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Senior Wetland Ecologist

Senior Wetland Ecologist

Talasaea Consultants is seeking an experienced Senior Wetland Ecologist. This role concurrently manages multiple projects providing natural resource and environmental planning services to a broad client base throughout Puget Sound. You will work in the field and the office, collaborating with our talented team of ecologists and landscape designers/architects to provide creative solutions for the pressing needs of private sector growth.

About Talasaea Consultants:

Talasaea Consultants is a natural resource consulting, environmental planning, and design firm that provides services to the private sector, including renowned and long-term clients. Our projects range in size and complexity from multi-family and single-family residential communities to retail, commercial, and industrial developments. We have well-rounded expertise in wetland and stream ecology, mitigation design, low-impact development (LID), landscape architecture, environmental planning, fisheries and wildlife biology, coastal zone management, aquatic resource management, erosion control, and water quality compliance.

Our team has a thorough understanding of current environmental and land use regulations associated with wetlands, streams, shorelines, endangered species, wildlife, and other critical areas. Our holistic approach involves the client; civil, structural, and geotechnical engineers; architects; planners; agency staff; and other public and private stakeholders.

We presently maintain ten professional, technical, and administrative staff. Four staff members are dedicated to biological and ecological resource assessment and three staff members are dedicated to environmental planning and mitigation design.

About You:

You are a Wetland Ecologist/Biologist with at least four years of professional experience, eager to manage projects from site reconnaissance through environmental permitting. You enjoy working in the field, as well as in an office, and can easily pivot your focus with competing priorities. You can lead a project team and provide guidance to junior technical staff to encourage growth and success. You stay well informed of environmental, regulatory, and economic news to ensure Talasaea remains on the cutting edge of our field.

Responsibilities Include:

· Field surveys and ecological assessments of critical areas using state-of-the-art data collection tools.

· Data analysis to draw defensible conclusions.

· Technical report writing and editing.

· Develop and administer schedules, budgets, and deliverables of multiple projects concurrently, with the ability to identify and shift priorities quickly.

· Prepare and manage applications for environmental permits, including COE/DOE IPs/NWPs, with NMFS/USFWS for ESA, and NHPA Section 106; WDFW HPAs; DNR FPAs; DOE SMPs; local agency permits; and NEPA/SEPA.

· Collaborate with our in-house Landscape Architects to prepare mitigation plans.

· Coordinate and collaborate with internal team and external stakeholders to ensure project performance meets client expectations.

· Manage day-to-day communications and long-term working relationships with clients, consultants, and regulatory agencies.

· Mentor junior technical staff.

Desired Qualifications:

· At least four (4) years of experience in private sector environmental consulting, preferably in the Pacific Northwest, performing the duties listed above.

· Master's Degree in ecology, environmental science, natural resource management, or a closely related field.

· Certificate in Wetland Science & Management from the University of Washington, PWS, or equivalent certification.

· Strong technical writing and editing skills.

· Project management experience.

· Ability and willingness to provide leadership to technical staff.

· Familiarity with jurisdictional ordinances (Federal, State, local) related to critical areas in permitting development projects.

· Proficient in Microsoft Office, ACAD and GPS, and Bluebeam or Adobe. GIS experience is a plus.

· Washington State driver’s license.

· Work authorization (required).

Physical Demands and Work Environment

This position requires fieldwork and in-person work at our office, with a hybrid model of in-office and limited remote work. The employee will be able to perform sitting, bending, kneeling, standing, lifting, and carrying objects weighing up to 35 pounds. The employee will have the ability to cut brush, dig with a shovel, and have a high tolerance for working in outdoor environments. There may be prolonged walking or standing on varied terrain in diverse weather conditions.

Our Woodinville office is in a unique, rural setting with ample opportunities for outdoor leisure during work breaks.

Employee Benefits

This is a full-time position (M-F, 8 am-5pm) with an excellent salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Talasaea offers generous benefits, including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid holidays; paid vacation, personal and sick leave; end-of-year bonus; 401(k) with employer contribution; and potential partnership opportunity.

Talasaea Consultants is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit a resume and cover letter that highlights your relevant experience. To learn more about Talasaea Consultants, visit

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $87,360.00 - $106,080.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Woodinville, WA 98077: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • wetland ecology: 4 years (Required)

Additional Info

Application Link or Email :*1uizsxk*_gcl_au*MjA4NzMzMTkxOC4xNjk1MDc5MTA0

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

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