Senior Environmental Scientist, Project Manager

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Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
Manasquan, New Jersey, US
Sep 12, 2021
Sep 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

About Us

WE ARE VHB-a passionate team of engineers, scientists, surveyors, 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 Manasquan, New Jersey office is seeking a Senior Environmental Scientist, Project Manager to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic team across diverse disciplines, giving you exposure to a wide variety of projects in size and scope. The successful candidate will have 10+ years of professional environmental consulting experience, including conducting wetland delineations and NJDEP and federal natural resource permitting. The candidate shall possess a strong attention to detail and ability to focus on multiple assignments simultaneously.


Work within a team of professionals to conduct a wide array of natural resources related studies and analysis for a multitude of environmental, land development, transportation, and water resources projects

Lead field efforts on natural resource surveys including, but not limited to, wetland and stream delineations, vernal pool identification and surveys, threatened and endangered species habitat assessments, and invasive species mapping

Development of federal, State, and local permit applications, including development of permit strategy and mitigation design

Perform project management responsibilities including project scope development, developing cost estimates, writing proposals, staff resource identification, budget tracking, invoicing, client interaction, implementation oversight, and completion of administrative requirements

Develop and implement overall business development strategies and approaches, including seeking new opportunities

Maintaining ongoing dialog with clients to keep them apprised of project status, changes in condition, or other key points of information

Skills and Attributes

Ability to work confidently and independently in the field

Team oriented with a strong capability to motivate others

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills coordination with subconsultants and colleagues in other office locations regularly

Must have experience reading and understanding engineering site plans

Must be a highly motivated self-starter

Ability to think critically and solve problems

Strong communication skills between stakeholders, clients, contractors, and state/federal officials

Demonstrated experience managing project budgets, schedules, and deliverables, and working closely with junior staff

Demonstrated experience working with the NJDEP Division of Land Resource Protection


BS in environmental science, natural resources, wetland science, soil science, ecological sciences, or related field

Client management and business development experience

Relevant project management experience

10+ years of professional environmental consulting experience, including experience conducting wetland delineations and NJDEP and federal natural resource permitting

Certifications as a Soil Scientist and/or Professional Wetland Scientist preferred

Ability to identify and describe wildlife, habitats, and ecological communities

Ability/willingness to work in physically challenging outdoor situations in all types of weather and traveling to project sites, including multi-day trips to project sites throughout VHB's footprint

This position may include night/weekend shifts and/or working in challenging weather conditions

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.