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Senior Natural Resource Practitioner

Senior Natural Resource Practitioner

San Antonio, TX (Hybrid) - Full Time, Mid to Senior Level

Are you passionate about the environment and want to help grow a Natural Resources practice area?

Terracon has a great opportunity for motived and experienced Senior Natural Resource Scientist to join our growing team in our San Antonio, Texas office!

In this role you will work closely with a dynamic team to deliver natural resources projects. You will work together with the Environmental Planning staff throughout Texas to prepare winning proposals and manage projects for Waters of the US (delineations, permitting, and mitigation) and Federally listed Threatened and Endangered Species related services. You will manage projects, prepare and review reports and coach and mentor 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, 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.

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 public and private entities.

If your passion lies in working on challenging projects, then we invite you to explore with us! We are an employee-owned organization that creates earth-to-sky solutions with down-to-earth people.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

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/Standard Permits
Meet with United States Army Corp of Engineer, on behalf of clients, application reviewers.
Manage Natural Resource projects within San Antonio and South Texas.
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.
Conduct client development activities and work with our marketing team to continue and develop in natural resource services in San Antonio and South Texas.
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.


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.
Ability to travel out of town between 10% and 20% of the normal work week.
Flexible work schedule, to ensure project timelines are completed.
Valid driver's license


Associate Wildlife Biologist or Certified Wildlife Biologist accreditation
USFWS Section 10(a)(1)(A) Scientific Permit for Golden Cheeked Warbler and/or Houston Toad

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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

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