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Olsson Project Scientist in Overland Park, Kansas

At Olsson, we help our clients proactively comply with complicated regulatory processes and provide our clients with the latest and best methods of desktop review, field studies, and permitting. As a Project Scientist, you may serve as project manager on small and/or medium-sized projects, maintain project records, coordinate with clients, manage budgets, and assist with business development. You may also mentor and train others on complex work and travel to job sites for observation and field work.

Work includes the following elements:

/National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance/

Reviewing and writing NEPA documents including categorical exclusions, environmental assessments, and environmental impact statements.

Preferred candidate has experience with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) transportation projects including 4f/6f, socioeconomic, floodplains, noise, farmland, cultural, hazardous wastes, wetlands, and threatened and endangered species.

/Endangered Species Act (ESA) Compliance/

Evaluating ESA compliance including threatened and endangered species effects determinations through desktop screenings, habitat assessments, and field surveys. Writing biological assessments and completing informal and formal USFWS coordination.

/Clean Water Section 404 Permitting/

Conducting wetland and stream delineations, writing jurisdictional determination reports, and writing Section 404 nationwide and individual permits.

You are passionate about:

  • Working collaboratively with others

  • Having ownership in the work you do

  • Using your talents to positively affect communities

You bring to the team:

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline

  • 6 years of scientific consulting experience

  • Experience with Wetlands Dileniation

  • Strong technical writing skills

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities

  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match

  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles

  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance

  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Olsson 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.