Wetlands Scientist

Burns & Mcdonnell Denver , CO 80208

Posted 1 week ago

Burns & McDonnell's regional location in Denver is looking for a Wetlands Scientist to perform wetland assessments and delineations, vegetative studies, wetland mitigation monitoring, and task management for permitting/construction projects in a variety of locations throughout the western states. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE's List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.

The Wetlands Scientist will work within our Environmental Services Global Practice and perform the following duties:

  • Conduct wetland assessments and delineations with strict adherence to federal and state environmental regulations.

  • Collect and analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data using a Global Positioning System (GPS) and ArcGIS software.

  • Conduct field investigations such as habitat evaluations, endangered plant identification and surveys and soil sampling and classification.

  • Compile and analyze field data to compose technical reports.

  • Conduct annual wetland mitigation monitoring and post construction compliance inspections.

  • Research and prepare environmental assessments and permitting documents.

  • Prepare reports and present results from field investigations.

  • Gather data and prepare applications for various regulatory approvals.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or a related natural science degree from an accredited program required. Minimum of a 3.0 GPA highly preferred. Completion of a master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification preferred, obtained through the Society of Wetland Scientist's Professional Certification Program or qualified and willing to become certified.

  • Minimum 4 years of applicable professional experience conducting wetland assessments and delineations, analyzing GIS data, conducting and filing wetland mitigation and post-construction inspections, preparing environmental assessments and permitting documents, conducting field investigations and associated work.

  • Previous consulting experience is a plus.

  • Previous experience conducting wetland delineations in the west and pacific northwest is a plus.

  • Basic knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources.

  • Demonstrated proficiency operating GPS and GIS equipment and support software.

  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

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