Assistant Environmental Scientist

  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Feb 08, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Environmental Science - Engineering Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Description

Primary responsibilities include coordination and support for environmental compliance efforts, permitting, and field based environmental activities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understands environmental permits and regulatory requirements.

  • Interfaces with Project Personnel, as well as, Subcontractors in areas related to environmental and permitting matters.

  • Provides Environmental orientation training to personnel requiring access to project work areas (i.e. construction crews, deliveries, construction managers).

  • Complete daily environmental inspection forms documenting the inspection of best management practices (BMPs) and compliance with construction stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPP).

  • Completes daily environmental inspection forms documenting construction compliance with permit requirements.

  • Maintains records of permit required work and Environmental Non-Compliance Reports (ENCR) and completes adequate follow up and mitigation recommendations.

  • Resolve audit findings from Governmental Authorities or Clients and internal audits.

  • Keeps team abreast of environmental issues.

  • In conjunction with Site Manager, report all incidents, including regulatory reportable and non-reportable spills to the appropriate agency and project personnel.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Lead and assist with biological studies (habitat assessments, aquatics, avian surveys, wetland delineations)

  • Development of GIS figures and spatial data management

Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience working in the environmental field.

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, water quality, geology, biology, landscape architect, or soil science from accredited program is required and master's degree in similar discipline is preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills are required along with willingness to travel overnight as needed.

  • Experience with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and natural resources surveys or coursework.

  • Basic knowledge of environmental site assessment methods.

  • Basic knowledge of environmental compliance and compliance audits.

  • Basic knowledge of the environmental permitting process.

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

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