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Environmental Scientist

Environmental Scientist

HDR is looking for an Environmental Scientist to join our Environmental Sciences & Planning team in the South Atlantic Area. This position may be based in our Charlotte, NC office. This individual will plan and direct small to medium size environmental tasks/projects for HDR’s core business groups including transportation, resources, water/wastewater, federal facilities and other programs as identified. The position lead field collection of environmental data, including stream and wetland delineations, protected species surveys, and habitat assessments, as well as the preparation of environmental permit applications, reports and studies. The individual will also be expected to review and stay up to date on current environmental regulations and be familiar with GIS/CAD. The successful candidate for this position will have demonstrated knowledge in environmental resources and regulations and have experience with the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act. Experience with ecological/biological field work including habitat assessment and species survey are also favorable skills. The Environmental Scientist will have strong writing skills and will work closely with clients and team members to prepare and facilitate professional, well written, technically accurate documentation. The candidate will also participate in agency outreach and coordination and assist midlevel and senior staff in environmental task assignments as requested. The candidate will also support scope development and fee estimates for environmental tasks.

Required Qualifications

BS degree in biology, environmental sciences, environmental planning, or closely related field required

Minimum of 6 years of experience in environmental science and planning required

Experience with wetland delineation, stream assessment, and CWA Section 404/401 permitting is a must

Must have strong, demonstrated technical report writing background and familiarity with applicable environmental regulations, laws, and guidelines

Must have experience working with multi-disciplined teams

Proficient with MS Office Suite and familiar with use/application of GIS, CAD and Microstation files

Self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills

Strong conceptual, organizational, problem solving and research abilities

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Ability to travel overnight and for extended periods

An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree a plus

Experience with state specific stream assessment methods or state permitting is preferred

Demonstrated knowledge of NEPA processes in GA, NC, SC, including familiarity with Section 404 requirements, particularly processes associated with the USACE, FHWA, state DOT, counties, and municipalities is preferred

Professional Wetland Scientists or Wetland Professionals in Training are preferred

Local candidates are strongly preferred


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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : ""

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

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