Staff Ecological Scientist

  • GEI Consultants, Inc.
  • Glastonbury, CT, USA
  • Sep 30, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Environmental Science - Engineering Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Job Description

We currently have an opportunity in our Glastonbury, Connecticut office for a well-rounded, self-motivated Staff Scientist position.  The successful candidate will conduct project work in the ecological and natural resources field and will also be cross-trained to conduct Phase I and II environmental site assessments including report preparation. The successful candidate will be familiar with wetland delineation methodologies, have a familiarity with natural communities of the northeast, successfully identify flora and fauna, and have an interest in associated work, such as contributing to completing documents, correspondence, and various permits.  Course work and familiarity in geology, hydrogeology, and/or soil science is a plus.  This position will include field work, travel, and overnight stays.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties 

  • Assisting with wetland delineations, scientific inventories, natural resource assessments, vegetation monitoring, and protected species surveys.
  • Collecting field data, analyzing data, and preparing technical reports.
  • Interpreting maps and aerial photography and field mapping of natural resource features.
  • Collection of information sufficient to perform Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Tabulation and evaluation of ecological, natural resources, and environmental data
  • Oversight of subcontractors (e.g. surveyors, drillers, laboratory vendors)
  • Ability to spend up to 50% of annual working hours in the field including occasional overnight stays, depending on experience level/project specifics

Minimum Qualifications 

  • 0 to 2 years of related wetland or natural resource experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences (Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, General Biology, Forestry). Geology, hydrogeology, and/or soil science coursework and experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with wetlands and wetland delineation methodologies and identifying common flora of the northeast.  
  • Familiarity with survey methods conducting avian and botanical surveys.   
  • Familiarity in aquatic settings, including shoreline restoration (living shoreline).
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong writing skills, including attention to detail, and experience with technical, scientific report preparation.
  • Positive, flexible, team-oriented applicant.  Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment in the office and when in the field must be comfortable in adverse weather and site conditions, including hiking and working in rugged terrain. 
  • Federal and state regulatory experience. 
  • Effective time management and follow-through, with the ability to simultaneously work on multiple tasks/projects and meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 


  • Market-Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision and More
  • Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)
  • And More…

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