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AECOM Intermediate Terrestrial Ecologist in Hamilton, Ontario

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Intermediate Terrestrial Ecologist to join our growing team in Ontario. Working alongside a team of professionals with varied backgrounds and skills, the ideal candidate is comfortable in fast paced environments. We are seeking a candidate who has a working knowledge of relevant Ontario and Federal regulations. The position will involve working to provide support on terrestrial ecological l investigations, including baseline studies, environmental impact assessments, environmental monitoring plans, permitting, and other related scopes of work. The successful candidate will work with an experienced team of scientists and technical specialist on environmental assessments, permits and provide environmental support on multi-disciplinary projects.

Individuals should have experience conducting biological inventories, including terrestrial vegetation surveys, wetland evaluations, wildlife surveys, environmental impact assessments, and a variety of environmental planning projects. Writing and other communication skills, organizational skills and an ability to work well on multi-disciplinary teams, are essential qualities.

Key roles for the position include:

  • Coordinating and performing field investigations to describe forest and wetland plant communities according to study requirements;

  • Conducting breeding and/or migratory bird surveys; amphibian surveys; mammal tracking surveys;

  • Conducting Species at Risk habitat assessments and species-specific surveys when required;

  • Maintaining effective communication with clients and staff;

  • Adhering to and enforcing corporate health and safety protocols;

  • Interpreting results of investigations and integrating results with additional biophysical data; and

  • Coordinating and writing effective reports in a scientific style.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in environmental science or biology, from a recognized University or College and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience required;

  • Certified in Ecological Land Classification;

  • Knowledge and experience identifying flora and plant communities, including taxonomy and species identification; and

  • Valid Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of relevant work experience

  • Certified in Ontario Wetland Evaluation System;

  • Demonstrated experience with vegetation, both upland and wetland, and the application and interpretation in southern and northern Ontario;

  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and/or breeding bird surveys and amphibian surveys;

  • Demonstrated experience interpreting wildlife habitat requirements and preparing effective compensation plans;

  • Experience preparing technical reports such as Environmental Impact Assessments, Baseline surveys and Conservation and Reclamation Plans including Species at Risk Mitigation Plans;

  • Knowledge and experience with federal and provincial acts, regulations, policies and guidelines in particular, Endangered Species Act and/or Species at Risk Act;

  • Experience with air photo interpretation (hard/soft copy), and digital field mapping platforms (ESRI Fieldmaps, Survey 123 etc.)

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

  • Proficiency in use of various research tools, strong ability to write scientifically, and capability to organize and communicate with peers, managers and clients;

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

  • Ability to work in both field and office environments.

Additional Information

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10070362

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Science