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Senior Natural Resource Lead

Senior Natural Resource Lead

Are you passionate about the environment and want to help grow a Natural Resources practice area? We are looking for an experienced and dedicated, Senior Natural Resources Scientist for our practice in our San Antonio, Texas office. Our San Antonio office is a multi-disciplined team that works on wetlands delineation and permitting, NEPA documents, threatened and endangered species (T&E) assessments, archeological & historic structure studies, environmental site assessment, remediation, redevelopment, and site renovation work for City and County agencies, school districts, national and local retailers, commercial real property developers and managers, telecom companies, energy providers, law firms, financial institutions, architect/engineer and construction clients.

As a Senior Natural Resources Lead, you will work closely with the Group Manager and a dynamic team to deliver natural resources projects and ensure that work is performed on time, on budget, and meets our client’s requirements as well as company policies, procedures and standards. You will work together with the Environmental Planning staff to prepare winning proposals and you will help to deliver proper scoping of services, availability of staff, and pricing to be profitable. You will manage projects, prepare and review reports and coach and mentor junior staff on quality data generation and reporting . You will have the opportunity to assist with operations of a growing team with a focus on safety, staff training & development, efficient utilization of equipment and facilities, quality of services and work product, timely delivery of services and deliverables, and overall quality and client experience. As a Senior Natural Resources Scientist you will participate in business development activities with the office leadership team to identify, develop, win, and execute exciting project opportunities and build and maintain client relationships.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage Natural Resource projects within San Antonio and South Texas.
  • Meet with United States Army Corp of Engineer, on behalf of clients, application reviewers.
  • Conduct client development activities and work with our marketing team to continue and develop in natural resource services in San Antonio and South Texas.
  • Mentor natural resource staff.
  • Perform Presence/Absence Surveys, including habitat assessments, for State and Federally Listed Species.
  • Conduct waters of the United States delineations and prepare associated reports and permit applications, including Pre-Construction Notifications and Individual Permits
  • Assist with the development of biological resource sections within National Environmental Policy Act documents.
  • Collaborate with Environmental Planning managers and staff in other Terracon offices to team on large project efforts and promote best practices.
  • Develop understanding and be aware of project-related risks. Employ best practices for risk management and loss prevention. Be familiar with company risk policies.
  • Lead safety efforts for team and ensure team follows safety rules and guidelines.
  • Promote continuous quality review and improvement on projects.
  • Understand and implement technical requirements to complete client projects by directing and supervising field staff to sample, test and collect data and/or document site activities.
  • Perform site visits, field observations and field data collection in area of technical expertise for more complex projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Biology, or related discipline and more than 7 years of experience in the practice.
  • Experience with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
  • Experience in conducting and managing wetland delineations, as well as permitting, Waters of the United States (Section 10 and 404) within the Great Plains and Arid West regions and conducting and managing wetland delineations.
  • Wetland delineation training certificate
  • Ability to direct staff technicians regarding data collection, preparation of figures and maps, and report production. Ability to mentor junior staff and supervise staff.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
  • Ability to travel out of town between 10% and 20% of the normal work week.
  • Flexible work schedule, to ensure project timelines are completed.
  • Possess strong writing skills.
  • Ability to work on a team and build networks across the division and company.


  • Professional Wetland Scientist or Certified Wildlife Biologist accreditation
  • USFWS Section 10(a)(1)(A) Scientific Permits

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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

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