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Intermediate Wildlife Biologist

  1. Toronto
  1. Environment & geoscience

Intermediate Wildlife Biologist

This position is based out of our office in the Toronto Road Office.

SNC-Lavalin Impact Assessment and Community Engagement (IACE) is the part of the Infrastructure division of SNC-Lavalin Inc. (TSX:SNC).  SNC Lavalin is a global engineering firm with offices across Canada, in over 35 other countries around the world, and currently working in approximately 100 countries.

SNC-Lavalin offers consulting services in the following areas: environmental studies, environmental impact assessments and social impact assessments, resettlement action planning, environmental engineering design, environmental construction supervision, habitat assessments and compensation, aquatic life assessments, air quality assessments and green house gas emissions, carbon credits, sustainability, environmental management and planning, geographic information systems, contaminated sites, waste management, mining, water distribution and treatment, pollution control and rural development.

Our commitment to excellence extends to our workplace where we offer a flexible work environment, competitive compensation and benefits, in-house training programs, a strong emphasis on health and safety, support for continuing education and professional development and the opportunity to work with and learn from senior technical experts and professionals.

The Wildlife Biologist reports to the IACE Biological and GIS Services Group Manager, who is located in our Toronto office at 195 The West Mall in Etobicoke. The Biological and GIS Services Group is part of the Toronto IACE team.

As a member of the growing and diversifying GIS and Biological Services Group, the Wildlife Biologist, together with the Group Manager, will be responsible for the execution of a variety of Wildlife and Species at Risk (SAR) projects within the group; maintaining project objectives and schedules; and participating in the identification and acquisition of new projects throughout Canada.

How will you contribute to the team?

The responsibilities of this role will also include assisting with growth and development of our Biological Sciences capabilities, as well as participating in the growth of new markets and products.  Specific business development activities will include participation in the development of proposals; assist in developing and maintaining internal (to SNC-Lavalin) and external Client contacts; mentoring and training new staff to assist in the growth of the Department.

  • Assist in the planning and conduct of wildlife inventory programs on a project related basis;
  • Advise on Provincial and Federal legislation pertaining to Species at Risk (SAR);
  • Assist in the acquisition of wildlife related permits based on project requirements;
  • Assist in the inventory environmental conditions to determine their suitability for wildlife presence/potential with particular emphasis on SAR;
  • Research ecological relationships, life history habits, and requirements of wildlife on a project related basis;
  • Contribute to the development of and support implementation of endangered species plans including risk assessment, compensation, monitoring and interaction with external regulatory agency staff;
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of existing and emerging regulatory requirements, wildlife assessment methodologies and best practices;
  • Assist with the development of proposals, qualification documents and other business development related activities;
  • Mentor junior staff.

What will you contribute?

  • Degree or Diploma in Wildlife, Ecology studies, or similar.  Graduate degree is an asset;
  • Up to 5 years of relevant work experience in wildlife biology;
  • Familiarity with Provincial and Federal legislation pertaining to Species at Risk (SAR);
  • Ability to inventory environmental conditions to determine their suitability for wildlife presence/potential with particular emphasis on SAR an asset;
  • Knowledge of methods of producing and maintaining suitable habitat for various wildlife species and asset;
  • Experience in field identification with one or more of the avian, herpetological, mammal, or botanical taxa a definite asset;
  • Proven technical writing skills with the ability to maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work;
  • Ability to analyze tabular data and interpret the content of data sets;
  • Project coordination/management skills are an asset;
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills are required as well as an aptitude for client liaison;
  • Valid driver’s license; and,
  • Willingness to travel (short-term duration).

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin:

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (ie.: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.).

• Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes

• Competitive salary

• Flexible benefits

• Defined contribution pension plan in which SNC-Lavalin contributes

• Work equipment provided according to the season (boot, bib, helmet, gloves, etc.);

• Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)

• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

• 3 weeks of vacation time

• Learning and Development programs, training, career opportunities


The masculine gender is used only to simplify the wording.

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Successful applicants will be notified about SNC-Lavalin’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process

At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.  

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Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.


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