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Senior Environmental Scientist

Company: Dewberry
Location: New York
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description
Dewberry is currently seeking a Senior Environmental Scientist to join our Richmond office. - This is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join our team of outstanding professionals. - The individual will perform work associated with Virginia's State Programmatic General Permitting - (SPGP), federal 404/401 permitting (which includes all aspects of wetlands inventory, analysis, delineation and mitigation) and all aspects of species coordination with Virginia Wildlife, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). - The individual must have the ability to manage and mentor environmental staff.
Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have -inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.
Responsibilities


  • Primary focus is to execute project activities with client and project team and coordinate with regulatory agencies.
  • Coordinate field visits with clients and regulatory agencies.
  • Evaluate site conditions and select wetlands identification, mitigation and regulatory approval strategies.
  • Conduct soil, hydrology and vegetation inventory, species assessments and surveys and plant identifications.
  • Prepare environmental permit applications for Federal, State and Local governments. Complete post permit compliance monitoring.
  • Document and summarize results of field investigations and analyses.
  • Prepare plans, specifications, maps, exhibits and supporting documentation for client and regulatory approvals.
  • Provide client and regulatory agency coordination.
  • Support proposal preparation, contract execution, and budget/schedule adherence.
  • Perform technical work and develop project execution strategies.

    Required Skills & Required Experience

    • A Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Wildlife Biology, or related field is required. An advanced degree (Master's or PhD) in Biology, Botany, Conservation Biology, Environmental Science & Policy, Hydrogeology or related field is a plus.
    • 10-15 years of work experience is required.
    • Capability to execute and coordinate environmental permitting and environmental assessment activities with internal/external clients and regulatory agencies.
    • Proficiency with ArcMap/GIS, AutoCAD and/or Microstation is preferred.
    • Knowledge of Virginia environmental regulations and permitting, 1987 U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Wetland Delineation Manual and Piedmont/Coastal Plain Supplements, Unified Stream Assessment (USM) Tool for Stream Mitigation Credit determination, Perennial Flow Determinations, and Chesapeake Bay Act Resources and Identification.
    • Professional Wetland Scientist/Delineator preferred. - Sediment and Erosion Control Inspector and/or natural stream restoration design certification (Rosgen) is a plus. Specific species experience -(Small Whorled Pogonia) a plus.

      Additional Requirements:

      • Ability to work in a team environment.
      • Regular field work in a variet of seasonl conditions.
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
      • Strong written and verbal ommunication skills.
      • Local and occasional statewide travel is required.

        *At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.
        *Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.
        *Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

Keywords: Dewberry, New York , Senior Environmental Scientist, Other , New York, New York

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