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Ecologist

Employer
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Energy
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Overview:

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 (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 is looking for an experienced ecologist to support our Atlanta office in our growing transportation-focused practice. Our dynamic team practices across a range of natural resources, conducting wetland assessments, protected species habitat evaluations, aquatic surveys, bat studies, and we are looking for an additional team member to contribute to our group

Responsibilities

Performance of ecological studies, including conducting field surveys, producing reports, and completing QA/QC

Assistance with proposals

All aspects of wetlands assessments work including desktop reviews/ evaluations, field delineations, wetlands mapping, wetlands data form completion, mitigation credit calculations, US Army Corps of Engineers Section 404/10 permitting processes

Conduct field surveys and assessments for protected species

Participate in environmental permitting, assessment, and compliance work related to federal and state agency requirements as they pertain to a variety of project types

Perform analysis and participate in making recommendations to clients

Participate in multi-disciplinary environmental assessments

Skills and Attributes

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Motivated to learn, mentor, and collaborate with others

Superior technical skills, producing consistent high-quality work products

Emerging business development and proposal skills, technical scope writing, qualifications and costing is desirable

Strong field notation skills

Strong wetland delineation skills

Ability to work long day-time hours in the outdoor environment

Ability to work well with a wide range of clients in a fast-paced work environment

Ability to work well independently and with a diverse, multi-disciplinary group in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment

Proficient in MS Office

Proficient using Mobile Data Collection technologies, including GPS

Proficient with Arc Map and GIS applications

Experience writing due diligence reports and biological assessments

Aptitude for coordinating surveys and/or consultations for state and federal protected species

Proficient with general habitat and/or plant community identification

Proficient with field safety practices

Qualifications

B.S. degree or higher in biology, environmental science, natural science, or related field

At least three (3) years professional experience

Must have experience preparing ecology reports for the Georgia Department of Transportation or other state transportation departments

Experience with wetland/surface waters and/or wildlife permitting, ecological surveys, ecological studies, habitat assessment, field data collection and documentation, data analysis and evaluation

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.

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