Environmental Scientist 2

  • HDR
  • Bellingham, WA, USA
  • Mar 26, 2020
Part time Biology - Ecology Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities 

The successful candidate will work as a member of high-performing teams on a variety of natural resource assessments to support development of public and private infrastructure projects throughout Alaska. Primary responsibilities include research and writing of documents relevant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), and permitting and compliance support. Duties may include data analysis; review and research of technical studies and publications, ESA biological assessments, other federal and local permit applications, mitigation and monitoring plans, and deliverables related to NEPA, MMPA, and ESA. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, excellent writing skills, working well with others, and a willingness to learn are essential for this position. Technical writing experience is required. A demonstrated commitment to safety and quality is required.  Work will be conducted independently as well as on teams, with appropriate senior technical oversight. This is a part-time regular position.


Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Marine or Wildlife Science, or closely related field
  • Knowledge of federal regulatory framework, including NEPA, ESA, and MMPA
  • Technical expertise in the design, implementation, interpretation, and presentation of data for environmental studies and investigations• Excellent technical and analytical writing skills required• MS Office experience
  • Strong conceptual organization problem solving and research abilities
  • Positive attitude and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills, adaptability and ability to work with engineers, planners, agencies, and the public are required .
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years environmental experience in environmental permitting/planning/compliance projects preferred  


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible.  When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.  

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