Ecology technician


WSP is one of the world's leading professional engineering services firms. Every day our more than 48,000 experts work to restore the natural environment and transform the built environment.
In Canada, our 8,000+ 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.
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OTTAWA
WSP is currently seeking an ecology technician to join our Environmental team, located at our Ottawa office.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Undertake biological field investigations, including, but not limited to:
    • Detailed botanical inventories;
    • Ecological Land Classification;
    • General and specific wildlife surveys;
  • Interpret and assess species and habitat conservation status, interactions and sensitivities;
  • Interpret environmental policy and legislation;
  • Assist with environmental compliance monitoring;
  • Assist with quality control of field data collection;
  • Work within a team environment and communicate effectively with all levels of staff;
  • Field work and occasional travel is required;
  • Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Post-secondary education in Ecology, Biology, and/or other Biological Science;
  • 2+ years of related experience;
  • Experience in the collection and analysis of field data including inventories and data organization;
  • Experience working in ecosystems within Ontario;
  • Willingness to work in the field, occasionally in remote locations and outside standard office hours;
  • Experience with the natural heritage policies of the Provincial Policy Statement, Endangered Species Act, Environmental Assessment legislation and regulatory acts;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as within a team environmental and under deadlines;
  • Excellent communication and organization skills;
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills;
  • Highly developed computer skills with Microsoft including Excel and Word;
  • Current First Aid certification is an asset;
  • Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset.

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.
WSP Canada Inc.
Ottawa, ON
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