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Company AECOM

Job Title: Lead Arborist

JobID: 23339-1163249

Location: Markham, ON, L3R 4M9, CAN

Description: **Business Line** Environment

**Position Title** Lead Arborist

Canada - Ontario


**Job Summary**

AECOM’s Ontario Water & Natural Resources looking for applicants for the position of Lead Arborist to support our existing activities and to grow our capacity to serve clients on challenging and exciting projects across the province. The role can be based out of any of our Ontario offices, including Markham, Mississauga, Kitchener, Guelph, Barrie.

The successful candidate will have 7-14 years of experience, be highly motivated and enjoy working on a diversity of projects, be an effective communicator and be committed to producing high quality work. Individuals should have a strong background conducting tree inventories and tree health assessments, completing arborist reports and tree preservation plans, as well as experience with tree removal and injury permit applications. Individuals should also have knowledge and experience in the taxonomic identification of woody plants, including native and non-native species that occur in natural areas as well as landscape varieties and street trees.

Individuals should have a background preparing, coordinating and conducting field work and completing associated data analysis and reporting. Strong organizational skills, leadership skills, and an ability to work well on multi-disciplinary teams in a fast-paced environment are essential qualities.

Key roles for the position include:

+ Lead or support a field crew to undertake data collection and field investigations related to tree inventories in urban and remote sites in southern and central Ontario

+ Supervise and organize field crews

+ Provide technical support to junior field staff (e.g. in verifying plant taxonomic identification)

+ Data entry and report writing

+ Adhere to and enforce AECOM’s Health and Safety Protocols

**Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelor's Degree in environmental science or biology, from a recognized University or College

+ 8+ years' experience

+ Arborist Certification

+ Knowledge of and experience with application of tree by-laws and policies across southern and central Ontario

+ Strong technical capability in identifying flora of southern and central Ontario and ability to apply/use dichotomous keys

+ Demonstrated experience conducting and leading teams for field work in southern and central Ontario

+ Experience with air photo interpretation (hard/soft copy), Global Positioning Systems, and map and compass orientation

+ Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently

+ Ability to work in both field and office environments

+ Valid Ontario Drivers License

+ Valid Standard First Aid + CPR

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Ecological Land Classification Certification

+ Experience writing and preparing technical reports

+ Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; experience with GIS

+ Wilderness First Aid and/or wilderness experience

+ Has access to a vehicle for conducting field work

**What We Offer**

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

_NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM._

**Job Category** Sciences

**Country** Canada

**Position Status** Full-Time

**Requisition/Vacancy No.** 161317BR

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