Senior Biologist (Aquatics) - Cary, NC
(Posted April 14, 2021)
NV5 is seeking a full-time Senior Biologist (Aquatics Focus) for our Cary, NC office. The senior biologist will provide technical expertise and assistance associated with environmental services projects with primary focus on aquatics related projects. The individual should have field experience and the necessary skills to capture, handle and identify eastern United States aquatic species.
- Coordinate and conduct habitat assessments and surveys for mussels, fish, amphibians, and other aquatic species.
- Lead and/or supervise field investigations and data interpretation.
- Assist in training junior staff.
- Complete documentation and technical reports including preparation of Biological Assessments.
- Responsible for assisting and/or leading other natural resource related projects including wetland delineations, stream determinations, permitting and other types of protected species surveys.
- Communicate between staff, managers, agency personnel and clients.
- Complete project tasks within deadlines and budgets.
Prerequisites for employment
- BS degree in biology, botany, ecology, wildlife or other related curriculum
- Minimum 10 years of experience working with natural resource related projects
- Minimum of 5 seasons of experience surveying, handling, and identifying aquatic species
- Current NCWRC permit for aquatic species
- Current federal recovery permit for aquatic species or have been a sub-permittee for the past two years -preferred
- Experience and positive relationships with regulatory agencies
- Willingness to assist other environmental services staff with varying project work including bat-related projects (mist netting, acoustics, structure checks), aquatic (fish, mussel, etc) surveys, mitigation site management, and formal ESA Section 7 consultations
- Excellent writing skills and ability to interpret and present field data in survey reports
- Proficient computer skills (proficient with Microsoft Suite), and knowledge of Trimble GPS and GIS
- Familiarity with the ESA section 7 consultation process-preferred
- Ability to identify southeastern vegetation-preferred
- Experience with transportation-related projects, particularly NCDOT projects -preferred
- Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license prior to employment
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Environmental Biologist/Ecologist/Scientist (Associate Level) - Charlotte, NC
(Posted March 30, 2021)
ERM is seeking a motivated Environmental Biologist/Ecologist/Scientist to join our global consulting firm as a Consultant II in our growing Environmental Impact Assessment team in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a consultant at ERM, you will gain a wealth of experience across different sectors, clients, geographies and services, all of which will help build your future career path at ERM.
In this role, you will work closely with ERM Project Managers and Partners on a variety of environmental permitting, due diligence, and impact assessment projects to support our oil and gas, power, chemical, and low carbon / renewable energy sector clients. ERM's collaborative culture provides knowledge sharing of best practices and ongoing learning opportunities for our consultants, allowing you to build your own individualized career path.
- With appropriate guidance and supervision, provide creative and fit-for-purpose technical analyses in your own field of specialization and support additional analyses outside of your area of specialization working collaboratively with subject matter experts in other fields and with other technical backgrounds.
- Provide technical assistance on a wide range of capital infrastructure and other projects including preparation of environmental assessments and environmental impact statements under the National Environmental Policy Act, environmental due diligence services, habitat assessments, wetland delineations and reports, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, and other related environmental documents.
- Perform project delivery activities such as conducting field surveys, collecting and organizing field survey data, performing research/ literature reviews, writing reports, and developing strategies and recommendations for clients.
- Conduct tasks related to environmental assessments that include but are not limited to land use planning/facility siting, pipeline and/or transmission line routing studies, renewable energy desktop and field-based environmental assessments and reporting, and development of permit matrices and risk assessments.
- Assist in preparation of project-specific compliance management plans in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local requirements.
- Perform multi-media permitting and compliance documentation with an emphasis on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, and various state and local agencies.
- Work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments and develop a basic understanding of project management responsibilities.
- Support ERM Partners-in-Charge and Project Managers to deliver exceptional client value on projects.
- Work as an integral part of the Impact Assessment team and support the goals of the team.
- BS in environmental science, biology, natural resources, or related discipline. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
- With at least 5 years of relevant environmental experience or professional internships.
- Strong commitment to safety.
- Willingness and desire to support field assignments between 20% and 50% of the time.
- Familiarity with field survey techniques and wetland delineations highly desired.
- Detail-oriented with excellent critical thinking and trouble-shooting/problem-solving skills.
- Effective written/verbal communication and organization/analytical skills.
- Experience recording/writing detailed technical data and reports and building tables and spreadsheets (including tabulation and manipulation of data).
- Ability to engage in multifaceted and dynamic situations and to collaborate with a team of experts to support work through the lifecycle of a project.
- Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, travel, and work independently with minimal supervision.
- Demonstrated attributes to become a strong consultant: team player, eagerness to learn and grow, self-starter who takes initiative, versatile, and service-oriented mentality.
- Highly organized with keen eye for detail, but with the ability to maintain the big picture.
- High level proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. For more information and to apply, click here.
Environmental Section Head - Richmond, VA
(Posted February 25, 2021)
JMT's Richmond Environmental Team is seeking a Section Head to be responsible for managing various environmental investigations, environmental permitting, NEPA documentation, ecological restoration, cultural resources, and impact analyses projects, applying knowledge of environmental practices and regulations. The Section Head manages, directs, and oversees work of a staff of 10 Environmental Scientists in Virginia and North Carolina. Current clients are primarily local governments, state agencies, and federal agencies.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
- Manage environmental scientists’ work in wetland delineations, joint permit application preparation, NEPA analyses and documents, endangered species assessments, hazmat and environmental compliance, stream assessment and restoration, compliance monitoring during construction, and mitigation monitoring reports
- Develop and monitor project schedules, budgets, and staff projections/commitments
- Hire, train, develop, mentor, and conduct performance reviews for environmental scientist staff of ten people in Richmond and Herndon Virginia and Raleigh, North Carolina
- Lead preparation of scopes of work, letter proposals, and responses to RFP’s, including teaming arrangements and attending and presenting at project interviews, public, and owner meetings
- Participate in and assist the Virginia and North Carolina region with strategic planning and business development efforts, including leading business development initiatives both regionally and in concert with JMT’s larger environmental practice throughout the company’s footprint
- Manage the financial performance of the section
Nonessential Functions and Responsibilities
- Performs other related duties as assigned
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Powerpoint and familiarity with AutoCADD and/or Microstation, ArcMap, and/or other GIS programs
- Exceptional communication, organizational, and technical writing skills
- Strong personnel management & mentoring skills
- Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management, environmental or natural science, biology, planning, ecology, or a related field or related field
- 15+ years of experience with essential functions and responsibilities as outlined above
- Extensive experience with environmental laws including the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and National Environmental Policy Act
- Extensive experience with preparing technical and qualifications-based proposals
- Experience managing environmental staff
- Master’s degree in natural resource management, environmental or natural science, biology, planning, ecology, or a related field
- Public speaking and demonstrated interest in making technical presentations
- PWS, AICP, CEP or equivalent certification
Work is performed within an office environment approximately 75% of the time. Business meetings requiring professional attire should be expected. Field work is required approximately less than 2% of the time and is conducted outdoors in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Field work will require walking. Some lifting (up to 25 lbs) may be required as needed. Business activities may require travel throughout the U.S. and require up to a week away from the office at a time.
- Analytical Thinking
- Business Acumen
- Decision Making
- Job-Focused Learning
- Managing Performance
- Building Relationships & Teamwork
- Integrity & Ethics
- Quality Service
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Senior Environmental Consultant - Wilmington
(Posted February 19, 2021)
Formed in 1969, CZR offers multidisciplinary scientific, planning, design, and management services to the public and private sectors, especially in the coastal environment. Offices in Wilmington, North Carolina and Jupiter, Florida provide comprehensive environmental and technical services throughout the southeastern United States. Full-time candidate preferred but would consider part-time.
- MS degree in biological/ecological science or equivalent field experience
- 10+ years practice as environmental consultant
- 5+ years team management
- Self-motivated, detail-oriented
- Trouble shooter/problem solver
- Beyond boiler-plate technical writer and editor
- Permit negotiation and mitigation
Functions and responsibilities:
- Strategic planning
- Client/agency coordination
- Project management and coordination
- Occasional out of town work in uncomfortable field conditions
- Knowledge of SE US coastal plain habitats
- Section 401/404/CAMA delineations and monitoring
- Natural resource surveys
- Statistical interpretation and analysis
Non-smoking office. E.O.E. No calls. Send cover letter, resumé, references, and desired compensation to firstname.lastname@example.org or CZR Incorporated, 4709 College Acres Drive, Suite 2, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Project Manager - Charlotte (Posted October 16, 2020)
Wildlands Engineering is seeking a dynamic individual to join our growing company in our Charlotte, NC office. We are looking for a Project Manager or Senior Project Manager with a background in stream and wetland design, stormwater management, hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, construction document production, construction management, and project management. This position will involve managing and leading projects with complex ecosystem restoration designs through the assessment, design, permitting, construction, and post-construction monitoring phases. Projects may include design of streams, wetlands, and watershed improvements; hydrologic and hydraulic models; watershed planning; and/or new and retrofit stormwater best management practices (BMPs). This is an important position that will be charged with major client management, leading design philosophy, overseeing large project budgets and schedules, and working with contractors on major project implementation.
