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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Environmental Scientist - Natural Resources (Columbus) in Columbus, Ohio

Description

Burns & McDonnell’s office in Columbus, OH is looking for an Assistant Environmental Scientist to complete field work, permit applications, and task management for a variety of market sectors, including electric transmission, oil & gas, and renewables. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous locations across the United States.

The Assistant Environmental Scientist will work with the office’s Natural & Cultural Resources group in 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.

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

  • Collect and analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data and data recording using a Global Positioning System (GPS) and work in the ArcGIS desktop environment.

  • Compile and analyze field data to 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, and agency consultations.

  • Assist project manager with field-oriented tasks, project permit tracking, and agency consultations.

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

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Frequent overnight travel to field locations may be required (50-70%).

  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, Soil Science, or a related natural science degree from an accredited program is required.

  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience preferred completing wetland assessments, associated permitting, analyzing GIS data; preparing environmental assessments and permitting documents, conducting field investigations. Ability to independently conduct wetland delineations and previous consulting experience is a plus.

  • 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 OH, IN, KY, and PA.

  • Knowledge of the agencies that govern wetland resources and stormwater.

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

  • Demonstrated proficiency operating GPS and GIS equipment and support software.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • 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).

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Environmental

Primary Location US-OH-Columbus

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 211145

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