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Environmental Scientist - Regulatory and Environmental Compliance Professional

Providence, Rhode Island, 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 - Regulatory and Environmental Compliance Professional we'll count on you to

• Plan and direct medium- to large-size environmental permitting and compliance projects for utility, solar, wind, solid waste, industrial facilities, and other projects as identified

• Prepare, plan and analyze/review technical studies, permit applications, environmental planning studies, environmental assessments/impact analysis and associated permitting and compliance monitoring for infrastructure and development projects that require conformance with State/City Environmental Reviews & National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Experience with Rhode Island permitting is required

• Research and interpret scientific literature, regulatory programs, guidance and application

• 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, natural resources, land use, etc.

• Work with GIS or oversee use of GIS tool

• Conduct environmental impact assessment

• Conduct field assessments, and support field investigation

• Support and manage projects which involve permitting, wetland and stream mitigation design, planning, environmental documents, etc.

• Manage or coordinate specialty sub consultants or consultant team member

• Define the level of environmental analysis required, coordinate with project team members in problem solving and solution

• Assist in preparation for and participation in public information meetings and hearing

• Accomplish work independently and through coordinating or supervising small to large technical and professional teams from local and regional office

• Support regional or national projects in specific areas of technical expertise

• Be closely involved in public participation and multiple agency coordination

• Take responsibility for project management, including developing and managing budgets, schedules, and quality of product

• Serve as Project Manager or Task Leader on larger projects as needed, but project management is not sole focus of position

• Assist with business development/marketing for environmental service

• Perform other duties as needed



Required Qualification

• Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or closely related field

• 7+ years' experience in complex environmental planning/compliance projects preparing environmental documents which should include experience in wetlands/natural resources, permitting, planning, NEPA, , Section 7, Rhode Island State Permitting, research and assessment of regulations, GIS applications.

• Demonstrated knowledge of the NEPA process.

• Ability to read and interpret design plan

• Experience managing large, complex EIS documents for transportation, large facility, land management, or other infrastructure project

• Technical expertise in the design, implementation, interpretation and presentation of data for environmental studies and investigations in specialized discipline

• Proficient with MS Office

• Self-starter with excellent writing and communication skill

• Strong conceptual, organizational, problem-solving and research abilitie

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

• An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualification

• Experience with MEPA, CEPA, SEQRA

• Wetland certifications preferred. CWS, PWS etc.

• Candidates who reside locally in the New England area and have project experience there are preferred. Experience with coastal environments and Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) desired.

• Staff management experience beneficial


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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