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Texas (Hybrid) - Full Time, Entry Level


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

COX|McLAIN, now Stantec, is seeking a qualified, energetic, self-motivated, and resourceful Ecologist to support our Natural Resource groups in one of our Texas office locations (Houston, DFW Metroplex, or Austin). Grow your career with a leading environmental consulting firm serving a wide variety of private and federal, state, and local government clients in Texas, Oklahoma, and the surrounding region. Your role will be to perform field work including habitat assessments, wetland delineations, compliance monitoring, inspections, and technical support services. You will also write reports, develop plans, and implement steps to move projects toward closure in the most cost-effective manner.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Support data collection effort for wetland delineations and wetland functional/conditional assessments in accordance with applicable agency regulations

  • Conduct vegetation inventories and monitoring

  • Conduct wildlife surveys and habitat assessments for listed species (migratory birds and threatened/endangered species)

  • Record, enter, organize, and analyze ecological/environmental data

  • Prepare report documentation and supporting materials for client and regulatory agency submittals

  • Travel to project area to perform field assessments throughout Stantec’s service area


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Knowledge of Texas and Oklahoma vegetation and species

  • Certified Wetland Delineator a plus

  • Strong technical writing and communication skills

  • Strong work ethic with a demonstrated ability to work independently

  • Solid field skills including the ability to navigate in difficult terrain using aerial maps

  • Familiarity with GPS data collection, a broad range of ecological communities, environmental regulatory compliance, and prior consulting experience is preferred

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required

  • Bilingual (Spanish) is a plus

  • Willingness to travel and conduct field work in remote areas for extended periods (50-75% of the time), including overnight travel, is expected for this position

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in wildlife biology, rangeland ecology, environmental science, forestry, botany, soil science, or a closely related natural resource field

  • At least 1-5 years of relevant/consulting experience in conducting wetland delineations

This position works in both field and office settings. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather, remote locations, summer heat, rough terrain, and wildlife; as well as bending, stooping, carrying field equipment, standing, and walking for extended periods of time, and making visual and tactile distinctions using color, texture, moisture content, depth, and distance.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.


Primary Location : United States-Texas-Houston

Other Locations : United States-Texas-Irving, United States-Texas-Austin

Job : Acquisition Employee

Organization : BC-2353 Environmental Services-US South

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 75 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Feb 23, 2022, 8:18:39 AM

Req ID: 220000QV

Vaccine Policy: Stantec requires some positions in North America to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to reasonable accommodation to the extent required by law because of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Entry Level

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