Environmental Scientist II - NEPA Specialist
Job Details
Houston - Houston, TX
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Up to 50%

The Environmental Scientist II-NEPA Specialist responsibilities encompass supporting and contributing to a successful Environmental Services Division through execution of compliance, geosciences, and/or natural resource tasks under the supervision or guidance of the Senior Project Manager, NEPA/Natural Resources. Responsibilities include performance of field activities including but not limited to habitat evaluations, data collection, geologic surveys, NEPA analyses, Clean Water Act and Rivers & Harbors Act evaluations and permitting, GIS analysis, technical report preparation, and resource agency interaction. The Environmental Scientist II may also have the opportunity to oversee project budgets, subcontractors and clients to a limited degree and train other Environmental staff on the performance of technical and other job duties.

Employee shall have the following minimum duties and responsibilities:

  • Conduct field work and data reduction to support environmental projects.
  • Interpret technical information and prepare technical reports.
  • Prepare or assist with preparation of registrations, permits and other submittals required by federal, state, or local agencies.
  • Perform desktop studies and coordinate with resource agencies to identify project related environmental constraints (TPWD, USFWS, TCEQ, THC and others).
  • Conduct environmental construction monitoring for various projects.
  • Coordinate activities of subcontractors on assigned projects.
  • Conduct and participate in Phase I and/or Phase II Environmental Site Assessments and Geophysical evaluations.
  • Conduct and/or participate in Compliance, Natural Resources and Geoscience projects as assigned.
  • Interact with clients as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by Direct Report.

Employees shall possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or higher in environmental science/engineering, chemistry, geology, biology or related field.
  • 3-5 Years Applicable Experience
  • Preferred: Endangered Species Act Section 7 and Section 10 consultation experience.
  • Preferred: USFWS Section 10(a)(1)(A) permit(s) for species known to occur in Texas.
  • Preferred: Familiarity with traffic noise model and relevant software.
  • Preferred: FAA Part 107 Drone Certificate.
  • Preferred: 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER.
  • Practical experience executing natural resources (NEPA, wetland and waters of the US delineations) projects or project tasks.
  • Practical experience operating geographic data collection and other scientific data collection equipment.
  • Holds TxDOT precertifications for applicable environmental topics.
  • Completed formal Wetland Delineation training.
  • Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Must be able to effectively read and interpret information, present numerical data in a resourceful manner and skillfully gather and analyze information.
  • Proven experience working on multiple projects, producing accurate information while meeting deadlines.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work well with all levels of people within the organization and outside of the company.
  • Possess valid Texas drivers license and meet companys auto insurability requirements.
  • Ability to work independently on a job site.
  • Present a professional appearance to best represent the firm.
  • Must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to post-accident, random, and reasonable cause testing during employment.
  • Comply with all attendance requirements as noted in most current edition of the Employee Handbook.

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Key responsibilities and essential functions are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this position and will vary dependent upon which Service Line the position is assigned to.

This position description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other position-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veterans

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