Assistant Environmental Scientist - Natural Resources (Columbus)

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Employer
Burns & McDonnell
Location
Columbus, Ohio, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 15, 2021
Ref
2117006188
Discipline
GIS
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Description
Burns & McDonnell's office in Columbus, OH is looking for an Assistant Environmental Scientist to complete field work, permit applications, and task management for a variety of market sectors, including electric transmission, oil & gas, and renewables. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous locations across the United States.
The Assistant Environmental Scientist will work with the office's Natural & Cultural Resources group in our Environmental Services Global Practice to perform the following duties:
- Perform wetland delineations with strict adherence to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers protocol and procedures.
- Assist with completion of field investigations that may include habitat evaluations for threatened and endangered species and/or evaluation of other potentially sensitive resources.
- Collect and analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data and data recording using a Global Positioning System (GPS) 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.
- Conduct permit compliance tasks, federal/state/local permit applications, and agency consultations.
- Assist project manager with field-oriented tasks, project permit tracking, and 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.
- Frequent overnight travel to field locations may be required (50-70%).
- All other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, Soil Science, or a related natural science degree from an accredited program is required.
- Minimum of 3 years of related experience preferred completing wetland assessments, associated permitting, analyzing GIS data; preparing environmental assessments and permitting documents, conducting field investigations. Ability to independently conduct wetland delineations and previous consulting experience is a plus.
- Demonstrated knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Section 404, 401 and Section 10 permitting required.
- Knowledge of state and local permitting processes in the OH, IN, KY, and PA.
- Knowledge of the agencies that govern wetland resources and stormwater.
- Knowledge of erosion and sediment control permitting and site restoration practices.
- Demonstrated proficiency 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.
EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
Job Environmental
Primary Location US-OH-Columbus
Schedule: Full-time
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Req ID: 211145
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