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Sr. Ecologist/Project Manager

Employer
AECOM
Location
Houston, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 6, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Energy
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job DescriptionCompany Description

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's 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. We're one global team - 47,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking an experienced, highly talented Sr. Ecologist/Project Manager for immediate employment in the Houston, Dallas or Austin, TX office. (Virtual in the state of Texas only.) The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary, team-oriented environment. This position provides unlimited career growth potential while working with a team comprised of a variety of staff and project managers in support of AECOM's clients, including natural gas, electric utilities, and renewables.

AECOM's Environmental Planning and Permitting (EPP) group conducts a variety of projects including impact assessments, environmental field assessments, environmental regulatory permitting, utility siting and licensing, environmental inspection, and many others. The group primarily works on projects in Texas, Louisiana, and adjacent states. There are opportunities to work on large-scale projects or projects further afield than the typical project range if the candidate is interested.At

AECOM, we're delivering a better world. We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's 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. We're one global team - 50,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

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 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.

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:Stream, wetland, wildlife habitat assessments and other surveysLeading wetland delineations and writing wetland delineation reports, function assessments, mitigation plans, and environmental compliance/permitting documents (Clean Water Act (CWA) permits, Section 401 and 404, or other permit applications). Managing tasks and projects according to approved scopes of work and delivering quality reports on schedule and within budget.Coordinating with various governmental agencies. Preparing biological evaluations/assessments.Leading field crews for wetland/waterbody and wildlife habitat assessments, including adherence to field safety requirements.Assistance in preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, including Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, Findings of No Significant Impacts, and Environment Impact Statement sections.Assisting Senior Staff with business development activities, including proposals, pre-qualifications, and relationship building with clients and prospective clients.Work may include extended hours, night work and/or overnight travel.
Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Minimum Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental. Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Biology, or related field.4 years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
  • The position requires fieldwork, and the candidate must be able to travel (including overnight).
  • Good driving record and a valid driver's license is required.
  • US Citizenship required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 6+ years of data collection, data review, and preparation of scientific documents including wetland delineations, stream assessments, technical reports, Section 401/404 permitting and mitigation requirements.
  • Technical writing experience specifically about authoring siting studies, and/or FERC resource reports, and/or NEPA analysis preferred.Experience with ESRI ArcGIS products.
  • Strong understanding of Geographic Information System (GIS) processes and capabilities. GIS Certification certification/degree preferred. Alternative energy, renewables (solar and wind), and oil/gas assessment and permitting projects.
  • Experience working with electric utility and natural gas.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced consulting environment. Experience delivering high quality technical documentation and permit applications.
  • Experience as Deputy Project Manager on environmental planning projectsHigh degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication with ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical staff/management.Strong analytical, problem-solving.


Additional Information

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.
  • Relocation assistance is not provided for this role.
  • The selected candidate will be subjected to a pre-employment Motor Vehicle Registration Screening (MVR).

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.
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