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Stantec Wetland Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts

Wetland Scientist - ( 210002PJ )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec seeks a mid-level wetland scientist to join our Environmental Services team. Stantec’s Environmental Services team in Massachusetts provides a small company feel that offers local services while also supporting national projects. Your core group of co-workers consists of a diverse team of environmental and regulatory specialists in Massachusetts and throughout New England.

Your primary responsibilities will involve conducting and/or leading small- and large-scale wetland delineations and preparing environmental permit applications for our public and private sector clients and the internal Stantec team. You will be supported by a core group of MA permitting experts and will support a diverse array of project types with a strong emphasis on renewable energy, community development, institutions, and natural resource resiliency and restoration.

The selected candidate will work efficiently and safely alone or with field teams and participate in other tasks, such as workflow planning, data collection and dissemination, reporting, permitting support, and communication with project management, clients, and regulators.

The selected candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of field experience delineating wetlands according to the Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual and the Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: Northcentral and Northeast Region (Version 2.0). A very strong candidate would have experience delineating wetlands and an understanding of the applicable wetland related regulations and delineation protocols in other New England states. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant environmental discipline is required.

In addition to wetland delineation skills, selected candidates should have strong oral and written communication s skills, excellent ethics, attitude, and morale. Candidates must have writing, organization, planning, and problem-solving skills. Field support skills, experience driving/navigating in remote locations, and previous experience with GPS or iPAD data collection technologies are required. Successful wetland field scientists at Stantec have opportunities for professional development, are often tasked with learning new skills (i.e. wildlife and fisheries), and work on a variety of interesting and challenging projects.

This position is remote based and/or combination at office locations: Quincy, MA, Boston, MA, Burlington, MA, Hyannis MA, Northampton, MA, Providence, RI

Our Environmental Services group is dedicated to managing environmental issues professionally and proactively, providing design and permitting solutions for a broad suite of clients, including public, private, and non-governmental entities.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in:

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Conducting inland resource delineations in Massachusetts (coastal delineations experience is a plus)

  • GPS data collection

  • Managing information development

  • Preparing technical reports detailing wetland delineations;

  • Client and regulatory consultations

  • Report and permit application preparation for the US Army Corps of Engineers, and MassDEP Division of Wetlands and Waterways

  • Interacting and communicating effectively with multi-disciplinary teams, regulators, and clients

  • Travel within New England may be required

  • Knowledge of computer applications and functions, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

  • Minimum 5 years’ work experience; or an equivalent combination of education (e.g. advanced degree) and experience.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : United States-Massachusetts-Quincy

Other Locations : United States-Massachusetts-Northampton, United States-Massachusetts-Burlington, United States-Massachusetts-Boston, United States-Massachusetts-Hyannis

Job : Environmental Scientist

Organization : BC-1956 Environmental Services-US Northeast

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Nov 1, 2021, 11:29:37 AM

Req ID: 210002PJ

Vaccine Policy: Beginning December 8, 2021, Stantec requires North America employees in many positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom a reasonable accommodation has been granted because a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, as required by law.

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