Apr 14, 2023

Senior Biologist

  • Sacramento, CA, USA
Full time Construction

Job Description

**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. **Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.** 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. **Job Description** **AECOM** is seeking a Senior level Biologist or Ecologist with experience in project management for employment in our Sacramento, California office. The successful applicant will be responsible for projects that involve biological resources inventories and impact analysis; innovative mitigation and conservation planning; multi-disciplinary teamwork with biologists, planners, landscape architects, and restoration ecologists; and creative integration of natural resource analysis and project design. **The responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, those listed below:** + Perform assignments requiring interpretation and application of federal, State, and local environmental regulations. + Prepare technical reports including survey reports, Biological Assessments, and biological resources CEQA/NEPA sections. + Lead wildlife and/or botanical surveys, including vegetation and habitat mapping. + Conduct special-status species surveys. + Conduct senior review of technical reports prepared by others. + Conduct wetland delineations and prepare aquatic resources delineation reports. + Lead environmental compliance monitoring teams, including coordinating with project managers, engineers, construction contractors and conducting worker environmental awareness programs. + Perform other related duties assigned, such as coordination with team members, scheduling of work, etc. + Utilize electronic data collection methods (including GPS), manage, interpret and analyze data, as needed. + Support business development efforts. + Work under the supervision of a senior project manager or senior-level team member. + Work independently and as part of a team; be innovative and a problem solver. + Ensure assigned tasks stay on schedule and budget. **Additional work or opportunities for skills development may include:** + Project management training and certification + Preparing and implementing mitigation, restoration, and monitoring plans + Special-status species permitting (e.g., ESA Section 7 biological assessments; Section 2080 Take permits) + Wetlands permitting (e.g., CWA Section 404 and 401, CDFG Section 1600) + Tree inventories and arborist surveys. + Mentoring and training junior staff. **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. **Qualifications** **Minimum Qualifications:** + Bachelor's degree in biology or related field. + Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/ or education. + Applicant must be available and willing to work out of town as needed. + Valid Driver's license required for this role. **Preferred Skills/Experience:** + Strong biological field skills + Training in relevant biological disciplines (e.g., wildlife, botany, wetland ecology, fisheries, herpetology, or entomology) + Experience conducting wetland delineations, writing aquatic resources delineation reports, and conducting Clean Water Act Section 401/404 permitting. + Ability and desire to perform occasional fieldwork on potentially difficult terrain and during adverse weather conditions. + Experience as a Project Manager on projects involving construction monitoring, habitat assessments, and wildlife and botanical surveys. + Experience in a client-facing role + Good organizational skills and a strong detail-oriented work style + Technical biological writing experience and CEQA/NEPA analysis + Working knowledge of special-status plants and wildlife in northern California, and associated state and federal environmental protections + Endangered species survey/handling experience + Wetland delineation experience + Experience as a technical reviewer of biological resources reports + Experience in developing project scopes and estimating project costs. + Positive attitude and adaptability to changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment. + Experience working with construction crews and field engineers. + Knowledge of GIS software and GPS equipment. + Experience in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Collector, or other computer programs to enter, summarize, and analyze data. **Additional Information** + Due to the nature of the work, U.S. Citizenship is required. + Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $149,000.00. AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs. 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:** J10085897 **Business Line:** Environment **Business Group:** DCS **Strategic Business Unit:** West **Career Area:** Science **Work Location Model:** Hybrid