Wetland Ecologist/Biologist

  • AECOM
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Aug 25, 2021
Full time Construction

Job Description

United States of America - California, Oakland **Job Summary** **AECOM** is seeking an experienced wetland ecologist/biologist to support our strong environmental team supporting some of California's most exciting and important projects. This position is located out of our Oakland, CA office. We are seeking a skilled, adaptable, motivated individual to join our group of more than 100 environmental professionals in the Bay Area. This position would support a variety of projects in northern California, with a focus on wetland delineations, field assessments and surveys, reporting, and environmental permitting. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: + Conducts 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 and provides strategies and recommendations on avoidance and minimization of impacts. + Provides support and leadership on environmental permit application preparation. + Supports a variety of biological tasks, including biological surveys (botanical, wildlife, etc.), construction monitoring, and preparation of technical reports. + Contributes as an active and positive member of AECOM’s Impact Assessment and Planning practice in the SF Bay Area. **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-sustaining disaster 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 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. + Has been lead author of jurisdictional delineation reports. + Knowledgeable about plant species found in wetland habitats, and is capable of identifying and keying out plant species. + Experience in preparing permit application packages for submittal to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Board. **Preferred Qualifications** + Experience preparing permit application packages for submittal to California Coastal Commission. + Experience with field data collection tools such as Collector, Trimble units, and others. + Expertise in California wildlife and/or plants. + Working knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act. + Certified Practitioner for California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM). + 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 **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** Part-Time **Requisition/Vacancy No.** 253909BR **Additional Locations** US - Sacramento, CA - 2020 L St **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.