• Develop and implement plans to expand business opportunities in Ecology
• Focus on initiating, developing, building, and expanding successful client relationships
• Develop proposals and budgets with the financial acumen to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget
• Participate in a variety of projects through study design, analytical QA/QC, advisory services, specialized field surveys and review of technical reports
• Prepare federal, provincial and/or municipal permits, licenses, and applications
• Provide technical and business mentorship to other staff members
• Participate nationally with the Ecology team and other technical disciplines throughout our Canadian operations

This is a unique opportunity to bring your ambition to a highly engaged team, where your efforts and impact will be recognized and valued.

Working @ SLR

With us, there is no doubt you’ll grow your subject-matter expertise and industry knowledge. We care about investing in our employees for the long-run, and if you ask our team, they’ll tell you that’s just one of the many benefits of working here. We want to be a place where you can experience career growth and satisfaction for many years.

Here’s what else you’ll enjoy as part of our team:

• Competitive total compensation plan and vacation
• Comprehensive benefit plan and a suite of wellness initiatives
• Full-time, permanent role with flexible scheduling available (core hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm)
• Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
• A caring and close-knit team culture, dedicated to supporting your work and keeping you connected


• Degree (B.Sc.), in Biology, Ecology or Natural Sciences (M.Sc. is considered an asset), and registration as a P. Biol. or R.P. Bio.
• A minimum of 10 years of experience in environmental consulting, with a special focus in aquatics
• Ability to develop business opportunities and have an excellent approach to client service
• Experience navigating permitting and authorization processes related to Canadian federal, provincial, and regional legislation and policies
• Experience in natural resource assessments and inventories, federally and provincially regulated environmental assessments, writing, and administering mitigation plans and obtaining approvals
• Knowledge of relevant legislative frameworks and resources (e.g., AB Wildlife Act, Species at Risk Act, Water Act, Fisheries Act)
• Ability to work with and/or manage multi-disciplinary teams both in Alberta and across Canada
• Business travel throughout Canada may be required throughout the week and/or on weekends

SLR strives to build diverse teams that reflect the communities we work in, and encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities.

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How to apply

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