Stantec Wetland Scientist/Botanist in Overland Park, Kansas
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You will perform program research, planning and development, permitting, compliance monitoring, inspections/enforcement, and technical support services in relation to air, water, waste, corrective action, mining, biology, and other environmental programs. You will also write reports, develop plans, and implement steps to move projects toward closure in the most cost effective manner
Your Key Responsibilities
Delineate and characterize wetlands and other water resources
Conduct botanical surveys, natural community mapping, and ecological impact assessments.
Assist with the coordination and management of environmental permitting, assessment, and/or compliance work related to various federal and state agency requirements as they pertain to a variety of project types including renewable energy, energy transmission and generation facilities, transportation, and private development projects.
Assist with the preparation, review, and editing of technical documents, such as environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, and other and technical reports
Participate in multi-disciplinary environmental assessments; recording, entering, organizing, managing, and analyzing data
Write technical reports for client and regulatory agency review
Attend client and regulatory agency meetings and providing recommendations and input
Assist with other biological surveys, including avian and bat surveys, as needed
Prepare environmental permitting and reporting, conduct and/or lead field work, and manage existing and/or new projects
Provide hands-on service to our clientele, working with engineers and planners on environmental assessments and construction monitoring, and post approval permitting
Manage and conduct large-scale soil assessment and mapping projects, from proposal development to project completion
Ensure QA/QC and H&S requirements and procedures are identified and followed throughout a project's life cycle
Technical work, quality review of reports and proposals and presentations.
Field work responsibilities may include GPS surveys, wetland assessments, and natural community mapping; performing and leading project technical work; preparing reports and proposals; and preparing environmental permitting to conduct and/or lead field work
Project management responsibilities include developing proposals; managing projects and budgets; coordinating with clients, stakeholders, and internal project staff; and performing and overseeing project technical work
Environmental regulatory and permitting responsibilities include identifying project-specific environmental regulatory requirements, coordinating with resource agency personnel, writing and reviewing technical reports, developing environmental permit applications, presenting at public meetings, and facilitating successful environmental permitting of multiple and varied projects
Demonstrate sound application of established practices, standards and guidelines
Responsible for specific objectives and the achievement of significant results
Provide staff mentorship and training
May review work of junior staff
Applies technical and business knowledge and methods to develop creative, effective, and economical solutions to address current and potential project issues
Your Capabilities and Credentials
Demonstrated experience with plant, soil, and wetland identification and characterization in the region
Field experience delineating wetlands according to US Army Corps of Engineers Manual and the corresponding Regional Supplements
Must be comfortable with computers and GPS units
Significant travel, including extended overnight travel, is expected for this position
Ability to communicate effectively and function as part of a team
Strong interest in ecosystems, natural resource conservation, and the outdoors
Demonstrated ability to solve problems using critical thinking and practical problem solving, complete field work with consideration to their own and the team's safety, and a good sense of direction
Builds and maintains productive professional and personal networking relationships
Proficient in policies and procedures for HSSE, including client-specific training, leads by example, and applies these policies and procedures as appropriate to their work
Solid skills in technical writing
Observing and developing skills in communications and technical information exchange with clients, engineers and scientists, government regulators and agencies, and academia, as well as non-technical communication to the public
Able to build strong relationships with key clients with respect to their technical area and the broader business objectives in their regions
Drives collaborative efforts within the Business Center and beyond to deliver consistent, high quality and appropriately scoped technical work
Good driving record and valid driver’s license required
At least two years of experience successfully executing technical aspects of small to medium projects
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, or related field
Minimum 5-6 years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education (e.g., advanced degree) and experience in wetlands, botany, or soil science
Some task management experience is preferred
Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.
This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.
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Job: Environmental Scientist
Primary Location: United States-Kansas-Overland Park
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Job Posting: Dec 6, 2018, 6:07:03 AM
Req ID: 180002QZ