Lead Environmental Scientist (ID 49090)

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Employer
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Location
Baltimore County, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 05, 2021
Closes
Jun 23, 2021
Ref
2228421736
Discipline
Biological Surveys
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
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Lead Environmental Scientist (ID# 49090) Baltimore, MD

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Category: Environmental

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Job Type: Full Time

> Minimum Experience: 7 Required Education: Bachelor's Degree >

Job Description

> Be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges. At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future! WSP is currently initiating a search for a Lead Environmental Scientist for our Baltimore, MD office. The selected candidate will lead natural resources and ecological technical evaluations/assessments, including, but not limited to, wetland delineations, forest stand delineations/tree surveys, wildlife and biological surveys (including threatened and endangered species), and stream assessment for transportation/infrastructure projects. This position will also be responsible for preparing natural resource technical reports, permit applications, identifying/recommending suitable compensatory mitigation, and coordinating with regulatory agencies. The successful candidate will have demonstrated technical experience in conducting and managing natural resource evaluations/assessments in Maryland. Participation in leading client and agency meetings will be required. Duties and Responsibilities: - Thorough knowledge and implementation of federal and state laws/regulations pertaining to natural resources, including wetlands/streams, floodplains, forests/trees, Chesapeake Bay Critical Area, biological/wildlife habitat/species surveys, and NPDES/MS4 - Possess a command of the latest accepted methodologies for conducting natural resource evaluations, wildlife and biological surveys, such as wetland delineation/functional assessment, forest/tree surveys and habitat/biological assessment, and water quality sampling/ data collection - Serve as a team leader on environmental projects including natural environmental field activities, biological/wildlife surveys, data collection, management, and providing technical direction and oversight of other scientists' technical activities - Develop and manage scopes of work, man-hour estimates and task budgets - Preparing technical reports and basic graphics using GIS and other software, and QA/QC project documents - Regularly present to/interface with clients and regulatory/resource agencies Talent is the essence of meeting our client's objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we'd love to have that first discussion of you joining our team. >

Job Requirements

> Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science or related discipline; Master's Degree preferred - 7+ years of experience conducting natural resource assessments and biological/wildlife surveys for transportation, energy or linear infrastructure projects - Active Professional Certification highly desirable such as Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) or Qualified Professional (QP) - Thorough knowledge and demonstrated experience in navigating the environmental permit process for wetlands/waterways, tree/forests, and Chesapeake Bay Critical Area permits/approvals - Working knowledge of GIS applications and MS Office applications - Experience developing scopes and cost estimates, the ability to demonstrate a record of understanding, and adhering to project scope, schedules, and budgets - Excellent analytical, problem-solving time management, and written and oral communication skills - The ability to travel to project sites to support business needs - The ability to work independently and as part of a team and be comfortable in both field and office environments - Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures - Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies Preferred Qualifications: - MicroStation/AutoCAD experience - Permitting Expertise in MD, VA, DE About WSP USA WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.www.wsp.com/usa WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career. At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started? WSP USA (and all of its US companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status. The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. Relocation assistance is not available for this position. WSP USA (and all of its US companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

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