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AECOM Mid-level Ecologist in Houston, Texas

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking an experienced, highly talented Mid-level Ecologist for immediate employment in the Houston, TX office. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary, team-oriented environment. This position provides unlimited career growth potential while working with a team comprised of a variety of staff and project managers in support of AECOM’s clients, including natural gas, electric utilities, and renewables. AECOM’s Environmental Planning and Permitting (EPP) group conducts a variety of projects including impact assessments, environmental field assessments, environmental regulatory permitting, utility siting and licensing, environmental inspection, and many others. The group primarily works on projects in Texas, Louisiana, and adjacent states. There are opportunities to work on large-scale projects or projects further afield than the typical project range if the candidate is interested.

AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects and career opportunities. Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world.

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

  • Stream, wetland, wildlife habitat assessments and other surveys

  • Leading wetland delineations and writing wetland delineation reports, function assessments, mitigation plans, and environmental compliance/permitting documents (Clean Water Act (CWA) permits, Section 401 and 404, or other permit applications).

  • Managing tasks and projects according to approved scopes of work and delivering quality reports on schedule and within budget.

  • Coordinating with various governmental agencies.

  • Preparing biological evaluations/assessments.

  • Leading field crews for wetland/waterbody and wildlife habitat assessments, including adherence to field safety requirements.

  • Assistance in preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, including Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, Findings of No Significant Impacts, and Environment Impact Statement sections.

  • Assisting Senior Staff with business development activities, including proposals, pre-qualifications, and relationship building with clients and prospective clients.

  • Work may include extended hours, night work and/or overnight travel.

About AECOM’s Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental. Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Biology, or related field.

  • 4 + years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • The position requires fieldwork, and the candidate must be able to travel (including overnight).

  • Good driving record and a valid driver’s license is required.

  • US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6+ years of data collection, data review, and preparation of scientific documents including wetland delineations, stream assessments, technical reports, Section 401/404 permitting and mitigation requirements. Technical writing experience specifically about authoring siting studies, and/or FERC resource reports, and/or NEPA analysis preferred.

  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS products. Strong understanding of Geographic Information System (GIS) processes and capabilities. GIS Certification certification/degree preferred.

  • Experience working with electric utility and natural gas.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced consulting environment.

  • Experience delivering high quality technical documentation and permit applications.

  • Experience as Deputy Project Manager on environmental planning projects

  • High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as in a collaborative team environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication with ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical staff/management.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Ecology

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 270648BR

Additional Locations US - Baton Rouge, LA - 8555 United Plaza Blvd Suite 300

Virtual: No

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.

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