Wildlife Biologist (Senior)

  • Company Name: Associated Environmental Consultants Inc.
  • Company Website: https://www.ae.ca/careers
  • Opening Date: 2023-02-21
  • Closing Date: 2023-04-14
  • Location: Edmonton

Associated Environmental Consultants is part of the Associated Engineering Group of companies. We provide a wide range of environmental consulting services to a client base that is well diversified between public and private sectors. Our environmental science and management services are well integrated with those of our engineering colleagues, providing opportunities to work with talented people across disciplines and throughout western and northern Canada.

We are an employee-owned, Canadian company that is passionate about building communities that are vibrant, healthy, and resilient and support economic growth. Sustainability is part of every project we undertake, and how we operate our business.

Recognizing our excellence and dedication to staff, we have been one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 2008. We have also been a Carbon Neutral Company since 2009 and have EcoAction initiatives across the company.
We know it takes dedicated, talented individuals working together to consistently deliver high-quality work and service to our clients. We achieve this by promoting collaboration, investing in our people, and fostering a culture that engages and inspires our people to be their best, maximize their potential, and think creatively while applying best practices. If you have what it takes, we want you to join us!

We currently have an opening for a Senior Wildlife Biologist in our Edmonton office. We are looking for a dynamic individual with an entrepreneurial spirit, who is ready to take that next step in their career.

You have a critical mind for business strategies, and proven abilities to generate work and new opportunities. If you enjoy working with multi-disciplinary technical teams, having input into the growth and direction of a team, and have demonstrated capabilities in leading environmental assessments and assessing terrestrial ecosystems, then we want to hear from you.

What we offer:

A centrally located office in the heart of downtown Edmonton that is easily accessible by both bus and LRT and steps away from the River Valley.
A hybrid work environment that allows for a combination of working from home and in the office. Competitive salary and benefits, including a fitness allowance, and company-matching pension program.
Ongoing support for your growth and development, including a formal Professional Development program, mentoring programs, training opportunities, professional designation support, and a Young Professionals Group.
An on-site fitness centre accessible to all staff, with full amenities.
Discounted rates at a neighboring childcare facility.
An active Social Club that promotes social activities in and outside the office and offers subsidized tickets to local events like Taste of Edmonton.

Responsibilities include the following:

Developing and implementing field inventory programs (e.g., vegetation, wildlife, habitat characterization) and evaluating impacts on terrestrial ecosystem values.
Managing projects, leading multi-disciplinary project teams and responding to client requests.
Leading and completing environmental assessments, including impact assessments, environmental evaluations, environmental risk assessments and navigating regulatory approval processes.
Providing leadership and direction in business development activities including client identification, contact and marketing for the Alberta market.
Developing work opportunities with other environmental and engineering sector experts within and external to the company.
Contributing to oversight, mentorship and coordination of staff in the Edmonton office.
Preparing technical reports, proposals and design briefs.
Preparing and delivering presentations on project outcomes internally and / or to clients and regulators.
Collaborating with a dynamic team of environmental scientists and engineers.

What you will bring to the table:

Undergraduate degree (B.Sc.) in a relevant pure or applied science.
10+ years of consulting experience specific to managing multi-disciplinary projects.
Professional registration or eligibility for registration (e.g. P.Ag., P.Biol.).
Working knowledge of the provincial regulatory system related to wildlife and species inventories.
Strong wildlife identification skills, with a focus on bird identification (visual and auditory).
Experience with invertebrate, amphibian, mammal, and species at risk surveys considered an asset.
GIS capabilities are considered an asset.
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines within a team environment.
Ability to manage diverse projects and budgets.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment and provide supervisory support to other team members.
Ability to travel for short periods of time.
Valid driver’s license.