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Assistant Environmental Scientist - Burns & McDonnell (Kansas City)

Assistant Environmental Scientist - Burns & McDonnell (Kansas City)

The assistant environmental scientist will assist with wetland assessments and delineations, vegetative studies, wetland mitigation monitoring, and task management for construction projects in a variety of locations.

  • Assist with wetland assessments and delineations.

  • Collect and analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data using a Global Positioning System (GPS) and ArcGIS software.

  • Assist with field investigations such as habitat evaluations, endangered plant identification and surveys and soil sampling and classification.

  • Compile and analyze field data to compose technical reports.

  • Provide assistance in utilizing GIS data for map production in accordance with standards and industry best practices.

  • Conduct annual wetland mitigation monitoring and post construction compliance inspections.

  • Research and prepare technical reports, environmental assessments and permitting documents.

  • Gather data and prepare applications for various regulatory approvals.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, Soil Science or a related field from an accredited program required. Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

  • Prior internship or natural science field experience preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Basic knowledge of GPS and working in the ArcGIS desktop environment.

  • Basic plant identification skills.

  • Basic knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources.

  • Basic knowledge of the environmental permitting process.

  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • 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.


Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree, Masters

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : ""

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