Power Engineers Senior Biologist / Botanist in Foxborough, Massachusetts
Senior Biologist / Botanist
Department:Eastern Biology Group
Senior Biologist / Botanist
POWER Engineers’ Environmental Division provides planning, permitting, engineering, site assessment and corrective action services to clients worldwide. Across multiple industries, our diverse staff specialize in the areas of air, water, waste, ecological and cultural resources throughout our 45 offices located across the country and internationally.
We are seeking a Biologist/Botanist for our Eastern Biology Group working out of the Foxborough, MA office in support of our Environmental Division. The selected candidate would join a team of more than 230 environmental professionals across the U.S.
Roles and Responsibilities
This senior-level biologist/botanist will assist with and lead field botanical assessments and ecological projects located across the country, but with a focus in Massachusetts and New England. The position requires identifying protected plant species, rare turtle surveys, vernal pool and habitat assessments, as well as organizing and summarizing field-collected data, and compiling survey reports.
Candidates must be capable of understanding and implementing health and safety plans and interfacing with both internal staff (project managers and other discipline leads) as well as client representatives and team members. The successful candidate will be a technical leader responsible for developing standards and implementing quality assurance measures.
This position has a mixture of field and office duties. It is likely to require long days outdoors in variable weather and terrain. Projects require frequent travel and often working six days per week. Work locations vary, ranging throughout Massachusetts and New England.
Candidates must have positive attitudes, be physically prepared to work in difficult conditions, and be eager to become a critical part of the POWER team. The candidate should have an established and successful history of leading biological and botanical survey efforts, wetland delineations, soil surveys, environmental inspections and working as part of diverse and dynamic project teams.
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, or other related field
At least fifteen (15) years' experience conducting biological surveys
Knowledge of the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineations Manual and appropriate regional supplements
Experience with rare turtle telemetry studies
Experience with natural resources permit applications, including:
US Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 permits
Regional Section 401 Water Quality Certifications
Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA)
Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations
Experience conducting habitat (vegetation) assessment & mapping, vegetation classification, and familiarity with state survey protocols
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Attention to detail and commitment to quality and professionalism
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Must be willing and able to travel throughout the region with potential travel throughout the U.S.
Master’s degree in Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, or other related field
Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS)
New Hampshire Certified Wetland Scientist (NHCWS)
Certified Wildlife Biologist (CWB)
At Power Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work you will have a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives and find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our client’s first choice. These traits—and deep technical skill—account for our success.
As an employee-owned company, we strive to make Power Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefit package, professional development and an appealing work environment. Power Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us, and we operate with the philosophy of “have fun, do good work, and make money.”