AECOM is seeking an Ecologist with experience independently conducting federal and state wetland delineations and permitting in the Mid-Atlantic US (VA and MD focus) and participating/leading T&E habitat assessments and species surveys.
This position has excellent career growth potential within the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government. We are seeking a dynamic individual, capable of leading environmental impact assessment and permitting for a diverse set of projects that include federal and local government, transportation, energy, utilities, and data center development.
A successful candidate will mentor junior staff, provide technical expertise to internal staff and clients, and coordinate permit approvals with regulatory officials. This position will be based in either our Glen Allen or Arlington, VA office.
The responsibilities of this position include, but may not limited to, the following:
Perform consulting projects to scope, schedule, and budget
Lead wetlands and waters delineation field work, report writing, and federal & state JD requests
Prepare permit applications for and coordinate permit approvals with USACE, VDEQ, VMRC, Local Wetlands Boards, MDE, MDNR, and others.
Coordinate with USFWS, NMFS, DWR, DCR, and others regarding T&E species effects determinations
Participate/lead T&E habitat assessments and species surveys
Conduct wetland functions and values assessments, stream assessments utilizing the Unified Stream Methodology, and perennial flow determinations
Conduct Chesapeake Bay Critical Area and/or Resource Protection Area delineation
High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as in a collaborative team environment
Perform very detailed work in a highly organized manner
Self-motivated, driven, and hard working
Mentor junior staff into lead roles
Work directly with internal team members including project managers, engineers, planners, and junior staff, and with contractors, regulatory officials, and clients
Write NEPA document sections (e.g. soil, water, wildlife, etc.) for CATEX, EA, and/or EIS documents
Support additional environmental documents such as state environmental assessments, permit by rule, SCC applications, water quality impact analysis, and VDOT LAP due diligence summaries
Ability to travel several days consecutively per month, some overnight travel required