Position: Senior Environmental Specialist
Reports to: Group Leader, Environmental Services
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
General duties include preparation of environmental documentation under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to, conducting wetland and waterway delineations, preparation of "Waters" reports, preparation of waterway permits, development of wetland and/or stream mitigation plans, and mitigation site monitoring, conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and general environmental consulting.
Perform field data collection for environmental investigations and natural resource surveys, including coordination of staff-level scientists assigned to the project;
Collect and compile environmental data from samples of soil, water, and other materials for analysis;
Collect and compile geographic information for project site(s) including, but not limited to, use of global positioning system (GPS) instruments;
Preparation of maps depicting environmental data collected, including development of project-specific maps utilizing geographic information system (GIS) software;
Analyze samples, surveys, and other information to identify and assess impacts to the natural and human environment and identify mechanisms to avoid, minimize or mitigate for impacts;
Develop plans, technical reports and/or permit applications to document impacts to the natural or human environment;
Coordinate regularly with applicable government agencies to identify natural and socio-economic resources potentially affected by assigned projects;
Understand and maintain proficiency with environmental regulations applicable to the development of transportation and other civil works projects;
Assist in the planning and execution of public participation and outreach for projects, including but not limited to preparation of legal notices, preparation and delivery of presentations to the general public, governmental officials, and businesses regarding environmental impacts.
Serve as a mentor on the technical aspects of NEPA documentation and analysis, as well as wetland and waterway delineations, waterway permits, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and general environmental consulting
Project Development and Management
Assist in the preparation of proposals, fee justifications, and contracts for assigned projects in conjunction with the Project manager, Environmental Services Group Leader and Principal-in-Charge
In consultation with the Project Manager, implement project-specific work plans and develop updates to project schedules, as necessary.
In consultation with Project Manager, coordinate the work of project personnel assigned to the project, to ensure each project meets the highest professional standards and follows the established quality procedures;
Review interim draft and final environmental documents, reports, mapping, plans and computations prepared by staff scientists and technicians for completeness and accuracy prior to every submittal to the Project Manager
As directed by the Project Manager, review work performed by other departments and/or sub-consultants to insure satisfactory performance
Respond to regulatory agency comments and problems as quickly as possible
Other duties as assigned
Successful completion of projects
Efficiency of work performed
Demonstrated capability to complete assigned work with minimal supervision
Quality scores of projects
Level of client and regulatory agency relationships maintained
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science or related field, 5+ years of professional experience in the environmental science field. Must be proficient with MS Office applications. Ability to travel and work in the field (outdoors). Proficiency with ARC GIS preferred.
Certifications: FHWA NEPA