Stantec Ecologist in Richmond, Virginia

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Your Opportunity

You will perform fieldwork, planning, scheduling, and technical support for services related to wetlands, natural resources inventories, permitting, permit compliance, regulatory support and other environmental programs. You will also write reports, develop plans, and implement steps to move projects toward closure in the most cost effective manner.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of wetland delineators

  • Provide direction and technical guidance to direct reports

  • Provide technical oversight and quality management of both field work and office deliverables

  • Conduct wetland delineations and assessments

  • Map and assess vegetation communities and habitat quality

  • Participate and conduct listed species surveys

  • Monitor and write reports for wetland mitigation projects

  • Perform environmental assessments, permitting, and compliance for a wide variety of projects and clients

  • Participate in multi-disciplinary environmental planning and assessments

  • Write technical reports

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Minimum of four years of field experience (preferred) delineating wetlands according to US Army Corps of Engineers Manual and the appropriate Regional Supplements.

  • Must have a professional and academic background in ecology, environmental science, wetlands, botany, or soil science.

  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office.

  • Experience with Trimble GPS units a plus.

  • Project management experience is preferred.

  • Some travel, including overnight travel, is expected for this position.

  • Able to communicate effectively and function as part of a team.

  • Interest in ecosystems, natural resource conservation, and the outdoors is essential.

  • Ability to solve problems using critical thinking and practical problem solving

  • Ability to complete field work with consideration to their own and the team's safety

  • Sense of direction is important

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, or related field. Demonstrated ability with plant, soil and wetland identification and characterization in the region.

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

Co-op / Internship experience preferred.

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.

Job: Environmental Scientist

Primary Location: United States-Virginia-Richmond

Organization: BC-2034 Environmental Services-US Virginia

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: Jul 11, 2018, 1:51:03 PM

Req ID: 180000XF