Bat Biologist - Portland, ME - 19400001966

at Tetra Tech Inc. in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world's most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.

Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science.

Tetra Tech's commitment to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping them thrive professionally is stronger than ever. We are currently seeking a qualified Bat Biologist for its Portland, Maine office location to support projects across the country. The position involves providing strategic task management, technical direction and consulting, and scientific support to various projects involving bat species and habitats. Portland Maine would be the desired location for employment, but remote work would be considered.

These projects generally emphasize land use or natural resources development-related environmental impact analysis, management planning, and regulatory compliance. Effects on bat species and habitats resulting from renewable energy (i.e., wind and solar) and linear infrastructure (i.e., transmission and pipelines) developments are of specific interest. Studies and analyses supporting projects involving Indiana bats and northern long-eared bats, baseline acoustical monitoring, and Habitat Conservation Plans are prominent.


Field investigations and ecological assessments (including study design and implementation, data collection and statistical analysis, interpretation, conclusions and recommendations).

Technical review and coordination (i.e., information synthesis and interpretation, assurance of quality of work processes and products).

Wildlife-related environmental impacts analysis, regulatory compliance/permitting, and client and agency contacts

Project development (i.e., work scopes, proposals and costs).


A Bachelor's or Master's degree in applicable field (bat biology/ecology, biological science, natural resources or wildlife management, or a closely related discipline).

Strong technical skills in field ecology methods and acoustic data analysis.

A minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in wildlife ecology and management.

A minimum of 3-5 years of technical experience in the evaluation of land use or resource development effects on wildlife species and habitats, especially bats.

Strong skills in report writing and editing, interpersonal communication and oral presentation, and organization and planning.

Ability to act independently with minimal supervision, handle multiple tasks, and produce high-quality work under tight deadlines.

A commitment to quality management, continuous improvement, and client satisfaction.

Experience in the Following Areas is Desired:

Bat acoustic surveys: including acoustic surveys with full spectrum detectors (USFWS qualified surveyor status a plus).

Bat acoustic analysis with Kaleidoscope Pro and Sonobat.

Familiarity with bat detector deployment, setup, and maintenance.

Biological science (including T/E species and species-habitat relationships) and ecological assessment.

Species-habitat conservation planning and natural/biological resources management.
Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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Job Posting: 955580

Posted On: Jul 16, 2023

Updated On: Aug 15, 2023

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