Senior Biologist / Project Manager

Employer
AECOM
Location
Oakland, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 29, 2022

View more

Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Project Management
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Company Description

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're 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 let's get started.As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a senior-level Biologist/Ecologist with experience in project management and environmental compliance. This position is based in AECOM's Oakland office and would support a variety of projects throughout northern California.

AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects and career opportunities. Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Work closely with clients and internal staff on complex projects involving biological resource protection, species surveys, permitting, mitigation, and/or restoration.
  • Act as Project Manager on multiple projects, including responsible and timely management of budget, project tasks, schedules, and project teams.
  • Utilize a background in biology to inform the preparation of, and provide senior review of, technical memorandums, biological permitting documents, and other technical reports.
  • Contribute as an active and positive member of AECOM's Environmental practice in the SF Bay Area.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior and mid-level staff as needed.
About AECOM's 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 world's 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.

AECOM's 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.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Ecology, or a related field.
  • 6 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience as a Project Manager on projects involving construction monitoring, habitat assessments, or wildlife and/or botanical surveys.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Marketing and proposal experience.
  • Experienced in managing project tasks and budgets.
  • Experience in a client-facing role.
  • Working knowledge of special-status plants and wildlife of northern California, and the associated state and federal environmental protections.
  • Familiar with the agencies having jurisdiction over special-status species.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with both clients and internal staff.
  • Experience as a lead reviewer of technical reports.
  • Experienced in developing project scopes and estimating project costs.
  • Positive attitude and adaptability to changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Good organizational skills and a strong detail-oriented work style.
  • Experience as a field or technical lead, providing oversight and guidance to junior and mid-level biologists and other technical staff.
  • Experience in environmental consulting.
  • Familiarity with permit application requirements, and the typical challenges and strategies related to environmental permitting.
  • Wetland delineation experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act.
  • CDFW Scientific Collecting Permit and/or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 10(a)(1)(A) permit(s).
Additional Information
  • Due to the nature of this role, U.S. Citizenship is required.
Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. Whether you're 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.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there's never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you'll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm - access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We're the world's trusted global infrastructure firm, and we're in this together - your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Join us and let's get started.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert