Wetland Scientist / Project Manager

at TRC Environmental Corp. in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

TRC Companies, Inc., is a leader in delivering professional services for public, private and government clients since the 1960s. We take an integrated approach to solving our client's problems, harnessing unparalleled environmental, consultative, engineering and applied technology experience.
We are seeking aWetland Scientist/Project Managerto join our Permitting, Planning and Licensing team. Successful candidates will be an energetic, flexible team player with mid-level experience to join our biological and natural resources team in either the Augusta or Scarborough, Maine office as an environmental scientist to work on projects throughout the New England Region. Typical projects include a wide variety of energy-related projects including renewable energy (hydropower/wind/solar/storage), electric transmission, natural gas pipeline, transportation, infrastructure, and other development projects.
Job Responsibilities:
Successful candidates will have the following responsibilities, and additional duties include supporting proposals, providing direction to team members, and some financial analysis of projects.
Ability to review and implement natural resource survey plans (i.e. wetland delineations, wildlife surveys).
Perform sensitive species management, construction monitoring, environmental permitting, and technical writing.
Maintain up to date knowledge of biological and natural resource protocols, regulations, requirements, and best practices. Contribute technical expertise to project teams.
Assist with a mix of biological natural resource related field and office tasks and assure each assignment follows the project scope, schedule, and budget.
Effectively coordinate and manage eld work for multiple field crews, direct and support other technical staff, interact in the eld with clients, stakeholders, regulators, boards, and contractors. The candidate will also assist with the preparation, implementation, and/or management of proposals, budgets, reports, schedules, reviews, safety policies, quality control and invoicing.
The position will entail short-term and long-term field assignments; therefore, the candidate must be willing and physically able to travel and work outdoors in rough and remote terrain under challenging environmental conditions; and have a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record.
Candidates may also assist other project managers with permitting and managing projects at the federal, state, and local levels.
We seek appropriately qualified candidates with a minimum of 4 to 6+ years of applicable experience with a bachelor's or Master's degree in forestry, botany, biology, wildlife, fisheries, natural resources, wetland science or related field is required.
Clear and concise technical writing and communication skills are mandatory.
Excellent data collection skills and work with GPS and ArcGIS equipment.
Ability to understand and observe scope, schedule, budget, and quality while meeting client needs.
Ability to support business development efforts including preparing proposals, delivering presentations, and participating in meetings with clients.
Able to effectively coordinate field work, direct and support other technical staff, and interact with clients, stakeholders and contractors.
Maintain a positive attitude and deliver exceptional client service and leadership, while sometimes working under aggressive schedules and with controversial projects.
Experience with federal and state wetland and environmental permitting (401 Water Quality Certification, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, etc.). Candidates should have familiarity with key environmental federal and state statutes and regulations including the U.S. Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Clean Water Act.
Experience with preparing technical reports, permit applications, and mitigation monitoring plans.

Preferred Requirements:
New Hampshire or other state Wetland Scientist Certification, Professional Wetland Scientist Certification, or the ability to obtain such certification.
Knowledge of the following: Northeastern flora and fauna, plant species identification, wetland field delineation, natural resource inventory, construction-related erosion and sedimentation control practices, post-construction restoration monitoring, and wildlife habitat assessments.
Preference will also be given to applicants that have experience working on energy, transportation, and solar projects, as well as solid experience with Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and/or New Hampshire state and local permitting and siting.
Demonstrated ability to mentor junior staff and project managers to encourage their professional development.

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Job Posting: 671613

Posted On: Jan 20, 2022

Updated On: Feb 18, 2022