Environmental Scientist, Wildlife Biologist (Associate Level)

ERM is seeking an outstanding professional to join our Smithers, BC, Vancouver, BC, or Calgary, AB, offices as an Environmental Scientist, Wildlife Biologist to support our Mining and Energy teams.  

As a member of the team, you will act as an ecologist in Canada, with capacity to conduct work in various jurisdictions across the country, primarily in western and northern Canada. This position will focus on wildlife and wildlife habitat, focusing on species at risk and species of concern such as harvested wildlife. This will include vegetation and wildlife habitat mapping, wildlife field surveys, wildlife ecological assessments, and mitigation planning for ERM projects in the mining and energy sectors. The successful applicant will have experience with habitat mapping and field surveys, as well as environmental effects analysis and offset/compensation planning. More broadly, the applicant must show an interest in applying knowledge and skills to help our clients solve complex challenges in these sectors. This role has potential for career growth with the successful candidate having opportunities to directly interact with clients and regulators, and participate in business development. The successful candidate will be a member of a large multidisciplinary impact assessment team in Canada and will become a member of an extensive team of global environmental and social experts.

We are looking for a motivated, experienced person who enjoys problem solving and working within a multi-stakeholder environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and lead field programs primarily in BC, Alberta and Northern Canada.
  • Develop and conduct vegetation and habitat mapping.
  • Conduct field programs for wildlife, including birds, amphibians and large mammals.
  • Support preparation of wildlife assessments for EAs/EISs and associated management plans in compliance with applicable federal, provincial/territorial requirements.
  • Perform project delivery activities including but not limited to field surveys, literature reviews, report writing, and developing recommendations for clients.
  • Prepare proposals, including development of scopes and cost estimates, and participate in business development with existing clients.
  • Work on multiple projects within scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables and timely delivery of reports.
  • Communicate with subcontractors, regulatory agents, land owners, Indigenous communities, and clients during field activities, as required.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with other ERM employees worldwide.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BSc or MSc. degree in Biological Sciences, or related field.
  • 5+ years of environmental consulting experience; prior experience in government, and/or mining or oil and gas sectors are considered assets.
  • Environmental Assessment experience.
  • Expertise with federal, provincial and territorial regulations and guidelines pertaining to survey methodologies and environmental assessments.
  • Statistical analysis or spatial mapping skills an asset.
  • Strong commitment to safety, including following established health and safety protocols.
  • Ability to follow directions and take initiative when required.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a demanding work environment.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • French language skills an asset.

If you are looking for new challenges and desire to be part of a leading company and work with specialized professionals with international standards, this will be your opportunity.       

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

ERM welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

ERM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

TO APPLY:

Please follow the link to our careers site to apply below:

https://erm.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/ERM_Careers/job/Vancouver-Canada/Environmental-Scientist–Wildlife-Biologist–Associate-Level-_R00013692

Qualified candidates will be contacted by email. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. Thank you for your interest in ERM!

ABOUT ERM:

Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We have more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories employing more than 4,500 people who work on projects around the world. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. We have worked with many of the Global Fortune 500 companies delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.

For over 40 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts. The key sectors we serve include Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, and Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. All face critical sustainability challenges and our clients in these and many other areas rely on our ability to assist them operate more sustainably which has a positive impact on our planet.

Our people are outstanding, our workplace is energized! And we continuously strive to be the preferred place for environmental and other professionals to build meaningful and rewarding careers.

EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

ERM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.