Environmental Biologist (Minneapolis)

  • ERM
  • Minneapolis, MN, United States
  • Mar 08, 2017
Full time Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Science/Engineering

Job Description


ERM is seeking a motivated Environmental Biologist to join our growing office in Minneapolis, MN. The successful candidate will assist Project Managers on a variety of Environmental, Social & Health Impact Assessment projects to support our oil & gas, power, and mining sector focus. 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.


  • Evaluate regulatory requirements and prepare permit applications where required by federal, state, or local environmental regulatory authorities for energy facility development, expansion, maintenance, or decommissioning (e.g., oil and gas pipelines, electrical transmission lines, power generation facilities, and renewable/alternative energy facilities).
  • Prepare technical project documents (e.g., Resource Reports, Environmental Impact Statements/Environmental Assessments, Biological Assessments, management and mitigation plans, etc.), including research, writing, word processing, building tables and spreadsheets, tabulating, and manipulating data.
  • Compile and analyze data in support of technical project documents obtained through web-based research, aerial photos, and survey reports.
  • Perform permitting and compliance activities associated with development projects with an emphasis on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and state natural resource agencies.
  • Conduct tasks related to environmental impact assessment, facility siting and permitting, risk assessment, mitigation planning, and natural resources management.
  • Participate in agency consultations, client contacts, site visits, and field reconnaissance.
  • Work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments.
  • Communicate with subcontractors, regulatory agencies, and multi-disciplinary client teams during field activities.
  • Assist project managers with development of project plans, schedules,¬†and progress reporting.


  • BS/BA in biology, environmental science, ecology, or related discipline; MS preferred.
  • 5 to 10 years of relevant work experience; consulting experience and experience with projects in oil and gas, power/utility, or mining sectors preferred.
  • Experience preparing environmental permit documents.
  • Working knowledge of wetland and endangered species policies, the National Environmental Policy Act, and natural resource management agencies.
  • Familiarity with GPS technology and map interpretation (e.g., National Wetland Inventory, US Geological Survey maps, aerial photography).
  • Effective written/verbal communication and organization/analytical skills; keen detail orientation; experience recording/writing detailed technical data and reports.
  • Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, travel, and work independently with minimal supervision.

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