Current Job Openings

Natural Resource Consultant - Durham, NC
 (Posted November 17, 2020)

Position Purpose

Use expertise in the natural resources field to complete project assignments, support Project Managers, and collaborate with team members to delineate and assess natural resources and prepare reports and permit applications.

This role is projected to be 50% field work, 50% office work.

Essential Functions + Responsibilities

  • Perform stream/wetland identification and delineation
  • Section 404/401 permitting
  • Threatened and endangered species identification, surveying, consultation and protection
  • Natural community identification and recognition of enhancement opportunities
  • Preparation of environmental assessment documents under NEPA/SEPA requirements
  • Evaluation and permitting of state and local municipality riparian buffers
  • Stream and wetland restoration and monitoring


  • 5+ years of experience in water resources, stream, wetlands, riparian buffer, permitting processes, and mitigation consulting, along with environmental assessment review

  • Previous environmental consulting experience

  • General knowledge of wetland soils, hydrology and vegetation
  • General knowledge of riparian buffer rules


    • Preferred certifications: SWITC, LSS, NCSAM, NCWAM, SEPA, NEPA

    • PWS certification

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    Wildlands Engineering

    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.

    Key Responsibilities

    • 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.

    Physical Demands

    • 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.


    Email (preferred method):; 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.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • 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.

    Required Qualifications:

    • 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.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 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.

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