Senior / Intermediate Terrestrial Ecologist (Kitchener, London, Niagara, Markham or Oakville) in London at Parsons

Date Posted: 1/13/2020

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Senior / Intermediate Terrestrial Ecologist  (Kitchener, London, Niagara, Markham or Oakville)

Parsons is currently recruiting for an ecologist to support the Ecological Services group based in Ontario. Duties will include field investigations and inventories (e.g., breeding bird and amphibian surveys, three-season floral inventories, Ecological Land Classification assessment, Wetland evaluation, and mapping), impact assessment studies and mitigation plans, during and post-construction monitoring of environmental project components, and preparation of technical reports and memos. The successful candidate will be required to work in the field and travel to job sites throughout Ontario.


  • 5 – 10 years of experience working in this or a related field (i.e., conservation authority or other agency);
  • Post-secondary education in ecology, environmental science, or related field;
  • Experience in the identification of Ontario flora and fauna (trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and/or insects);
  • Experience in identifying and assessing terrestrial ecological impacts from development proposals;
  • Experience conducting Bat Acoustic Surveys;
  • Knowledge of Ontario environmental legislature including the Endangered Species Act;
  • MTO and infrastructure experience is an asset;
  • Certification in Ecological Land Classification an asset;
  • Certification in the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System an asset;
  • Arborist certification (or potential to obtain such) an asset;
  • GIS experience; and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to travel to and from various work

Parson’s Ecological Services Group works both in support of other internal groups (primarily transportation/highways and stormwater management) and also as an independent unit completing ecological assessments and monitoring duties directly for various clients.

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