Principal Environmental Scientist

  • Ecology and Environment, Inc.
  • West Palm Beach, FL, United States
  • Mar 31, 2017
Full time Business Development Research Water Quality

Job Description

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking an on-call Principal Environmental Scientist for our West Palm Beach office.  This is a highly technical/scientific position which requires an individual with over 20 years of scientific and management experience addressing water quality and water resource issues particularly in south Florida.  Expertise with algal blooms and related water quality issues is essential. 
  • Provide peer review of scientific reports and data analysis related to water quality and water resources
  • Evaluate water quality and related ecological and water resources data and prepare reports (or report sections) for different audiences
  • Conduct independent research and studies related to water quality issues including but not limited to algal blooms and nutrient enrichment
  • Assist business development staff in identifying and securing new work in the water resources sector 
  • Coordinate and negotiate with Federal and State Agencies
  • Master’s or PhD in Biology, Environmental Science, or related discipline
  • 20+ years of experience including research and studies dealing with algal blooms and nutrient enrichment
  • Established relationships with regulatory and resources agencies dealing with water quality and ecosystem restoration in Florida
  • Working knowledge of south Florida water bodies including Lake Okeechobee, Lake Kissimmee, and the Everglades
  • Experience establishing water quality and ecological restoration metrics
  • Experience with the South Florida Water Management District preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel to support project needs
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus
E & E is its people. We are a knowledge based culture with an integrated staff of more than 85 scientific and engineering disciplines – a group of innovators who pave the way in implementing environmental solutions. E & E offers opportunities for growth in a team-oriented environment. Must be eligible to work in the U.S.  Visa sponsorship will not be provided.  Please view our website at to apply on-line.  Local candidates preferred.
Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an EO and AA employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled/and other protected categories.

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