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Beacon Environmental Limited is currently seeking a Senior Aquatic or Terrestrial Ecologist to work full-time based out of our Markham or Peterborough office. The successful candidate will typically have more than ten years of professional consulting experience with at least three years at a senior level.

As a senior project manager, you will oversee multidisciplinary teams to complete project work including, but not limited to, provincial and municipal EAs, Environmental Impact Studies, species at risk assessments and restoration ecology. You will be responsible for coordination of internal teams in order to meet project requirements. Delivery of proposals, projects and reports as well as overall project management is a key function of this position. You will be responsible for conducting field work when required.  Client and agency relations are the responsibilities of senior staff as well as internal QA/QC requirements.

Supporting Sector Leaders, you will  assist in the identification of business opportunities for the division, provide leadership and mentoring, input to strategic business development and marketing, assist in staff recruitment, meet with clients and other external stakeholders and be responsible for product delivery. Senior staff are responsible for distributing work and are essential in the professional development of other Beacon staff.

Beacon offers a flexible work environment and provides opportunities for the growth and development of our team.  Beacon provides a competitive compensation package including ownership opportunities, a performance based-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; a Master’s Degree is preferred, or equivalent.
  • Minimum ten years consulting experience related to aquatic or terrestrial ecology, three years at a senior level.
  • Applied knowledge to lead the successful negotiation of Conservation Authorities Act permits, federal Fisheries Act Authorizations (aquatic) and Endangered Species Act
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and negotiation skills.




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


  • 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 applying the Ecological Land Classification System and the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System (minimum two vegetation seasons).
  • Demonstrated experience in aerial photograph interpretation.


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

  • Headwater Drainage Feature Assessment training
  • Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network (OBBN) 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
  • Experience with habitat management and/or habitat monitoring and/or habitat restoration; and
  • Wildlife survey experience.



Start Date: Immediate
Position Type: Permanent, full-time
Location: Markham or Peterborough Ontario (currently remote)
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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