Sr Ecologist

Job Description


Are you a solutions-oriented ecologist with strong technical capabilities looking for new a new career challenge? The IBI group is seeking an Intermediate/Senior Ecologist to help build the Natural Systems team in Ottawa. Through this role you will have the unique opportunity help foster supportive, high-performance culture that aims to provide our clients with the very best service and highest quality deliverables in the industry.

Our Natural Systems service line supports IBIs vision to plan, design, build and sustain the cities of tomorrow. By taking a systems-based approach, we will support our clients with solutions that promote the responsible development of our communities. Effectively balancing the need for functional natural heritage systems with the demand for livable communities. We achieve this through true functional integration within IBI multi-discipline culture At IBI group, the Natural Systems team is not a service provider, but a true partner in the planning and design of our communities.

This position will be largely focused on clients and projects in eastern Ontario but will also include opportunities to work on projects across Canada as needs arise. As a leader in the Natural Systems team, you will be responsible for developing and fostering healthy client relationships, managing and supporting projects, scoping and executing field programs, technical report and proposal writing, and leading other environmental professionals in the delivery of high quality.

Most of the things youll work on:

Follow and promote a health and safety culture within the team.

Commit to self-development and ongoing learning in the field of Ecology and Business

Provided support and mentorship to other members of the team. Manage and coordinate projects and technical studies for the Natural Systems team in Ottawa. Including the scoping, planning, and execution of field survey programs

Undertake biophysical surveys as required following the standard field methodologies used in Ontario. For example, botanical surveys, ELC, tree inventories and health assessments, breeding bird surveys, targeted SAR surveys, etc.

Support the management of the digital data collection and associated project GIS data

Act as IBIs representative at client meetings, and our clients representative at agency and stakeholder meetings Prepare and/or contribute to technical reports that meet the needs clients and partners. Examples include;
Environmental Impact Studies, Existing Conditions Reports, Tree Conservation Reports, Environmental Assessments, and other reports associated with permits and approvals. Lead permitting and approvals at the local, provincial, and federal level related to natural heritage. (e.g. tree cut permits, endangered species act, conservation authorities, fisheries act, etc.)Prepare and/or contribute to the preparation of project proposals and associated marketing materials

What You'll Need To Have:

A university degree in biology, ecology, environmental studies, or related discipline

Minimum 5 years of related work experience in the consulting environment is preferred Ideal candidate will have Ontario-based certifications or training in standardized field methodologies (e.g. Ecological Land Classification, Butternut Health Assessment, Ontario Wetland Evaluation System, ISA arborist, etc.)Experience in the application of natural heritage surveys to support municipal, provincial, or federal approvals in the land development, transportation infrastructure, and municipal planning sectors

A thorough understanding of municipal, provincial, and federal policies and legislation that govern the management of natural heritage features in Eastern Ontario

Proven project management and/or project coordination experience

Willingness to work flexible hours and undertake fieldwork under a variety of conditions

Willingness to travel for fieldwork and out-of-town meetings

Experience with GIS and Mobile Data Collection tools is considered an Asset

Excellent proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel)
Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication skills

Strong writing, organizational, and time management skills

Must have or be able to obtain first aid certification

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