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Job opportunity for a Regenerative Designer — be a part of a new frontier. Come work for a “World Changing” company (Fast Company, 2019) 

Position: Regenerative Designer
Company: Biomimicry Frontiers
Location: Guelph, Ontario (working remotely until further notice)

About Us:

At Biomimicry Frontiers, we are addressing climate change – the biggest challenge of our generation – by drawing on the genius of nature. As consultants, we leverage biomimicry, biophilia, and ecological engineering to help create award-winning, leading-edge strategies that fit their natural environments. In 2019, Fast Company called us a “World Changing Idea” for our collection of services and our mission to make it better, naturally.

We know that we are only as good as the team that drives us. That’s why we are looking for highly talented and motivated individuals who want to put their efforts into creating a truly sustainable and resilient world. If you think you might be this person, read the details below.

Work Schedule: Full Time
Start Date: TBA
Reports to: President, Biomimicry Frontiers

The Opportunity:

As our Regenerative Designer, you will be the lead in telling the story of landscapes and identifying creative strategies for how to best integrate within them.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead our unique landscape assessment (Living Story), which includes:
    • GIS data mapping and flow modelling (e.g. solar, wind, hydrological, geological, topographical)
    • Socio-ecological asset mapping
    • Ecological performance assessments
    • Resiliency mapping – threats and pressures, opportunities and trajectories
    • Economic forecasts of ecological services and climate change impacts
  • Map climate simulations and performance of existing and proposed buildings
  • Be our go-to for resilient land use planning strategies and designs

What you’ll need:

Biomimicry Frontiers is looking for top talent. We want a candidate with a strong commitment to sustainability who is highly creative while handling complex ecological challenges. They must have a keen eye for innovative design and site planning, and excellent leadership and communication skills. They must also be committed to our mission, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and have an acute attention to detail. We are searching for someone who is motivated, well organized, and efficient, who is aligned with our pursuits and vision.

To succeed, you must have:

  • Four (4) year Bachelor of Science in environmetrics, GIS, landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, ecology, or related disciplines with proficiency in ecological modeling and a minimum of two (2) years of previous experience or equivalent education and experience
  • Expertise in Geographic Information System software such as ArcGIS Pro or QGIS
  • Proficiency in computational architecture and modeling software (e.g. AutoCad, Rhino, Grasshopper, Sketchup, Revit, spatial R, Adobe suite)
  • Demonstrated expertise with statistical and flow modeling techniques
  • Experience with Environmental Assessments, site planning, and urban design; ecological design, green infrastructure, and environmental resiliency; plant identification and planting design; Indigenous/indigenous knowledge keeping
  • Deep understanding of ecology, systems, and ecological engineering
  • Innovative approaches to sustainable land-use strategies and resilience planning
  • A solid understanding of the science behind climate change, the interdependencies between the various systems that are affected by climate change, and the measures that are needed at the various micro and macro levels;
  • An ability to quantify long-term impacts of climate change and the economic value of ecological services
  • Experience in project acquisition, project management, and team leadership
  • Have demonstrated creative thinking in past projects
  • Excellent visual and writing communication skills, including the ability to simplify complex ideas

To improve your chances, you should have:

  • The name “Robin Wall Kimmerer” in your cover letter to demonstrate attention to detail
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities
  • A willingness to learn and a love of the outdoors

Diversity

We know that a forest will strive for diversity and in that diversity, thrive.

At Biomimicry Frontiers we look to model our company in the same way. To do this, we encourage applications from people of all races, colors, ethnic origins, religions, marital status, abilities, and sexual orientations - anyone who will make our ideas broader and therefore, richer. We are committed to anti-oppressive values of equity, inclusion, and respect and strive to create an accessible environment for all. If requested, accommodations will be made to support applicants with disabilities during the recruitment and selection process.

What we offer

We are a young consultancy focusing on doing good work. There is significant growth potential, training, and career development opportunities. To celebrate our love of adventure we offer 23 personal days for times when you need to take care of yourself and get outdoors.

Salary will be competitive with potential bonuses.

This is a full-time position.

We are a Guelph, Ontario based team working remotely. Our ideal candidate will have a work-from-home environment. Our core working hours are from 9 am until 3 pm EST, where we expect you to be available. However, you can fit your workday around that schedule to a total of 40 hours per week. Resumes will be received until the position is filled. The start date is flexible.

Our values

Doing good: We work on projects that have a lasting positive legacy. We focus on doing the right thing, working with integrity, and building the world we would want to live in - one that is in harmony with nature.

Living big: We are courageous in our commitment to nature and creativity, without being bound by the status quo.

Having fun: We view life as an adventure and relish the opportunity we have to explore and connect people to the natural world, to be creative, and to push bold solutions for climate change.

Being adaptive: We embrace failure as opportunities for growth and learn to listen to our environments to fit within them.

If you’ve been looking for that opportunity, or career change, where you get to be a part of something new, exciting, and game-changing, then this is it.

To apply:

Send your cover letter, resume and portfolio to hello@biomimicryfrontiers.com Include "Designer" in the subject line. A list of references may be requested.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 23 2021    ID: 58780