Field Biologist – Aquatic

Lincoln Environmental Consulting – London Ontario

Contract converting to Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducting various sized projects with a focus on aquatic environments, mentoring and supporting junior field staff;
  • Designing and carrying out biological field investigations including breeding bird surveys, wetland bird surveys, botanical inventories, Ecological Land Classification designation and field verifications, wildlife surveys (reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc.) targeted species at risk surveys, and wetland delineation following established protocols;
  • Reporting on a variety of topics pertaining to the natural environment and potential impacts of development for submission to regulatory agencies, including applying existing policy and criteria, making recommendations for best practice and industry standard mitigation measures;
  • Project planning, scheduling, allocation of personnel and resources, overall supervision of project personnel;
  • Lead field studies, collect/enter/manage/analyze data and write technical reports;
  • Perform a variety of field and office tasks requiring the application of standard scientific principles and fundamental theories;
  • Conduct background information searches including literature reviews, database review and agency consultation to obtain environmental data;
  • Make recommendations for site mitigation based on site characteristics;
  • Assist with the preparation, review and presentation of reports and proposals;
  • Assist with environmental site inspections;
  • Willingness to travel and work outdoors in accessible and remote locations;
  • Assist with writing project proposals;
  • Mentor and develop junior staff on field survey protocols, data collection and technical report writing;
  • Keeping up to date with federal and provincial regulations pertaining to the natural environment that apply to job duties.


  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience, preferably in consulting and field biology with emphasis on the ecosystems of Ontario;
  • Completion of a B.Sc. in Biology, Ecology or Environmental Studies;
  • Prior experience working on Environmental Assessments and applying provincial and federal environmental legislation for private, municipal, provincial and federal projects;
  • Thorough knowledge of the Endangered Species Act (2007) and its regulations; ability to oversee species-specific surveys;
  • Experienced with field survey protocols for birds, reptiles and amphibians, fish and vascular plants;
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated experience summarizing field data and writing technical reports;
  • Proven experience coordinating team members and ensuring top quality projects are delivered on schedule and budget;
  • Applied experience in biology, ecology, botany and natural science including identification skills for birds/ other wildlife/vascular plants, wildlife identification skills and ability to delineate habitat types in aquatic environments;
  • Experience in the collection, analysis and reporting of field data following established protocols;
  • Some experience with environmental inspection during construction, including erosion and sediment control;
  • RAQs qualified; Ecological Land Classification System certification; Ontario Wetland Evaluation System certification; Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol and other certification considered an asset;
  • Current St. John’s First Aid and CPR considered an asset;
  • Proficient with GIS (ArcGIS) and the use of GPS in the field and office;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.;
  • Valid Ontario ‘G’ driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

Lincoln is an equal opportunities employer offering a competitive salary and benefits to those with the skills suited to the needs of our clients.

NOTE: Until further notice this will be a home office position due to pandemic concerns.