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Staff Environmental Scientist - Natural Resources (Atlanta)

Burns & McDonnell
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Closing date
Aug 8, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
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Full time
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Burns & McDonnell's regional office in Atlanta is looking for an Environmental Scientist to complete field work, permit applications and task management for a variety of market sectors, including transmission, oil and gas, renewable, and transportation. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE's List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.
The Environmental Scientist will work with the office's Natural & Cultural Resources group within our Environmental Services Global Practice to perform the following duties:
- Perform wetland delineations with strict adherence to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers protocol and procedures
- Complete field investigations that may include habitat evaluations for threatened and endangered species and/or evaluation of other potentially sensitive resources
- Compose technical reports presenting results from field investigations and develop appropriate applications/consultations necessary for various regulatory approvals.
- Conduct permit compliance tasks, federal/state/local permit applications, agency consultations
- Work with project manager with field-oriented tasks, project permit tracking, agency consultations
- Office related tasks would include report writing, QA/QC review, assistance with compliance related tasks
- Regular overnight travel to field locations may be required - mostly in the southeast (50%)
- All other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, Soil Science or a related accredited program is required
- 4 years of relevant professional experience is highly preferred. Environmental consulting experience is required.
- Experience in completing field investigations, wetland assessments, associated permitting, analyzing GIS data; preparing environmental assessments and permitting documents, technical writing
- Demonstrated knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources
- Demonstrated knowledge of Section 404, 401 and Section 10 permitting required
- Knowledge of state and local permitting processes in the Southeast
- Knowledge of the agencies that govern waters of the U.S.
- Knowledge of erosion and sediment control permitting and site restoration practices
- Demonstrated proficiency operating GPS equipment
- Working knowledge of GIS support software and analysis
- Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information
- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
- Proficient in computer software (Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
- Ability to work up to 50% in the field
Job Environmental
Primary Location US-GA-Atlanta
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Req ID: 211869
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