Senior Environmental Scientist Project Manager

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
Orlando, Florida, US
Jun 05, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
VHBs growing Southeast Environmental Services team has an immediate need for a senior-level Environmental Scientist/Project Manager to join our growing practice in Orlando, Florida. The successful candidate will have a least 1015 years of professional experience in consulting in the transportation, real estate, and environmental field and with the preparation of NEPA documents, PD studies, and state and federal permits, with an emphasis on work with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Airports. In addition to participating in high-profile transportation, private development, and environmental/natural resource projects, the Senior Environmental Scientist/Project Manager will also be responsible for leading business development efforts, assisting in management and mentoring of staff.About UsWE ARE VHBa passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers tackling exciting challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, applied technology, and energy industriesserving 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-solversWe work hard, and we give backWe like our colleagues, and we love Mondays (really)We are diverse, caring, welcoming, and fun!Its not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. Were growing, and we hope youll join us!About the PositionSenior Environmental Scientist/Project Manager | Orlando, FLResponsibilitiesPD, ITS, and Roadway Design Environmental OversightSection 404/401, state, and local environmental permittingNEPA documentation preparation and reviewPrepare environmental impact statements and assessmentsOversee rare, threatened and endangered species surveysConduct environmental analysesAssist with public involvement activitiesConduct ESA Section 7 consultation and Section 10 permittingDelineation of Wetlands and Functional AnalysesIdentification of plants and vegetation inventoriesFacilitation of GPS, mobile technology, and data managementUtilization of GIS, geodatabases, and basic mapmakingPerform Research and Analysis and prepare written technical reportsCoordinate and communicate with internal and external project team members, clients and regulatorsLead new business development efforts and prepare proposalsManage department, projects and budgetsAct as a mentor to environmental staffSkills & AbilitiesExcellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication and presentation skillsMust demonstrate an ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammatesThorough understanding of FDOT Procedural Manuals and technical environmental impact analysisAbility to identify flora within the Central Florida region using technical keys/regional references.Ability to delineate wetlands and complete wetland functional analysisAbility to work independently and as part of team in an office setting, remote field locations, and/or in challenging weather conditionsAbility to travel on short notice, at night, and/or on weekend shifts, and potentially for extended periods of timeAbility to think critically in the field and officeExcellent attention to detail, team oriented, and flexibleQualifications10-15 years of experience in environmental science and natural resourcesTransportation support experience (FDOT/Airports)B.S. or B.A. in Environmental Science, Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife, Ecology, or Natural Resources (Masters preferred)Coursework in plant identification, plant ecology, wildlife species, wetland identification, and/or aquatic habitatsExtensive fieldwork experience in Florida/Southeastern natural habitats, whether through coursework or professional experienceExtensive Permitting Experience (Federal/State) and knowledge of NEPAExperience in leading business development opportunitiesNew 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.#LI-DP1VHB 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.