Assistant Environmental Scientist - Environmental Services (Atlanta)
Burns & McDonnell’s Atlanta Regional Office is looking for an Assistant Environmental Scientist to complete field work, permit applications, GIS mapping and analysis, and task management for a variety of market sectors, including electric transmission, oil & gas, Federal, and renewables. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in Atlanta.
The Assistant Environmental Scientist will work with the office’s Environmental Studies group in our Environmental Services Global Practice to perform the following duties:
- Perform wetland delineations with strict adherence to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers protocol and procedures.
- Complete field investigations that may include habitat evaluations for threatened and endangered species and/or evaluation of other potentially sensitive resources.
- 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.
- Preparation of maps and other GIS-related deliverables.
- Office related tasks would include report writing, QA/QC review, assistance with compliance related tasks.
- Overnight travel to field locations may be required.
- All other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, Soil Science, or a related accredited program is required.
- At least 1 year of related professional experience is highly preferred. Consulting experience preferred.
- Related experience in completing wetland assessments, associated permitting, analyzing GIS data, preparing environmental assessments and permitting documents, conducting field investigations highly preferred.
- Previous consulting experience is a plus.
- Demonstrated knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources is preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Section 404, 401 and Section 10 permitting preferred.
- Knowledge of state and local permitting processes preferred.
- Knowledge of the agencies that govern wetland resources and stormwater preferred.
- Knowledge of erosion and sediment control permitting and site restoration practices is preferred.
- Demonstrated proficiency operating GPS and GIS equipment and support software preferred.
- 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.