Stantec Wetland Scientist/Botanist in Overland Park, Kansas

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Your Opportunity

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.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Environmental Scientist

Primary Location: United States-Kansas-Overland Park

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: Dec 6, 2018, 6:07:03 AM

Req ID: 180002QZ