Staff Environmental Scientist

  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Aug 06, 2018
Full time Energy Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Description

The Staff Environmental Scientist will perform environmental and siting studies, preparing permitting applications and analyzing environmental data for various types of projects, including high-voltage transmission line routing, power generation construction activities and water treatment facilities.

  • Conduct field surveys, assessments and collect project-related data for analysis in environmental impact projects.

  • Prepare environmental reports, environmental impact statements and transmission line routing studies.

  • Collect GIS data for analysis, conversion and migration.

  • Compile GIS data for map production in accordance with standards and industry best practices.

  • Perform environmental site investigations, support erosion control efforts and subsurface soil sampling.

  • Conduct and file environmental compliance audits.

  • Prepare a wide variety of permitting applications such as air, land use and cultural resources permitting.

  • Lead site selection studies and preparation of related National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or a related natural science degree from an accredited program required. Completion of a master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience performing environmental and siting studies, preparing permitting applications and analyzing environmental data for various environmental impact projects.

  • Field experience and knowledge of environmental field investigation techniques required.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental site assessment methods.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental compliance and compliance audits.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the environmental permitting process.

  • Experience using GPS and working in the ArcGIS desktop environment.

  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • 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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Sector

Consulting