Senior Vegetation Ecologist ID # 19293

Senior Vegetation Ecologist ID #19293, City - Saskatoon, Job Type Permanent - Seasonal Full Time

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 55,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 9,800+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We are among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

We value our people and our reputation
We are locally dedicated with international scale
We are future focused and challenge the status quo
We foster collaboration in everything we do
We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector, made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. With Golder now part of our WSP team, we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.

The Opportunity:
WSP is currently seeking a Lead Vegetation Ecologist with wetland experience to join our Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment Team in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Reporting to the Group Leader, the successful candidate will be provided the opportunity to work on challenging and diverse projects across Saskatchewan and the prairies and north with a wide range of complexity.

Why WSP?
We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
Our Flexible Work Policy – we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.
We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


A day in the life:
• Identification of potential environmental constraints in relation to proposed developments (e.g. wetlands and vegetation, listed species, non-native species);
• Supervise and conduct occasional field assessments to industry standards and prepare reports for projects within a variety of sectors (i.e., oil and gas, transportation, municipal infrastructure, renewable energy, and oil and gas sector) and support training of junior field staff;
• Ability to determine the scope, plan and oversee rare plant surveys following the Species Detection Survey Protocol (Vascular Plants);
• Analyze, evaluate and interpret data while providing results within the scope and objective(s) of a specific project;
• Prepare and review technical reports;
• Develop project proposals and budgets;
• Interact with clients, staff and regulatory agencies; and
• Implement corporate and client safety programs.

We'd love to hear from you if you have ...
• B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in botany, biology, ecology, environmental sciences or related field with a background or experience in wetlands;
• 5+ years plant identification skills, ideally for prairie, wetland and boreal landscapes;
• Ability to meet Team Lead requirements of Vascular Plant Survey Protocols is ideal, but meeting the ‘Surveyor’ (120 day experience) requirements is a minimum required;
• 5+ years of experience working in a consulting firm in an Ecologist role or equivalent;
• Experience conducting wetland mapping and classification is a requirement;
• Proficiency in imagery interpretation to delineate and classify wetlands and other vegetation types in Saskatchewan;
• Strong understanding of regulatory legislation, guidelines and regulations;
• Basic GIS skills and understanding;
• Experience working on multidisciplinary projects;
• Registration with a professional association (e.g. P.Biol, P.Ag. R.T.Biol.) within Saskatchewan or Alberta is required;
• Strong, demonstrated technical written and oral communication skills are a requirement;
• A valid driver's license;
• The desire to succeed in a dynamic, progressive organization.

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to WSP as a condition of employment. You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

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