AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry-Level Ecologist for employment in Western Canada- namely in either the Burnaby or Calgary offices.
AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.
Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
+ Utilize basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope
+ Collect and enter data, and apply technical principles and theories
+ Interpret and record data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance
+ Post-secondary degree or diploma in environmental science or biology, from a recognized University or College or equivalent
+ Knowledge of ecological principles and local systems
+ Knowledge of aquatic, terrestrial, avian, reptile or bat ecology, identification, and impact assessments, and implementation of field protocols
+ Knowledge of provincial and federal ecological regulatory framework
+ Highly motivated and accountable
+ Enjoy working outdoors
+ Be an effective communicator
+ Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently
+ Ability to work in a field environment
+ Adherence to and enforcement of AECOM's Health and Safety Protocols
+ Master's degree
+ Experience with biological field sampling
+ Experience with air photo interpretation (hard/soft copy), Global Positioning Systems, and map and compass orientation
+ Wilderness First Aid and/or wilderness experience
+ Valid Ontario driver's license
+ Valid Standard First Aid + CPR
+ Bilingual (French and English)
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.