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Power Engineers On-Call Desert Tortoise Biologist in Las Vegas, Nevada

On-Call Desert Tortoise Biologist

Location:Las Vegas


Department:Western Biology Group


On-Call Desert Tortoise Biologist

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 temporary, on-call Desert Tortoise Biologist for our Western Biology Department working out of our Las Vegas, Nevada office. The selected candidates will join a team of more than 230 environmental professionals across the U.S.

Roles and responsibilities

As a Desert Tortoise Biologist, you will support and help build the environmental project team focused on transmission lines, renewable energy, oil and gas pipelines, environmental surveys, NEPA analyses, and permitting services. Responsibilities will include supporting a biological field survey effort in Nevada in addition to other potential biological surveys throughout the western U.S. Responsibilities will also include environmental compliance monitoring on construction projects.

The position will be filled by a detail-oriented candidate, with a demonstrated ability to work independently. An established and successful history completing biological survey efforts is desired for this candidate. The candidate must have the experience to complete biological field surveys for desert tortoise. Priority will be given to candidates who have been an Authorized Biologist on previous projects. While much of the work for this position is in the field, effective communication skills are important for success in this role.

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, or related field

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality and professionalism

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Substantial biological field survey knowledge

  • Experience with U.S. Fish and Wildlife desert tortoise survey protocols is preferred

  • Must be able to work in remote conditions and independently

At Power Engineers 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. 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.”