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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Environmental Scientist - Natural & Cultural Resources (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Assistant Environmental Scientist will assist with wetland assessments and delineations, vegetative studies, protected species habitat assessments, and permit preparation for a variety of projects across the U.S.

  • Assist with wetland assessments and delineations.

  • Collect and analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data using a Global Positioning System (GPS) and ArcGIS software.

  • Assist with field investigations such as habitat evaluations, endangered plant identification and surveys and soil sampling and classification.

  • Assist with avian and stick nest surveys.

  • Compile and analyze field data to compose technical reports.

  • Utilize GIS data for map production in accordance with standards and industry best practices.

  • Research and prepare technical reports, environmental assessments and permitting documents.

  • Gather data and prepare applications for various regulatory approvals.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, Soil Science or a related field from an accredited program required.

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

  • Prior internship or natural science field experience preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Basic knowledge of GPS and working in ArcGIS Pro.

  • Basic plant identification skills preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources.

  • Basic knowledge of the environmental permitting process.

  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • 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.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 230702 Job Hire Type New Grad