Vegetation Wetlands Ecologist


WSP is currently seeking a Junior or Intermediate Vegetation and Wetlands Ecologist to join our Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment Team in Alberta or Saskatchewan. Reporting to the Group Manager, the successful candidate will be provided the opportunity to work on challenging and diverse projects across western Canada and the prairies and north with a wide range of complexity.

Why WSP?

  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy – we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story – we’re proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you – from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities – we’re growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday – we’re open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it’s like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


A day in the life:

  • Identification of potential environmental constraints in relation to proposed developments (e.g. wetlands and vegetation, listed species, non-native species);
  • Conduct field assessments to industry standards and prepare reports for projects within a variety of sectors (i.e., mining, transportation, municipal infrastructure, renewable energy, and oil and gas sector) and support training of junior field staff;
  • Ability to determine the scope, plan and oversee vegetation surveys;
  • Analyze, evaluate and interpret data while providing results within the scope and objective(s) of a specific project;
  • Prepare and review technical reports;
  • Willingness to travel around western Canada to complete field work in a variety of environments and locations, including remote work, for varying durations during summer months;
  • Develop and contribute to project proposals and budgets;
  • Interact with clients, staff and regulatory agencies; and
  • Implement corporate and client safety programs.


What you’ll bring to WSP:

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in botany, biology, ecology, environmental sciences or related field with a background or experience in wetlands;
  • 0 to 2+ years plant identification skills, ideally for prairie, wetland and boreal landscapes;
  • 0 to 2+ years of experience working in a consulting firm in an Ecologist (vegetation or wetlands) role or equivalent;
  • Experience conducting wetland mapping and classification is a requirement; 
  • Proficiency in imagery interpretation to delineate and classify wetlands and other vegetation types in western Canada;
  • Strong understanding of regulatory legislation, guidelines and regulations;
  • Basic GIS skills and understanding;
  • Experience working on multidisciplinary projects;
  • Registration or ability to register with a professional association (e.g. P.Biol, P.Ag. R.T.Biol.) within Saskatchewan or Alberta is required;
  • Strong, demonstrated technical written and oral communication skills are a requirement;
  • A valid driver’s license (min Class 5 with GDL removed);
  • The desire to succeed in a dynamic, progressive organization.


WSP is one of the world’s leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP.  Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please  READ THE FULL POLICY. 

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