Intermediate Biologist

Ottawa, ON, Canada Req #91
Monday, November 21, 2022

You didn't go to school to be a number in a big machine, so why work for one? By joining McIntosh Perry, you will be able to make an impact in the communities where you live and work. Our Core Purpose - Turning Possibilities Into Reality represents our commitment to solving problems, getting things done and moving forward through collaboration with clients and teams.


Our team's expertise, gained through decades of experience, means clients can rely on us to quickly deliver high-quality and successful projects.


As one of the country’s fastest growing engineering firms with more than 800 project managers, engineers, technical experts and problems solvers across North America, McIntosh Perry is proud to be a Platinum Club Winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.


Our core values validate everything we have believed in since our company started:


Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes - Treat others as they would like to be treated

Make Momma proud - Do the right thing

Every McIntosh has a core - Be a leader

Pass. Shoot. Score. - Becoming excellent together

Did you dot the i’s and cross the t’s? - Personal responsibility

Don’t forget to cut the ribbon - Making a difference


If you are looking for an opportunity to work with a collaborative, hard-working and dedicated team of professionals and have fun delivering high-quality projects regardless of the project size, we are looking for new talent to join our supportive and dynamic team and enable you to turn possibilities into reality.


  • Conduct background information searches, database reviews, and agency consultation in support of projects;
  • Assessment and application of  both fisheries and terrestrial impact / mitigation and protection measures in report writing and in accordance with environmental legislation and policy;
  • Conduct communications and coordination regarding contract and tender requirements;
  • Carry out environmental site inspections for Contract Administration projects at active construction sites. Prepare memos, reports;
  • Preparation of applications for environmental permits or approvals; 
  • Mentor junior staff as required with respect to field methodologies and report preparation;
  • Preparation of both fisheries and terrestrial reports, contract, and tender packages;
  • Carry out, and lead biological field investigations including breeding bird surveys, botanical inventories, ELC, wildlife surveys, SAR surveys, fisheries assessments and wetland delineations;
  • Assist in growing the environmental business line by writing winning proposals, developing new client relationships, and delivering excellent service to existing clients;
  • Development of supporting information resources for the Natural Sciences group;
  • Management of smaller projects as required;
  • Travel to sites within Ontario to conduct field surveys as required;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • 5+ years experience in field biology, with emphasis on ecosystems of Ontario;
  • A Bachelor or Masters degree in Biology, Ecology, or related discipline;
  • Knowledge and experience with regard to field survey protocols and reporting for birds, reptiles and amphibians, vascular plants and/or fish;
  • Excellent report writing and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to identify and delineate habitat types, impacts / mitigations, for fish/birds/other wildlife/vascular plants ;
  • Experience in the collection, analysis and reporting of field data following established protocols;
  • Environmental inspection experience during construction, including erosion and sediment control;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc;
  • Requisite project planning, scheduling, and time management skills, related to the completion of assigned tasks;
  • Practical experience completing Environmental Assessments  for private, municipal, provincial, and federal projects;
  • Project management experience would be considered an asset;
  • Valid Ontario driver's license and access to a vehicle and willingness to travel and work outdoors and remote locations.

Eligibility to Work in Canada - It is important that you are legally eligible to work in Canada at the time an offer of employment is made. You may be requested to provide proof of eligibility at that time.

McIntosh Perry is an equal opportunities employer offering a competitive salary and benefits to those with the skills suited to the needs of our clients.
McIntosh Perry welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

This role is eligible for a referral bonus in line with the Referral Program.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Ottawa, ON, Canada