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Wetland Scientist

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Our employee-owned and multi-disciplined team has an opportunity available for a Wetland Scientist in Saint Paul, MN! 

As a member of our collaborative team, you will join a group of engineers, designers, planners, scientists, and technicians who have established a reputation for designing complex, safe, and efficient transportation infrastructure systems for the Department of Transportation, local agencies, railroads, Fortune 500 companies, and design/build contractors. While working alongside a professional engineer or hydrologist, you will be responsible for performing wetland delineations across the upper Midwest on railroad structures, railroad capacity expansions (facilities, track, and yards), and Department of Transportation projects. In addition to performing fieldwork, you will be responsible for preparing applications and obtaining applicable permits, coordinating permit activities with regulatory agencies, documenting field conditions, and preparing project reports in accordance with company, client, and agency standards. In addition, you may be responsible for facilitating correspondences and project status updates with public and / or client representatives and completing various project management tasks, including monitoring project budgets, expenditures, and schedules.  

Note: Flexible / hybrid work arrangements (3 days in office / 2 days remote per week) will be considered for self-starter and self-sufficient professionals who have demonstrated an ability to work and/or learn successfully in a remote work environment. Local and overnight travel is required during the growing season (up to approximately 25%) and may be required on short notice in response to emergency projects.

Required Qualifications. 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Hydrology, or similar discipline.
  • Minimum of two years of experience performing field wetland delineations and preparing wetland delineation reports, preferably with Department of Transportation projects.
  • Overall knowledge of the permitting process and prior experience preparing and coordinating permit applications for aquatic resource impacts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, federal and state agencies (DNR, PCA, EPA, etc.), and local agencies (SWCD, watershed districts, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of the process to collect, organize, and submit field data using various data collection resources, including tablets and/or GPS devices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; Ability to write descriptive and technically accurate reports.

Advantageous Qualifications.

  • Previous experience with ArcMap and CAD platforms.
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 (Drone Operator) License.
  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification, Professional Soil Scientist (PSS), Minnesota Certified Wetland Delineator (CWD), or Wisconsin Assured Wetland Delineation Professional.
  • Prior experience preparing and obtaining final approval on permit applications for aquatic resource impacts, preferably in Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and/or Wyoming.
  • Prior experience identifying, tracking, and securing project opportunities or cultivating / developing relations with existing and new clients.

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