Junior Environmental Scientist (Houston)

  • ERM
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • May 17, 2017
Full time Biology/Ecology Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Science/Engineering Natural Resources Watershed/Stormwater Wetlands/Coastlines/Floodplains Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

ERM is seeking a motivated Junior Environmental Scientist to join our office in Houston, TX.  The successful candidate will work on multi-disciplinary teams supporting our oil & gas, power, and chemical sector clients with environmental due diligence, impact assessment, and permitting of capital projects. This is an excellent opportunity for an early career professional to join a growing and exciting practice team, as you build a rewarding career path with a global environmental leader. 


  • Perform biological field studies such as wetland delineations, threatened and endangered species surveys, and biological aquatic assessments.
  • Perform multi-media permitting and compliance associated with development projects with an emphasis on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and State Historical Commissions.
  • Perform field studies and reporting to support compliance with Clean Water Act Section 316(b) for power plants, refineries, chemical plants, and manufacturing facilities.
  • Assist on linear permitting projects; provide construction inspection activities for natural gas pipelines, power transmission lines, utility corridors, and petroleum pipelines.
  • Provide technical assistance on NEPA environmental assessment (EA) and environmental impact statement (EIS) projects and related activities in support of ERM clients’ domestic and international development projects (i.e., oil and gas, chemical processing, power generation, electrical transmission, and renewable/alternative energy projects). Conduct tasks related to environmental impact assessment, land use planning, facility siting and permitting, risk assessment, and water resources management.
  • Prepare EAs/EISs and associated management plans in compliance with NEPA and other applicable federal, state, and local requirements. Perform project delivery activities such as report writing, undertaking and organizing data collection and survey field work, performing data and literature review, developing recommendations for clients, and conducting field work.
  • Assist with developing and executing corporate Impact Assessment & Planning systems and strategies.
  • Provide technical support to Project Managers for the Contaminated Site Management practice on natural resources damages and ecological and human health risk assessment tasks.
  • Work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments.
  • Communicate with subcontractors, regulatory agents, tenants, and clients during field activities.


  • BS in engineering, environmental science, biology, or related discipline.
  • Recent grad to 2 years of field experience conducting biological data collection and GPS data collection,
  • Experience assisting clients in obtaining multi-media permits and approvals for new or expanded facilities a plus.
  • High degree of technical competence and knowledge of environmental regulations and policies.
  • Effective written/verbal communication and organization/analytical skills; experience recording/writing detailed technical data and reports.
  • Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, travel, and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated attributes to become a strong consultant – team player, eagerness to learn and grow, self-starter who takes initiative, versatile, and service-oriented mentality.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.


Please submit your resume and brief cover letter below. Qualified candidates will be contacted by email, and requested to complete a pre-interview questionnaire. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. Thank you for your interest in ERM!


Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We have more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories employing more than 4,500 people who work on projects around the world. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. We have worked with many of the Global Fortune 500 companies delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.

For over 40 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts. The key sectors we serve include Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, and Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. All face critical sustainability challenges and our clients in these and many other areas rely on our ability to assist them operate more sustainably which has a positive impact on our planet.

Our people are outstanding, our workplace is energized! And we continuously strive to be the preferred place for environmental and other professionals to build meaningful and rewarding careers.

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