Entry Level Ecologist - Military veterans preferred

2019-08-07
AECOM (www.aecom.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Houston
Texas
United States

United States of America - Texas, Houston

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry Level Ecologist for employment in the Houston, TX office. AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

This position:

  • Utilizes basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope.

  • Collects and enters data, and applies technical principles and theories.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Entry-level position; may not require previous experience.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Collecting, organizing, and analyzing field data to be used in the preparation of scientific reports

  • Conducting environmental impact assessments and field surveys for rare, threatened, or endangered species and their habitats

  • Conducting habitat assessments and vegetation classifications, including wetland delineations

  • Preparing high-quality technical reports and environmental permit application packages

  • May require working long field days outdoors, sometimes under rigorous conditions (e.g., hot and/or rainy weather, remote areas, in a variety of habitats)

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + None or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Botany, or other closely related field

  • Experience with field data collection, data review, and preparation of technical documents

  • Experience with environmental permitting, wetland delineations, ecological assessments, wildlife studies, and threatened/endangered species of Florida and their habitats

  • Working knowledge of applicable federal and state environmental laws and regulations (Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, NEPA, etc.) as they relate to biological resource impacts and environmental permitting

  • Must be proficient with MS Office applications

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Botany, or other closely related field

  • 0-5 years of experience

  • Expertise in Texas, and Southwest ecosystems and plant identification

  • Wetland delineation skills including knowledge of and experience with the Galveston District iHGM Wetland Functional Assessments and/or Fort Worth District TXRAM MethodGeographic Information System (GIS) mapping and analysis

  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification

  • Self-motivated individual with a strong attention to detail, good time-use skills, and ability to work in a team environment

  • Excellent analytical, judgment, and problem-solving capabilities

  • Ability to handle the demands of multiple priorities for various clients and projects

  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills; extremely proficient in technical writing; highly effective organization and multi-tasking skills

  • Must be a self-starter and motivated in producing high-quality results

  • Must be able to interact directly with clients and local regulatory agencies in a professional manner

  • Willingness and availability to travel

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 222596BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.