Environmental Permitting Specialist/Wetlands Scientist

Aecom Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Environmental Permitting Specialist/Wetlands Scientist to be based in either or Chelmsford, Rocky Hill, Manchester, Providence or Boston, MA office. There is a potential to telecommute as well.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Fully qualified scientist. Utilizes scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

  • Requires general familiarity within a broad field of scientific knowledge of reciprocal effects of the work upon other disciplines/fields.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

  • Solves problems by use of combinations of standard procedures, modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments.

  • Participates in planning required to achieve prescribed objectives.

  • Conducts analysis and investigation work obtained from a variety of sources.

  • Performs inspections and tests to ensure compliance.

  • Participates in developing corrective measures and procedures. Formulates hypothesis, performs research and makes recommendation.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We're one global team

  • 47,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.


AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government - delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle - from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients.

Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Biology, Wetland Science, Environmental Science, or related field.

  • 4+ years of experience focusing on natural resource/wetlands projects and land-use regulation in Massachusetts, Connecticut and/or Rhode Island or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Valid Driver's License Required

  • US Citizenship Required

Additional Information:

Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act requires employers to provide the following compensation and benefits information for positions that may be performed in Colorado:

Offered rate of compensation (Colorado locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. (For executive level positions: Bonus opportunities are tied to both company and individual performance and vary from year-to-year.) The salary range for this position is: $67,000 - $116,000.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness, and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6 + years' experience focusing on natural resource/wetlands projects and land-use regulation in Massachusetts, Connecticut and/or Rhode Island.

  • MS in Biology, Wetland Science, Environmental Science or related field required

  • Proven track record in preparing environmental permitting applications, and technical reports including prior experience with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act Regulations, MEPA, Ch. 91, 404/401 and/or experience in CT and RI regulatory programs.

  • Understanding of T&E Species and coastal programs a plus.

  • Field skills a bonus.

  • Strong written and oral skills required and working in a team environment on projects of all sizes

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts - planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers - leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let's get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering

  • Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 265753BR

Additional Locations US - Boston, MA - One Federal St, US - Manchester, NH - 1155 Elm Street

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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