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Summer Ecologist


Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM’s Ontario Ecology team looking for individuals to fill contract positions for the position of Ecology Technician to support our existing projects activities and to grow our capacity to serve clients on challenging and exciting projects across the province during the summer 2024.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and accountable, enjoy working outdoors, work well collaboratively with other team members, and be an effective communicator. Experience conducting biological/environmental field work would be an asset.

The position will involve working with technical leads who provide support on ecological investigations including field work in support of baseline studies, environmental impact assessments, Species at Risk permitting and mitigation plans, and related scopes of work.

Key roles for the position include:

  • Conduct data collection and field investigations to document baseline conditions according to study requirements in urban and remote sites in southern and central Ontario
  • Work as part of small and large field crews
  • Data entry and report writing
  • Adhere to AECOM’s Health and Safety Protocols
  • This position will require individuals to work remotely in rugged terrain within southern and central Ontario for periods of time as part of field crews based on project locations


Minimum Requirements

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in Environmental Science or Biology, from a recognized University or College, or enrolled in and soon to graduate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Training and experience identifying flora and fauna of Ontario (e.g. plants, birds, amphibians, mammals, insects, fish, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience conducting biological field work in southern and northern Ontario.
  • Experience writing and preparing technical reports.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Has access to a vehicle for conducting field work.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Ability to work in both field and office environments.
  • Valid First Aid + CPR.
  • Valid Ontario Drivers License.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.