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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Environmental Scientist - (Omaha) in Omaha, Nebraska


Burns & McDonnell is seeking an assistant environmental scientist with an emphasis in wetland delineation and permitting for its Omaha, Nebraska location. This position will primarily involve conducting wetland delineations, vegetative studies, wetland monitoring and the research and preparation of technical reports and permitting documents. Additional tasks may include: habitat assessments, species-specific presence/absence surveys, and aquatic studies. General data recording and generation of maps and other figures to support permit applications required. Work includes a mix of field assessments, report/permit preparation and travel.

  • Assist in conducting field surveys, assessments and collecting project-related data for analysis in environmental impact projects.

  • Assist in preparation of technical reports, environmental impact statements and environmental field studies.

  • Provide assistance in utilizing GIS data for map production in accordance with standards and industry best practices.

  • Assist with performing environmental site investigations, support erosion control efforts and subsurface soil sampling.

  • Assist in conducting environmental compliance audits.

  • Assist in preparing a wide variety of permitting applications such as air, land use and cultural resources permitting.

  • Support site selection studies and preparation of related National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Complies with all policies and standards.


  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science or a related natural science degree from an accredited program required.

  • B.S. or M.S. in environmental science, wetland ecology, wildlife biology, or related field required.

  • Prior internship or natural science field experience preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skill.

  • 1-3 years of experience conducting wetland delineations and prior Section 404 permitting experience strongly preferred.

  • The successful candidate must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to collaborate in a team setting.

  • Prior Nebraska permitting experience is a plus.

  • Experience with GPS and GIS is required.

  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills

  • Willingness to travel overnight and work extended hours in a field setting.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

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

  • Basic knowledge of environmental site assessment methods.

  • Basic knowledge of environmental compliance and compliance audits.

  • Basic knowledge of the environmental permitting process.

  • Basic knowledge of GPS and working in the ArcGIS desktop environment.

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

  • Must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

  • Valid driver's license required.

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

  • Involvement on campus or in the community preferred.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work permanently (i.e., without time limitations, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship) in the country where this position is located.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-NE-Omaha

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 240213

Job Hire Type New Grad #LI-MH #ENS