Natural Resources Specialist

  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • Dec 24, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking an experienced, creative, highly talented Natural Resources Specialist for immediate employment. The primary work location is Richmond, Virginia, but with 20 offices throughout DC Metro, Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia, we will consider excellent candidates interested in our other office locations.

As one of the largest engineering, construction, and technical services firms on the planet, AECOM's more than 87,500 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. Our DC Metro-Southeast 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 growing the Impact Assessment & Permitting Department in DC Metro. The department focuses on environmental impact assessment, regulatory compliance, natural resources management, cultural resources management, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, and environmental permitting. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience conducting natural resources related field surveys and assessments and preparing natural resources management plans, and other environmental permitting and compliance documentation. The qualified candidate will be able to demonstrate at least 2 years of progressively responsible work in providing these services.

The successful applicant will join a network of existing AECOM NEPA and Impact Assessment & Permitting specialists across the US, and will have the resources of more than 3,500 regional staff available to assist in project delivery

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs consulting projects to scope, schedule, and budget

  • Prepares high-quality technical documents and reports in compliance with NEPA and related laws, guidance, and regulations for Federal agencies, civilian agencies, and commercial customers

  • Coordinates, manages, and directs project field and data collection efforts (e.g., natural resources, wetlands, environmental permitting and compliance)

  • Performs client visits and field activities that require work outside the office and overnight travel

  • Serves as a mentor to junior staff

  • Performs Deputy project management and proposal management activities, and participates in business development initiatives

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, ecology, natural resources, wetlands management, planning, or an earth science-related field

  • 2+ years of work experience in related field, preferably environmental consulting

  • Specific and established experience in providing natural resources and other environmental consulting services in multiple locations

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

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

  • Excellent communication skills, including both oral and written (writing sample requested)

  • Solid report writing and organizational skills

  • Strong working knowledge of word-processing and integrated software applications, including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point

  • Organizational management skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work are required. Position requires field work and candidate must be able to travel

  • Self-motivated, driven, and hard working

  • Experience working in a fast-paced consulting environment

  • Strong experience with Natural Resources Management, Environmental Permitting/Compliance, and NEPA

  • Excellent and relevant references

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience

  • US Army Corps of Engineers approved Wetland Delineation Training/Certification

  • Experience leading wetland and waterways delineations

  • Erosion & Sediment Control (ESC) and/or Stormwater Management (SWM) inspector certifications

  • Experience with wetlands and waterways permitting (e.g., Clean Water Act Section 404/401 permitting)

  • Experience conducting biological inventory surveys

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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