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Environmental Scientist

Company: Wood
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is looking for an Environmental Scientist (0-3 years experience) to join our interdisciplinary team of professionals in our St. Louis, Missouri office. Candidates should have a good work ethic, and genuine interest in career growth within a team of professionals including fisheries and wildlife biologists, wetland scientists, botanists, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) specialists, and environmental permitting specialists. Our dynamic team of over 50 individuals works collaboratively within the region and with other planners, scientists, and engineers within Wood to successfully meet our clients' needs for impact analysis, permitting, and mitigation/restoration. We promote a positive work environment for multi-disciplinary collaboration and pride ourselves in making sure every team member is valued and given opportunity for growth.

This position will appeal to individuals with a solid background and interest in field and technical-related studies for natural resources, technical writing, good work ethic, and genuine interest in career growth and working with a diverse team of professionals. Work will be performed to support and maintain project/client compliance with environmental regulations such as Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permitting and the Endangered Species Act. The successful candidate will assist with the necessary field delineations and environmental strategies/permitting in a variety of projects in the power/renewables, transportation/infrastructure, and water resources sectors. The ideal candidate will have recently graduated from an accredited college/university and/or have a maximum of 3 years of consulting experience emphasizing natural resources field surveys, completion of survey reports, and/or environmental permitting. Opportunities for growth include manging tasks/projects and development of client relationships.

Wood invites qualified applicants with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree or higher in the field of biology, ecology, botany, wetland science, environmental science, or an equivalent discipline with 0-3 years direct work experience to apply for the position.

Key Responsibilities
Field data collection to support various projects including fisheries and wildlife surveys, identification of wetlands and waters of the U.S., and protected species habitat.
Data organization and analysis for data collected in the field and/or through desktop research/reviews.
Assisting project teams in preparation of wetland delineation reports, ecological study reports, mitigation plans, impact assessments, and pertinent sections of NEPA documents (EA/EIS).
Prepare environmental permit applications and associated documentation and reports.
Agency coordination/consultation.
Work effectively with team members as well as independently.

Skills / Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a BS degree in the field of biology, botany, wetland science, environmental science, or an equivalent discipline, MS degree preferred, but not required.
Recent college graduate to maximum of 3 years of applicable experience performing wetland delineations, natural resources surveys, and/or environmental permitting.
Willingness to learn and obtain experience with development of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans and erosion prevention and sediment control inspections would be beneficial.
Taxonomic knowledge of Midwest and Eastern U.S. native flora, especially wetland flora is desired, but not required for this position.
Applicant will have strong oral and interpersonal communication skills and excellent writing skills.
Demonstrated ability to self-motivate and complete required tasks (field and office) on time and within allowable budget.
Formal wetlands delineation training is beneficial, but not required.
Availability to travel for fieldwork, including overnight stays is required. Fieldwork typically occurs on weekdays, but in some instances could occasionally require working or at least travelling to and from project locations on weekends.
Ability to work extended hours, walk long distances (sometimes in rough terrain), and ability to assist team members with loading and unloading sample equipment and other items may be required at times.
Familiarity with GPS data collection is desired, but not required.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Keywords: Wood, St. Louis , Environmental Scientist, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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