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Beacon Environmental Limited is currently seeking a Terrestrial Ecologist to work full-time out of our Markham or Barrie office. The successful candidate will typically have a minimum of four years of professional consulting experience.

Staff with this level of experience typically take a technical role in their area of expertise while working on multidisciplinary teams. They manage projects and act as key support staff for Senior staff in project management and the preparation of reports. They work with technical staff – conducting field work and summarizing findings for review and approval – and provide mentoring to assist in their professional development.

Duties would include: providing technical expertise on multidisciplinary teams, coordinating field programs, conducting field work, interpreting and applying policy and legislation, report and proposal preparation, permit applications, project management, assisting with strategic business development and marketing, training and mentoring.

Beacon offers a competitive compensation package including ownership opportunities, a performance bonus system, health benefits, and RRSP matching. Our inclusive corporate culture is carefully designed to make us an exceptionally competitive firm, and a fulfilling place to pursue a career in the dynamic industry of environmental consulting.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum four years’ consulting experience related to terrestrial ecology.
  • Experience applying the Ecological Land Classification System and the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System (minimum two vegetation seasons).
  • Ability to recognize and identify in the field most trees, shrubs, and ground flora common to southern and eastern Ontario and demonstrate proficiency using floral keys for difficult taxonomic groups.
  • Experience with habitat management and/or habitat monitoring and wildlife surveys.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in applying, provincial and federal environmental regulatory procedures, possess knowledge to assist in the successful negotiation of Conservation Authorities Act permits and Endangered Species Act
  • Experience with provincial and federal environmental regulatory procedures (environmental impact assessments, due diligence studies, habitat restoration) and natural heritage policies in Ontario.
  • Experience with natural heritage impact assessment including the ability to locate, synthesize and assess technical background information related to natural heritage.
  • Excellent self-management, time management and organizational skills with the ability to set priorities and multi-task.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; team oriented, ability to work independently.



  • Interpret and apply a high level of knowledge regarding provincial and federal policies to projects to provide guidance and recommendations to project teams.
  • Incorporate technical information into accurate and concise reports.
  • Complete permit applications and monitoring reports.



  • Develop proposals, budgets, and scope changes.
  • Manage project timelines and interact with clients and agencies as required.



  • Conduct ecological field investigations and inventories
  • Provide technical expertise and support to Project Managers and multidisciplinary project teams.
  • Communicate field program requirements and undertakings and assist in other types of program coordination.


Additional skills that would be an asset, but are not required, include:

  • Certified Arborist
  • Wildlife surveys (i.e. amphibians, birds)
  • Ontario Wetland Evaluation System (OWES) Training
  • Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network (OBBN) training
  • Public and stakeholder consultation


Start Date: Immediate
Position Type: Permanent, full-time
Location: Markham or Barrie, Ontario
Salary: To be negotiated based on skills and experience
Benefits: Yes
Contact: Via email at
Deadline: Beacon will contact those candidates that have been selected for an interview.
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