Vernon BC

An employee-owned company, Summit Environmental Consultants Inc. provides a range of consulting services in the environmental assessment and planning, water resources management, environmental management, and information management/GIS sectors. Our clients include industry; Federal, Provincial and local governments; First Nations; and small business. Summit is a member of the Associated Engineering Group of companies. While our headquarters is in Vernon, British Columbia, we also have offices in Burnaby, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Whitehorse and Yellowknife; giving us access to challenging and interesting projects across western and northern Canada. Summit’s culture emphasizes fluid collaboration across disciplines and offices, and we place a strong emphasis on career development and mentoring.  

Summit is seeking a Senior Terrestrial Ecologist to join our Environmental Assessment and Planning Group in the Vernon office. As part of a team of professionals and reporting to the Environmental Assessment and Planning Group Manager, the role includes technical and project leadership, regulatory liaison, mentoring, strategic planning, and business development. Critical attributes for this role are a high level of technical skill, a desire to pursue new and interesting projects, and a desire to support the development of other professionals. Some travel is required for this position. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Directing assessments of wildlife and terrestrial habitats, sensitive ecosystems and vegetation
  • Preparing high quality scientific and technical reports, including permits and regulatory documents
  • Leading a practice in terrestrial ecology; and coordinating with other practice leads.
  • Managing projects, including budget management, client liaison, technical leadership and coordinating a project team
  • Business development, including proposal writing; developing and managing client relationships
  • Leading projects through a range of federal, provincial, and municipal regulatory processes
Candidates should have the following qualifications:
  • A Bachelors, or preferably, a graduate degree
  • At least eight years of experience in consulting or applied research
  • Professional registration (e.g. R.P.Bio.)
  • Project management experience
  • Led several projects through regulatory processes
  • Experience in habitat inventory, study design, and impact assessment
  • Expertise in avian identification and ecology, wildlife inventory, or species at risk
  • Understanding of data sources and tools (e.g. BEC, SEI, VRI, TEM)
  • Effective leadership and collaboration skills
If you have the right background and would like to join one of Canada's 50 Best Managed companies, please forward your resume in confidence to Corinna Hoodicoff at Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. No 3rd party placement will be accepted.

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