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AECOM Ecologist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Mid-Level Ecologist to be based in Baton Rouge, LA office. The Ecologist II will support our Impact, Assessment, & Permitting group within our Environment business line. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary, team-oriented environment. This position provides unlimited career growth potential while working with a team comprised of a variety of staff and project managers in support of AECOM’s clients, including natural gas, electric utilities, and renewables. AECOM’s Impact Assessment and Permitting group conducts a variety of projects including impact assessments, environmental field assessments, environmental regulatory permitting, utility siting and licensing, environmental inspection, and many others.

AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects and career opportunities. Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting on wetland, stream, and wildlife habitat assessments, botanical surveys, and listed species surveys.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Assisting with the preparation of technical documents and permit applications.

  • This position will predominantly involve task-based assignments.

  • Position requires field work and candidate must be able to travel


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Biology, or related field

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience

  • Valid U.S. Driver's License

  • Due to the nature of work, U.S. Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4+ years of data collection, data review, and preparation of scientific documents including wetland delineations, stream assessments, technical reports, Section 401/404 permitting and mitigation requirements. Technical writing experience specifically about authoring siting studies, and/or FERC resource reports, and/or NEPA analysis preferred.

  • Air Products' Blue Hydrogen Energy Complex

  • Knowledge of wetland delineations, stream assessments, and regulatory requirements (e.g. federal and state Endangered Species Acts, Clean Water Act).

  • Experience with use of ArcGIS

  • Experience with conducting botany, wildlife, and avian identification.

  • Highly motivated and accountable.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance and/or per diem is not offered for this position.

  • This position may be subject to a pre-employment Motor Vehicle Record Screening.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10073606

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science