VHB's growing Environmental team is seeking an entry-level Environmental Scientist to join our Watertown, MA offices.
VHB's passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.
Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.
Assist with performing natural resource surveys including, but not limited to, wetland delineations and functional assessments, wildlife habitat evaluations and rare species surveys
Assist project managers with development of federal, state and local permit applications
Permit compliance monitoring
Preparation of various technical reports
Skills and Abilities
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Self-motivated with attention to detail
Ability to identify and/or key out northeast plant species
Ability to characterize soil profiles
Proficiency with ArcGIS is a plus
Understanding of wetland regulations in MA is a plus
0-3 years of experience
B.S or M.S in environmental science, natural resources, wetland science, or a related field
Demonstrated working knowledge of the wetland regulations in CT, MA and/or RI is a preferred
Must have the ability to conduct tasks independently
Expertise in identifying either plants, insects, birds, reptiles, and/or amphibians a plus
Please submit applications online.
At VHB, we're invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We're proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.
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.