Biologist

  • AECOM
  • Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
  • Sep 20, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a full-time Biologist for immediate employment in our Bismarck, ND office in the Central Region. The selected candidate must be self-motivated and able to follow through with assignments, with a strong background and field expertise in wetland delineation, state and federal permitting, and environmental planning. This is a position providing the individual an opportunity to expand upon their wetland science and natural resources field skills, as well as report preparation and project management skills.

As one of the largest engineering, construction, and technical services firms on the planet, AECOM's more than 85,000 employees apply their talent and initiative on projects that reshape and improve the world's infrastructure, manage and modernize vital industries, improve the environment, and serve government agencies in a variety of roles. The central region is a center of excellence for a variety of environmental assessment, investigation, and survey services to federal, state, and local government agencies; Fortune 500 corporations; and many manufacturing and commercial clients.

AECOM is seeking a dynamic individual, capable of conducting the below work with local knowledge of ecosystems; someone who works well with others and is comfortable in small or large groups; and who can skillfully and efficiently prepare high quality technical documentation/reports/permit packages.

Responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to:

  • Conducting wetland delineations

  • Regulatory permitting

  • Wildlife habitat evaluation

  • Endangered species surveys

  • Impact assessment and mitigation planning

  • Restoration and mitigation site monitoring

  • Construction monitoring

  • Report preparation and interactions with state and federal agencies

  • Performing client visits and field activities and attending meetings with regulatory agencies that require work outside the office and overnight travel

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in BiologyEcology, Natural Resources or related environmental field

  • 5+ years of experience in ecology

  • Experience in some or all of the following activities: proven wetland delineation expertise, wetland and stream quality assessments, wetland and stream mitigation design and monitoring, endangered species habitat assessments, and rare plant surveys

  • Experience with state wetlands regulatory permitting programs in upper Midwest (ND, SD, MN, WS, MT) as well as Clean Water Act Section 401/404 permitting

  • An understanding of municipal, state, and federal environmental regulations, permitting, and policy in upper Midwest states

  • Experience working in a fast-paced consulting environment

  • High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as in a collaborative team environment

  • The individual should be comfortable working in physically challenging outdoor situations in all types of weather and traveling on a regular basis to project sites located in North Dakota and the surrounding Midwest U.S. region

  • Position requires field work and candidate must be able to travel.

  • Excellent communication skills, including both oral and written

  • Good working knowledge of word processing and integrated software applications, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Organizational management skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work

  • Strong skills in operating field sampling equipment including GPS

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources or related field

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 40 hour wetland delineation training preferred

  • Knowledge of upper plains flora, fauna and natural systems preferred

  • Experience as a Project Manager or Deputy/Assistant Project Manager

  • Excellent technical writing skills and ability to effectively express his or herself orally among internal staff, clients, and sub-contractors

  • Experience with statistics, ArcGIS or AutoCAD

  • Demonstrated proposal writing skills, including competitive proposals

  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects to scope, schedule, and budget

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