Biologist / Environmental Scientist

  • AECOM
  • Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
  • Jul 24, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Environmental Science - Engineering Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Job Summary

Our Bismarck, ND office is currently seeking a mid level Biologist / Environmental Scientist to perform environmental field and reporting tasks. 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 mid-level professional position (4 – 8 years of experience) 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.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not 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

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources or related field

  • 4+ years relevant experience

  • 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

  • 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

  • Strong skills in operating field sampling equipment including GPS

  • Estimated office/field time: 70% / 30%. Must be willing to travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources or related field

  • 5+ years relevant experience

  • 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 working with oil and gas clients on spill response, remediation, and/or reclamation projects

  • Detail oriented and have the ability to work independently

  • Exhibit a mature sense of professional responsibility and awareness of accepted standards of professional behavior

  • Experience with statistics, ArcGIS or AutoCAD

  • Computer skills including experience with MS Office Word/Excel

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to work as part of a larger team a must

  • Developed strong working relationships with a variety of clients and staff with various regulatory agencies

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

  • U.S. citizenship is required

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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Sector

Consulting