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Golder Associates Vegetation Ecologist in SASKATOON, Saskatchewan

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for a Junior Vegetation Ecologist to join our Biophysical team on a contractual basis based in Saskatoon.

An overview of your role will include:

  • Work conducting summer fieldwork for vegetation and wetland programs throughout Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia, with potential for work in other locations

  • Support fieldwork for other biophysical disciplines (i.e. fisheries, wildlife) as needed and office work may be required between field shifts

You will have a background in:

  • Technical diploma or B.Sc. in environmental and conservation sciences, biological sciences, or equivalent, with emphasis on ecology, plant ecology, and/or wetland ecology

  • Ideally, 1-2 seasons of relevant field experience and skills, including plant identification skills for native and non-native species in wetland and upland communities in regional biomes (i.e. prairie, parkland, boreal)

  • Familiarity with regional wetland and ecosite classification systems

  • Basic GIS skills and understanding of vegetation/wetland mapping experience is an asset

  • Experience with navigation using aerial photographs, satellite imagery and GPS units

  • Willingness to work in the field in remote locations for extended periods of time

  • A driver’s license and clean drivers abstract

  • Training and experience in pulling trailers, driving ATVs, Argos or equivalent is considered an asset

  • Valid safety tickets such as Standard First Aid, H2S Alive, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG), Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST) or equivalent are beneficial

  • Strong attention to detail, accurate record keeping, time management skills, good interpersonal skills, and be suited to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Keeping the highest commitment to working safely, with a positive and team-oriented attitude under what can be challenging and variable conditions

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum member status 13 consecutive years

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder Associates Ltd. is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), and all other applicable legislation. Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities upon request.

To learn more about our company and culture click here to view The Promise of Golder (https://vimeo.com/252065645) video.

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Title: Vegetation Ecologist

Location: SK-SASKATOON

Requisition ID: 21000764

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