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Burns & McDonnell Staff Environmental Scientist - Natural Resources (Atlanta) in Atlanta, Georgia

Description

Burns & McDonnell’s regional office in Atlanta is looking for an Environmental Scientist to complete field work, permit applications and task management for a variety of market sectors, including transmission, oil and gas, renewable, and transportation. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.

The Environmental Scientist will work with the office’s Natural & Cultural Resources group within our Environmental Services Global Practice to perform the following duties:

  • Perform wetland delineations with strict adherence to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers protocol and procedures

  • Complete field investigations that may include habitat evaluations for threatened and endangered species and/or evaluation of other potentially sensitive resources

  • Compose technical reports presenting results from field investigations and develop appropriate applications/consultations necessary for various regulatory approvals.

  • Conduct permit compliance tasks, federal/state/local permit applications, agency consultations

  • Work with project manager with field-oriented tasks, project permit tracking, agency consultations

  • Office related tasks would include report writing, QA/QC review, assistance with compliance related tasks

  • Regular overnight travel to field locations may be required – mostly in the southeast (50%)

  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, Soil Science or a related accredited program is required

  • 4 years of relevant professional experience is highly preferred. Environmental consulting experience is required.

  • Experience in completing field investigations, wetland assessments, associated permitting, analyzing GIS data; preparing environmental assessments and permitting documents, technical writing

  • Demonstrated knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Section 404, 401 and Section 10 permitting required

  • Knowledge of state and local permitting processes in the Southeast

  • Knowledge of the agencies that govern waters of the U.S.

  • Knowledge of erosion and sediment control permitting and site restoration practices

  • Demonstrated proficiency operating GPS equipment

  • Working knowledge of GIS support software and analysis

  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

  • Proficient in computer software (Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

  • Ability to work up to 50% in the field

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Environmental

Primary Location US-GA-Atlanta

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 211869

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