AECOM Entry Level Biologist/Botanist in Coral Gables, Florida
United States of America - Florida, Coral Gables
AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry-Level Biologist/Botanist for employment in the Coral Gables (Miami), FL office. This position would support our client’s needs with respect to environmental/NEPA analyses and reporting for projects including natural resources, sociocultural resources, and physical resources in the South Florida region.
This position is expected to start in November 2021.
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-sustaining disaster 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”
Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 500 Design 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.
Primary duties may include, but not be limited to performing the following:
Environmental data collection, identification, investigation, and data analysis
Utilize electronic data collection methods and manage data, as needed. Conducting studies related to natural resources, protected species, wildlife resources and related parameters
Conduct biological surveys/ protocol-level fieldwork as part of a team. Identify and record fauna and/or flora in field (terrestrial/wetland and coastal).
Preparation of natural/social/physical resources technical reports - strong writing skills required to prepare high-quality NEPA-related documents and other technical reports
Assisting with the preparation of NEPA documents Coordination with regulatory and resource agencies with regard to NEPA, ecological studies and environmental permitting
Working in regional program areas related to natural/water resources planning, community development, coastal zone management and others
Possess some knowledge of major state (e.g., FDEP) and federal agencies (e.g., USACE, USFWS, NOAA Fisheries) and major regulatory frameworks (e.g., NEPA, ESA, CWA and CCA) as they relate to biological resource impacts
Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member
Ensure assigned tasks stay on schedule and budget. Bring flexibility to serve as a cross-disciplinary resource to best meet the needs of AECOM and its clients.
Working in a client’s office on a full-time or part-time basis
Bachelor’s Degree in biology, ecology, botany, or other closely related discipline
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to create and maintain tracking spreadsheets and documents
Familiarly/interest in South Florida ecosystems (flora and fauna).
Ability/willingness to travel to job sites and client offices as needed
Valid U.S Driver’s License is required for travel
Proficiency in GIS and other mapping tools is a plus.
1+ year(s) experience with South Florida ecosystems (flora and fauna).
Candidate must be flexible and willing to support multiple projects as needed.
The ability to work in a client's office and communicate efficiently to the client (proactive).
The ability and desire to interact with clients and agency representatives.
The ability to work in a fast-paced work environment where changing client priorities result in the need to determine creative ways to get the job done.
The ability to work independently and as part of a team; be innovative and a problem solver.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Prior consulting experience preferred, but non-consultant candidates with relevant experience will be considered.
The successful candidate must be capable of performing field work in difficult weather conditions, and easily handle terrain obstacles such as fences and other obstacles as well as animal nuisances such as ticks, mosquitos, and snakes. Travel (short term and extended) may be required, including overnight stays. There is potential to work within a client’s office in the Miami area.
Candidates may be asked to submit to a drug test, medical surveillance, or MVR (motor vehicle record) upon hire.
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 Sciences
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 256666BR
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.