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Environmental Scientist

Employer
Ardurra
Location
Balboa, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 27, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
GIS
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Ardurra has been recognized as one of the fastest growing firms in the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industry. Ardurra prides itself on its reputation as an emerging leader in the engineering consulting business, and we understand that our reputation is wholly founded on the strength of the professionals that work hard every single day to serve our clients and our communities. Ardurra was ranked 190 in ENR's 2021 Top 500 Firms and has made Zweig Group's prestigious Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work For lists in 2019, 2020 and 2021!

Ardurra is seeking an Environmental Scientist to join our staff in Newport Beach, CA.

Primary Function

The Environmental Scientist is responsible for supporting the Environmental Project Manager through the use of GIS and other software applications.

Primary Duties
  • Research, analysis, writing and graphics for environmental reports, permit packages and meetings
  • Use GIS and existing available data, reports, and project plans to independently evaluate potential environmental concerns and draft environmental analysis and mitigation for CEQA and NEPA clearance and for local, state and federal agency permits
  • Input data into pre-written computer programs
  • Complete impact calculations
  • Research code requirements and agency procedures manuals
  • Visit project sites to photograph, review and document existing conditions
  • Plan work programs and prepare both written and graphic materials for report and permit deliverables
  • Coordinate with other environmental planners, engineers, technicians, and administrative staff under the direction of the Project Manager
  • Seek technical information from the Project Manager when problems are encountered and expected to be outside of one's own area of expertise
  • Prepare correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports under the direction of the Project Manager
  • Attend and participate in client meetings and project meetings, as appropriate
  • Communicate with project team members, client representatives, review agencies, and others as appropriate to project
  • Coordinate final environmental reports, permit applications and materials with review agencies
  • Coordinate project and proposal deliverables and schedule with technical experts under direction of the Project Manager
  • Conduct research and prepare draft marketing materials under the direction of the Project Manager
  • Draft meeting materials including mailing lists, project schedules, CEQA/NEPA process flow diagrams, meeting announcements, meeting minutes, handouts, sign-in sheets, comment cards and presentations under direction of the Project Manager
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Manager

Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental sciences or a related technical field from an accredited four-year college or university and 1-5 years professional experience including project coordination and preparation of environmental reports, permits, plans and technical studies
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and financial functions
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Conduct field visits which may involve observation of existing commercial and industrial operations or hiking in unpaved areas with the permission of the landowner
  • Must be able to read blueprints and plans
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must be open to minimum travel

Why Ardurra?

While Ardurra offers competitive compensation and rich benefits programs, it is our culture that truly sets us apart from our peers. We nurture a family-like culture, striving to create a work environment that is enjoyable, challenging and rewarding but also fun. We are acutely focused on developing our staff, whether through our internal Ardurra Academy or through our industry-leading Leadership program. We have made a deliberate and focused commitment to nurture a people-centric culture where people are: valued as individuals; supported in their professional and career development with multiple, varied career paths; provided the tools and resources to be successful, engaged, and satisfied in their work; and positive benefits, time-off programs, and flexibility to help maintain a healthy balance between work and home.

Ardurra is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES:

Ardurra does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Agency Agreement, Ardurra will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. If a resume or candidate is submitted to any hiring manager without a previously signed agreement, Ardurra reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. These candidates will be considered property of Ardurra. We're not currently looking to add any more agencies to our list of approved vendors, so please do not contact any of our managers or recruitment team with sales calls or details of your candidates.

Requisition ID # A000852
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