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Please note: The NCAEP Jobs Board is open to all current Corporate Member Firms and Government Agencies. If you would like to post a job to the board, please e-mail Kim Hamlin.


Land Acquisition Specialist
Raleigh, NC
Posted 01/16/2024

We are searching for a Land Acquisition Specialist responsible for engaging with landowners to secure land for environmental restoration projects.

Position Responsibilities

  • Establish landowner relationships for potential land restoration sites.
  • Coordinate with Eco Terra’s technical staff to properly evaluate potential land restoration sites.
  • Clearly communicate the status of land transactions in order to identify and address issues that may impede the execution of a land option or purchase.
  • Assist in overseeing third-party land contractors and consultants.
  • Engage landowners to secure the required documentation to establish mitigation banks.
  • Continue landowner support after documentation is signed and until the mitigation site is fully established.
  • Additional tasks may be assigned if necessary.

 Position Requirements

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills and a high level of attention to detail with the ability to present to a wide range of audiences, including landowners, third-party developers, government officials, and corporate leaders.
  • Weekly travel within the state of North Carolina.
  • Occasional fieldwork with ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • 40-50 hour workweeks, with variability around various peak seasons.
  • Should have TSA-Pre or Global Entry or will be required to obtain one if hired by Eco Terra.

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge of or experience with farmland
  • The ability to effectively negotiate
  • Effective decision-making skills and an ability to execute under pressure
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365; CRM tools a plus
  • Knowledge of real estate fundamentals is a plus

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree or higher in natural resource management, business/economics, real estate, law, or a related discipline.

Must have a personal vehicle as the use of it may be required.Resumes may be e-mailed to Natalia Beinenson.

Wildlands Engineering
  • Environmental Scientist
    Raleigh, NC
    Posted 8/11/2023

    Wildlands Engineering, Inc. is seeking a motivated individual to join our team! Duties of the Environmental Scientist will include performing stream and wetland ecological assessments, geomorphic data collection, wetland delineations, endangered and threatened species surveys, and vegetation inventories and compiling environmental permit applications and technical reports. The Environmental Scientist’s role will involve both field and office work and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. The Environmental Scientist will also be responsible for monitoring and documenting site conditions and working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Perform stream and general ecological assessments
    • Collect geomorphic data on existing and restored streams
    • Perform vegetation surveys
    • Process field data and organize data for annual reports
    • Conduct jurisdictional delineations
    • Permit preparation and agency coordination
    • Effectively communicate and coordinate with team members
    • Meet multiple deadlines with a willingness to react positively to changes in priorities

    • 3 to 5 years of experience related to the key responsibilities and requirements of the job
    • Field monitoring practices including stream geomorphic surveying, vegetation sampling, and/or identifying hydric
    • Southeastern native and invasive plant identification skills
    • Experience delineating streams and wetlands
    • Experience with GPS units, ArcGIS Pro, and/or other ESRI data collection software
    • Knowledge of NC SAM, NC WAM, and/or NCDWQ Stream Identification Form

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Technical writing experience
    • Experience working with federal and state resource and regulatory agency personnel and various permitting
    • Threatened and endangered species survey experience

    Benthic macroinvertebrate collection and analysis experience
    • Experience interfacing with landowners and agency officials
    • Knowledge of NCDWR Nutrient Offset and Buffer Mitigation Program
    • An understanding of ecological processes important to riparian and wetland restoration in the southeastern United

    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
    • Ability to work independently in an outdoor setting
    • The requirements of the job 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: Environmental Scientist
    Fax: (704) 332-3306
    Mailing Address: Wildlands Engineering, 312 W Millbrook Rd. #225, Raleigh, NC 27607
    The cover letter should identify 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 three references, if requested.

    City of Charlotte
    Senior Water Resources Engineer
    Charlotte, NC
    Posted 7/21/2023

    This position is part of the Watershed Planning and Project Implementation group within the Surface Water Quality and Environmental Permitting team within the Regulatory Division of Charlotte Storm Water Services. This group is responsible for planning and implementation of new surface water quality improvement projects (i.e. stream and wetland restoration/enhancement and stormwater control measures (SCMs)). This position serves as the primarily technical expert in developing new projects, as well as assessing and developing repair plans for existing projects. Additionally, this position develops project ranking and prioritization processes and manages associated budgets.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    • Serves as technical representative responsible for ensuring success of the City’s stream , wetlands, and stormwater pollution control retrofit efforts; this includes review of construction plans and specifications.
    • Provides scoping expertise for new stream, wetland and pollution control projects to others, consults with staff, and reviews consultant scope documents for adherence to industry standards, completeness, and budget. 
    • Manages the city-wide pollution control structure retrofit program including pond and dam rehabilitation projects. 
    • Plans, prioritizes, and leads efforts to implement watershed planning based pollution control retrofits. 
    • Addresses stream restoration/enhancement or pollution control structure failures with designers, inspectors, and contractors. Helps to determine corrective action, including redesigns, repair plans, sketches, quantity estimates, cost estimates, etc. 
    • Works with the project team during construction and warranty phases of the projects to ensure conformity with the supporting construction documents, adherence to city and Storm Water standards and compliance with program goals.
    • Documents project design, performance, and costs to develop written, detailed, analysis and recommendations for improvements. 
    • Works closely with other groups within the Department and city to strategically identify and implement process improvements to support the stream and pollution control programs.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    • Significant knowledge and experience in development and implementation of stormwater pollution control, stream restoration, and wetland restoration projects 
    • Proven design and process improvement skills 
    • Proven customer service, collaboration, conflict management, interpersonal communication, public speaking, media and public relations and process improvement skills are essential 
    • Strong leadership skills with ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with City personnel and managers, state and federal agencies, business, development, community leaders, staff and general public
    • Ability to perform effectively in a fast paced, high-pressure environment 
    • Progressively responsible leadership and organizational experience in surface water quality with a demonstrated ability to effectively direct and guide teams 
    • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Significant experience and skill in conflict resolution, and positive solution development
    • Effective computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Products 
    • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work and complete assignments with minimal supervision 

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering, biological engineering, chemical engineering, or related field.
    • Ten (10) years of progressive experience in planning, design, and construction of stream restoration and stormwater pollution control project design and implementation.
    • Rosgen Level I-IV Training

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering, biological engineering, chemical engineering, or related field.
    • PE License or ability to obtain NC PE within 1 year. 
    • Five (5) years of progressive experience in planning, design, and construction of stream restoration and stormwater pollution controls design and implementation projects.


    • $82,755 – $103,443 Commensurate with Experience
    How to apply

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