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Project Environmental Scientist

Project Environmental Scientist

Des Moines or Cedar Rapids, IA - Full Time, Mid to Senior Level

Do you like to solve problems in an engaging, collaborative, team environment?  Are you excited about discovery, technical innovation, and achievement?  Does working in a flexible culture with professional growth opportunities, a family friendly vibe, and smart, caring colleagues make for a great day?  If so, consider an employment opportunity at Foth and join these members who enjoy their employment experience.

Our Infrastructure Solutions business focuses on working with public agencies to solve challenges with our built infrastructure, improving the quality of life for all by helping people safely and efficiently travel, delivering clean water, and protecting public health. We partner alongside clients in all project phases, from planning through construction, on building roads, airports and water systems. Our focus is on the people we serve, and their success is our inspiration.

The Foth Companies is currently seeking a team-focused, innovative, and results-oriented Project Environmental Scientist who is looking for new learning experiences and opportunities for career growth.  This position will be assigned to one of our Iowa locations (Des Moines, Cedar Rapids) while conducting field analysis and reporting throughout Iowa. 


    • Complete a diverse range of complex projects such as individual Section 404 permitting, wetland and stream mitigation/banking, MS4 program administration, and NEPA studies including Categorical Exclusions or Environmental Assessments
    • Organize and conduct technical and scientific investigations and perform statistical computations, to prepare and interpret charts, tables, graphs, and maps
    • Prepare and present detailed scientific or administrative reports of findings and analyses, orally or in written form, to clients and/or present at conferences and seminars
    • Mentor and train junior staff in field and report preparation
    • Foster and facilitate cooperation, pride, trust, group identity, and team spirit throughout the organization

Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in environmental science, natural resources, or related field
    • Minimum five years of experience in the environmental field developing knowledge of multiple state, federal, and local environmental laws, rules, and regulations and their application as it relates to environmental programs (NEPA, Stormwater, Section 106, Wetlands, Threatened & Endangered Species, etc.).
    • Understanding of geographic information systems (GIS) and the ability to utilize GIS in documenting and distributing data, and performing spatial analysis
    • Completion of basic wetland delineation training as specified by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to conduct Wetland and Waters of the United States Delineations

Preferred Qualifications:

    • 10 years of experience in the environmental field
    • Experience presenting scientific information to clients and/or at conferences/seminars
All Foth Companies are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. All locations are tobacco-free.
About Foth
Foth, the largest engineering and science consulting firm headquartered in Wisconsin, employs more than 600 members and operates in 26 locations to provide our national and international clients with convenient, personal services. 
Our dynamic science and engineering teams at Foth are organized into business units – Environment Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, and Production Solutions – each comprised of extraordinary talent embodying decades of knowledge and specialized expertise. We bring our 80 year history of success and interdisciplinary knowledge to every client we serve, understanding their business, providing trusted advice, and developing customized, innovative solutions with remarkable energy and ingenuity.
Foth provides engineers, scientists, and other talented professionals an award-winning employment experience, including flexibility to balance work and life. We take on our clients’ toughest challenges which provides meaningful project assignments working alongside creative and dedicated team members.
Foth’s commitment to our members is demonstrated by annually reinvesting 5% of professional fee revenues in professional development activities. Our work environment is professional, collaborative, and fun. Each day, we work together in a unified, values-based culture, helping our clients’ achieve their goals and improving the world we live in.
Join our team and experience the Foth difference!

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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

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