Wetlands Scientist

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
Bedford, New Hampshire, US
May 20, 2021
Sep 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
VHB's growing Bedford, NH office is seeking an experienced Environmental Scientist to join our Natural Resources group.

About Us

WE ARE VHB-a passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers tackling exciting challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, applied technology, and energy industries-serving a range of public- and private-sector clients. At VHB, we are dedicated to improving mobility, enhancing communities, and balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.
  • We are creative problem-solvers
  • We work hard, and we give back
  • We like our colleagues, and we love Mondays (really)
  • We are diverse, caring, welcoming, and fun!

VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We're growing, and we hope you'll join us!

About the Position

Wetlands Scientist | Bedford, NH

  • Performing natural resource surveys including, but not limited to, wetland delineations and functional assessments, vernal pool identification, wildlife habitat evaluations and rare species surveys
  • Preparation of studies and technical reports
  • Development of federal, state and local permit applications
  • Preparation of environmental impact statements and assessments, and planning and zoning studies
  • Conduct environmental monitoring during project construction to ensure permit compliance and prepare inspection reports
  • Maintaining ongoing dialog with clients to keep them apprised of project status, changes in conditions or other key points of information
  • Attendance of municipal meetings to present projects

Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Team oriented with strong capability to motivate others
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter
  • Must demonstrate superior ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates
  • Must have strong writing skills and computer literacy is required
  • Demonstrated experience managing project budgets, schedule and deliverables, and working closely with junior staff.

  • BS in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, Environmental Science or a directly related field; Master's degree preferred
  • 4+ years of professional environmental consulting experience
  • NH Certified Wetland Scientist preferred
  • Experience in conducting wetland delineations and other natural resource field surveys (vernal pool, wildlife habitat assessments, etc), preferably in the Northeastern US
  • Experience in identifying northeast plant species, soils and natural communities
  • Ability/willingness to work in physically challenging outdoor situations in all types of weather and traveling on a regular basis to project sites located in New England and the surrounding Northeastern US
  • Knowledge of state and federal wetland regulations, land use environmental regulations and environmental permitting is required (NH experience preferred)

Please submit applications online.

New employees will be onboarded virtually and begin their employment from home. We are in the process of planning for a safe return to the workplace in alignment with government and CDC guidelines.

VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.