Entry-Level to Junior-Level Scientist

  • Kleinfelder
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Jul 26, 2018
Biology - Ecology Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Kleinfelder is seeking a Entry-Level to Junior-Level Scientist to join our Atlanta, GA office. Under supervision and working with experienced staff, the successful candidate will work on field teams and participate in environmental surveying, sampling permitting, construction oversight and regulatory compliance activities for a variety of clients primarily in the energy and industrial sectors, including mining and pipeline projects.  The work will involve primarily field work including wetland delineation, site assessments, environmental inspection, endangered species surveys, habitat assessments, construction oversight and other studies. The ideal candidate should demonstrate:

  • The ability, willingness, and flexibility to travel for field assignments, including overnight trips;
  • Coursework and/or familiarity with conducting wetland delineations in accordance with USACOE and state protocols, functional wetland assessments, mitigation, plant and wildlife identification, and soils identification;
  • Able to work with senior staff to help prepare permit documents, environmental reports, correspondence documents, calculations, and conduct analyses;
  • Experience conducting environmental field investigations and data collection/sampling
  • Experience using GIS is desired;
  • Experience with NEPA is a plus;
  • Possess excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with strong problem-solving abilities and analytical skills;
  • Ability to conduct work year-round in adverse climate and field conditions;
  • Independently evaluate, select and recommend techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform technical tasks, field tasks, studies and analysis;
  • Develop and maintain internal and external client relationships;

All candidates require:

  • BS in an Environmental, Biological or Ecological Science; Master’s degree is a plus;
  • Entry-level to Junior-level position, 0-3 years of relevant experience in the Southeast US;
  • Ability to work flexible work schedules and availability to meet priority deadlines outside of normal working hours, including field work and travel with overnight stays, for multiple weeks at times;
  • A valid driver’s license.

This position provides a great opportunity for qualified professionals who are self-starters, energetic and enthusiastic leaders, and who like diverse projects that want to join a small but developing office with significant growth opportunities. 

Education: A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an engineering discipline and/or significant relevant project management, engineering, and construction experience in all aspects of utility substation/line construction operations. MBA preferred. Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)

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