Cardno Newark, DE, USA
Oct 26, 2019Full time
Join Cardno’s Science and Environment team in Delaware to play an integral role in implementing project work in the ecological and environmental consulting fields and assisting with ecological assessments and permitting for our diverse clients. Job Description: Cardno is seeking Wetland Scientists / Field Ecologists to join our Permitting, Planning and Licensing team. The successful candidate will report to our Newark, DE office and will be involved in a wide variety of energy-related projects (including electric transmission, natural gas pipeline, renewable energy (wind/solar), as well as industrial compliance and other development projects. Preference will be given to applicants with the ability to conduct wetland delineations and functional assessments, wildlife surveys, rare plant surveys, as well as other diverse biological fieldwork. The applicant should have an ability to identify plant species commonly found in the northeastern/Mid-Atlantic region, and should be able to collect accurate data in the field and produce professional reports in the office. The successful candidates will also be able to understand site plans, and GPS and GIS technologies. Preference will also be given to applicants that have experience working on energy projects involving Clean Water Act Section 404, 10 and 408, Section 401 WQC, CZMA consistency determinations, NEPA, FERC and other local, state and federal permitting programs. Successful applicants will be able to interact in the field with clients, contractors, and environmental agency representatives. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to : > Conducting and directing wetland and waterbody identification and delineation, wildlife habitat assessments, vegetation monitoring, invasive species surveys, and other ecological field surveys; > Performing wetland delineations with strict adherence to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers protocol and procedures; > Completing field investigations that may include habitat evaluations for threatened and endangered species and/or evaluation of other potentially sensitive resources; > Composing technical reports presenting results from field investigations and developing appropriate applications/consultations necessary for various regulatory approvals; > Assisting project manager with field-oriented tasks, project permit tracking, agency consultations > Office related tasks would include report writing, QA/QC review, and assistance with compliance related tasks; > Overnight travel to field locations will be required; > Electronic form data collection; > Daily reporting and survey report compilation; > Managing day to day operations of small to medium-sized tasks or projects; > Field investigation/study design (including oil spill response) > Communicating and coordinating with contractors, project managers, field coordinators, and project staff; and > Performing additional project support duties as needed. Basic Qualifications : > B.S. in ecology, biology, environmental science, or related natural science field; > Minimum of 4 - 7 years of professional experience; > High level of expertise in plant/tree species identification occurring in the mid-Atlantic region, as well as identification of soils using Munsell chart; > Excellent oral and written communication skills; > Computer literate and experienced with common word processing, spreadsheet and graphics programs (e.g., Microsoft Office products); > Capable of writing reports at the professional level and making oral presentations; > Ability to travel to field sites and other Cardno office locations throughout North America; > Ability to work well independently and with a diverse, multi-disciplinary group in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment; > Comfortable working in remote and industrial areas; > Able to work extended hours, including occasional nights and weekends to meet project deadlines; > Able to work safely and responsibly outdoors in variable weather conditions and on challenging terrain; and > Must be authorized to work in U.S. without company sponsorship. Desired Qualifications : > 40hr OSHA HAZWOPER Certification; > Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS); > Desire to gain additional experience with project management, client development, and proposal preparation; > Solid time-management and follow-through skills, with the ability to simultaneously work on multiple tasks and projects with tight deadlines; > Experience with or supporting environmental permitting of renewable energy, transmission, or oil and gas projects; > Ability to lead field programs; > Educational and/or work experience includes focus on environmental and/or natural resource applications; and > GIS experience a plus. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !