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Environmental Scientist/Ecologist Task Lead

Company: Stantec
Location: Plano
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Environmental Scientist/Ecologist Task Lead - ( 240001GI ) Description Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our Stantec experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and a vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We're a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that's critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has a casual work atmosphere with a company that values creativity and hard work and is involved in diverse, world-class projects. Your Opportunity Stantec is seeking a qualified, self-motivated, and entrepreneurial Environmental Scientist/Ecologist to join our team. In this role, you will provide leadership in biological field surveys, report preparation, environmental regulatory and project permitting efforts. You will take the lead in preparing environmental documents pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 404 Permitting, working with environmental staff and engineering clients in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and the South. This position is based out of Texas and ideal for a proven field lead professional who is seeking career expansion in a dynamic team environment. Your Key Responsibilities Manage technical studies and ecological resource teams with assessments and various natural resource surveys Lead field teams during wetland delineation, listed species habitat and flora/fauna presence/absence surveys when required Coordinate with regulatory/resource agencies and local governments Assist with the preparation of NEPA documentation including environmental impact statements (EISs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), Categorical Exclusions (CEs) as well as wetland delineation reports and threatened and endangered species habitat assessments Provide quality assurance and quality control for all final products to ensure technical accurateness and regulatory compliance Participate in Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards, and Guidelines in the execution of all work Provide technical direction and mentoring to developing staff Qualifications Your Capabilities and Credentials Experience leading natural resource surveys including wetland delineations and threatened and endangered species habitat surveys Thorough understanding of technical environmental impact analysis methods and working knowledge of NEPA requirements and related environmental regulations (Sections 401, 402, and 404 of the Clean Water Act) Proven knowledge of environmental compliance requirements as they relate to public and private infrastructure (transportation, renewable energy, and oil/gas/energy) projects Working knowledge of agencies including USACE, USFWS, State DNR/DEP/DEQ/DOT, FERC Demonstrated skill and commitment to QA/QC practices Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Experience with or willingness to manage multiple planning projects and ability to motivate self and others to overcome obstacles and achieve goals Demonstrated ability in collaborative problem-solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates Proven leadership in driving technical performance improvement Flexibility to travel as needed (up to 50% of the time) for project and fieldwork is required Possess a valid driver's license and a good driving record Certified Wetland Delineator is a plus Education and Experience Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources, Planning, Environmental Science, Biology, or a related discipline from an accredited university is required Minimum 5 years of experience required in environmental planning, assessment, and permitting Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment. Willingness to travel for project work. 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. Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law). Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law. The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements. Primary Location : United States-Texas-Houston Other Locations : United States-Texas-Plano, United States-Texas-Fort Worth, United States-Texas-Austin, United States-Texas-San Antonio, United States-Texas-Irving Organization : BC-2353 EnvSvcs-US Gulf West Employee Status : Regular Job Level : Individual Contributor Travel : Yes, 50 % of the Time Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Apr 3, 2024, 7:19:11 AM Req ID: 240001GI #additional Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

Keywords: Stantec, Plano , Environmental Scientist/Ecologist Task Lead, Other , Plano, Texas

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