Vegetation Ecologist/Rare Plant Survey Lead

Full Time

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the “why” of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we’re integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow. Start your Jacobs 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. Your Impact: 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 or British Columbia, early intermediate level this position will be a six-month contract (this could also be considered a fulltime position based on experience) position 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, writing 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 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. 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 3-5 years of 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 Ideally, you’ll also have: A strong understanding of ecological land classification (e.g. ELC, or Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping [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, coastal, and interior BC and boreal, parkland, and grassland AB 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 At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good.

With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.