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Stantec is one of the largest employers of full-time, experienced environmental professionals in the eastern United States. Our current staff includes specialists in wetland science, wildlife biology, soil science, fisheries biology, botany, hydrology, forestry, habitat restoration, marine biology, environmental permitting, GIS and surveying. Our Environmental Services group is dedicated to managing environmental issues proactively and professionally. We focus on hiring exceptionally talented, enthusiastic, and hard-working individuals that have a keen interest in the natural sciences and a commitment to working in a team-based environment.
With experienced and talented staff, Stantec's Columbia and Charleston, SC offices are expected to be among our most rapidly growing locations in the southeast. We are looking for an entry to mid-level Environmental Scientist to help fuel that growth by providing environmental support for clients in the transportation, electric transmission, and other business sectors for projects in the Southeastern US. Clients, include the South Carolina Department of Transportation, local City and County Governments, and others.
Your Key Responsibilities
Coordinate with various team partners including clients, regulatory/resource agencies, local governments
Assist with the completion of technical studies and ecological resource assessments such as wetland delineations, habitat assessments, rare species and wildlife investigations, and other natural resource surveys.
Prepare state and federal wetland permit applications.
Conduct environmental permit compliance reviews of active construction projects, documenting construction activities and compliance with permit conditions and other project environmental commitments, and advising on implementation of erosion controls and appropriate construction sequencing.
Identifying jurisdictional wetlands, classification and delineation of wetlands and streams, and determining mitigation requirements to support the environmental permitting of infrastructure projects
Assist in the preparation of NEPA documentation including environmental impact statements (EISs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), Categorical Exclusions (CEs)
Perform research, conduct environmental analyses (field and desktop), develop recommendations, and assist in the preparation of technical reports under NEPA
Provide quality assurance and quality control for all final products to ensure technical accurateness and regulatory compliance.
Plan field work and serve as a safety lead while in the field, including the preparation of safety documents and adherence to company safety protocols and procedures.
Your Capabilities and Credentials
Experience with environmental permitting, NEPA document preparation, and State/Federal/Local permitting a plus.
Ability to identify wetlands based upon vegetation, soils and hydrology indicators.
Familiarity with Microsoft software suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
Utilize GPS equipment, post-process data, and utilize ArcGIS to analyze data and produce figures for reports.
Experience with ArcGIS or drafting software (AutoCAD or Microstation) preferred
Experience working with staff of differing technical backgrounds to successfully complete multidisciplinary projects.
Strong technical writing and speaking skills.
Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and desire for team success.
Valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Environmental sciences, natural resources, (e.g., fisheries, biology, ecology, forestry, etc.), environmental engineering, or environmental management disciplines or similar.
Minimum of 1-5 years of professional experience.
Experience delineating wetlands in SC and/or elsewhere in the Southeast.
Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time, and the ability to work in the field for long hours in all weather conditions. Must be confident working in harsh and inhospitable outdoor climates in the southeastern US during all times of the year.
Routine travel for field work is a requirement of the position.
Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.
This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.
Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.
Job: Environmental Scientist
Primary Location: United States-South Carolina-North Charleston
Other Locations: United States-South Carolina-Columbia
Organization: BC-1726 Environmental Services-US Southeast
Employee Status: Regular
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Job Posting: Sep 24, 2018, 9:06:25 AM
Req ID: 180001UL