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Jacobs Vegetation Ecologist/Rare Plant Survey Lead in Calgary, Alberta

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

When it comes to environmental consulting, we’re helping our clients protect our world’s natural resources. As a vegetation ecologist/rare plant survey lead, you will too.  Pave the way for your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. You'll impact the world around you by helping us solve real-life challenges.

Based out of your home office or one of our office locations in Alberta (Calgary and Edmonton) or British Columbia (Victoria or Vancouver) you’ll have the opportunity to work as part of multi-disciplinary project teams associated with our Western Canada Offices to contribute to the environmental planning and permitting efforts of government and privately-owned infrastructure projects. You will have the opportunity to support the work through field data collection, assisting with the development of technical reports, and regulatory applications. You will support teams in completing client reports to company and industry standards. This is a full-time position with up to 80% of travel during the field season, and the remaining time will be office-based work. Bring your enthusiasm for learning and desire to conserve our natural resources, and we’ll help you grow!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

• B.Sc. or M.Sc. in biology, related to botany, ecology, environmental sciences, an equivalent post secondary diploma or equivalent demonstrated experience

• Vascular plant identification skills sufficient to lead rare plant surveys. Including challenging groups such as grasses, sedges and willows

• Relevant professional experience conducting rare plant surveys and vegetation surveys

• Strong field skills and willingness to work in remote field locations for extended periods of time

• Aerial imagery interpretation experience

• A strong safety culture

• A driver’s license and a clean driver’s abstract

• Eligibility to fly on domestic flights as per current Federal Regulations

Ideally, you’ll also have:

• A strong understanding of ecological land classification (e.g. TEM) and wetland classification schemas and experience conducting TEM plot surveys

• Relevant professional experience in environmental consulting or related field

• Familiarity with multiple ecological communities throughout Western Canada, particularly northern BC and coastal regions

• P.Biol or RPBio designation or be working towards such designation

• Strong attention to detail

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Experience or interest to support other biophysical study areas such as wetlands, wildlife, soils, and/or fisheries field assessments

• Experience working with linear development construction programs

• Bryophyte or lichen identification skills are not required but are considered an asset

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