CCI has an immediate opening for an Environmental Planner, Senior Range Ecologist whose primary focus will be to carry out vegetation surveys We are looking for someone with direct experience in a similar role. Reporting to the Operations Manager, Regulatory and Environment, this position requires a self-motivated, safety conscious individual who takes great pride in their work. You will have the opportunity to learn from a diverse team of environmental professionals and grow your career into project management and business development.

Location:

This position is a full-time role based out of our Cochrane or Calgary office starting immediately. 

Accountabilities:

  • Conduct vegetation surveys consisting of detailed baseline vegetation inventories, reclamation surveys, various rangeland inventories, forest harvest area layouts, silviculture and reforestation monitoring, rare plant surveys and weed surveys;
  • Identify grasses, shrubs, and forbs of Alberta’s rangeland;
  • Interpret AGRASID, Grassland Vegetation Inventory (GVI), or other digital vegetation inventory data and be able to confirm boundaries of vegetation habitat polygons by conducting ground-based surveys and mapping of vegetation communities;
  • Classify range sites, ecological sites and plant communities utilizing Alberta’s Range Plant Community Guides and Ecological Site Guides;
  • Conduct range, seeded pasture and riparian health assessments;
  • Prepare baseline inventory reports for conservation easements;
  • Prepare grazing management plans and provide recommendations on grazing capacities and stocking rates based on vegetation communities;
  • Compile, input, and analyze biophysical/range data;
  • Work with CCI’s Forestry Team assisting with field work in Alberta and British Columbia;
  • Conduct or assist with wetland assessments, including boundary delineation, potential effects, and mitigation for construction implementation;
  • Manage various reclamation planning and fieldwork projects including conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Detailed Site Assessments and Reclamation Certification Applications;
  • Prepare seed mix recommendations for construction projects;
  • Prepare environmental protection plans and conduct other environmental planning duties;
  • Conduct Post-construction Reclamation Assessments (PCRAs) on pipeline rights-of-way, post-construction vegetation assessments and environmental as-built surveys;
  • Prepare various reports as they relate to biophysical, range, reclamation and other vegetation or post/pre-construction assessments;
  • Mentor and train junior and intermediate staff;
  • Liaise with clients, construction personnel and regulators;
  • Overnight out-of-town travel may be required for fieldwork, with potential for evening, weekend, and shift work;
  • This position will require approximately 40% office and 60% fieldwork, dependent on the seasonal fieldwork; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science in agriculture, biology, environmental science, reclamation or related field;
  • Articling Agrologist or Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.);
  • Significant experience conducting biophysical, range and other vascular plant inventories;
  • Knowledge of plant taxonomy and general range management principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of reclamation practices, vegetation and soil assessment protocols and Alberta reclamation regulations; and,
  • Knowledge of the Alberta Wetland Classification System and associated surveys, applications, and reports;

Other Assets (Skills & Training):

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Technical writing;
  • Experience conducting or assisting with other biological surveys (such as wetlands assessments, aquatic habitat assessments, fish salvage, wildlife surveys, rare plant surveys and aquatic assessments) in both Alberta and BC;
  • Experience using various software, including Word, Excel, ArcGIS and Esri-based field and office products;
  • Experience operating ATV, boat, and other field equipment;
  • Valid Alberta Drivers License;
  • Willing to provide Drivers Abstract;
  • Must provide a Negative 13 panel Drug and Alcohol Test upon hire;
  • Experience loading and towing trailers, and driving 4 x 4 trucks; and
  • Hold valid safety certifications including, All-terrain (ATV) vehicle operator certification, H2S Alive, First Aid and CPR, WHMIS, PCST, CSTS, and other safety training courses required to work in Alberta.

About CCI:  

CCI Inc. (CCI) has established itself as the “go-to” company of highly qualified and experienced pipeline, facility, trenchless, construction, geotechnical, and environmental specialists working together as a team to bring an integrated and complementary approach to each project.

CCI offers an unparalleled diversity of work that will ensure the successful candidate is challenged and engaged. At CCI, we work hard to produce results for our clients and are rewarded for our Commitment, Collaboration, and Innovation. CCI has been named one of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the tenth year in a row. We have also recently expanded our footprint by merging with Geoterra Integrated Resource Solutions in British Columbia. Now is the best time to join our winning team!

  • CCI has an industry competitive, extended health and benefits plan;
  • CCI supports our employees with professional development opportunities and payment of professional dues; and
  • CCI provides opportunity to expand your skill set, knowledge and advance your professional career through diverse scopes of work across different industries.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit your resume to hr@ccisolutions.ca