We’re Hiring: Wildlife Biologist, Ecologist or Related Specialty

We're seeking a wildlife biologist/ecologist experienced at working with Indigenous communities on strategic environmental assessments

Do you have a passion for how people and the environment interact? Are you looking for a meaningful work environment where you can take initiative and think outside the box?

Shared Value Solutions (SVS) is seeking a wildlife biologist/ecologist experienced at working with Indigenous communities on environmental assessments and regulatory processes, technical reviews of environmental documents, impact assessments, and community development. Some experience with the Duty to Consult, public consultation more generally, and the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge in environmental processes would be an asset. The ideal person will be highly entrepreneurial and align with our relationship-based approach to business development.

SVS’s office is located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The position will involve some travel in Canada and to northern communities.

Salary and benefits are competitive and negotiable.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and assisting with technical peer reviews of regulatory environmental permitting and approvals reports and applications for pipelines, energy, mining, waste, and other major infrastructure development projects.
  • Suggesting wildlife / ecological management, impact mitigation, compensation, and accommodation measures.
  • Assisting in the interpretation of “traditional ecological knowledge” and land use and occupancy research for environmental processes.
  • Coordinating and providing advice on wildlife / ecological portions of environmental assessment processes and regulatory environmental permitting.
  • Providing wildlife management / ecology / related advice for land use planning projects.
  • Carrying out some environmental monitoring and/or providing some environmental monitor training for Indigenous community representatives.
  • Liaising effectively with Indigenous community clients, regulators and proponents.
  • Providing Duty to Consult and strategic negotiation advice to First Nation, Metis and Inuit community clients as needed.
  • Responding quickly and empathetically to client needs.
  • Report writing and presentations.
  • Willingness and interest in assisting on a wide variety of SVS projects and service offerings on an as needed basis – i.e. being a “Jack” or “Jill” of all trades.

 Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years professional experience preferred.
  • Experience working successfully with First Nation, Métis, and/or Inuit communities.
  • Experience coordinating and conducting environmental assessment studies and/or peer reviews of large-scale environmental assessments in Canada.
  • Strong understanding of Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial regulatory approvals and permitting processes.
  • Strong project management / project coordination skills.
  • Skills and experience with a relationship-based approach to business development.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills and ability to communicate complex issues in plain language.
  • High commitment to client satisfaction.
  • Masters or PhD in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Planning, or similar equivalent.
  • Asset qualifications include: Land use planning, environmental monitor training, experience with planning and implementing communication and consultation programs and activities, “traditional knowledge”, land use and occupancy, GIS, community economic development, conflict resolution, capacity building / training, multimedia story-telling.

Think you have other qualifications that we’d be interested in? Let us know!

Contact

Please send your resume via email to:

Nichole Fraser MacDonald, HR & Managing Partner

hr@sharedvaluesolutions.com

Timeline

We will continue to accept applications until we find the right candidate.

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About Shared Value Solutions

SVS is a growing consulting firm whose core business is in regulatory and Environmental Assessment support and strategy; oral history, land use and occupancy and archaeology studies; Aboriginal and private sector business partnerships; and community consultation and engagement. We assist Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and private sector companies in coming together to create shared value for all parties involved. Our mission is to “have fun, make money, do good, and do good work”.

We are an Ontario B Corp and we bring the best engineering, design, environment, architecture and other technical discipline expertise to address your challenges and opportunities: 

  • Strategic Environmental Assessment guidance, coordination and support
  • Collaborative land and resource use planning and management- process design and delivery
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge Studies & Traditional Knowledge Studies
  • Traditional Land Use Studies (TLUS)/ Traditional Land Use and Occupancy Mapping
  • Certified BEAHR Training for Aboriginal Environmental Monitors
  • Design and delivery of programs promoting/supporting positive behaviour change- environmental stewardship, community-based social marketing, health/environmental health promotion, Aboriginal community energy plan initiatives
  • Contributing human environment considerations to technical assessments and management plans in sectors such as water resources, remediation, land use, mining, oil & gas, linear corridor development, forestry, renewable energy, nuclear waste, contaminated sites, brownfield redevelopment, watershed planning, drought planning, water use planning, waste management and waste diversion
  • Aboriginal and Industry Partnerships working with First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities
  • Value Engineering & Value Analysis: we facilitate project teams to optimize a project by understanding functions, objectives, costs and social, cultural and environmental considerations.

For more information: www.sharedvaluesolutions.com and www.facebook.com/SharedValueSolutions.

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