Senior Natural Resources Scientist - Permitting

at GEOSYNTEC CONSULTANTS in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Senior Natural Resources Scientist - Permitting
Primary Location




Natural Resources  

Position Type 
Regular Full-Time  


Additional Location 
US-IL-Oak Brook


Do you want to build an impactful career to change the world for the better?
Geosyntec has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Natural Resource Scientist to join our team in the Oak Brook or Chicago, IL office. The position will interact with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals throughout the U.S. and will provide the opportunity to apply academic and practical knowledge to innovative and challenging projects, including the financial and technical evaluation, design, permitting, and construction of client projects, while also using the business skills needed for a successful consulting career. Our client base includes a diverse mix of industrial, institutional, and governmental entities.

Geosyntec is an innovative, international engineering and consulting firm serving private and public-sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Our engineers, scientists, technical and project employees serve our clients from offices across the world. Ranked by ENR as one of the top environmental engineering design firms, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service.
We invest in our people. Each employee is unique, and your career at Geosyntec will be too. We offer competitive pay and benefits, and well-being programs to support you and your family.
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec's culture. We operate under a sell-manage-do culture, and so we expect that you'd work on challenging technical projects while leveraging your existing knowledge and experience to help Geosyntec expand its current practices and capabilities through business development and client management. You may also be asked to take on project management responsibilities, along with staff management and development, and mentoring tasks.
Some of the key responsibilities may include:
Identification of jurisdictional wetlands, classification and delineation of wetlands and streams, and determining mitigation requirements to support the environmental permitting of infrastructure projects such as development of pipelines, electrical transmission lines, or renewable energy facilities;
Preparation of Clean Water Act Sections 404 and 401 permit applications, as well as Section 408 from the US Army Corps of Engineers and Coastal Use Permits from state regulatory agencies;
Conducting biological and ecological resource studies including wildlife habitat assessments, listed threatened and endangered species assessments, native and invasive plant vegetation surveys, and wetland mitigation monitoring;
Preparation of environmental documents for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) including environmental resource reports, Environmental Assessments (EA) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS);
Task and project management, including conducting environmental inspections for compliance with permit conditions including NPDES stormwater compliance, wetlands permits, navigable waters permits, and other state and federal environmental regulations including Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) environmental regulations;
Assist with developing work plans, evaluating data, and preparing a variety of technical documents and environmental permit applications;
Management of subcontractors;
Data analysis, including preparing maps and figures using GIS/Environmental Visualization Software (EVS) applications, and database management; and
Preparing for and participating in meetings with clients, regulatory personnel, and other parties.


Education and Licensure


Bachelor's degree in environmental sciences, natural resources (e.g., forestry, fisheries, biology, ecology etc.), environmental engineering, or environmental management disciplines. (required)
Advanced degree in the above. (preferred)
College-level coursework covering vegetation, soils, and hydrology such as the following: botany, dendrology, forestry, soil science, geology, land management, environmental planning, environmental law and policy, hydrology, hydrogeography, wildlife habitat ecology, ecology, ornithology, remote sensing technology, photogrammetry, and Geographic Information Systems. (preferred)
Professional registration (i.e., PWD, PWS, CWB, CPSS, Arborist). (preferred)
Certifications or additional training or experience... For full info follow application link.

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Job Posting: 11877100

Posted On: May 07, 2024

Updated On: Jun 06, 2024

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