Staff Environmental Scientist - Impact Assessment (Entry Level)

  • ERM
  • Annapolis, MD, USA
  • Mar 16, 2019
Full time Cultural Resources Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering GIS - Remote Sensing Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

ERM is seeking a motivated Staff Environmental Scientist - Impact Assessment to join our consulting firm in the Annapolis, MD office. The successful candidate will assist senior staff on a variety of domestic and international impact assessment projects and can involve domestic and international fieldwork in various capacities.

This is an excellent opportunity for an early career professional to join a growing and exciting team, as you build a rewarding career path with a global environmental leader.


  • Provide technical assistance on domestic and international impact assessment projects and permitting support for domestic projects, primarily within the oil and gas, power generation, electrical transmission, and renewable/alternative energy sectors.
  • Perform project delivery activities such as report writing, undertaking and organizing data collection and survey fieldwork, performing data and literature review, developing recommendations for clients.
  • Perform and prepare high-quality technical multi-media permitting and compliance reports associated with development projects with an emphasis on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and State Historical Commissions.
  • Provide desktop and field assistance.
  • Ability to work within budget/schedule expectations and ensure high quality standards on project deliverables.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal staff and with subcontractors, regulatory agents, and clients.


  • BA/BS or Master’s degree in environmental science, natural resource science, biology, or related field.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience working on impact assessment, biological survey such as wetland delineation, and/or natural resource permitting projects.
  • High degree of technical competence and knowledge of federal regulations and policies (e.g., NEPA, Clean Water Act, Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act etc.).
  • Effective written/verbal communication and organization/analytical skills and experience recording/writing detailed technical data and reports.
  • Ability to multi-task, work within a team, maintain flexibility, a willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed, and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong commitment to safety, including following ERM’s established Health & Safety protocols.
  • Ability to work safely outdoors in variable weather conditions and on challenging terrain.
  • Demonstrated attributes to become an effective consultant – team player, eagerness to learn and grow, self-starter who takes initiative, versatile, attentive to detail, and service-oriented mentality.
  • All candidates should have a demonstrated interest in business consulting and environmental/social issues (through related coursework, previous employment, or personal endeavors).
  • Experience with drafting software desired and electronic data collection (e.g., ArcGIS, EQuIS, etc.).
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record. Possession of (or ability to secure) a valid passport.

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