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For over 40 years we have been working with clients around the world, 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, Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. These sectors face critical sustainability challenges. Our clients in these sectors and many other areas rely on our ability to assist them to improve sustainability, which fosters a positive impact on our planet.

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ERM Syracuse, NY, USA
Apr 03, 2018
Full time
Description ERM  is seeking a motivated  Wetlands Scientist  to join our growing office in  Syracuse, NY .  The successful candidate will assist Project Managers on a variety of Environmental 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 technical team, as you build a rewarding career path with a global environmental leader.   Conduct field delineations of federal and state jurisdictional wetlands per the current federal protocol and regional supplement; identification of plants, characterization of soils and hydrologic indicators that identify wetlands; use of Trimble (or similar) sub-meter accurate global positioning systems (GPS); preparation of delineation reports and Approved Jurisdictional Determination requests. Conduct wildlife and plant surveys, including characterizing potential habitat for listed species; conducting visual, aural, and capture surveys to determine species presence. Experience with state and federally-listed species desirable, but not required. Assist on linear permitting and other large-scale projects; provide construction inspection activities for natural gas pipelines, power transmission lines, utility corridors, petroleum pipelines, and other large scale development projects. Perform environmental due diligence for proposed land use changes, including desktop data acquisition and review, agency correspondence, field reconnaissance and environmental survey, preparation of environmental impact assessment/analysis, and agency concurrence requests. 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, State Fish & Wildlife Agencies, State Environmental Agencies, and State Historical Commissions. Assist with developing and executing corporate Impact Assessment & Planning systems and strategies. Prepare environmental impact assessment reports, EAFs/EISes under both State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) guidelines. Work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments. Communicate with subcontractors, regulatory agents, tenants, and clients during field activities.   REQUIREMENTS: BS in natural resources, environmental science, biology, or related discipline; MS preferred. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Recent grad to 3 years of consulting experience, including with projects in oil & gas, power/utility or mining sectors. Demonstrated experience in conducting federal wetland delineations, including completion of approved jurisdictional determinations. Correct identification of plant species and hydric soil indicators of the Northeast required; other regions desirable. Experience assisting clients in obtaining multi-media permits and approvals for new or expanded facilities a plus. Familiarity with state and federal natural resources regulations, especially: Clean Water Act Sections 401 and 404; Endangered Species Act; NY State Freshwater Wetlands Act; NY State Stream Protection Act; NY State Endangered Species Act; SEQRA, NEPA 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. Local candidates preferred.    Remember to say you found this opportunity at