Ecologist - Climate Change Specialist

Employer
Location
Oakland, California
Posted
Aug 14, 2018
Closes
Oct 13, 2018
Job Level
Entry level, Mid level
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Ecologist - Climate Change Specialist for immediate employment for the Oakland, CA office. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Works with a team of engineers, scientists, and sustainability planners to support climate change vulnerability and risk assessments and adaptation strategies, focusing on natural systems and habitats, that consider an array of climate impacts, including sea level rise, precipitation, and temperature

  • Provide nature-based restoration and green infrastructure solutions to sea level rise and other climate resiliency projects; knowledge of wetlands and ecological transition zones a major plus

  • Act as technical resource in the climate science arena, including having a solid understanding of the current state of the science associated with climate change ecology

  • Exhibit a broad understanding of local, regional, and national policies and guidance related to climate science and climate change adaptation planning with respect to natural resources

  • Conduct field site visits and biological and ecological surveys to collect relevant data

  • Coauthor planning documents, technical reports, environmental permit applications, and data entry

  • Accompany senior staff to client meetings and serve as technical liaison to other team members

  • Remain active in the relevant academic, scientific, and professional community through presentations and participation in relevant seminars, conferences and symposiums and other activities

  • Manage tasks and ensure that task-related work is completed on schedule and within the allocated budget

  • Serve as Deputy Project Manager on project work, assisting with project budget, milestone, and timeline management

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Biology, or Natural Resources related field

  • 2+ years of experience in environmental planning, natural resources permitting, or restoration ecology, including working knowledge of the federal and state Endangered Species Act

  • 1+ year of consulting experience working in fast-paced dynamic environment

  • Working knowledge of climate change and ecological impacts to habitats and systems

  • Ability to communicate and translate science to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Strong detail-oriented work style, with excellent oral and written communication skills, and an accommodating and proactive attitude

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in climate ecology-related field (e.g. Ecology, Biology, Natural Resources with emphasis in climate change related science)

  • 2+ years experience in climate change area

  • Working knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, ESA, 1600 LSAA, 401/404 CWA permitting

  • Statistical modeling in R; ability to work independently in R

  • Coastal adaptation and restoration ecology experience

  • California coastline and California Delta climate change ecology experience

  • Wildlife corridors experience with relation to landscape and climate change

Apply here:  https://aecom.jobs/oakland-ca/ecologist-climate-change-specialist/6B035587313E403DBDECDDD9AFE1E31C/job/