Burns & McDonnell’s regional office in Chicago is looking for an Assistant Environmental Specialist to complete field work, permit applications and task management for a variety of market sectors, including transmission, oil and gas, and transportation. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.
The Assistant Environmental Specialist will work with the office’s Natural & Cultural Resources group within our Environmental Services Global Practice to perform the following duties:
Assist in performing wetland delineations with strict adherence to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers protocol and procedures
Assist with completing field investigations that may include habitat evaluations for threatened and endangered species and/or evaluation of other potentially sensitive resources
Assist in composing technical reports presenting results from field investigations and develop appropriate applications/consultations necessary for various regulatory approvals.
Assist with permit compliance tasks, permit applications, agency consultations
Assist project manager with field-oriented tasks, project permit tracking, agency consultations
Office related tasks would include report writing, QA/QC review, assistance with compliance related tasks
Frequent overnight travel to field locations may be required (50-70%)
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, Soil Science or a related accredited program is required
Minimum of 2 years of related experience or environmental consulting experience
Experience in completing field investigations, wetland assessments, associated permitting, analyzing GIS data; preparing environmental assessments and permitting documents, technical writing
Demonstrated knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources
Demonstrated knowledge of Section 404, 401 and Section 10 permitting required
Knowledge of state and local permitting processes in the Midwest
Knowledge of the agencies that govern waters of the U.S.
Knowledge of erosion and sediment control permitting and site restoration practices
Demonstrated proficiency operating GPS equipment
Working knowledge of GIS support software and analysis
Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Proficient in computer software (Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project)
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