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Environmental Scientist 2

Nashville, Tennessee, US
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental, and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts, and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace and an affirmative-action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collect project-related data, which may include research, conducting surveys for listed species, interviews with government agencies and clients, map reviews, field investigations, etc
  • Assimilate and manage data
  • Define the level of environmental analysis required
  • Conduct environmental impact assessments
  • Assist public and private clients with permit coordination, acquisition, and compliance
  • Work independently on medium-size projects, or assist more-senior scientists on larger projects
  • Support existing natural resource projects including water resources, renewable energy, municipality, federal, and other clients
  • Lead field investigations including stream and wetland delineations, protected species surveys, and habitat assessments
  • Review mapping, studies, and regulations, and assist in preparing environmental permits, NEPA documentation, biological assessments, etc.
  • Work on environmental task assignments as requested.
  • Perform other duties as needed


Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or a closely related field
  • Minimum 5 years of technical and/or field experience
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel)
  • Strong environmental writing and communication skills
  • Strong conceptual, organizational, problem-solving, and research abilities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant in our employee-owned culture
Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiar with the use/application of ArcGIS and mobile data collection apps, such as Survey123 and Field Maps, or handheld GPS units
  • Tennessee Qualified Hydrological Professional (QHP) Certification (or QHP-IT) or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment
  • Knowledge of the flora and fauna of the KY/TN/AR area and surrounding states
  • Preference will be given to local candidates


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

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