Vegetation Ecologist/Botanist
SNC-Lavalin
Saskatoon, SK
Job Description

We are currently seeking a Vegetation Ecologist/Botanist, based in Regina, Saskatoon or Winnipeg to help plan, manage, and conduct environmental impact assessments and environmental management on a variety of projects within western Canada.

Responsibilities
Conduct vegetation surveys and assessments in accordance with applicable protocols
Classify and delineate wetlands in a field setting using the appropriate wetland classification systems
Assist with environmental assessment, management or permitting projects
Conduct field work in accordance with required survey protocols and health and safety procedures
Assist in the preparation of regulatory approval and permitting applications
Assist in the preparation of technical reports associated with regulatory approvals or compliance requirements
Ensuring technical quality of work including field methodology and review of client deliverables (proposals, reports and mapping)
Requirements
University Degree in Biology/Ecology or related studies with a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in conducting vegetation and wetland surveys
Proven ability to identify plants to the species level in a field setting
Working knowledge of the current rare plant detection survey protocols in Saskatchewan. Knowledge of relevant protocols in Alberta is strongly preferred
Experience conducting vegetation surveys in a variety of ecosystems, including rare plant detection surveys
Basic knowledge of plant taxonomy, including the ability to identify species using taxonomic keys
Knowledge of relevant federal and provincial legislation and requirements
Able to classify wetlands in a field setting using the Stewart and Kantrud Classification System and the Canadian Wetland Classification System. Working knowledge of the Alberta Wetland Classification System is an asset
Experience with the Alberta Wetland Policy and designation as a Qualified Wetland Science Practitioner (QWSP) is an asset
Demonstrated professionalism and commitment to continuous improvement
Recognized ability to work independently and succeed in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team environment
Strong verbal and written communication skills and experience with technical report writing
Professional designation is an asset (e.g. P. Biol. or R. P.Bio.)
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) experience in Saskatchewan and/or Alberta is an asset
Consulting experience in Saskatchewan and/or Alberta is an asset
Knowledge of wildlife biology and agronomy is an asset
Working knowledge of weed control methods and experience with weed surveys and management programs is an asset
Some work for this position may be in remote locations for extended periods of time and may require overtime, weekends and variable hours.
Computer skills - MS Office
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At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.

Worker Type
Employee
Job Type
Regular

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