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Senior Staff Scientist

at Terracon in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

27422BR

Service Line:

Environmental

Office Name:

Chicago

Job Description:

General Responsibilities:

If your passion lies in planning and assisting with challenging projects, then we invite you to explore with us! Join our Regional team and be part of a growing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance group as part of our growth in the Chicagoland Region.

In this role you will work closely with our North Central Division Environmental Planning and NEPA Program Managers and other NEPA Project Managers across the United States to prepare winning proposals and manage federally funded projects for public and private clients, as well as federal clients. The projects will range from Categorical Exclusion documents to Environmental Assessments for several type of projects. Proposed projects to analyze include renewable energy production, transportation facilities (multimodal facilities and roadways), and stand-alone structures, among other types.

While managing NEPA projects you will work closely with Midwest and other national staff and subject matter experts who conduct the technical field studies, analysis, and prepare the permitting requests. You will also have the opportunity to mentor staff on quality data generations and report writing.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

+ Managing NEPA projects (categorical exclusion applicability documents and environmental assessment) that could include field studies and permitting.

+ Preparing proposals for NEPA related services.

+ Preparing technical sections of NEPA documents, including baseline and impacts.

+ Collaborate with other Environmental Planning and NEPA project managers and practitioners in other Terracon offices to team on large project efforts and promote best practices.

+ Mentor staff.

+ Meet with clients and regulatory agencies to facilitate accurate project schedules, define actions, and review proposed level of review under specific agency requirements.

+ Promote continuous quality review and improvement on projects.

Requirements:

+ Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Biology, or related discipline and 7 or more years of experience in the practice of NEPA/Environmental Compliance.

+ Experience with multiple federal agency requirements under NEPA.

+ Ability to mentor junior staff.

+ Ability to travel out of town between 10-20 percent of the normal work week.

+ Valid driver’s license.

+ Technical writing skills and provide feedback to technical staff.

+ Experience managing or conducting studies for federally-funded projects, overseeing technical studies and providing regulatory guidance.

+ Task management skills with ability to complete work on schedule and within budget.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Strong knowledge of environmental consulting practices and environmental laws.

+ Ability to present complex knowledge to conference audiences and clients.

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Exemption:

Exempt

Requisition ID:

27422BR

Posting Title:

National Environmental Policy Act Project Manager

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

Chicago, IL

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon’s growth is due to our talented employee-owners exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

Job Category:

Scientist

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Job Posting: JC257112995

Posted On: Mar 21, 2024

Updated On: May 28, 2024

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