Senior Vegetation Ecologist
Kelowna, British Columbia
2d ago

Senior Vegetation Ecologist - ( 210000WU )


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We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise.

We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support.

Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking a highly motivated, personable, organized Senior Vegetation Ecologist to perform program development and execution for a wide variety of projects within various development sectors such as oil and gas, mining, and transportation within the vegetation ecology and wetland disciplines.

As a senior member of the team, you will apply your expertise to develop and effectively execute work plans and budgets, write and quality review plans, reports, and proposals, and support technical innovation and development of the team.

You will work independently and / or supervise field and project teams at a discipline level to move projects toward closure in the most cost-effective manner.

In this role, the junior and intermediate staff will look to you for mentorship and leadership.

Your Key Responsibilities

Lead and conduct wetland assessments and biological inventories with a focus on communities and species of concern that include rare species.

Environmental assessments for municipal, provincial, and federal regulators in multiple sectors, including oil and gas, mining, land development, transportation, renewable energy.

Work on a variety of natural resource planning projects, including natural area inventories and biophysical assessments.

Ensure Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures are adhered to and participate in QA / QC reviews of deliverables.

Desktop mapping of wetlands and vegetation communities; including mapping to TEM standards.

Interact directly with internal and external clients and contribute to developing excellent relationships with clients, regulators, and stakeholders.

Lead and direct field assessments as required.

Train junior and intermediate staff in field and reporting requirements to meet project and regulatory requirements.

Identify scope and budget for proposal submissions.

Attend client meetings and participate in regulatory strategy development for projects.

Participate in Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work.

Provide services as a BC Qualified Professional.

Execute specific technical tasks or requirements for medium to large projects.

Qualify as a Quality Reviewer and undertakes Quality Reviews of moderate to large deliverables.

Effectively support junior and intermediate staff as a mentor and leader.

Work proactively to further the technical needs of the team.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

Proficient in and consistently demonstrate and promote policies and procedures for HSSE, including client-specific training (if applicable).

Advanced skills in technical writing.

Ability to work in a dynamic environment under deadlines.

Skilled in communications and technical information exchange with clients, engineers and scientists, government regulators and agencies, and academia, as well as non-technical communication to the public.

Disciplined approach to project execution and technical excellence.

At least five years of experience successfully executing technical aspects of medium to complex projects.

Familiarity with relevant provincial and federal regulations and guidelines. Experience with ecosystem mapping (e.g., TEM) is an asset.

Experience in pre-and post-mining land capability predictions and reclamation planning is an asset.

Proficient in MS Office, ArcGIS, or other mapping applications.

Champion new ideas and initiatives; and create an environment that supports creativity and innovation.

Build and maintain productive professional and personal networking relationships.

Drive collaborative efforts within the region and beyond to deliver consistent, high quality, and appropriately scoped technical work.

Able to lift 50lbs and endure long days of physically and mentally challenging fieldwork while maintaining a positive, solutions-focused attitude.

Good driving record and valid Class 5 driver’s license required.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Science - Biology, Ecology, Forestry, or related field.

Minimum 10 years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education (e.g., advanced degree) and experience including fieldwork.

Professional designation (R.P.Bio., R.P.F., P.Ag.) is required.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time, as well as work in the field.

Fieldwork may include remote work, long drives, 2 week shifts away from home, exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

Please include detailed information on field-based skills and valid health and safety training (first aid, Ground Disturbance II, auxiliary vehicles, etc.).

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities, and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us.

Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : Canada-British Columbia-Burnaby

Other Locations : Canada-British Columbia-Kelowna, Canada-British Columbia-Terrace, Canada-British Columbia-Sidney, Canada-British Columbia-Kamloops, Canada-British Columbia-Prince George

Job : Biologist

Organization : BC-1232 Environmental Services-CA British Columbia

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Apr 16, 2021, 9 : 16 : 51 AM

Req ID : 210000WU

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