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New England Wetland Scientist

New England Wetland Scientist

AECOM is seeking a highly motivated Environmental Permitting Specialist/Wetland Scientist to join the Chelmsford, MA office and support projects in the Northeast and around the globe. We are looking for a scientist with strong regulatory compliance skills to work with our multidiscipline teams to develop strategies and solutions on challenging permitting and wetland science assignments related to water supply, climate resiliency, watershed management, stormwater, ecological restoration, and wastewater projects. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Reviewing and applying a variety of local, state, and federal regulatory standards

Coordinating with project engineers and primarily municipal, state, and federal clients to identify and resolve critical permitting issues

Coordinating with state and federal agencies to gain consensus and approvals for work in jurisdictional areas

Preparing applications for a variety of local, state, and federal permitting programs in New England, including forms, narratives, and coordination of drawings

Assistance with business development opportunities

Managing schedule and budget

Preparing and delivering presentations to clients and regulators

Supporting field efforts, including wetland delineations, vegetation sampling and/or wildlife habitat assessments

Utilizing scientific principles, theories, practices, and existing technologies to develop solutions to a wide range of challenging problems

Recording, interpreting, and analyzing data in comparison to relevant studies and regulations to achieve regulatory compliance

Writing technical reports and environmental impact analysis documents

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With more than 3,200 Water professionals in all major markets throughout the United States and Canada, AECOM’s Water business line leverages nearly a century of local, national and international project experience to provide today’s municipalities, industries and governments with cost-effective solutions to their Water challenges. We deliver our services—from environmental planning studies to detailed design, construction management, and operations and maintenance—to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Our public sector work encompasses everything from small rural communities to large urban centers, to agencies with regional responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements

BA/BS in Biology, Wetland Science, Environmental Science, or related field

Four plus (4+) years of experience focusing on natural resource/wetlands projects   and related permitting/regulation in New England or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Valid Driver’s License Required

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in a related field

6+ years of experience focusing on natural resource/wetlands projects and environmental compliance in New England

Proven track record in preparing environmental permitting applications and technical reports, including prior experience with Sections 401/401 of the Clean Water Act, Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, Massachusetts/National Environmental Policy Act, or MassDEP Chapter 91 regulations.

SWS Professional Wetland Scientist or CT or NH wetland science certification

Ability to work with a team consisting of several technical disciplines

Strong written and oral communication skills

Exceptional time management and problem-solving skills

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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : General

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