We are currently seeking a Senior Ecologist to join our growing Ecology team, operating within MTE’s Environmental Division in London. Our team is involved in a broad range of projects across multiple sectors, providing natural heritage feature inventory and assessment, species at risk permitting and agency liaison, ecological restoration, and landscape management services to our clients.
The position provides flexibility with respect to work location within MTE’s core geographies of southwestern Ontario and the GTA. MTE offers a flexible or blended work model for employees, including part-time work from home options.
- Coordinate and manage field work and data analysis in support of baseline studies, environmental impact studies, Species at Risk permitting and mitigation plans, natural environment monitoring and related scopes of work;
- Perform project management and coordination duties to deliver projects on time and within budget, in accordance with the client needs and MTE quality standards;
- Technical review and/or reporting on a variety of topics pertaining to the natural environment and potential impacts of development for submission to regulatory agencies, including applying existing policy and criteria, obtaining permits and authorizations, and making recommendations for best practices, mitigation measures, and compensation strategies;
- Procurement of work through preparation of proposals and participation in business development activities;
- Liaise with clients, regulatory agencies, stakeholders, and other consultants; and
- Other related duties, as assigned.
- University degree in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science or related discipline is preferred although consideration will be given to strong candidates possessing a related technical diploma and suitable work experience;
- Minimum 10 years of professional experience;
- Demonstrated knowledge of one or more fields in the terrestrial or aquatic disciplines (vegetation, wetlands, wildlife, fish and fish habitat, or ecological restoration) and their associated methods, such as standardized wildlife or vegetation field surveys, fish sampling, as well as knowledge and experience in taxonomic identification;
- Demonstrated success in all aspects of project management and delivery, with a Project Management Professional designation considered an asset;
- A proven record of effective technical report writing and ability to provide senior editorial and technical review;
- Demonstrated strengths in developing and maintaining effective relationships with clients, government agencies, and other stakeholders;
- Thorough knowledge of municipal, provincial and federal policies and legislation relating to the natural environment, land development and planning, with proven ability to determine policy conformity for specific development proposals and obtain related permits/approvals;
- Experience in carrying out natural heritage impact assessment studies and developing mitigation, monitoring and compensation plans that meet regulatory and client requirements; and
- Experience mentoring and providing technical training to Ecology staff.