We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Environmental Assessment (EA)/Cumulative Effects Assessment (CEA) Team in Ottawa. We strive to bring scientific rigour and transparency to difficult problems, challenging the status quo by embracing uncertainty. Our approach is grounded in our Adaptive Management roots. Our work in this area includes cumulative effects assessment, developing adaptive management plans for industry and government agencies, providing third party review of environmental impact assessments, and providing guidance on assessment practices to communities, government, and industry both in Canada and internationally.
This full-time position involves working to support project managers at ESSA on existing projects as well as developing new initiatives within Canada primarily, but also supporting the development of international opportunities. The candidate will support opportunity reconnaissance, proposal development and project delivery, including specialized research, assessment, planning and/or monitoring and evaluation activities across a variety of disciplines (e.g., climate change, fisheries and aquatic sciences, terrestrial ecosystems, and social sciences). The successful candidate will help us to expand our market in these and related domains.
Our ideal candidate is a systems thinker with strong quantitative skills, who has an entrepreneurial spirit and will enjoy developing new business and excel over the long-run developing a network of satisfied clients. As a member of the EA/CEA Team, she/he will report to the EA/CEA Team Leader. In addition, the candidate will work closely with other ESSA staff to support other business areas as needed.
The Environmental Specialist will work in teams and independently to deliver applied research and support on various aspects of client projects. This work emphasizes inter-disciplinary study that focuses on complex interactions in biological and social systems, taking a holistic rather than reductionist perspective in organizing existing understanding and data. We use analyses of ecological and social systems to organize complex information, and to develop new methods and tools for evaluating alternative actions under a range of uncertainties.
The role involves direct interaction with clients at workshops, meetings and teleconferences as well as frequent internal collaborations with our project teams. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate, develop and over time maintain strong relationships with a diverse client base including existing and potential private, public, not-for-profit and Indigenous groups through contributions to the development of proposals and other business development opportunities.