Intermediate Environmental Scientist / Biologist (Wildlife)

Job title: Intermediate Environmental Scientist / Biologist (Wildlife)

Company: AJM Environmental Inc.

Job description: If you love what you do, crave an awesome company culture and are fanatical about customer experience, this role is for you!

AJM Environmental specializes in wildlife, wetland, aquatic, vegetation and GIS services including pre-development assessments, regulatory applications and environmental monitoring. We build fit-for-purpose solutions that enable responsible development by simplifying environmental and regulatory challenges. Our purpose is ambitious, yet simple – to make the world a better place for future generations.

AJM offers a fast-paced working environment with a high degree of flexibility and autonomy. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce leads to innovation, creativity, and better problem-solving. AJM is based in Calgary although candidates from both Calgary and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply.

This posting is for an Intermediate Environmental Scientist / Biologist with a focus on wildlife who will be an integral part of the growing AJM team. The following characteristics appeal to the ideal candidate:

  • Fast-paced and dynamic environment;
  • A growing company where efforts are recognized;
  • Ability to influence and learn about a variety of aspects of the environmental industry; and
  • Great team and culture!

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Assist with or lead the design, planning and implementation of field programs;
  • Conduct aquatic, wildlife, wetland and vegetation assessments in a safe, technically defensible, and efficient manner;
  • Lead field crews and take ownership of crew safety including leading by example and mentoring junior staff on safety;
  • Provide mentorship to junior staff while in field and office, passing on lessons learned and supporting in the development of their technical and non-technical skills;
  • Analyze field data to develop management and mitigation recommendations;
  • Write clearly and succinctly to convey environmental considerations and results to clients;
  • Develop regulatory applications and liaise between regulators and clients when necessary;
  • Support, and in some cases lead, business development efforts through formal (e.g., proposal writing) and informal (e.g., networking events) avenues;
  • Maintain technical skills through formal and on-the-job opportunities; and
  • Work independently, often outside of office hours, to meet challenging deadlines and client requests.

Specific skills and requirements we are looking for include:

  • A willingness to go the extra mile;
  • A self-starter who thrives in a demanding environment working as part of a team;
  • Ability to work independently with great communication skills;
  • Ability to learn new technology (and have fun while doing so!);
  • Minimum of B.Sc. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or related discipline;
  • Registered, or ability to register as a Professional Biologist or Agrologist (or associated technologist) in Alberta and/or BC is preferred;
  • Existing applicable technical and safety training certifications will be considered an asset;
  • A desire to get hands dirty in the field;
  • Solid field identification and assessment skills, and a desire to continue to learn;
  • Appropriate working knowledge of relevant provincial and federal legislation and policies;
  • Strong technical writing skills;
  • Ability to work remotely for extended periods;
  • Ability to prioritize competing initiatives and deal with ambiguity;
  • A strong track record in health and safety;
  • A clean driving record; and
  • Self-motivated, organized and entrepreneurial.

If this sounds like you, we would love to chat. Submit your resume and cover letter here: and let us know why you are a great fit!

This position will remain open until ideal candidates are found. We appreciate all applications received, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Expected salary:

Location: Calgary, AB

Job date: Thu, 08 Feb 2024 00:56:37 GMT

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