Environmental Scientist- Belle Chasse

Jacobs Engineering Baton Rouge , LA 70804

Posted 2 months ago

The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client's local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies

Jacobs Coastal Scientist Careers

Our Coastal Scientist jobs are your opportunity to help monitor and restore coastal Louisiana wetlands. Each day, you will work on ecological monitoring projects conducting field sampling and data analysis. You should be a self-motivated, team-focused individual with a BS degree in environmental science; have 0-3 years of experience performing environmental field work preferably as a field biologist, wetland ecologist, or botanist; and have a desire to grow personally as well as professionally with each Coastal Scientist job.

Our Coastal Scientists:

  • Conduct environmental sampling, evaluate and analyze data, and assist with technical report writing on the Coastwide Reference Monitoring Systems program

  • Collect scientific data including hydrologic (using continuous recorders), wetland surface elevation and accretion (via RSET/feldspar techniques), and wetland vegetation composition and cover data

  • Work in an effective team environment, learning and taking instruction from mid and senior staff

  • Work on coastal restoration projects requiring heavy physical exertion in a variety of difficult field conditions

  • Are familiar with wetland plants and biological data collection

  • Use their knowledge in the safe operation of boats and airboats

  • Spend up to 90% of time working in the field

  • Share work experiences in a positive work environment where talents are valued

  • Contribute to a company dedicated to sustainable development practices

Jacobs will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position.

  • BS or MS degree in natural sciences from a US accredited college or university is required

  • Candidate MUST be familiar with coastal wetlands - must have lived (or worked on projects) on the coast.

  • Louisiana experience is preferred.

  • MUST be comfortable working in all types of boats.

  • Experience with Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Safety experience required.

  • Must be capable of heavy physical exertion in a variety of difficult field conditions.

  • Must be able to travel 1-4 nights per month as needed

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