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AECOM Wetland Ecologist/Biologist in San Diego, California

United States of America - California, San Diego

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a wetland ecologist/biologist for our Natural Resources Group to be based in our San Diego, CA office. This position would support numerous natural resource projects in the southern California region with a focus on wetland delineation and related field assessments and wetland permitting services.

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

  • A background in wetland ecology and knowledge of permits and regulations of the waters of the U.S. and state of California. Experience in arid west wetlands, streams, and riparian habitats is preferred.

  • Experience in biological survey fieldwork (coastal, inland, and desert)

  • Ability to conduct jurisdictional delineations is required.

  • Native plant species knowledge and identification, including field experience.

  • Writing and organizational skills and experience preparing jurisdictional delineation reports.

  • Knowledge of major state and federal agencies (e.g., USACE, USFWS, CDFW, and RWQCB) and major regulatory frameworks (e.g., NEPA, CEQA, CWA, ESA, CESA, and CFGC).

  • Experience in preparing permit application packages (including CWA Section 404/401, CFGC Section 1600-1616) is required.

  • Experience in agency coordination necessary to attain wetland permits is preferred.

  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Be a problem solver for issues related to wetland ecology, wetland regulations, watershed evaluations, habitat restoration, and/or natural resources management.

  • Independent task management skills, ability to ensure projects stay on schedule, manage task budget.

  • Contribute to business development efforts in pursuit of new projects.

  • Prior consulting experience strongly preferred, but non-consultant candidates with relevant experience will be considered.

  • Experience in California is a must. Experience in southwest U.S. is also favorable.

AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects and opportunities to grow their careers.

About AECOM

At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

DCS—Environment

  • AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government — delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle — from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients

  • Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (biology, ecology, etc.) with at least two years of relevant experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Wetland delineation training/experience

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools

  • Ability to create and maintain tracking spreadsheets and documents

  • Ability to work independently, identifying what needs to be accomplished and regularly completing tasks

  • Team Player

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Formal training in wetland delineations is preferred.

  • Experience with field data collection tools such as Fulcrum, Collector, Survey 123, etc.

  • Experience in agency coordination necessary to attain wetland permits.

  • Certified Practitioner for California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM; 5-day General Training)

  • Master’s Degree in related field (biology, ecology).

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 248522BR

Virtual: No

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.

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