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Stantec Senior Marine Mammal Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Marine Mammal Scientist - ( 2300018G )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We are a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities we support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

We are looking for intermediate and senior level marine scientists who have marine mammal expertise with specific experience in impact assessment and monitoring for underwater noise, vessel strike risk, incidental take, and distance sampling design and analysis. Candidates should be team players, self-motivated, good at multitasking, demonstrated leaders with mentoring experience, and able to think creatively and broadly across many disciplines within the marine sciences. Successful candidates will work in a team environment on environmental impact assessments, field survey design and analysis, environmental effects mitigation and monitoring programs, and permitting applications.

Office location within Canada and the US is negotiable.

Your Key Responsibilities

Opportunities exist to integrate into our marine service area at a local, national, and international level, and may include work in offshore renewables, coastal resilience, oil and gas, ports and shipping, and marine science research projects. Depending on level of expertise, tasks may include conducting or planning field work, data analysis, report and proposal writing and reviewing, preparing and delivering presentations, and business development.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

Successful candidates will hold a minimum of a M.Sc. in marine sciences and have a minimum of 5 years of experience in a related position. Technical knowledge should include understanding of issues of concern for marine mammals. You are a clear and effective communicator, good technical writer, proven team player, and have experience designing and implementing field programs or leading large marine projects. Some travel may be required.


  • Expertise in any of: underwater noise, vessel strike risk assessment, incidental take applications, aerial or vessel-based distance sampling design and analysis

  • Program management and/or business development skills

  • Strong data analysis and interpretation capabilities with good statistical knowledge

  • Experience working with federal, state/provincial/territorial, and municipal regulatory agencies in the U.S. or Canada

  • Multi-disciplinary interests and experience

  • Consulting experience

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

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Salary Range(s):

  • $75,200.00 - $112,900.00 (CA, CO locations only)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Primary Location : United States-California-San Francisco

Other Locations : United States-Texas-Houston, United States-Massachusetts-Boston

Organization : BC-1857 EnvSvcs-US West N California

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 14, 2023, 2:00:01 PM

Req ID: 2300018G

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans