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Senior Environmental Scientist Project Manager

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
Orlando, Florida, US
Closing date
Mar 22, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
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About Us

WE ARE VHB-a passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers tackling exciting challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, local government, 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 teaming partners

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 have also been rated one of the top places to work in the Orlando Business Journal for the last five years. We're growing, and we hope you'll join us!

About the Position

VHB's growing Southeast Environmental Services team has an immediate need for a senior-level Environmental Scientist/Project Manager to join our growing practice in Orlando, Florida. The successful candidate will have a least 8 to 10 years of professional experience in consulting in the environmental field and with the preparation of state and federal permits. The applicant should have 3 to 5 years of project management experience. In addition to participating in high-profile environmental/natural resource projects and assisting in business development efforts, the Senior Environmental Scientist/Project Manager will also be responsible for assisting in management and mentoring of staff.


Section 404/401, state, and local environmental permitting

NEPA documentation preparation and review

Prepare environmental impact statements and assessments

Oversee rare, threatened and endangered species surveys

Conduct environmental analyses

Assist with public involvement activities as necessary

Conduct ESA Section 7 consultation and Section 10 permitting

Delineation of Wetlands and Functional Analyses

Identification of plants and vegetation inventories

Facilitation of GPS, mobile technology, and data management

Utilization of GIS, geodatabases, and basic mapmaking

Perform Research and Analysis and prepare written technical reports

Oversight of water quality monitoring projects and reporting

Coordinate and communicate with internal and external project team members, clients and regulators

Participate in new business development efforts and prepare proposals

Act as a mentor to environmental staff

Skills and Abilities:

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Must demonstrate an ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates

Ability to identify flora within the Florida region using technical keys/regional references.

Ability to delineate wetlands and complete wetland functional analysis

Phase I ESA, Air Quality, and/or Noise study experience a plus

Ability to work independently and as part of team in an office setting, remote field locations, and/or in challenging weather conditions

Ability to travel on short notice, at night, and/or on weekend shifts, and potentially for extended periods of time

Ability to think critically in the field and office

Excellent attention to detail, team oriented, and flexible


8-10 years of experience in environmental science and natural resources

Minimum of 3 to 5 years of Project Management experience

Renewable Energy experience and/or Transportation support experience (FDOT/Airports) a plus

B.S. or B.A. in Environmental Science, Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife, Ecology, or Natural Resources (Masters preferred)

Coursework in plant identification, plant ecology, wildlife species, wetland identification, hydric soils, and/or aquatic habitats

Extensive fieldwork experience in Florida/Southeastern natural habitats, whether through coursework or professional experience

Extensive Permitting Experience (Federal/State) and knowledge of NEPA

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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