Biologist II

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Oakland, California, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jun 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
AECOM is seeking a full time Biologist to support our rapidly growing team supporting some of California's most exciting and important projects. We are seeking a flexible, adaptable, and motivated individual to join our group of more than 100 environmental professionals in the Bay Area. This position will join our AECOM team based in the Oakland office.

Responsibilities include but aren't limited to the following:

A Biologist with documented professional experience that will work closely with the AECOM team of biologists and environmental professionals to support project development and construction projects throughout northern California.

Conducts construction compliance monitoring.

Conducts wildlife and habitat assessment surveys, including nesting bird surveys.

May support preparation of environmental permit application materials and agency notification packages.

Communicates and coordinates effectively with all members of the project team.

Performs standard scientific work requiring application of scientific techniques and procedures.

Proposes appropriate analytical methods and techniques. Assists in providing advice and consulting services within scope of scientific knowledge.

Draws conclusions and makes recommendations based on analysis.

Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

Will contribute as a member of the AECOM Impact Assessment and Planning practice in the SF Bay Area.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what's possible - the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year
  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record 's 2020 "Top 200 Environmental Firms"
  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record 's 2020 "Top 500 Design Firms"
  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly┬« Gold Employer

  • AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government - delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle - from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients
  • Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.

Minimum Requirements
  • BA/BS in Ecology, Biology, or other Natural Resources field + 2 years of relevant biology and natural resources experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 2-5 years of experience in biology and natural resources.
  • Proficient in nesting bird survey methodologies on a variety of projects.
  • Experienced working outside conducting field surveys and monitoring of construction sites.
  • Has a positive attitude and is adaptable to change in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Highly organized with a strong detail-oriented work style with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with regulatory permitting triggers.
  • Knowledge of special-status wildlife species of Northern California, especially California red-legged frog/California tiger salamander.
  • Experience preparing and/or implementing permits issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Board, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and/or National Marie Fisheries Services.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

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