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Senior Ecologist

Senior Ecologist

Lawrenceville, GA - Full Time, Mid to Senior Level


General Responsibilities:
Manage projects in the Environmental Planning ecology group to ensure that work is executed on time and in accordance with the client’s requirements and within company policies, procedures and standards. Complete and/or review the preparation of proposals and cost estimates to clients to ensure proper scoping of services, availability of manpower and pricing to achieve desired profitability. Direct the daily operations of the ecology group including staff training, development, and performance review, utilization of equipment and facilities, safety oversight, quality of services and work product, timely delivery of services and deliverables, and adherence to policies and procedure. Supervise ecological and natural resource field surveys such as wetland delineations and threatened and endangered species assessments from a senior level standpoint. Fieldwork with the team will be necessary at times. Identify and evaluate ecological risk factors and recommend risk strategies/designs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Projects will primarily include managing ecological and natural resource field survey projects, but may also include completion of other ecological services such as water sampling and monitoring.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning.
  • Act as the senior leader for the ecology team in the Atlanta office.
  • Manage projects from a senior level with the project managers in the environmental planning team. This includes training and mentoring group members.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
  • Implements technical requirements to complete client projects by directing and supervising field staff to sample, test and collect data and/or document site activities.
  • Responsible for preparing and/or reviewing federal and state waters permitting applications with agency consultation.
  • Responsible for developing and reviewing written proposals to clients.
  • Serve as team member and participate in meetings and communications with client pertaining to specific projects/tasks.
  • With support from the Department and Office Manager oversee and manage the success on projects of revenue growth, staff chargeability, project billing and collections, and project profitability.
  • Develop understanding and be aware of project-related risk. Be familiar with what could go wrong on a project and how to protect the Company. Be familiar with company risk policies.
  • Promote continuous quality monitoring and improvement on projects. Monitor quality standards and practices.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related science field and a minimum of 9 years’ related experience. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 13 years' related experience.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

Preferred Certification:

  • Authorized Project Reviewer status.
  • Professional Wetland Scientist.

About Terracon

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.


Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

COVID-19 Safety Response

Committed to Our Employee Safety!


Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!


Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well
  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects
  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions
  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures
  • Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others
  • Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability
  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits
  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones
  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs
  • Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!


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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

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