Environmental Scientist

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
Williamsburg City, Virginia, US
Jun 20, 2021
Sep 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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!

It's 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. We're growing, and we hope you'll join us!

About the Position

VHB's growing Mid-Atlantic Environmental Services team is looking for a mid-level Environmental Scientist to join our growing Natural Sciences Group in our Williamsburg or Richmond, Virginia offices.

  • Lead and manage wetland and stream delineations
  • Section 404/401 and state environmental permitting
  • Rare, threatened and endangered species surveys
  • Plant identification and vegetation Inventory
  • GPS-based field data collection
  • Writing and technical reporting
  • Coordination with clients and regulators

Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and leadership skills within a team atmosphere
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, planning and organization skills
  • Solid technical writing and editing capabilities
  • Ability to delineate wetlands and perform field science tasks both independently and while leading a team in remote field locations and/or in challenging weather conditions
  • Ability and willingness to travel on short notice, and/or on weekend shifts, and potentially for extended periods of time
  • Ability to identify flora within the Mid-Atlantic region, using the Flora of Virginia and/or other technical keys/regional references.
  • Steadfast commitment to quality, attention to detail, team oriented and flexible
  • Ability and willingness to perform field work including travel on short notice, overnight(s) and/or on weekend shifts, potentially for extended periods of time

  • 5+ years of experience in environmental science and natural resources
  • S. in Environmental Science, Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife, Ecology, or Natural Resources
  • Significant experience performing wetland delineations in accordance with USACE regulatory requirements
  • Extensive professional fieldwork experience in natural habitats
  • Candidates with professional certification(s) a plus (e.g., PWS, PWD)

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.