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Burns & McDonnell Staff Wetland Scientist - Environmental Services (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell's Headquarters location in Kansas City is looking for a Wetland Scientist to perform wetland assessments and delineations, vegetative studies, wetland mitigation monitoring, and task management for construction projects in a variety of locations. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.

The Wetlands Scientist will work within our Environmental Services Global Practice and perform the following duties:

  • Lead wetland assessments and delineations with strict adherence to federal and state environmental regulations.

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

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

  • Compile and analyze field data to compose technical reports.

  • Conduct annual wetland mitigation monitoring and post construction compliance inspections.

  • Research and prepare environmental assessments and permitting documents.

  • Prepare reports and present results from field investigations.

  • 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.

  • Minimum of 4 years of applicable professional experience (5 years preferred) conducting wetland assessments and delineations, analyzing GIS data, conducting and filing wetland mitigation and post-construction inspections, preparing environmental assessments and permitting documents, conducting field investigations and associated work.

  • Completion of a master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

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

  • Previous consulting experience is a plus.

  • Previous experience conducting wetland delineations in the Midwest and Great Plains regions is a plus.

  • Basic knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources.

  • Basic knowledge of Section 404, 401 and Section 10 permitting requirements.

  • Basic knowledge of the regulatory agencies that govern wetland resources.

  • 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.


Job Botany/Wetlands

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 230180 Job Hire Type Experienced