Employment Type: Permanent Full-time, combination of office and field work (60:40 split, however
varying with season)
Experience: 7+ years
Location: Edmonton, Red Deer or Calgary, Alberta (hybrid office/home)
Posting Date: March 7, 2023
Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found
Starting Date: Immediate
Solstice provides customized environmental management services to a variety of First Nations partners,
commercial, oil & gas and municipal development clients. Our goal is to leave behind a positive legacy
that goes beyond the immediate projects we complete to empower our clients with sustainable solutions.
The Solstice team includes experts in soils, forestry, wildlife, hydrology, wetland and vegetation ecology,
Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis, remote-sensing, Environmental Site Assessments
(ESAs), risk management and monitoring, remediation, reclamation, hydrogeology and environmental
regulatory and policy experts. You will be joining a company of innovators and change-makers to help
deliver services and products, prioritizing efficiency, quality, and safety.
We offer flexible work options, a great team culture, health and wellness benefit options and an
opportunity to be an important part of supporting the continued growth and success of our project
Reporting to the Ecological Services Manager, Solstice is seeking an Intermediate Wildlife Biologist to
manage, lead and support various ecological projects. Duties will include proposal and budget
preparation, project management, mentorship of junior staff in field assessment, regulatory approvals,
advise and environmental assessment processes, and client relationship development. The candidate will
be expected to execute field programs acting as a field and safety lead, as required.
The focus of the Ecological Services team is to:
Develop, complete and support ecological projects/programs, across various industries in
Provide services including environmental assessments and regulatory approvals, environmental
compliance monitoring programs, biodiversity studies, pre-disturbance assessments
Support the Solstice Strategic Solutions team and Assessment, Risk & Reclamation team
Provide 3rd party review and support to client and partners
Provide spill response services to key clients and partners
Minimum of 7 years experience in the environmental consulting industry, with direct experience in
undertaking various environmental field programs related to ecological and wildlife data collection for
linear developments, transportation and development projects, and other industries.
B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, or other program with an
Must be registered and in good standing with Alberta Society of Professional Biologists as a
Professional Biologist with sign-off authority in Alberta.
The suitable candidate for this position will require a diverse skill set in both the field and office
components of environmental consulting. This includes a strong understanding of the consulting industry.
More specific position requirements include:
Project Management and Support
Project management and leading teams, with strong organizational skills in establishing priorities,
estimating timeframes, and meeting deadlines. Must be able to make independent decisions and
ensure standards and quality of work are maintained.
Possess creative problem-solving skills with a strong ability to assess and resolve problems or
challenges as they arise and implement timely solutions.
Ability to “simplify the science” for non-experts to help them understand complex environmental
risks and opportunities in an uncomplicated way.
Identify potential business development opportunities associated with current projects and drive
solutions to remove obstacles and barriers
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills are required
A strong communicator “who listens to understand,” not just to respond, and can discuss, explain,
and consider all aspects of projects with other staff, industry peers and clients
As a proven leader in environmental assessment, you will bring experience and expertise in the
provision of technical and regulatory advice for the completion of wildlife and ecological projects
at both provincial and federal levels.
Expertise in wildlife focused provincial and federal regulations and legislation, including the
MBCA and Alberta’s Wildlife Act.
Experience leading migratory bird nest sweeps and wildlife sweeps, with a strong proficiency at
visual and auditory bird identification and a solid understanding of migratory bird species nesting
habitat associations, nesting chronology and nesting behaviours. Skilled in identification of
general wildlife species and habitat associations.
Excellent ecological field data collection skills and survey techniques, including strong navigation
skills, with experience in using digital data collection methods and applications. Basic
understanding of vegetation and soils and willingness to participate in multi-disciplinary projects is
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills are required to manage
multi-disciplinary project teams.
Lead and/or work on a multi-disciplinary team to produce high quality environmental reports for a
variety of clients and sectors.
Demonstrated experience in technical and quality review of reporting and other deliverables is an
Self-starter who has strong ability to set goals and achieve those goals; work independently and
possesses a willingness to learn.
Field work and travel are important components of the work
Knowledge of the oil and gas industry is an asset
Proficiency in ArcGIS and statistical analysis is an asset.
Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of services\
Fluency in Cree, Dene, Sioux or Blackfoot would be an asset
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.