United States of America - Ohio, Cincinnati
AECOM’s Impact Assessment and Permitting practice is actively seeking an experienced, highly talented Senior Ecologist for immediate employment in the Cincinnati, Ohio office. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team-oriented environment. This position provides unlimited career growth potential while working with an excellent team comprised of a variety of staff and project managers in support of AECOM’s clients, including natural gas and electric utilities. AECOM’s Cincinnati Impact Assessment and Permitting group conducts a wide variety of projects including environmental field assessments, environmental regulatory permitting, utility siting and licensing, environmental inspection, and many others. The group primarily works on projects in Ohio and adjacent states as part of AECOM’s regional ecological group. There are opportunities to work on large scale projects or projects further afield than the typical project range if candidate is interested. Responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to:
Stream, wetland, and wildlife habitat assessments
Writing wetland delineation reports, function assessments, mitigation plans, and environmental compliance/permitting documents
Task and project management
Coordination with various governmental agencies (USFWS, USACE, etc)
Preparing biological evaluations/assessments
Leading field crews for wetland/waterbody and wildlife habitat assessments
Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies develop technical solutions to complex problems.
Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, provincial and national regulations to ensure compliance. Work is performed with minimal direction.
Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Responsible for advanced duties and activities in their specialized functional area.
Conducts research and does investigation work as required.
Plans and organizes project studies.
Assists in the resolution of conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures.
Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems.
May oversee the work of less experienced scientists.
BA/BS in Environmental Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Biology or related field + six years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
Must have valid driver's license
MA/MS in Environmental Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Biology or related field
Minimum 6+ years of data collection, data review, and preparation of scientific documents including wetland delineations, stream assessments, technical reports, Section 401/404 permitting and mitigation requirements
Experience delivering high quality technical documentation and permit applications
Experience working in a fast-paced consulting environment
High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as in a collaborative team environment
Excellent communication skills, including both oral and written
Position requires field work and candidate must be able 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 Ecology
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 237600BR
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.