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Burns & McDonnell Staff Environmental Scientist - Permitting (Conshohocken, PA) in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania


Burns & McDonnell’s Northeast regional office is looking for a Staff Environmental Scientist to perform field work, prepare permit applications and GIS Mapping, and manage tasks for a variety of market sectors, including electric transmission, oil and gas, renewable energy, and transportation. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in cities across the United States.

The Staff Environmental Scientist will work with the office’s Environmental Studies group within our Environmental Services Global Practice to perform the following duties:

  • Perform wetland delineations with strict adherence to state and federal 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

  • Prepare federal/state/local permit applications and permit compliance materials

  • Work with project manager on field-oriented tasks, project permit tracking, agency consultations, and proposal preparation

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

  • Regular overnight travel to field locations may be required (40%)

  • All other duties as assigned


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

  • 4 years of relevant environmental evaluation or consulting experience is required

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

  • Experience working in the ArcGIS desktop environment is preferred but not required (ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 or higher is a plus)

  • Experience working with MicroStation to AutoCAD preferred but not required

  • Demonstrated knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources

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

  • Professional Wetland Scientist certification is a plus

  • Knowledge of state and local permitting processes in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and/or surrounding states

  • 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

  • Experience with preparing proposals is preferred but not required

  • 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)

  • Ability to work 40% or more in the field


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-PA-Conshohocken

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 234814 Job Hire Type Experienced