The Opportunity
McElhanney Ltd. is seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Environmental Biologist to join our growing environmental team in Alberta. The successful candidate will be a key member of our environmental team with the ability to draw on support from over 50 environmental professionals within the company, with a wide range of expertise. The type and size of projects will vary from stand-alone environmental projects to integrated design engineering projects involving various disciplines.

We recognize the importance of providing our staff with the flexibility they need to grow their career in a city where they can work, play, and call their home. For this reason, this position is available in any of our offices in Alberta.

Role Overview
In this role, you will work on a variety of projects including baseline data collection, development of environmental protection plans, and environmental monitoring plans for large multi-disciplinary construction projects with a passion for offering sustainable environmental solutions for your clients and local communities.

As an individual who thrives in a dynamic and fast paced environment, you will work closely with our environmental and engineering teams to support our client’s project needs. You understand the big picture and can help advise internal and external clients on project risks that have the potential to result in schedule delays, cost overruns, and future challenges, while maintaining a high level of environmental stewardship.

Responsibilities
  • All stages of environmental studies from proposal preparation through data collection, interpretation, and reporting
  • Pre-Disturbance Environmental Assessments and Biophysical Impact Assessments
  • Coordinating regulatory permitting for approvals, project reviews, authorizations, and wildlife/plant salvages
  • Design and implement terrestrial and aquatic habitat mitigation, compensation, and restoration measures
  • Coordinate and oversee environmental impact management and monitoring during project construction phases
  • Mentor junior and intermediate staff members of the environmental team
  • Coordinate subcontracting specialties as required
  • Being a champion of workplace safety, and preparing and adhering to site-specific health and safety plans
  • Providing support to other departments (survey, geotechnical engineering, land development, water resource engineering and contaminated Sites/environmental engineering) to learn about and develop a holistic approach to project execution
  • Provide environmental advice and solutions to guide design and assist with planning
  • Business development and client relations
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements
  • 10-15+ years of relevant work experience; University degree in Biology or a related field
  • Registration in good standing as a P.Biol., a QAES and/or QWSP designation will be considered an asset
  • Experience should include proposal preparation, aquatic and terrestrial habitat assessments, wildlife assessment and monitoring, environmental monitoring, permitting, and reporting
  • Experience with rare plant assessments and species-at-risk identification and management will be an asset
  • Ability to work independently & in a team environment
  • Proven report writing experience, strong communication abilities, and regulatory (Federal, Provincial) approval experience
  • Experience liaising with First Nations and government agencies
  • Attention to detail and project management capabilities
  • Sound business acumen, client liaison skills, and a keen entrepreneurial spirit
  • Possession of a valid AB driver’s license is required at the time of hire

What Can We Offer You?
  • Flexible work hours to accommodate your lifestyle
  • Great benefits, including extended health and dental coverage, healthcare spending account, and RRSP matching
  • Maternity leave top-up and parental leave
  • Competitive salary and participation in our generous Performance Bonus Plan
  • Financial assistance with relocation if applicable
  • Opportunity to become a shareholder in an employee-owned firm
  • A workplace culture that is characterized by respect and inclusion for all
  • Continuous support for your professional development and growth
  • Employee and Family assistance program, which offers 24/7 support for all employees and their families either online or over the phone
  • Participation in our numerous programs that support our Four Cornerstones: people & communities, clients & partners, processes & technology, and financial.
 
About McElhanney
Based in Western Canada for over 100 years, McElhanney offers innovative and practical engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. As a 100% employee-owned and operated firm, with nearly 1,200 staff members in 33 locations, we are proud to offer qualified staff with shareholding options in our company. At McElhanney, we work in teams to build strong connections with our staff, clients, and local communities. Our employees enjoy working here because of our varied projects, high levels of autonomy, opportunities for career development, excellent total compensation and benefits package, and collaborating with a team of great professionals.
For a full review of our projects, please visit our line portfolio: https://www.mcelhanney.com/portfolio
Our Purpose:  Amaze our clients. Care for our communities. Empower our people.

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If this is the opportunity for you, apply now or visit www.mcelhanney.com/careers to apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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Our Alberta branches offers a wide array of McElhanney services including civil and structural engineering, land surveying, and environmental consulting, working on projects throughout our diverse region.
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McElhanney is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion which celebrates the successes that comes from a team diverse in expertise, experiences, and perspectives. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, welcoming all ethnicities, religions, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, or people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations can be made at any stage of the selection process.
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