Power Engineers Senior Ecologist in Houston, Texas
Department:Central Biology Dept
POWER Engineers’ Environmental Division provides planning, permitting, engineering, and site assessment services to clients worldwide. Across multiple industries, our diverse staff specialize in the areas of ecological and cultural resources, water quality, air quality, and waste, throughout our 45 offices located across the country and internationally.
We are seeking a senior-level Ecologist working out of the Austin, Houston or San Antonio, Texas offices in support of our Environmental Division. The selected candidate would join a team of more than 250 environmental professionals across the U.S.
Roles and Responsibilities
The candidate must have the ability to lead and perform field surveys, including water of the U.S. delineations, threatened and endangered species assessments, vegetation/habitat mapping as well as other natural resources evaluations. In addition to field survey experience, the candidate should have experience developing quality technical reports and agency permit applications (i.e., USACE, USFWS, state/local agencies) with limited supervision.
As a Sr. Ecologist you will support and help lead diverse project efforts focused on electrical transmission lines, oil and gas pipelines, renewable energy, environmental surveys, NEPA analyses, and federal, state and local regulatory permitting services. The candidate should have an established and successful work history of executing project safety protocols, providing quality of services and work product, timely delivery of services and deliverables.
The person in this position needs to be detail-oriented, have demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team, effective communication, and technical writing skills. The successful candidate will also support project management, proposal development, and client interaction.
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or related field
Seven (7) plus years’ prior environmental consulting work, ideally with linear corridor projects and/or energy infrastructure related projects e.g., pipelines, electric transmission, power generation facilities, terminals, etc.
Demonstrated project experience conducting water of the U.S. assessments, threatened and endangered (T&E) species assessments, and other evaluations related to natural resources
Ability to provide quality control for technical reports
Demonstrated experience with Section 404/10 permitting, including agency correspondence
Knowledge of Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations and USFWS coordination experience
Successful client interaction history
Strong independent, problem-solving skills
Attention to detail and commitment to quality and professionalism
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Willing and able to travel throughout the region with potential travel throughout the U.S.
USFWS permit holder for federally listed species (e.g., golden-cheek warbler and Houston toad) strongly desired
Certification or licensure in field of expertise. CWB, PWS, or other professional designation preferred
Experience working with multi-discipline project teams, including cultural resources, engineering, etc.
Experience with business development experience preferred
Stormwater and/or Section 401 Water Quality consulting experience is a plus
At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good Work. Have Fun. Make Money.
You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.
Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development and a full benefit package:
Vacation/Paid Sick Leave
Voluntary Life Insurance
POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!
Salary Range: DOE