Entry to Mid-Level Environmental Biologist / Scientist

  • Wood.
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Jul 17, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions has an opportunity for an Entry to Mid-Level Environmental Biologist or Scientist to fill a full-time position with our Houston, Texas Environmental team. 

Key Responsibilities

  • The position is approximately 50% field work and 50% office work on a variety of projects, including commercial, industrial, state and federal sites
  • Biology field activities may include plant and wildlife identification, threatened and endangered species surveys, wetland surveys, native plant surveys etc.; Will utilize GPS, compass, quad maps and/or aerial photographs
  • Office work involve researching literature and regulatory requirements; preparing reports, maps and charts; and performing routine calculations
  • Interprets data. With experience, may write complete reports
  • Prepares field reports, internal correspondence, sections of formal reports
  • Follows company safety standards and site safety standards in accordance with Wood policy
  • Will travel to project sites throughout Texas and the Gulf Coast - Between 25% and 50% overnight travel
  • Environmental field activities may include soil and groundwater sampling, site investigations, and remediation activities

Skills / Qualifications

Role Requirements

  • BS or MS in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or related scientific discipline or technical field
  • 2 to 5 years of related experience
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Texas/Gulf Coast fauna and/or flora knowledge and experience is required
  • Skilled at basic or standard field procedures and techniques
  • Strong computer skills for database work and proficiency in MS Office
  • Demonstrated experience working successfully in a team environment
  • Willingness to work outside normal business hours as required - May include weekend work
  • Willingness to travel to project sites in Texas and surrounding states - Between 25% and 50% overnight travel
  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving policy

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bureau of Land Management and/or US Forest Service project experience
  • Current USFWS permits or ability to be permitted for T&E species surveys
  • NEPA knowledge and experience
  • Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act threatened and endangered species survey experience
  • Section 404 of the Clean Water Act delineating/permitting experience
  • OSHA and or MSHA certificates
  • GIS and or AutoCAD experience

Physical Demands

  • Field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions
  • Ability to hike, lift equipment and willingness to work extended hours (10+ hour days), as needed

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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Job Level

Entry-level,   Mid-level