- Manage technical design, budget, and schedule of complex stream and wetland mitigation projects.
- Interpret ecological site assessments and set design goals.
- Oversee successful implementation of ecosystem restoration through design, permitting, construction, and post-construction monitoring.
- Effectively communicate and coordinate with team members, clients, and stakeholders.
- Meet multiple deadlines with a willingness to react positively to changes in priorities.
- 8 to 20 years of progressive experience working with the ecologic and hydrologic processes important to ecosystem restoration in the Southeastern United States.
- Undergraduate degree in engineering, geology, environmental science, or a related field is required. A graduate degree in engineering, geology, environmental science, or a related field is preferred.
- Licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) or Engineering Intern (EI) or the ability to obtain NC licensure by reciprocity is preferred.
- Experience managing large ecosystem restoration projects, storm water projects, or similar projects is preferred.
- Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D.
- Experience with hydraulic, hydrologic, and/or watershed modeling.
- Experience preparing technical reports, construction plans and technical specifications, construction cost estimates, and construction administration.
- Must have valid driver’s license.
- Ability to frequently walk over rough, uneven surfaces.
- Ability to sustain periods of strenuous physical exertion.
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
- Part of the job requirements and the physical demands are performed in outdoor weather conditions with frequent exposure to wet/humid conditions and extreme heat or cold. Other adverse factors may include exposure to ticks and poison ivy.
PLEASE SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER BY DECEMBER 31, 2020 TO:
Email (preferred method): email@example.com; subject line: Project Manager
Mailing Address: 1430 S. Mint Street, Suite 104, Charlotte, NC 28203
The cover letter should identify your previous work experience, why you are interested in this position, your approximate available start date, and any other information that you feel is important. Please be prepared to provide contact information for two references, if requested. If you are ready to advance your career with a great, employee owned company, the time is now.
Wildlands Engineering will not pay a fee to a recruiter or agency, nor will Wildlands Engineering consider resumes and applications submitted by a recruiter or agency, that does not have a signed agreement with Wildlands Engineering.
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Spangler Environmental, Inc.
Environmental Scientist - Land & Water Resources
(Posted September 17, 2020)
Spangler Environmental, Inc. is a consulting firm serving land developers, engineers, architects, attorneys and governmental agencies throughout the Southeast. We are looking for a qualified candidate to join our team as an Environmental Scientist within our Land & Water Resources practice.
- Perform delineations of wetlands and waters pursuant to US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), state and local protocols;
- Write technical memos and reports for clients based on field evaluations or research;
- Perform threatened and endangered species investigations and write accompanying reports;
- Prepare and submit 401/404 permit applications; obtain project-related documents from state and local agencies;
- Advise clients on stream and wetland-related issues and serve as the liaison with regulatory agencies for permitting projects;
- Prepare and submit PCNs and state/local permit applications, including exhibit preparation using ArcGIS, AutoCAD and other mapping/design/graphics software;
- Collect GPS field data and integrate into exhibits.
- Bachelor’s degree in an environmental or related field of study;
- Minimum two years of experience performing wetland and Waters of the US delineations pursuant to USACE protocols and stream origin delineations per NCDWR/TDEC protocols, with a history of interacting with regulatory personnel, resulting in approved JDs;
- Working knowledge of environmental regulations, particularly Clean Water Act sections 404 and 401, Endangered Species Act sections 10 and 7, and National Environmental Policy Act;
- Experience using ArcGIS;
- Willingness and ability to independently and successfully schedule and complete outdoor field work in variable weather conditions (cold, rain, heat, etc.);
- Flexibility to schedule and complete overnight field trips throughout the Southeast, sometimes on short notice;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills;
- Experience using Microsoft Office;
- Valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record.
- NCDWR/TDEC stream origin training/certification;
- NCWAM/NCSAM training/certification;
- Experience using ArcView, AutoCAD and other mapping/design/graphics software;
- Experience using field data collectors.
Full-time position with benefits. Starting salary of $40-50k, depending on experience. Some travel, possibly overnight, required occasionally. Must be able to work outdoors in variable weather and site conditions.
Apply online at www.spanglerenvironmental.com/careers