Environmental Scientist

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • Jun 30, 2022

Job Description

Additional Locations: n/a

Primary Locations: VA, Richmond, 717 N. Courthouse Road Suite 101, 23236 

Requisition ID: 168905

Position Overview

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, is a seeking a mid-level Environmental Scientist with three to five years of relevant experience to join our team in Richmond, Virginia.

Primary Duties

  • Wetlands Delineation
  • Stream Assessments
  • Federal and State Wetland Permit Applications
  • Chesapeake Bay Preservation Studies and Approvals
  • Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Wetlands Mitigation Monitoring
  • Stream Restoration Monitoring
  • Endangered and Threatened Species Studies



  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or a related discipline
  • Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT) or ability to obtain within 6 months
  • Strong knowledge plant identification (including trees and shrubs) and soil profiling
  • Working experience with GIS and field GPS use
  • Experience coordinating with federal and state resource agencies
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines under limited supervision
  • Ability to understand engineering plans and E&S plans
  • Knowledge of land development practices
  • Experience working with a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors
  • Willingness to regularly travel regionally



  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) designation
  • Master’s Degree in environmental sciences or a related discipline
  • Experience working with a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors
  • Working knowledge of CAD

Additional Information

What We Offer:*

  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Employee-owned company and discounted stock purchase options
  • Group Health Plan
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program:  Send-A-Friend
  • The Davey Tree Family Scholarship for children of employees
  • Charitable matching gift program

*All listed benefits available to eligible employees.

Company Overview

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. is the leading environmental and cultural resources consultant in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our engineers, scientists, regulatory specialists, hazardous materials specialists, permit compliance specialists, arborists, archeologists, architectural historians, ecosystem & restoration specialists, surveyors, and geographic information specialists assist both the public and private sectors with the permitting process and create innovative solutions to environmental and water quality issues.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, provides a full range of natural and cultural resource consulting services and is based in Gainesville, Va. The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit www.davey.com


If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at Recruiting@davey.com.


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 



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