Job Title Senior Aquatic Ecologist

2016/11/29Engineering Consulting
Senior Aquatic EcologistEnvironmental
Yellowknife, NWT
Our client is looking for a Senior Aquatic Ecologist to join their team in Yellowknife, NWT!

This individual must have a background in aquatic ecosystem health assessment using lower trophic community data including plankton and benthic invertebrates, water and sediment quality data, and aquatic toxicity data.

Duties and Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
•Initiating and managing projects
•Supervising, training and mentoring junior and intermediate staff
•Demonstrating a commitment to team building
•Liaising with clients and developing business
•Making presentations and representing clients at meetings
•Interacting with regulators on behalf of clients
•Preparing proposals and reports, on time and within budgets
•Directing the application of advanced methods to problem solving
•Performing and directing advanced data analysis
•Leading multi-component aquatic environmental monitoring projects
•Leading environmental assessment projects for various types of developments including power, mines, oil and gas facilities and pipelines

Required Skills and Qualifications will include:
•University degree (M.Sc. or higher preferred) in Biology, Ecology, or Environmental Sciences from an accredited institution
•10+ years of experience
•Excellent technical writing, communication and project management skills
•Experience with technical review of consulting reports
•Experience with working on large multidisciplinary projects, as component lead or director/advisor
•Experience with completing aquatic community surveys (plankton and benthic invertebrates) and water and sediment quality assessment
•Experience with toxicology in aquatic environments (water, sediment, effluent)
•Ability to carry out aquatic ecosystem health assessments for environmental monitoring projects
•Environmental consulting experience
•Working knowledge of provincial, territorial and federal environmental regulations in western and northern Canada will be considered an asset
•Publications in refereed scientific periodicals will be considered an asset
•Advanced statistics experience will be considered an asset
•Experience managing moderate to large projects will be considered an asset
•Experience providing expert testimony at regulatory hearings will be considered an asset
•Strong leadership, mentoring and team-building skills will be considered an asset
•Teaching experience, in the area of environmental science will be considered an asset

Our Client is an employee-owned organization internationally known and recognized for its commitment to technical excellence. Their construction team provides greater certainty for your ground engineering and environmental construction needs. Their construction professionals, in collaboration with their consulting, engineering and design groups, deliver innovative solutions for their clients.