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Intermediate Biologist/Ecologist
Business Line Environment
ID # 13999
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable




The Opportunity:

At WSP our Environment team are providing Ecological services to position WSP as a leader in the market. We're looking for an Intermediate Biologist / Ecologist specializing in Wetlands to join the Atlantic Environment team and to be located at our Dartmouth office. Reporting to the Team Lead, you will leverage your experience working with Canadian federal, provincial, and regional legislation and policies related to aquatic and terrestrial environments. You will be leading field crews, overseeing regulatory permitting, Environmental Impact Assessments, and writing proposals and reports. You will be participating in some field work and have the opportunity to travel throughout the Atlantic Provinces where necessary. 

Why WSP?

  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer, 
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada; 
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things; 
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey. 

We offer attractive pay, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future. 


A day in the life:

  • You will assist in managing projects from proposal stage to final reports, on time and on budget;
  • You will design and implement project/study work plans with a focus on wetlands, species at risk, vascular plants and aquatic habitats;
  • You'll coordinate and complete various environmental surveys and/or assessments for wetlands (delineation, functional assessments, and monitoring), watercourses, vegetation, habitat, wildlife, and aquatic etc.;
  • You'll be analyzing, evaluating and interpreting data while providing results within the scope and objective(s) of the specific project;
  • You can expect to provide technical input to engineering teams for design requirements specific to wetlands and aquatic species and habitats (e.g. bridge or culvert design);
  • You may prepare technical reports, permitting applications, environmental impact assessments and other associated technical documents;
  • You'll be providing technical expertise to WSP groups and clients on issues associated with natural sciences;
  • You will always ensure health and safety policies are followed at all sites and take WSP's Life Saving rules to heart; 

We'd love to hear from you if you have...

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology or a related discipline; maybe even a Master’s in environmental science, Biology, Ecology or another relevant Natural Sciences Degree;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ demonstrated experience;
  • A specialization in wetlands within the Atlantic provinces;
  • Experience in analyzing and writing environmental survey reports, permit applications, and environmental impact assessments;
  • Working knowledge of Federal and Provincial (Atlantic Provinces) legislation, particularly with wetland alteration and monitoring projects;
  • Excellent communication and written skills with a demonstrated ability to write detailed technical reports and communicate effectively with clients and colleagues;
  • A firm knowledge in the usage of GPS and an understanding of GIS software;
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle




Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

WSP Canada Inc.


Dartmouth, NS

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