Scientist/Project Manager

PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc.
Portland, Oregon, US
Jul 30, 2021
Sep 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in creative, sustainable solutions provided by talented people with an appreciation for quality and community. With more than $40M in revenue and more than 250 employees, PBS team members are turning challenges into solutions through our growing Pacific Northwest offices. At PBS, we believe that success is generated by people who love the work they do-and are valued for it. That's why we strive to create a supportive and positive environment that fosters fulfilling, long-term careers.

We are currently seeking to add a Scientist/Project Manager to our dynamic team in Portland, Oregon.

Working with the PBS Team

PBS is actively seeking a Scientist/Project Manager for our Natural Resource Practice based in Portland, Oregon. The ideal candidate will have strong technical skills and a broad range of capabilities with a demonstrated ability managing and leading projects, as well as serving in support roles. Depending on the project and your skills and capabilities, you may serve as project lead, task lead, or support staff. Projects may include wetland delineations and other field surveys, wetland and natural resource planning, mitigation design, shoreline restoration, permitting, NEPA/SEPA documentation, or Endangered Species Act compliance.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Leading and managing projects
  • Leading wetland delineations and other field studies, and preparing associated reports
  • Performing functional assessments using the state-specific methods in Oregon and Washington
  • Leading permitting efforts, preparing permit applications, preparing supporting documents, and negotiating permit conditions with regulatory agencies
  • Conducting natural resource assessments per requirements of Clean Water Services and other jurisdictions in the Portland Metro area
  • Preparing critical areas reports in Washington
  • Providing natural resources support to other departments
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with PBS staff in other departments and clients

Minimum Qualifications Include:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Water Resources, Environmental Science, or related discipline
  • At least 5 years of experience working in a natural resource-related field with increasing levels of responsibilities during that time period
  • Experience conducting wetland delineations in the Pacific Northwest
  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification preferred
    ODOT/WSDOT Certification as Biological Assessment Author desired

  • Experience with federal, state, and local environmental permitting regulations and processes in Oregon and Washington
  • Proficiency with GPS equipment and ArcGIS / AutoCAD software desired
  • Strong personal organization skills, including the ability to deliver work products of multiple projects on time
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Valid driver's license
  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification preferred

We Value Diversity

The PBS team reflects the diversity of our clients. We believe that embracing inclusion and diversity is critical to a creative, collaborative environment. Our culture puts people first and values the safety and growth of our employees. Joining PBS introduces you to numerous employee networks and teams that will help you maximize your potential, explore growth opportunities, and engage in your community.

We Value our People

At PBS, we believe that successful projects take talented people who love the work they do-and are valued for it. That is why we offer flexible benefit options that help keep you and your family physically and financially healthy. These benefits include continuing education support, flexible work environments, competitive compensation, vacation and holiday pay, 401(k) matching, wellness stipend, and career pathing. Our employees enjoy robust insurance benefits, including medical, vision, dental, disability, and life.

We Value Opportunities for Growth

It's a promising time to join PBS as we actively mentor and support our diverse employee and client sector networks across the Pacific Northwest. Our broad spectrum of projects gives you room to grow and the freedom to expand your career. Please visit our website to explore our company culture and apply.

Additional Information

PBS offers mileage-based reimbursement for the use of personal vehicles. For positions requiring transportation, use of a personal vehicle may be required.

PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).