Project Environmental Specialist

  • GAI Consultants, Inc.
  • Green Bay, WI, USA
  • Jul 16, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Environmental Science - Engineering Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description


Transforming ideas into reality since 1958, GAI is an employee-owned engineering and environmental consulting firm. We provide local expertise to worldwide clients in the energy, transportation, development, government, and industrial markets. We believe in community involvement and are committed to corporate responsibility including recycling and eco-friendly practices. We are currently looking for a Project Environmental Specialist to join either our Oshkosh or Green Bay, Wisconsin offices.

Under the direction of the Senior Environmental Manager, this individual will provide environmental permitting and compliance oversight for key segments of the energy industry.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and leading field efforts for construction inspection and erosion control monitoring, wetland and stream delineations, endangered species surveys and monitoring, preparing permit applications, and preparing associated environmental reports. 
  • Supervise technical work, schedule, and budget of relevant project tasks and project technical teams.
  • Assisting with proposal preparation and cost estimating, quality control reviews, and coordination with clients and regulatory agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Ecology, Engineering, Biology, or Environmental Science; advanced degree a plus
  2. Minimum of 5 years of experience commensurate with environmental consulting practices with a background in environmental science, ecology, or construction inspection services
  3. Experience with environmental permitting and regulatory agencies in Wisconsin and/or neighboring states, related to Section 401 and 404 Clean Water Act Permitting and other similar permits.
  4. Work is expected to be split between 30-50% field based work and 50-70% office based work. Must be willing to work flexible hours and overtime.
  5. Advanced technical writing ability.  Strong interpersonal and organizational skills a must.
  6. Must be able to travel and work out of the office, including overnight trips. In state travel is a requirement and extended field assignments are likely. There may also be up to 25% out of state travel associated with this position on a project specific basis or to assist other offices.
  7. Technical knowledge of natural resources and field assessment methods.
  8. Knowledgeable and have experience with erosion and sedimentation control monitoring and construction inspections on linear projects, is preferred.
  9. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  10. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge and use of GPS tools.
  11. A current Driver's License is required.

Physical Demands and/or Other Job Information (if applicable):

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The physical demands and work characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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