Wetlands Biologist

Ecology and Environment
Various, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Apply By: 
ASAP

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Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking an experienced Wetland Biologist in one of our northeastern locations including Albany, NY, Buffalo, NY, New York, NY or Pittsburgh, PA.  This position will perform, lead and manage environmental field studies including wetland delineations, threatened and endangered plant surveys, and habitat assessments.   Our successful candidate must have a strong understanding of the federal, state, and local permitting and environmental review processes for energy  and a variety of environmental projects with demonstrated abilities at project management, project-related research, and technical writing.

Responsibilities:

  • Wetland field team lead and project management
    • Coordinate and lead field teams in performing biological surveys for wetlands and waterbodies following the USACE Wetland Delineation Manual and Regional Supplements
    • Manage environmental impact assessments and habitat mitigation tasks / projects
    • Ensure that project teams work together to achieve results; set performance targets for staff, provide inspiring leadership and direction, and actively identify and resolve issues
    • Understand and account for project contract requirements, assuring that commitments are met in accordance with deliverables, schedules, and with the appropriate level of quality
    • Prepare NEPA documents and obtain the necessary environmental and other required local, state, and federal permits including Clean Water Act 401/404 permits and jurisdictional determinations
  • Provide expertise on current regulatory and scientific standards
    • Lead federal and state agency coordination and negotiation
    • Understand and stay current with appropriate regulatory requirements and scientific standards
    • Provide advice and guidance to E & E staff on regulatory requirements and scientific standards
  • Business development
    • Seek out and identify potential project opportunities and develop client relationships
    • Assist in preparing proposals, work plans and cost estimates

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Biology or a related discipline
  • 5+ years of wetland delineation/evaluation/classification experience; PWS certification and environmental consulting experience preferred
  • Experience in project management and performing, managing and leading field surveys, and teams
  • Experience delineating and permitting impacts to wetlands pursuant to federal, state, and local regulations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the USACE Wetland Delineation Manual and Regional Supplements
  • Experience with plant and habitat surveys and /or vegetation characterizations; strong botanical skills preferred
  • Experience with tablet-based field data collection and Trimble hand-held GPS units
  • Knowledge of major federal statutes and implementing regulations (NEPA, CWA, CAA, etc.)
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience developing client relationships and identifying business opportunities
  • Ability to travel to project site(s), walk for several miles, work in extreme temperatures, rough terrain and work independently in remote areas
  • A valid driver’s license

We are a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated professionals and industry leaders in scientific, engineering, and planning disciplines working together with our clients to develop technically sound, science-based solutions to the leading environmental challenges of our time.  E & E offers opportunities for growth in a team-oriented environment. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.; Visa sponsorship will not be provided.  Please view our website at www.ene.com to apply on-line.

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an EO and AA employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled/and other protected categories.