Senior Staff Scientist

  • Terracon Consultants
  • Winter Park, FL, USA
  • Aug 22, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Job Description

General Responsibilities:
Conduct assessments and surveys to wetlands and habitats.  Identify, evaluate and recommend risk and permitting strategies to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.  Prepare applicable permit applications, risk assessments and technical documents including proposals, reports and regulatory agency correspondence.    Projects may include ecological and natural resource field surveys, impact assessments, environmental permitting, and mitigation.
Essential Role and Responsibilities:

  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects.  Participate in pre-task planning.  Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
  • Mid-level, experienced scientific professional responsible for conducting site testing and making recommendations for systems design on medium sized projects with a variety of complexity. 
  • Participates with senior scientists/engineers on large, more complex projects.
  • Performs site visits, field observations and field data collection or assignments.
  • Implements technical requirements to complete client projects by directing and supervising field staff to sample, test and collect data and/or document site activities.
  • Responsible for developing written proposals to clients for both small and large projects including quality control review of proposals written by others.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or environmental science and 4-8 years’ related experience. 
  • Additional skills include project management and client care
  • Will require overnight travel
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
  • Authorized gopher tortoise agent
  • Experience must include: wetland delineation, agency reviews, plant identification, environmental permitting, and listed species surveys and permitting
  • Location: Winter Park

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