CHA Consulting Inc. is currently seeking an Environmental Scientist to join our Infrastructure - Highway & Rail group in our Indianapolis, IN office.
Addressing the immediate travel needs and expectations of today's society and anticipating the mobility and modal challenges and opportunities that will accompany our next generation requires comprehensive planning, engineering and implementation. For over 60 years, CHA's transportation professionals have planned, developed and provided solutions to municipalities, metropolitan planning organizations, public and private authorities, and state transportation agencies. We also provide a full complement of construction administration and inspection services to monitor, record and deliver projects on time and on budget.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Our Scientists are experts with the company's and client's methods, standard operating procedures, reporting templates, and practices. At CHA, our Scientists conduct field work and as a result, prepare information to be utilized by managers, colleagues, and clients. While in the office, our Scientists work on data analysis, reporting, and completion of permits alongside mentors.
Our Scientists play an important role in evaluating the potential impact of federal, state and local environmental regulations. CHA's Scientists also prepare critical information to be utilized in public information meetings and hearings.
Our Scientists collect samples, provide drilling oversight, and construction operation assistance. Our Scientists collect, analyze, and report on geological, hydrological, biological or other scientific conditions at the proposed project site to identify the impact on the environment.
EDUCATION AND LICENSURE:
Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science or related field
Valid US driver's license is required
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
No prior experience required; however, prior internship(s) and/or applicable coursework preferred
Knowledge of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), wetland delineation, Clean Water Act Section 401/404 permits ideal
Demonstrates a strong willingness to learn about the respective scientific discipline
Experience with Microsoft Word & Excel are required; ArcMap or basic GIS Mapping experience a plus
Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style to suit various audiences
Strong ability to work in a team environment
Must have the ability to work in the field in different weather conditions
Must be able to physically navigate in the field
CHA takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and a variety of opportunities for our employees' professional growth and development.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.