AECOM Ecologist / Biologist in Miami, Florida

Business Line Environment

Position Title Ecologist / Biologist

United States of America - Florida


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Ecologist / Biologist for immediate employment in the Miami, FL office. The successful applicant will join a network of existing AECOM Impact Assessment and Permitting (IAP) specialists across Florida.

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

  • Prepares environmental impact assessment documents in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related laws, guidance, and regulations

  • Performs field studies in support of NEPA documentation

  • Reviews roadway and other design plans for possible construction impacts

  • Analyzes existing information, prepares reports and documents, and collaborates within interdisciplinary teams

  • Works requires independent research, project ownership, and accountability

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, natural resource management, or other closely related field

  • 4+ years of professional work experience in environmental impact review and assessment

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced consulting environment and ability to perform well under in a deadline-driven environment

  • Ability to work on complex projects within interdisciplinary teams

  • Ability to analyze and interpret scientific and/or engineering data pertaining to biological and/or ecological impacts

  • Solid report writing and ability to perform detail-oriented work

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously

  • Clear and concise written and spoken communication is required. A writing sample will be requested

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental scienc,e natural resource management, or other closely related field

  • 5+ years of professional work experience in environmental impact review and assessment

  • A strong background in wetland ecology and knowledge of permits

  • Demonstrated knowledge of south Florida flora and fauna (terrestrial and wetland). Plant knowledge and identification is a plus

  • Experience working in a fast-paced consulting environment

  • Experience in biological survey fieldwork (coastal, inland) including conducting formal jurisdictional delineations

  • Knowledge of major state and federal agencies (e.g., USACE, USFWS) and major regulatory frameworks (e.g., ESA, CWA)

  • Preparing permit application packages and experience in agency coordination necessary to obtain natural resource permits

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.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: 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

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 181604BR

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.