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Senior Biologist/Senior Project Manager

San Diego County, California, US
Closing date
May 16, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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AECOM is seeking a talented Senior Biologist/Project Manager for immediate employment with the Natural Resources Group of the San Diego, office. This position would support numerous natural resource projects in the southern California region including management of and technical work on wildlife surveys and compliance and permitting projects. Primary duties include managing projects involving impact assessments, mitigation planning, regulatory compliance and permitting efforts including CEQA/NEPA, 404/401, CESA, and ESA, and preparing environmental documents and management plans. Candidate will coordinate with resource agency staff, lead complex environmental, waters, and/or species-related permitting projects and participate in public review processes. Candidate will contribute to growth of department through marketing pursuits including proposal preparation, interviews, and business development.

At AECOM, were delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether its improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. Were one global team 47,000 strong driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Manages a team to prepare large, complex natural resources documents such as Biological Technical Reports, Biological Assessments, 2081 Permit Applications, Habitat Conservation Plans, Eagle Conservation Plans, and/or Delineation Reports, Aquatic Resources Permit Applications. Operates as primary author or senior reviewer as appropriate

Manages projects/tasks that include all aspects of environmental analysis (e.g., biological, cultural, air quality, traffic, etc.)

Manages projects with large-scale field efforts and intensive schedules

Manages large-scale compliance projects requiring adherence to permit conditions

Performs project management duties such as forecasting, tracking, accounting updates, invoicing, progress reports, and scheduling.

Reviews contracts for understanding of scope, fee, schedule, and deliverables, and all other contractual obligations

Develops work breakdown structure for control and integrity of work to be performed as and defined by the contract

Monitors and analyzes project costs, commitments, accruals, and changes, and takes corrective action where necessary

Identifies trends and deviations in financial performance to project team with recommended courses of action

Operates as primary point of contact for clients and resource agencies on projects

Performs client management duties such as recurring status meetings, milestone check ins, and day-to-day interfacing

Successfully prepares competitive proposals

Participates in interviews with large or small team for a variety of clients

Contributes to growth of practice through business development

About AECOMs Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the worlds most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOMs Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.
  • BA/BS plus 6 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working on utility projects in Southern California

Bachelors Degree in related field (biology, ecology, or project management/controls)

10+ years of experience in natural resources/project management

Experience with protocol wildlife surveys, habitat assessments, and/or wildlife tracking

Possession of valid USFWS 10(a) permits to conduct wildlife protocol surveys in southern California

Outstanding oral and written communication skills

Data management experience, including electronic data collection in field; managing large data sets

Willingness to work with multiple colleagues on a variety of initiatives

Successful marketing experience

Ability to work in a high-paced environment where changing client priorities result in the need

Additional Information:

Relocation is not available for this position.

Due to the nature of this role, US citizenship is required

Driving is required for this position. A valid Drivers License is required.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether youre working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and lets get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each persons potential, and well help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 262161BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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