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Wetlands Specialist

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Burns & McDonnell
Physical Address

Downers Grove, IL 60515
Job Description


Burns & McDonnell’s regional operation in Chicago is looking for a Wetlands Specialist to perform wetland assessments and delineations, vegetative studies, wetland mitigation monitoring, and soil sampling for large construction projects in a variety of locations\. 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 Specialist will work within our Environmental Services Global Practice and perform the following duties:

+ Assist in conducting wetland assessments and delineations with strict adherence to federal and state environmental regulations\.

+ Assist in conducting and filing annual wetland mitigation monitoring and post construction compliance inspections\.

+ Assist in conducting and filing field investigations such as habitat evaluations, endangered plant identification and surveys and soil sampling and classification\.

+ Assist in researching and preparing environmental assessments and permitting documents\.

+ Assist with compiling and analyzing field data to compose technical reports\.

+ Assist with preparing and presenting results from field investigations to project managers\.

+ Assist in gathering data and preparing applications for various regulatory approvals\.

+ Assist with collecting and analyzing Geographic Information Systems \(GIS\) data and data recording using a Global Positioning System \(GPS\)\.

+ Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies\.

+ Other duties as assigned\.


+ Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, Soil Science or a related field from an accredited program required\. Minimum of a 3\.0 GPA strongly preferred\.

+ Minimum of 2 years of applicable professional experience conducting wetland assessments and delineations, conducting and filing wetland mitigation and post\-construction inspections, analyzing GIS data, preparing environmental assessments and permitting documents, conducting field investigations and associated work\.

+ Completion of a master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience\.

+ Previous consulting experience is a plus\.

+ Basic knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources\.

+ Basic knowledge of Section 404, 401 and Section 10 permitting requirements\.

+ Basic knowledge of the regulatory agencies that govern wetland resources\.

+ Basic knowledge of erosion control and site restoration practices\.

+ 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\.


Job Botany/Wetlands

Primary Location US\-IL\-Downers Grove

Schedule: Full\-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing\. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee\-owners\. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking\.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe\. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For\. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome\. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects\. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades\-long partnerships\. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically\.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions\. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels\. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant\.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 190992


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