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AECOM Vegetation and Wetland Ecologist in Calgary, Alberta

Canada - Alberta, Calgary

Job Summary

AECOM's Impact Assessment and Permitting team in Alberta has an immediate need for a Vegetation and Wetland Ecologist to support our existing projects activities and to grow our capacity to serve clients on challenging and exciting projects across Western Canada. This role will be based out of our Calgary office.

The candidate will have 3+ years of experience conducting and leading standardized vegetation and wetland field surveys, knowledge and experience in the taxonomic identification of vegetation, be highly motivated and accountable, enjoy working outdoors, work well collaboratively with other team members, and be an effective communicator.

Individuals should have a background conducting vegetation and wetland assessments, data analysis, and reporting. Strong organizational skills, leadership skills, and an ability to work well on multi-disciplinary teams in a fast-paced environment are essential qualities. The position will involve leading or supporting vegetation and wetland field surveys in support of pre-disturbance assessments, baseline studies, environmental impact assessments, Species at Risk permitting and mitigation plans, and related scopes of work.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead or support a field crew to undertake vegetation and wetland field surveys throughout Western Canada, although mainly in Alberta

  • Work remotely for extended periods as part of a field crew or independently

  • Provide technical support and guidance to less experienced field staff

  • Data entry, analysis, and report writing

Minimum Requirements

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in environmental science or biology, from a recognized university, college, or equivalent

  • 3+ years of related experience

  • Designated as a Professional Biologist with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists, Registered Professional Biologist with the College of Applied Biology, or eligible for a designation

  • Demonstrated experience identifying, classifying, and delineating wetlands to meet the requirements under the Alberta Wetland Policy

  • Demonstrated experience leading field teams and conducting biological field work

  • Demonstrated experience using Global Positioning Systems and map and compass orientation

  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment as well as independently

  • Ability to work in both field and office environments; When is the field must be able to walk long distances, in rugged terrain, carry equipment weighing up to 50 lbs and may require long days over extended periods of time (including weekends) that could include travel. Field work will be conducted in remote areas under a range of weather conditions.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

  • Adherence to and enforcement of AECOM’s Health and Safety Protocols

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with rare plant and ecological community and weed surveys

  • Experience with soil assessment and classification

  • Experience conducting assessments under the 2010 Reclamation Criteria for Wellsites and Associated Facilities

  • Strong knowledge of provincial and federal regulations as they apply to developments in Alberta

  • Experience writing and preparing technical reports

  • Experience preparing Wetland Assessment and Impact Forms, Wetland Assessment and Impact Reports, and applications under the Water Act

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Proficiency with ArcGIS to prepare maps and data analysis

  • Valid Standard First Aid + CPR

  • Wilderness First Aid

  • Experience working in remote locations

  • Valid ATV, UTV, and Argo safety training

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 223558BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations

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