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Environmental Scientist 2

Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, 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

In the role of Environmental Scientist, we will count on you to:

  • Work on a wide variety of environmental permitting and natural resources projects as they relate to oil and gas, water resources, and other infrastructure.
  • Work under the supervision of senior environmental scientists and project managers.
  • Define the level of environmental analysis and appropriate permits required for a project.
  • Collect project-related data, which may include research, conducting surveys for listed species, interviews with government agencies and clients, map reviews, field investigations for wetlands, land use, etc.
  • Independently prepare written environmental reports including wetland and stream delineation reports, critical areas reports, biological assessments, monitoring reports, etc., and develop mitigation options, plans and documents to address project impacts.
  • Prepare documentation to support Endangered Species Act consultation, Clean Water Act Permitting, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 10 and 404 permits; and other state/local permits.
  • Perform other related duties as needed.


Required Qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in providing permitting support, including leading wetland delineations, for infrastructure projects in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
  • Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Biology, Ecology, Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences, planning or closely related field.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills (in person, by telephone, and email); ability to be proactive and think on your feet.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Experience with ArcGIS software and Trimble hardware a plus.
  • Applicants must be detail-oriented, organized, effective communicators, and team players with a strong focus on quality and client service.
  • Must be able to effectively work in minimally supervised and/or unsupervised environments.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.
  • Willingness to travel for field assignments.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) or Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT)
  • Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS)
  • Preference given to local candidates
Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to complete field site visits and record natural resource data in conditions that include sloped terrain, thick vegetation, and inclement weather.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds without assistance.
  • Must have a valid Driver's License.
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle day or night.
  • Overnight travel may be required at times.


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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