Toronto Office

Palmer is seeking to hire a Junior/Intermediate Ecologist to support our Toronto or Bracebridge office on a range of projects throughout Ontario.

We are seeking a qualified candidate to join our growing team of professionals that include terrestrial and aquatic ecologists, geomorphologists, hydrogeologists, and geotechnical engineers to work in a dynamic and collaborative work environment on multi-disciplinary projects.


The candidate must have strong field skills in plant identification, ecological land classification, wetland evaluation, and familiarity with wildlife habitat assessments. Work experience with Species at Risk is beneficial. Responsibilities will include:

– Completing project background reviews, field investigations, data compilation and analysis and report writing.
– Collecting field data and observations in an accurate and well-organized manner.
– Completing tree inventory and protection plans, edge management plans and contributing to restoration plans.
– Working collaboratively with the project team, with some understanding of integrating study disciplines.
– Reviewing and summarizing environmental policies and legislation such as municipal official plans and the Endangered Species Act.
– Assisting with environmental permitting and approval processes.
– Communicating effectively with project team members.

Work location:

There are options to be based out of Palmer’s Toronto or Bracebridge office. The Ecologist will frequently work in the field at various projects sites throughout the GTA, Niagara Region, Halton Region, Peel Region, York Region, Simcoe County, Muskoka-Parry Sound Region, northern Ontario and potential opportunities in western Canada.


Commensurate with level of education and industry experience.


– Education Requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental science/management, biology, ecology or geography.
– 3 – 5 years of experience in the areas of ecology, biology, plant science, or other related environmental discipline.
– Ecological Land Classification and/or Ontario Wetland Evaluation System certification or demonstrated experience.
– ISA Certified Arborist and GIS skills are an asset.
– Experience with wildlife surveys for herpetofauna, birds, and/or mammals.
– Excellent communication skills and experience working with multi-disciplinary teams to solve problems in a timely manner.
– Ability to work independently and manage own schedule.
– Access to a personal vehicle and a valid Class G driver’s license.

Application instructions:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. We thank all those who apply, but only applicants that are shortlisted will be contacted.

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