Staff Environmental Scientist - Natural Resource Permitting
3106 Lord Baltimore Street, Suite 110 Windsor Mill, MD 21244 US
The Staff Environmental Scientist will work with the office’s Natural & Cultural Resources group in our Environmental Services Global Practice to perform the following duties:
- Conduct environmental compliance audits, prepare permitting applications and analyze environmental data for various types of projects, including renewable projects, high-voltage transmission line routing, oil and gas facilities, power generation construction activities.
- Stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP); Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan; and environmental site assessment report preparation and permit writing.
- Assist with completion of field investigations that may include wetland delineations, habitat evaluations for threatened and endangered species, and/or evaluation of other potentially sensitive resources.
- Collect and analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, perform data recording using a Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment, and work in the ArcGIS desktop environment.
- Compile and analyze field data to compose technical reports presenting results from field investigations and develop appropriate applications/consultations necessary for various regulatory approvals.
- Assist project manager with field-oriented tasks, project permit tracking, agency consultations.
- Office related tasks would include report writing, QA/QC review, assistance with compliance related tasks.
- Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.
- Moderate overnight travel to field locations may be required (40%).
- All other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, Soil Science, or a related natural science degree from an accredited program is required.
- Minimum of 4 years of related experience required (6 years preferred) completing environmental field audits, surveys, inspections, assessments, analyzing GIS data, and preparing associated environmental assessments and permitting documents. Previous consulting experience is a plus.
- Demonstrated knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources, Section 404, 401 and Section 10 permitting required.
- Knowledge of state and local permitting processes in VA, NC, SC, TN, or WV is a plus.
- Knowledge of the agencies that govern wetland resources and stormwater.
- Knowledge of erosion and sediment control permitting and site restoration practices.
- Demonstrated proficiency in operating GPS and GIS equipment and support software.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
- Proficient in computer software (Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).
- Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.
- Pay: $25-34
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