AECOM Ecologist in Chicago, Illinois
The Environment Business Line of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Environmental Biologist for immediate employment in the Minneapolis, MN office (positions also open in Denver and Chicago).
We are looking for someone with 5+ years of experience to assist with natural resource investigations and permitting for projects related to: natural gas development and transmission, land development, power generation, and transmission, mining/quarrying, transportation, and water resource management.
We are seeking a dynamic individual, capable of conducting field surveys; who works well with other staff, and is comfortable working in small or large groups. In addition to fieldwork, this role will be responsible delivery of high-quality technical documentation and reports. This position will involve working together with a variety of staff, project managers, clients, and regulatory agency employees.
Responsibilities and duties include but aren't limited to the following:
Collecting and analyzing biological data to determine natural resource impact.
Writing technical documents and permit applications.
May specialize in research centering on particular plants and animals and/or the ecology of these organisms.
Will specialize in wetland delineation, reporting, and permitting.
Will be responsible for leading field crews and wetland/watercourse investigations and similar type task management.
Performs standard scientific work requiring the application of techniques and procedures.
Detects problems when using standardized procedures because of the condition of samples, difficulties with the equipment, etc.
Conducts specific phases of projects for more experienced scientists.
Proposes appropriate analytical methods and techniques. Assists in providing advice and consulting services within scope of scientific knowledge.
Draws conclusions and makes recommendations based on analysis.
Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
Works under general supervision.
At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.
On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.
We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year
Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”
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AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government — delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle — from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients
Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.
- BA/BS in Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, or related field + 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
Experience preparing environmental documents
Understanding of the environmental regulatory framework for the Upper Midwest, including applicable state and federal laws
Strong research and analytical abilities
Strong written and oral communication skills, including the editing, oversight or preparation of technical reports
Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
Fully qualified scientist. Utilizes scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.
Requires general familiarity within a broad field of scientific knowledge of reciprocal effects of the work upon other disciplines/fields.
Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.
Solves problems by use of combinations of standard procedures, modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments.
Participates in planning required to achieve prescribed objectives.
Conducts analysis and investigation work obtained from a variety of sources.
Performs inspections and tests to ensure compliance.
Participates in developing corrective measures and procedures. Formulates hypothesis, performs research and makes recommendation.
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Planning
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 247584BR
Additional Locations US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.