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Senior Environmental Scientist

Employer
Spencer Ogden
Location
Houston, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 30, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Permitting
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Senior Environmental Scientist (Permit Coordinator)

Duration: 12-Month Contract (full-time)

Core Responsibilities:
  • Conduct permit coordination with project teams, develop/manage/track permits using permit tracker
  • Liaise with client peer groups for permitting deliverables
  • Manage and maintain field team deliverables

Secondary Duties:
  • Assist with fulfilling field investigations that may include habitat evaluations for threatened and endangered species and/or other sensitive resources
  • Produce technical reports presenting results from field investigations and develop appropriate applications/consultations necessary for various regulatory approvals
  • Conduct permit compliance tasks, agency consultations, and federal/state/local permit applications
  • Develop non-environmental permit applications and process applications with the corresponding approval body
  • General office related duties would include report/permit writing, assisting with compliance related tasks, and QA/QC review
  • Job includes a mix of field assignments, report/permit preparation and some travel (10%)
  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies

Other Responsibilities:
  • Perform environmental compliance audits, prepare permitting applications, and analyze environmental data for various types of projects (renewable projects, high-voltage transmission line routing, oil and gas facilities, power generation construction, and water treatment facilities)
  • Prepare storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP), Best Management Practices (BMP) inspections, and environmental site assessments

Qualifications (required):
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Botany, Soil Science, Archaeology, or a related natural science degree from an accredited program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of permitting including, but not limited to, one of the following:
  • Section 404, 401 and Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide and Section 10 permitting
  • State Historical Preservation Office, Section 106 consultation
  • Fish & Wildlife Service, Section 7 consultation
  • Department of Transportation Occupancy and Excavation Permits
  • NPDES NOI and NOC
  • Knowledge of state and local permitting processes in Texas
  • 2 years previous consulting experience related to environmental compliance inspections
  • 5 years of experience in environmental review and permitting
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in computer software (MS Office)

Qualifications (preferred):
  • Basic knowledge of environmental site assessment methods, environmental compliance and audits, environmental permitting process (i.e., waters/wetlands permitting, threatened/endangered species permitting, and cultural resources)
  • Experience with ArcGIS
  • Knowledge of the agencies that govern wetland resources and storm water
  • Knowledge of erosion and sediment control permitting and site restoration practices
  • Demonstrated proficiency operating GIS and GPS equipment
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