The Project Ecologist will primarily be responsible for assisting in the planning, field work, and reporting phases for a wide range of multidisciplinary environmental projects, including wildlife and plant surveys; T&E species evaluations; NEPA assessments; wetland determinations; Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting; reclamation monitoring; state and federal drilling permits; right-of-way permitting; report writing; and QA/QC documentation and processes.
Assist with planning, direction, and oversight of the successful and safe delivery of work scope, schedule, budgets, and client expectations for ecological and regulatory projects.
Assist with preparation and review of technical reports, including Environmental Assessments, Biological Assessments, species specific field survey reports, Aquatic Resources Reports, Pre-Construction Notices, Surface Use Plans, Reclamation Plans, Weed Management Plans.
Prepare, assemble, and submit Applications for Permits to Drill (APDs) using systems such as COGCC eForm and BLM AFMSS II / WIS.
Occasional field work, consisting of vegetation assessments, noxious weed observations, raptor nest surveys, habitat inventories, wetland delineations, and data collection using GPS units.
Plan, perform, and organize field data collection and review.
Oversee field crews performing general environmental services, permitting and coordination of field activities, and interacting with team members.
Develop proposals, health and safety plans, cost estimates, and budgets.
Coordinate with clients, agencies, and regulators.
Occasional overnight travel may be necessary.
Perform health & safety related activities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
What You Bring to the Team:
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Natural Resource Management, or related discipline.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as organization and multi-tasking skills.
Must be detail oriented with excellent analytical, judgment and problem-solving capabilities in order to ensure compliance with relevant state/federal regulations and client-specific requirements.
Ability to follow direction and work independently, as well as in a team environment, with a positive professional attitude.
Wetland delineation certification is preferred.
Minimum of five years of Environmental Consulting or applicable work experience is preferred.
Understanding of state and federal regulation related to sensitive species, waters of the US, NEPA, and environmental permitting.
Experience with oil & gas operations is a plus.
Strong project management skills, technical writing skills, people skills, and time management skills.
Proficient with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Have a valid driver’s license; motor vehicle record free of major infractions, and a commitment to safe operations.
Must be physically able to walk around construction sites, climb slopes and berms, and cross uneven terrain, sometimes in extreme weather conditions.
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