Wildlife Biologist

Employment Type: Full-time, combination of office and field work (70:30)
Experience: Intermediate
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posting Date: May 11, 2022
Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found
Starting Date: Immediate

About Solstice
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.
Position Overview
Our biophysical and regulatory team is seeking a Wildlife Biologist to support our 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
Position Requirements
• Minimum of 3 years experience in the environmental consulting industry, with direct experience in undertaking various environmental field programs related to ecological and wildlife data collection for linear developments, transportation and development projects, and other industries.
• Experience leading migratory bird nest sweeps and wildlife sweeps, with a strong proficiency at visual and auditory bird identification and a solid understanding of migratory bird species nesting habitat associations, nesting chronology and nesting behaviours. Skilled in identification of general wildlife species and habitat associations.

• Excellent ecological field data collection skills and survey techniques, including strong navigation skills, with experience in using digital data collection methods and applications. Basic understanding of veg and soils is an asset.
• Comfortable working in remote settings in inclement weather conditions, and in and around heavy equipment.

• Ability to travel as required to undertake field work. Work may include field shifts of up to 10 days on site.
• Good understanding of relevant federal and provincial regulations and legislation, including the MBCA and Alberta Wildlife Act.

• Experience with compiling technical reports and capable of interacting with and providing advice to clients.
• Strong communicator “who listens to understand” not just to respond. Proficient at both written and verbal communication.
• Self-starter who has strong ability to set goals and achieve those goals; work independently and possesses a willingness to learn.
• Strong organizational skills to establish priorities, estimate timeframes, meet deadlines, assess problems, suggest, and implement solutions.
• Fluency in Cree, Dene, Sioux 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 submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

How to apply

Salary is negotiable and will commensurate with experience. Please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.