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Burns & McDonnell Staff Environmental Scientist - Natural Resources (St. Louis) in Saint Louis, Missouri

Description

Burns & McDonnell’s office in St. Louis is looking for a Staff Environmental Scientist to complete field work, permit applications, and task management for a variety of market sectors, including electric transmission, oil & gas, and renewables. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous locations across the United States.

The Staff Environmental Scientist will work with the office’s Natural & Cultural Resources group in our Environmental Services Global Practice to perform the following duties:

  • Conduct environmental compliance audits, Best Management Practices (BMP) inspections, prepare permitting applications and analyze environmental data for various types of projects, including renewable projects, high-voltage transmission line routing, oil and gas facilities, power generation construction activities.

  • Stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP); Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan; and environmental site assessment report preparation and permit writing.

  • Assist with completion of field investigations that may include wetland delineations, habitat evaluations for threatened and endangered species, and/or evaluation of other potentially sensitive resources.

  • Collect and analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, perform data recording using a Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment, and work in the ArcGIS desktop environment.

  • Compile and analyze field data to 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.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Frequent overnight travel to field locations may be required (50%).

  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, Soil Science, or a related natural science degree from an accredited program is required.

  • Minimum of 4 years of related experience required (6 years preferred) completing environmental field audits, surveys, inspections, assessments, analyzing GIS data, and preparing associated environmental assessments and permitting documents. Previous consulting experience is a plus.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources, Section 404, 401 and Section 10 permitting required.

  • Knowledge of state and local permitting processes in the MO, IL, IN, and OH.

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

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

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

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • 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).

  • 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.

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Environmental

Primary Location US-MO-Saint Louis

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 211146

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