AECOM Wetland Scientist/Natural Resources Specialist in Bismarck, North Dakota

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Position Title Wetland Scientist/Natural Resources Specialist

United States of America - North Dakota


Job Summary

AECOM's Bismarck, ND office is currently seeking a Wetland Scientist/Natural Resources Specialist to perform environmental field and reporting tasks. The appropriately qualified candidate must be self-motivated and able to follow through with assignments, with a strong background and field expertise in wetland delineation, state and federal permitting, and environmental planning. This is a mid-level professional position providing the individual an opportunity to expand upon their wetland science and natural resources field skills, as well as report preparation and project management skills.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting wetland delineations

  • Regulatory permitting

  • Wildlife habitat evaluation

  • Endangered species surveys

  • Impact assessment and mitigation planning

  • Restoration and mitigation site monitoring

  • Construction monitoring

  • Report preparation and interactions with state and federal agencies

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology/Ecology/Natural Resources or related field

  • 2+ years of field survey work experience including wetland, threatened/endangered, and wildlife habitat

  • Experience in some or all of the following activities: proven wetland delineation expertise, wetland and stream quality assessments, wetland and stream mitigation design and monitoring, endangered species habitat assessments, and rare plant surveys

  • Experience with the State wetlands regulatory permitting programs in Upper Midwest (ND, SD, MN, WS, MT) as well as Clean Water Act Section 401/404 permitting

  • An understanding of municipal, state, and federal environmental regulations, permitting, and policy in upper Midwest states

  • The individual should be comfortable working in physically challenging outdoor situations in all types of weather and traveling on a regular basis to project sites located in North Dakota and the surrounding Midwest U.S. region

  • Estimated office/field time: 40% / 60%. Must be willing to travel

  • Computer skills including experience with MS Office Word/Excel

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to work as part of a larger team a must

  • Developed strong working relationships with a variety of clients and staff with various regulatory agencies

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Biology / Ecology / Natural Resources or related field

  • 4-10 years experience in consulting

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 40 hour wetland delineation training

  • Knowledge of upper plains flora, fauna and natural systems

  • Excellent technical writing skills and ability to effectively express his or herself orally among internal staff, clients, and sub-contractors

  • Detail oriented and have the ability to work independently

  • Ability to exhibit a mature sense of professional responsibility and awareness of accepted standards of professional behavior

  • Experienced with basic computer programs; MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with statistics, ArcGIS or AutoCAD a plus

  • Strong skills in operating field sampling equipment including GPS

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Sciences

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 165748BR