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Vegetation Ecologist/Botanist

  1. Saskatoon
  1. Environment & geoscience

We are currently seeking a Vegetation Ecologist/Botanist, based in Regina, Saskatoon or Winnipeg to help plan, manage, and conduct environmental impact assessments and environmental management on a variety of projects within western Canada.


  • Conduct vegetation surveys and assessments in accordance with applicable protocols
  • Classify and delineate wetlands in a field setting using the appropriate wetland classification systems
  • Assist with environmental assessment, management or permitting projects
  • Conduct field work in accordance with required survey protocols and health and safety procedures
  • Assist in the preparation of regulatory approval and permitting applications
  • Assist in the preparation of technical reports associated with regulatory approvals or compliance requirements
  • Ensuring technical quality of work including field methodology and review of client deliverables (proposals, reports and mapping)


  • University Degree in Biology/Ecology or related studies with a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in conducting vegetation and wetland surveys
  • Proven ability to identify plants to the species level in a field setting
  • Working knowledge of the current rare plant detection survey protocols in Saskatchewan. Knowledge of relevant protocols in Alberta is strongly preferred
  • Experience conducting vegetation surveys in a variety of ecosystems, including rare plant detection surveys
  • Basic knowledge of plant taxonomy, including the ability to identify species using taxonomic keys
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and provincial legislation and requirements 
  • Able to classify wetlands in a field setting using the Stewart and Kantrud Classification System and the Canadian Wetland Classification System. Working knowledge of the Alberta Wetland Classification System is an asset
  • Experience with the Alberta Wetland Policy and designation as a Qualified Wetland Science Practitioner (QWSP) is an asset
  • Demonstrated professionalism and commitment to continuous improvement
  • Recognized ability to work independently and succeed in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and experience with technical report writing
  • Professional designation is an asset (e.g. P. Biol. or R. P.Bio.)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) experience in Saskatchewan and/or Alberta is an asset
  • Consulting experience in Saskatchewan and/or Alberta is an asset
  • Knowledge of wildlife biology and agronomy is an asset
  • Working knowledge of weed control methods and experience with weed surveys and management programs is an asset
  • Some work for this position may be in remote locations for extended periods of time and may require overtime, weekends and variable hours.
  • Computer skills - MS Office

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.


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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