Environmental Scientist - Entry Level

Employer
Barr Engineering - FEED
Location
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 13, 2021

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Category
Environmental Engineering/Sciences
Work Term
Permanent
Work Load
Full Time
Language
English
Job Description:

Summary:

The person in this position will perform fieldwork and office-based tasks to support characterization of environmental resources, impact assessments, and project permitting and compliance. Fieldwork is anticipated to be fast-paced and may include assisting in wetland delineations, botanical inventories, functional assessments, and other field studies. Office-based work may include performing desktop land use, land cover, and protected species reviews. The work may involve short-term, out-of-town assignments in the field or another office.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in environmental science/studies/policy, ecology, natural resources management, biology, botany or related natural resources field
  • Demonstrated interest in natural resources management
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and clients
  • A flexible working style and the ability to work with teams of specialists to meet client and project needs
  • Willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs
  • Detail-oriented, thorough, and organized approach
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Availability to work more than 45 hours per week on occasion
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two or more years of relevant post-undergraduate experience
  • Advanced degree in related area or specialized experience in the fields of ecology or natural resources
  • Experience with soil erosion and sedimentation control plans, construction stormwater plans, and site restoration plans
  • Environmental consulting or regulatory agency work experience
  • Experience with state and federal environmental review, regulatory interpretation, and permitting processes (including EAW EA, and EIS)
  • Familiarity with GIS tools
  • Experience with wetland delineation, wetland assessments, wetland restoration design and construction, and restoration project contracting and management
  • Applied knowledge of state and federal endangered species programs


NOTE: Applicant must be able to traverse and work in difficult terrain typical of backcountry, roadway, and construction sites, walking up to 10 miles per day in temperatures up to 98 degrees Fahrenheit. Work may also require entering and working within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of mining or other industrial facilities. Safety training will be provided.

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