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Terrestrial Biologist/Arborist

Date: May 8, 2019

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 21020 

Job Category: Environmental 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Come join Hatch's Global Environmental team, based in Mississauga, Ontario. We're looking for the most outstanding Terrestrial Biologist/Arborist to join our growing, dynamic team! The purpose of this role is to support the Environmental Services Group for the execution of Task Assignments related to environmental components in project initiation, planning, and execution.



Specific aspects of the role include coordination of the following items for individual projects:

  • Provide technical expertise and input on the environmental components of infrastructure projects, including for rail & transit, highways and bridges, tunneling, energy and mining projects;
  • Undertake Environmental Assessments in accordance with the Environmental Assessment Act (Ontario) and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, including the completion of field investigations and technical reports on environmental impacts;
  • Coordinate meetings for multi-disciplinary internal project teams, external stakeholders, clients, and technical advisors;
  • Coordinate and conduct the collection of environmental data in the field and compile data from internal departments, project partners, and subconsultants;
  • Support the Project Manager(s) in upholding project schedules and budgets;
  • Prepare project proposals and assist the Project Manager(s) with environmental task assignments;
  • Prepare and review correspondence, project updates/memos, agency communications, and technical reports;
  • Liaise with project stakeholders and clients, including government agencies, developers, contractors, consultants, community groups and the general public; and
  • Be proactive in supporting Project Manager(s) and Supervisor(s) with additional assignments and tasks, as required.



  • Extensive experience with terrestrial ecology, including a background in one or several of the following disciplines: ecology, botany/plant biology, wildlife biology, forestry, environmental biology, environmental science, and/or a related field of study;
  • ISA Arborist certification or relevant experience and the ability to quickly obtain this certification is required;
  • Butternut Health Assessor certification is required;
  • Demonstrated experience with coordinating and conducting environmental field investigations and technical studies;
  • Demonstrated experience and efficiency in completing environmental assessments in accordance with relevant government legislation (e.g. Endangered Species Act, Environmental Protection Act, Environmental Assessment Act, etc.);
  • Demonstrated experience in technical writing and analytical skills, with experience in data management, statistical analysis, preparing technical reports and synthesizing complex correspondence;
  • Strong, effective communication skills and demonstrated ability to proactively liaise with multiple stakeholders is required;
  • Experience related to infrastructure/transit is considered an asset;
  • Extensive experience identifying significant wildlife habitat and Species At Risk in Ontario (flora and fauna);
  • Experience with Ecological Land Classification, Ontario Wetland Evaluation System, and forestry practices in Ontario is considered an asset;
  • Experience reviewing design drawings, stormwater management plans, and erosion and sediment control plans is an asset;
  • Superior soft skills, such as conflict resolution, engagement, and leadership;
  • Previous experience in environmental consulting or with a relevant government agency is considered an asset;
  • Strong word processing and data management skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office and project management software (e.g. ProjectWise) is an asset.



We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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