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

As an intermediate you will take a technical role in your area of expertise while working on multidisciplinary teams. You will manage projects and provide key project support for Senior staff in coordinating field programs, interpreting and applying policy and legislation, and preparing reports, proposals, and permit applications.

You will work with technical staff conducting field work and summarizing findings for review and approval. Intermediate staff provide technical training and mentoring to assist in the professional development of junior staff and assist senior staff with strategic business development and marketing.

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 five years’ consulting experience related to terrestrial ecology.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; team oriented, ability to work independently.



  • Experience interpreting and applying a high level of knowledge regarding provincial and federal environmental regulatory procedures (environmental impact assessments, due diligence studies, habitat restoration) and natural heritage policies in Ontario, to provide guidance and recommendations to project teams.
  • Experience with natural heritage impact assessment including the ability to locate, synthesize and assess technical background information related to natural heritage.



  • Experience developing proposals, budgets, and scope changes.
  • Experience managing project timelines and interacting with clients and agencies as required.
  • Excellent self-management, time management and organizational skills with the ability to set priorities and multi-task.



  • Experience conducting ecological field investigations and inventories.
  • 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.


  • Experience conducting fish population evaluations, aquatic habitat assessments, benthic macro-invertebrate sampling, and water quality monitoring.
  • Experience with construction monitoring of in-stream works (pre, during and post).
  • Solid familiarity with a variety of assessment and monitoring techniques for both small and large aquatic systems.


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

  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • Wildlife surveys (i.e. amphibians, birds)
  • Ontario Wetland Evaluation System (OWES) Training
  • Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network (OBBN) training
  • Public and stakeholder consultation
  • Headwater Drainage Feature Assessment training
  • Class I Electrofishing/Class II Backpack Electrofishing
  • MTO/DFO/MNR Fisheries Specialist Certification Course
  • Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol Training (OSAP)
  • Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC)
  • MTO RAQS Qualifications



Start Date: Immediate
Position Type: Permanent, full-time
Location: Markham, Barrie or Peterborough, 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.


To learn more about Beacon please visit our website at

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