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Environmental Scientist

Insight Global
Glen Allen, Virginia, US
Closing date
Jan 26, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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One of our clients is looking for experienced candidates for a full-time Environmental Scientist position to assist with Renewable Energy projects in the greater Richmond, Virginia Area. The Environmental Scientist will be working in a challenging and variable environment that will include detail-oriented independent work and regulatory interactions. The successful candidate will have the experience and aptitude to lead wetland delineations and threatened and endangered species habitat suitability surveys while also preparing technical reports and permit applications. This candidate would also be a mentor to junior staff and a technical environmental lead for Renewable Energy clients.

Job Duties:

-Lead wetlands and waters delineations, stream assessments (Unified Stream Methodology, NCDWQ perennity determinations), and CBPA resource protection area delineations;

-Prepare technical reports, federal and state jurisdictional determination requests, and permit applications for USACE, VDEQ, VMRC, Local Wetlands Boards, and other regulatory agencies;

-Lead threatened and endangered species habitat suitability and presence/absence field surveys;

-Conduct USFWS, NMFS, DWR, DCR, and other regulatory agency coordination for threatened and endangered species effect determinations and concurrence;

-Support technical and environmental studies, assessments, surveys, and inspections for energy projects

-Willing to travel and conduct fieldwork in a range of environments from busy urban areas to remote locations

-Review and interpret local, state, provincial, and federal environmental regulations

-Maintain project timelines

Minimum Skills and Expertise:

-Wetland delineation training course and 2+ years' experience conducting wetland delineations

-Strong written and oral communication skills

-Solid Microsoft (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Project) and other software tool skills

-Demonstrated capabilities in understanding and applying environmental regulations to real-world situations

-Excellent analytical and organizational skills

-Ability to work well independently and at remote job sites

-Ability to work on multiple projects and work on multiple tasks at any given time

-Ability to work well with a team

-Must be located within Virginia

Preferred Skills and Expertise:

-4+ years' experience conducting wetland delineations

-Wetland certification (or ability to obtain) including PWS, WPIT, or PWD

-Wetland delineation and permitting experience in Virginia, Mid-Atlantic region, and/or Southeast region

-Located in Richmond, Virginia

Education and Experience:

-B.A. or B.S. in an environmental science related field (including, but not limited to, earth science, ecology, botany, forestry, biology, land resources management)

-3 to 5 years experience in an environmental science related field
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