AECOM Ecologist III in Columbus, Ohio
AECOM’s Impact Assessment and Permitting practice is actively seeking an experienced, highly talented Mid-level Ecologist for immediate employment in the Cincinnati, Ohio office. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team-oriented environment. This position provides unlimited career growth potential while working with an excellent team comprised of a variety of staff and project managers in support of AECOM’s clients, including natural gas and electric utilities. AECOM’s Cincinnati Impact Assessment and Permitting group conducts a wide variety of projects including environmental field assessments, environmental regulatory permitting, utility siting and licensing, environmental inspection, and many others. The group primarily works on projects in Ohio and adjacent states as part of AECOM’s regional ecological group. There are opportunities to work on large-scale projects or projects further afield than the typical project range if candidate is interested.
The position reports to Cincinnati, OH and teleworking may be considered.
The successful applicant will join a network of existing AECOM Ecology and Siting specialists across the US. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Stream, wetland, and wildlife habitat assessments.
Writing wetland delineation reports, function assessments, mitigation plans, and environmental compliance/permitting documents (Clean Water Act Permits, Section 401 and 404, or other permit applications).
Managing tasks and projects according to approved scopes of work and deliver quality reports on schedule and within budget.
Coordinating with various governmental agencies (USFWS, USACE, etc.).
Preparing biological evaluations/assessments.
Leading field crews for wetland/waterbody and wildlife habitat assessments.
Assisting Senior Staff with business development activities, including proposals, pre-qualifications, and relationship building with clients and prospective clients.
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Minimum Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental. Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Biology, or related field plus 4 years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
Position requires field work and candidate must be able to travel.
Excellent and relevant references.
Good driving record and valid driver’s license required.
Must be able to pass a background check.
Master’s degree in relevant field.
Minimum 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.
Experience with ESRI ArcGIS products. Strong understanding of Geographic Information System (GIS) processes and capabilities. GIS Certification certification/degree preferred.
Experience working with electric utility and natural gas clients - AEP, Duke, FirstEnergy, Enbridge preferred.
Experience working in a fast-paced consulting environment.
Experience delivering high quality technical documentation and permit applications.
High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as in a collaborative team environment.
Excellent oral and written communication with ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical staff/management.
Strong analytical, problem-solving.
Relocation is not available for this position.
Travel is required for this position.
What We Offer
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.
When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Ecology
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 260068BR
Additional Locations US - Akron, OH - 564 White Pond Drive, US - Columbus, OH - 277 West Nationwide Blvd
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.