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AECOM Senior Wetland Biologist in Oakland, California

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 – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a senior-level Wetland Biologist to join our dynamic team of environmental professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. This position is based in AECOM’s Oakland office and would support a variety of clients on projects throughout northern California.

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.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Leads delineations of wetlands and waters to determine the limits of federal and state jurisdiction.

  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge on current regulations regarding wetlands and waters.

  • Uses technical expertise to assess wetlands and waters, address complex situations, and provide strategies and recommendations on avoidance and minimization of impacts.

  • Provide senior review of permit applications and technical documents prepared by others and be capable of preparing permit application packages individually.

  • Leads or supports a variety of biological tasks, including biological surveys (botanical, wildlife, etc.), construction compliance, and preparation of technical reports.

  • Provides technical leadership and mentorship to junior and mid-level staff.

  • Contributes as an active and positive member of AECOM’s Environmental Planning and Permitting practice in the SF Bay Area.

About AECOM’s Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, or a related field.

  • 6 years of relevant work experience.

  • Trained and experienced in conducting delineations of wetlands and waters. Experience in arid west wetlands, streams, and riparian habitats is preferred.

  • Valid Driver's license is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management experience.

  • Experience preparing proposals, scopes, and budgets.

  • Has been lead author of jurisdictional delineation reports.

  • Experience in preparing and reviewing permit application packages for submittal to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Regional Water Quality Control Board.

  • Task management experience.

  • Has a positive attitude and is adaptable to changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Highly organized with a strong detail-oriented work style.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience preparing permit application packages for submittal to California Coastal Commission.

  • Knowledgeable about plant species found in wetland habitats, and is capable of identifying and keying out plant species.

  • Working knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act.

  • Certified Practitioner for California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM).

Additional Information

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

  • Offered rate of compensationwill be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range of this position is: $85,000.00 - $157,000.00

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: J10060581

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science