Environmental Scientist - Ecology - Junior

Environmental Scientist - Ecology - Junior
Business Line Environment
ID # 11131
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional engineering services firms. Every day our more than 42,000 experts work to restore the natural environment and transform the built environment.
In Canada, our 8000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport 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're a Forbes Top Employer in Canada, 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.
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WSP is currently seeking Junior Environmental Scientists to join our Ecology department, located at our Saskatoon or Regina office locations. Working under the general direction of the Ecology and EIA Team Lead, this position will be responsible for participating in wildlife, soils, vegetation, or wetland related project work depending on the successful candidate's technical background and experience.
  • Participating in wildlife, vegetation, soils, wetland or related field work
  • Conduct construction or post construction monitoring as required
  • Field data recording, entry and management
  • Perform background research on potential project environmental constraints
  • Contribute to high quality reports on time and within budget, drawing upon technical and scientific knowledge, training and experience
  • Work within a team environment and communicate effectively with all levels of staff
  • Field work and travel is required

  • A University degree (B.Sc) in Ecology, Biology, Botany, and/or other related Biological Science
  • 3 - 5 years of relevant field and office experience is an asset
  • Experience working in ecosystems within Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba is an asset
  • Experience conducting field surveys in your technical discipline following Saskatchewan Species Detection Survey Protocols and Alberta Sensitive Species Inventory Guidelines.
  • Experience working with project teams collecting baseline environmental data in one or more of the following areas; Prairies, Boreal Plain, or Boreal Shield Ecozones, of Canada.
  • Experience with environmental monitoring on linear projects is an asset
  • Baseline reporting project experience
  • Understanding of the application of provincial and federal environmental legislation to project permitting in Saskatchewan
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills
  • Experience with GIS platforms
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as within a team environment
  • Willingness to work in the field, occasionally in remote locations and outside standard office hours
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License
  • Eligibility to register as a P.Biol. with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists or as a P.Ag. with the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists is considered an asset

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon 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 those taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only those selected will be contacted.
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