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Project Manager, Biologist



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Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Project Manager (Biologist/Ecologist)

Environmental Science

Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, Barrie, Hamilton, London, St. Catharines, Tilbury, Waterloo ON

Pinchin Ltd. is seeking a motivated Project Manager (Biologist/Ecologist) to join the growing Environmental Science (ENS) team in our Northern Ontario Region. The successful candidate will report to the Operations Manager or Regional Director and contribute to the growth and facilitate the trajectory of the ENS group in Ontario. Remote or flexible work arrangements will be considered.

The Project Manager will be expected to design and direct technical work; prepare disciplinary and coordinate multidisciplinary proposals; manage budgets and schedules; be responsible for report quality and technical training; and assist with strategic business development. The successful candidate will support Pinchin's land development services group and work on a variety of biological/ecological projects for a number of clients mainly in the real estate, commercial, industrial and infrastructure development sectors. Biological work will focus on natural environment baseline and monitoring studies for all aspects of land development including due diligence, approval/permitting, and development construction projects.

A Day in the life of an ENS Project Manager at Pinchin:

  • Lead in the planning, designing and implementation of biological field studies and technical reports.
  • Manage field staff, train new or junior staff, and oversee collection of data.
  • Coordinate background searches and reviews of available sources including aerial photographs, natural heritage features, wildlife atlases, site plans and other supporting documents for potential environmental opportunities and constraints.
  • Lead or perform biological field investigations including botanical inventories, Ecological Land Classification, plant and wildlife surveys, targeted Species at Risk surveys, and wetland delineations based on established protocols and guidelines.
  • Review or prepare high quality scientific and technical letters and reports.
  • Coordinate a variety of field and office tasks requiring scientific research, field studies, data recording, entry and management, analysis, and reporting.
  • Consult and liaise with regulatory agencies for the request of background information, review of terms of references, review or staking of environmental studies/features, and response to agency review comments.
  • Oversee the acquisition of environmental permits/approvals and development of protection and mitigation measures according to environmental legislation, policies and guidelines.
  • Coordinate site inspections and monitoring of environmental features, Species at Risk and habitats, and/or erosion and sediment control measures.
  • Write proposals, schedule fieldwork, coach junior staff, and deliver consistent service to existing and new clients; and
  • Liaise with other project managers and technical specialists, including environmental scientists, engineers, GIS/CAD technologists and other disciplines.

What you bring to the Pinchin team:

  • Completion of a post-secondary diploma, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Studies, or related field;
  • At least 4-7 years of relevant experience in environmental consulting and/or agency work, with a minimum 1-2 years of project management and coordination experience in consulting considered an asset.
  • Applied experience and skills in the identification of Ontario flora and fauna (vascular plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, insects, and/or fish), identification of Species at Risk and habitats, and delineation of habitat types.
  • Certification in Ecological Land Classification, Certification in the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System, ISA certified Arborist, and Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control are considered assets.
  • Familiarity with environmental management, planning and permitting processes and direct experience working with federal, provincial and municipal regulations and approvals.
  • Practical knowledge of environmental legislation and policies including the Provincial Policy Statement, Conservation Authorities Act, Endangered Species Act, Species at Risk Act, Migratory Birds Convention Act, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, Fisheries Act and Invasive Species Act.
  • Highly organized with ability to coordinate multiple projects within time constraints and budget limitations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; and
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

What’s in it for you:

Of course, we offer competitive salaries and great benefits, but what makes Pinchin stand out from the crowd? Above all else, we care about our employees and the world around us! Our employees enjoy mentoring and career development programs, opportunities for community involvement including many environmental initiatives, a flexible workplace to support work life balance, paid personal days, three weeks’ paid vacation to start, reimbursement for association membership dues, wellness spending account, social activities, team building events, corporate hotel rates and much more! All of this and more in an inclusive, dynamic work environment! Take a look to see all Pinchin has to offer: Benefits (

Please note that our recruitment process may involve online testing, depending on the position. As an employee of Pinchin, you will be required by our clients to undergo security clearances and, periodically, drug and alcohol testing in order to gain access to certain job sites. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Pinchin however, only those selected to continue will be contacted.

** No agency phone calls please**

Why Pinchin?

At Pinchin, our employees are the heart of our business. If you’re ready to build your skills and develop your career, we have the resources and subject matter experts to support your journey. We provide a dynamic and forward-thinking culture that is based on honesty, integrity, and a passion for learning.

About Us

Pinchin Ltd. is a multidisciplinary consulting firm that provides a wide range of engineering, building sciences, geosciences, environmental, and occupational health and safety solutions across Canada and the US. We are committed to employment practices that promote a diverse and inclusive work environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please inform us.

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