Power Engineers Biologist – Wetland Scientist in Richmond, Virginia
Biologist – Wetland Scientist
Department:Eastern Biology Dept
Biologist – Wetland Scientist
POWER Engineers’ Environmental Division provides planning, permitting, engineering, site assessment, and corrective action services to clients worldwide. Across multiple industries, our diverse staff specializes 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 – Wetland Scientist for our Eastern Biology Department to report to our Richmond, VA office. This position includes the ability to work remotely from a mutually acceptable location.
Roles and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will conduct field assessments for various ecological projects in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Region while offering support to projects across the country.
The position involves conducting wetland and waterbody delineations, organizing and summarizing field-collected data, and compiling survey reports. Candidates must be familiar with local plant populations, proficient in plant identification using plant keys, and capable of interfacing with both internal team members and client representatives.
The position is primarily a field position and will require long days outdoors in variable weather and terrain. Projects require frequent overnight travel to various locations throughout the region. Candidates must have a positive attitude, be physically prepared to work in difficult conditions and be eager to become a critical part of the POWER team. The candidate should be proficient with and/or have demonstrated experience with field collection, species identification, working as part of the diverse and dynamic project team, and growth through the development of new skills.
B.S. and/or M.S. in Biology, Ecology, or related field
Two (2) to six (6) years of experience in environmental/biological consulting in the utility or energy industry; to include transmission, renewables, power generation, and/or natural gas transmission experience
Experience with assisting or leading plant identification and wetland delineation activities
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail and commitment to quality and professionalism
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Working knowledge of the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineations Manual and appropriate regional supplements
Experience with Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act regulations
Experience with writing technical reports or permit sections
Working knowledge of GPS technologies
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. Up to 60% travel is expected.
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 clients’ first choice. These traits—and depth of technical skill—account for our success.