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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Environmental Scientist - Permitting in Richmond, Virginia

Description

Burns & McDonnell’s Mid-Atlantic region reporting in Richmond, VA, 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, Federal, and renewables. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in Virginia.

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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Frequent overnight travel to field locations may be required.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

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

  • 2 years of related experience in NC/SC/VA completing wetland assessments, associated permitting, analyzing GIS data; preparing environmental assessments and permitting documents, conducting field investigations highly preferred

  • Previous consulting experience is a plus

  • Demonstrated knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources is preferred

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

  • Knowledge of state and local permitting processes in the Carolinas preferred

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

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

  • Demonstrated proficiency operating GPS and GIS equipment and support software

  • 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)

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Environmental

Primary Location US-VA-Richmond

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a better place every day. When we take on some of the world’s toughest challenges, we’re putting the industry’s best thinking to work, striving to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Our staff of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and business professionals is constantly growing.

We have offices and projects across the U.S. and around the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture, powered by 100% employee ownership, plays a major role in getting us there. Each employee brings a high level of commitment to every project. Clients have shown their appreciation of this dedication, rewarding us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. That’s pretty cool for a firm that started as a small engineering consulting shop back in 1898.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with hundreds of service specialties, your career and development options are endless.

Are you ready to create amazing?

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 200630

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