Biologist - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

San Diego
United States

United States of America - California, San Diego

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Project Manager/Biologist for immediate employment with the Natural Resources Group in the San Diego, CA office. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects and career opportunities.

This role may involve working part-time to full-time as embedded staff at the County of San Diego, reviewing applicant prepared studies for adequacy and consistency with County Guidelines. Experience working with or for the County of San Diego is highly desirable. Duties with the AECOM Natural Resources Group may also include working on and/or managing projects involving impact assessments, restoration, habitat management, and mitigation planning; regulatory compliance and permitting efforts including CEQA/NEPA, 404/401, CESA, and ESA, and preparing or reviewing environmental documents and management plans.

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

  • Full-time or part-time embedded staff position at the County of San Diego

  • Preparation of large, complex natural resources documents such as Biological Technical Reports, Biological Assessments, Habitat Management Plans, Restoration Plans, Eagle Conservation Plans, and/or Jurisdictional Delineation Reports. Operates as primary author or senior reviewer as appropriate.

  • Manage projects/tasks that include all aspects of environmental analysis (e.g., biological, cultural, air quality, traffic, etc.).

  • Technical lead, task manager, or project manager on projects with large-scale field efforts and intensive schedules.

  • Technical lead, task manager, or project manager on large-scale compliance projects requiring adherence to permit conditions.

  • Preparation of permit applications for federal, state, and local regulatory entities.

  • Performs project management duties such as forecasting, tracking, accounting updates, invoicing, progress reports, and scheduling.

  • Adheres to contracts obligations for scope, fee, schedule, and deliverables

  • Develops work breakdown structure for control and integrity of work to be performed as and defined by the contract

  • Monitors and analyzes project costs, commitments, accruals, and changes, and takes corrective action where necessary

  • Identifies trends and deviations in financial performance to project team with recommended courses of action.

  • Operates as technical lead and/or primary point of contact for clients and resource agencies on projects.

  • Performs client management duties such as recurring status meetings, milestone check ins, and day-to-day interfacing.

  • Supports career development of junior staff.

  • Works with team to prepare competitive proposals.

  • Contributes to growth of practice through business development.

  • Thrives independently and as part of a team; is innovative and a problem solver.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in related field (biology, ecology, or project management/controls) with 4+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of education and/or experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in related field (biology)

7+ years of experience in natural resources/biology/project management-related work

Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, particularly spreadsheet skills and ability to quickly learn new computer applications including Oracle-based proprietary programs

Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

Understanding of CEQA and regulatory permitting

Willingness to work with multiple different colleagues on a variety of initiatives

Ability to work in a high-paced environment

Team player with excellent listening skills and diplomacy

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. 222844BR

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.