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Senior Project Manager, Ecology

Location: Barrie, ON, Canada

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Your Role at GEI. 
A full-time senior project manager position within the Canada Branch of GEI’s Natural Heritage practice that will focus on environmental approvals for a range of industries, including land development, linear infrastructure and resource extraction, among others. This position will involve leadership and management of projects including coordination and production of deliverables, coordinating fieldwork, liaising with clients and stakeholders, and project management duties including invoicing, budget and timeline tracking. The ideal candidate will be located within an hour of project locations in Southern Ontario, based out of one of our office locations (Hamilton, Guelph, Kitchener, Markham or Barrie) in a hybrid working arrangement.  
Essential Responsibilities & Duties 
  • Manage consulting projects including budget and timeline tracking
  • Collate information from various sources, including communications with agencies and stakeholders
  • Familiarity with standard field methods for ecological surveys
  • Assist in the identification and pursuit of new business opportunities
  • Work with technical staff to develop natural heritage assessments, inventories and impact assessments, as well as to prepare technical correspondence, Endangered Species Act permitting and registrations, and project reports
  • Collaborate with other GEI disciplines to deliver multi-disciplinary projects
Minimum Qualifications 
  • Degree(s) in biology, ecology, environmental science or related discipline
  • 10+ years experience as a biologist, ecologist, environmental scientist or environmental planner
  • Experience managing projects and clients in the environmental consulting industry an asset
  • Ability to interpret and critically assess information in terms of relevant legislation, policies and guidelines
  • Familiarity with standard ecological field inventory and evaluation methods
  • Strong written and verbal communication, organization and time management skills
  • Valid driver’s license is required
We are GEI. 
Some of the world’s most pressing problems – from climate change to sustainable development, to critical infrastructure and the future of our energy supply – need our brightest and diverse minds working together to create safer, more resilient communities for tomorrow.   
We are technical experts, collaborators, and entrepreneurs who draw from diverse backgrounds to solve our clients’ most complex challenges.   
With nearly 60 offices across North America, we offer a range of engineering, science, and technical consulting services. Our range of expertise, project types, and culture make us the choice for top talent in the AEC industry. 
In 2023, GEI merged with GM BluePlan, an Ontario-based engineering, management, and technology consulting company. The merger adds GM BluePlan’s nationally recognized expertise in asset management and infrastructure planning to the GEI family, furthering our growth and expansion in Canada. 
Employee-owned. Employee-focused. 
As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees support our flat leadership structure, have a say in how our business operates and benefit from our financial success. We are committed to employee growth with career development opportunities, competitive total rewards, a well-being program, flexible work arrangements and more.  Our company culture is driven by our 4 Cs – we are Client-Centered, Curious, Collaborative, and Community Minded – which support our focus on sustainability, safety, diversity, equity and inclusion. Get to know us better by visiting GEI’s career site here
GEI’s Total Rewards Package 
  • Market-Competitive Compensation, including Eligibility for an Annual Performance Bonus
  • Comprehensive Benefits Program including Health Care and Wellness Spending Accounts
  • Hybrid Work Schedules and Cell Phone Stipend
  • GEI University (GEIU) with Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Connecting Conversation Program with a Focus on Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
  • Support and Financial Rewards for Publication Awards, Professional Dues, and Professional Licenses
  • Paid Holidays and Generous Paid Time Off Program
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • RRSP Program
  • Opportunity to be an Owner and Shareholder
  • A Vibrant Culture that is Focused on Partnership, Sustainability, Giving Back to Our Communities and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • And More…