Wetland Scientist

  • HDR
  • Englewood, Colorado, USA
  • Jul 27, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Environmental Science - Engineering Water Quality Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

HDR Engineering is looking for a Jr. to Mid-Level Wetland Scientist, to join our growing and nationally ranked team of engineering and environmental professionals in Colorado. Here in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region, our environmental professionals primarily support and or provide planning and design, survey, and permitting services associated with the following Client sectors:

  • Power Utilities (generation, distribution, transmission, and substation),
  • Mining (exploration, operations, and closure/remediation),
  • Industrial (regulatory compliance)
  • Oil and Gas (pipeline and rail), and
  • Transportation (county, state, and federal).

HDR’s immediate assignment is for the environmental professional to perform and or manage the following biological and ecological services for HDR’s local and regional Clientele:

  • Section 404 aquatic resource inventories (a.k.a. wetland and other Waters of the U.S. Delineations) and associated permitting,
  • USFWS ESA Section 7 and/or Section 10 Consultation (Biological Assessment surveys and reporting), and
  • Federal land management agency (e.g., BLM and or U.S. Forest Service) sensitive and or rare flora and fauna biological evaluation surveys and reporting.

Primary Responsibilities:
This position will be based in Englewood Colorado and primarily focused on projects in Colorado; with opportunities throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. The candidate should have technical expertise in the previously mentioned biological and ecological services, task management and or project management assistance experience, and be able to support field survey work and demonstrate strong technical writing skills. In addition, our local engineers and environmental professionals work side by side throughout the project planning stage and final design deliverable stage; therefore, additional responsibilities will include the following:
• Perform scientific/environmental project assignments requiring application of moderately complex objectives and limited variables,
• Conduct biological field surveys, data interpretation and analysis, and plan and manage written environmental reports,
• Manage task assignments and or projects to profit and client success,
• Ability to work independently or in a team environment, in the office and or field,
• Gain an understanding and perform field work to aid in the design of new overhead and underground transmission and distribution power lines and associated facilities,
• Interact with clients, customers, and local office personnel


Required Qualifications

Successful candidates will have the following:

  • 3+ years of related experience,
  • BA/BS in biology, ecology, botany or other natural resource related field,
  • Local Colorado candidates preferred,
  • Strong writing and great organizational skills (sample will be required),
  • Up to 50% travel time within Colorado and have valid driver’s licenses,
  • Ability to perform field work in rugged terrain and or remote areas, and
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture.


At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.  

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