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CanACRE Junior Biologist - Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona

Join the Canacre team in an exciting role working on leading edge infrastructure projects.

We are technical experts in land, energy, and transportation development delivering accurate, innovative, and agile solutions to our partners. We provide land acquisition, geospatial mapping, data management, web-based GIS, community relations, land feasibility studies, and permitting services. Canacre’s clients include developers, large scale service providers, and government entities that are involved in the planning and development of energy projects, rights of way, resources, and infrastructure across Canada and the United States. Canacre works on large-scale wind and solar power projects, high-voltage transmission lines, pipeline projects, municipal roads projects, and groupings of cellular towers and rooftop antennas.

At Canacre, we act with honesty and integrity within a culture where trust, collaboration, and teamwork flourish. We commit to diversity, inclusivity and the celebration of successes. Our vision is to foster an environment that promotes inspired and empowered team members who make an impact.

The Junior Biologist will primarily be responsible for supporting biological surveys, monitoring and providing guidance to the project teams throughout small to large-scale projects. The role includes all phases of Project work from approvals and pre-construction through to construction or abandonment.

In addition your role will be to:

  • Conduct various discipline surveys for input into environmental assessment and compliance projects (e.g., wildlife and vegetation surveys)

  • Support biological and compliance monitoring during construction

  • Provide specialized advice to project team on considerations related to wildlife and vegetation

  • Act as a resource to construction personnel and explain wildlife regulations and how they are applied in the field

  • Verify that biologically sensitive areas are properly marked and flagged before work is done in the area and develop mitigation strategies where required

  • Support data collection in the field using various GIS enabled technologies

  • Participate in field kickoff meetings

  • Inspect areas of concern as identified and make appropriate recommendations to construction personnel, as required

  • Complete daily field reporting


  • Post-secondary degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or related field of study

  • Minimum 2 years professional experience as a biologist, or related role

  • Experience conducting wildlife and vegetation surveys

  • Working knowledge of wildlife and vegetation regulations and best practices

  • Professional experience working on projects regulated under NEPA or state-equivalent would be considered an asset

  • Experience conducting works related to Sonoran Desert Tortoise would be considered an asset

  • Experience related to transmission line construction would be considered an asset

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills – data collection and interpretation, technical report writing, regulatory permit applications, client communications, etc. 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills, prioritizing and decision-making skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously with minimal supervision

  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and highly organized with strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to build strong, lasting relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Valid Driver’s License, with ability to maintain insurability under the company’s insurance carrier

At Canacre, our benefits program is one of the ways in which we reinforce the value we place on employees and the role they play in helping us achieve our goals. Canacre offers comprehensive health and dental coverage, paid time off, and disability insurance. Other benefits include a 401(k) Savings Plan employer matching program, Employee Assistance Program, flexible work arrangement and a variety of wellness programs.

Given the volume of applications we typically receive, we are unable to respond to all applicants, however, you will be contacted if your experience is a suitable match with one of our upcoming projects. 

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