Wetland Scientist/ Field Ecologist

TRC Companies, Inc. Lowell , MA 01850

Posted 3 months ago

TRC Companies, Inc., a pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, is a national engineering consulting and construction management firm that provides multi-disciplinary services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets.. TRC serves a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept through permitting, construction and operation.

We are seeking a Wetland Scientist / Field Ecologist to join our Permitting, Planning and Licensing team. The successful candidate will report to our Lowell, MA, Franklin, MA or Windsor, CT office and will be involved in a wide variety of energy-related projects (including electric transmission, natural gas pipeline, renewable energy (wind/solar), as well as transportation and other development projects.

Preference will be given to applicants with the ability to conduct wetland delineations and functional assessments, wildlife surveys, rare plant surveys, as well as other diverse biological field work. The applicant should also have an ability to identify plant species commonly found in the northeastern U.S. (especially in New England), and should be able to collect accurate data in the field and produce professional reports in the office. The successful candidate will also be able to perform well with minimal supervision and have familiarity with reviewing site plans, and GPS and GIS technologies.

Preference will also be given to applicants that have experience working on energy and transportation projects involving MA Wetlands Protection Act, Section 404, 10 and 408, Section 401 WQC, MEPA, Chapter 91, MA CZM, NEPA, FERC and other local, state and federal permitting programs. Successful applicants will be able to interact in the field with clients, contractors, and environmental agency representatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct wetland delineations and functional assessments, wildlife surveys, rare plant surveys, as well as other diverse biological field work.

  • Responsible for identifying plant species commonly found in the northeastern U.S. (especially in New England), and should be able to collect accurate data in the field and produce professional reports in the office.

  • Perform well with minimal supervision and have familiarity with reviewing site plans, and GPS and GIS technologies.

  • Will support energy and transportation projects involving MA Wetlands Protection Act, Section 404, 10 and 408, Section 401 WQC, MEPA, Chapter 91, MA CZM, NEPA, FERC and other local, state and federal permitting programs.

  • Heavy field interaction with clients, contractors, and environmental agency representatives.

Required Skills:
Excellent data collection, technical writing and communication skills are mandatory, along with the ability to maintain a positive attitude during year-round field work in a variety of weather conditions.

Knowledge of plant species, soil types, and hydrology is mandatory. Solid understanding of erosion and sediment control, best management practices commonly implemented during construction, and familiarity with the construction of energy and/or transportation-related projects is preferred.

Required Experience: Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in environmental science, biology, ecology, natural resources, or related field, and 5 to 10 years of post-degree experience wetlands permitting, delineation, permit compliance monitoring and inspections for construction projects.

Experience in Massachusetts or Connecticut is required, Rhode Island preferred. CPESC certification is preferred.

TRC offers career advancement potential and a competitive compensation package including a 401k plan with a company match. For more information about TRC or to apply for this position please visit our website at www.trcsolutions.com.

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