Ecosystem Restoration Technician - Seasonal

    • Villa Park, IL

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're a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that's critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

This is a seasonal Ecosystem Restoration Technician position working with our Ecosystem Restoration group out of Stantec's Naperville, IL office carrying out tasks related to prairie, wetland, and other natural community restoration and management. This is a full-time (40 -hour work week), limited-term position.

Your Key Responsibilities

Ecological Restoration: Specific job tasks include application of various herbicides, mowing, installation of native seeds and plants, prescribed burning, and brush/tree removal. Equipment operations may include the use of chainsaws, backpack herbicide sprayers, ATVs, and tractors / skid loaders with various attachments.

Environmental Data Collection & Reporting: Assist project managers, staff scientists, and senior scientists with the collection of field and written/tabular data for various tasks. Maintain records for restoration activities and safety programs and assist with report preparation on an as-needed basis.

Your Capabilities and Credentials


  • Valid state driver's license
  • A good driving record
  • Ability to walk 2-4 miles per day over rough terrain and lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative attitude
  • Ability to self-start and work independently
  • Ability to obtain IL Pesticide Operators license within one month

  • Familiarity with invasive species and local land/water conservation issues
  • Knowledge of Illinois flora, plant identification, natural areas, and ecology

Other Beneficial Qualifications:
  • Experience utilizing hand power tools (e.g. chainsaw/brush saw) and operation of ATV/UTV; and
  • Experience driving light trucks and trailers
  • Valid Class A commercial driver's license
  • Experience using GPS/GIS

Education and Experience

Pursuing or have obtained Undergraduate or Associates Degree in an environmental discipline

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.

Job: Environmental Technician/Technologist

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Lombard

Employee Status: Temporary

Job Level: Entry Level

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 200000FS

Stantec is a global engineering firm that seeks to create a better world in water and natural resource sectors through management services, technical engineering, and construction services.

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