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Join a global professional services leader! We are committed to solving the world’s biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanization.

Our Midwest Environmental business is looking for a Wetland Scientist/Ecologist to join their Natural Resources team. In this role, you will assist in the collection of biological data and prepare environmental reports and permit applications for federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, you will help with conducting ecological field data collection and biological monitoring at project sites.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct field assessments including: wetland delineations, stream surveys, fish, reptile and amphibian surveys, and habitat assessments for rare, threatened or endangered flora and fauna
  • Collect chemical and biological data including sampling of surface water, sediment, macroinvertebrates, soil, groundwater, etc. for purposes of site assessment and/or to support risk assessment projects
  • Support existing GHD clients with the implementation of efficient and innovative solutions to address their project needs
  • Coordinate technical projects: maintaining client happiness while ensuring projects are delivered safely and within scope, schedule, and budget
  • Establish and develop strategic long-term relationships with current clients, new clients and prospective teaming partners

For success in this position, you will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Biology, Ecology or related field
  • Academic coursework that includes minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours in biological sciences and fifteen (15) semester hours in physical sciences such as soils, hydrology, geology, or similar courses
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional environmental experience (i.e., stream, wetland, and environmental surveys, sampling, permitting, etc.)
  • Certification as a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) or Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT) through the Society of Wetland Scientists preferred
  • Familiarity with local, state and federal environmental regulations and permitting requirements
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work both within a team and independently
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize projects and tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Able and willing to travel to job sites as needed for field activities

We offer a professional, yet welcoming, culture based on our core values of Teamwork, Respect, Safety, and Integrity. We also provide accelerated professional development through hands-on experience, mentorship, and training via our GHD Business School.

If you are passionate about pursuing this position, please submit your resume via the link below.

As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.


Why GHD? 

Being the best we can be is in our culture.  
We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come.  

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Our commitment to you 

Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognise achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business. 

Who we are 

We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly ‘One GHD’ across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients. 

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COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with GHD’s US vaccination policy and any applicable government regulations related to COVID-19. Individuals hired for GHD positions that require in-person interactions with GHD Clients, or in-person visits to, or work at, GHD Clients sites, must comply with Client imposed requirements, including, in some instances, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. GHD complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree, Masters

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : General

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