Environmental Scientist','149212','!*!About Us
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HDR is seeking an Environmental Scientist to join our Washington Environmental Sciences & Planning group. This position will support natural resources documentation, permit acquisition, and environmental review and compliance for a wide variety of projects, including water/wastewater infrastructure, power, transportation, solid waste, and industrial projects. The successful candidate will be able to work independently and in coordination with environmental, regulatory, and technical staff from local and regional offices and subconsultants
In the role of Environmental Scientist, we'll count on you to:
Work with a team of scientists to conduct wetland and stream delineations and functional assessments, vegetation surveys, wildlife surveys, and other field activities in urban and remote settings. Includes work on field assignments in adverse weather conditions often on irregular and steep terrain.
Prepare written environmental reports including wetland and stream delineation reports, critical areas reports, biological assessments, monitoring reports, etc., and develop mitigation options, plans and documents to address project impacts.
Prepare documentation to support SEPA/NEPA compliance, Endangered Species Act consultation, Clean Water Act Permitting, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 10 and 404 permits; WDFW Hydraulic Project Approvals; local Shoreline Permits; local Conditional Use Permits or Variances; and other state/local permits.
Contribute as an author on environmental planning documents such as SEPA/NEPA Environmental Impact Statements or Environmental Assessments, interpreting technical information into a reader friendly format.
Bachelor's degree in Biology or closely related field
4 years of experience managing and/or conducting analyses in support of biological and/or environmental projects; Master’s degree may account for up to 2 years of experience
Demonstrated familiarity with Federal and/or Washington state/local permits
Valid Washington State Driver’s license
Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
Ability to Interpret and analyze data, proactively identify and solve problems
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong organization skills and ability to work in a fast paced work environment with changing deadlines and priorities
A demonstrated commitment to safety and quality, and an attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture are essential.
M.S. degree in Biology or relevant field of study (i.e. environmental science, ecology, natural sciences, natural resource management)
Field data collection expertise in wetlands and streams using GPS units
Ability to identify common plant species in the Pacific Northwest
Experience with wetland delineations using Western Mountain Valleys Coast and Arid West delineation manuals.
Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) or Wetland Professional In Training (WPIT) certification
Experience with GIS software
Local candidates preferred
This is a full time position located in Seattle or Bellevue, WA.
Why HDRAt HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way. ','United States-Washington-Bellevue','United States-Washington-Seattle','','','','','Environment/Sciences','Full-time','Regular','','Environmental Sci and Planning','Environmental Sci and Planning','Apr 10, 2018','Environmental Scientist
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