AECOM Mid-level Ecologist in New Orleans, Louisiana
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AECOM is seeking a Mid-Level Ecologist to be based in our Baton Rouge or New Orleans, LA office. The Ecologist II will support our Environmental Permitting and Planning group within our Environment business line. 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 Impact Assessment and Permitting group conducts a variety of projects including impact assessments, environmental field assessments, environmental regulatory permitting, utility siting and licensing, environmental inspection, and many others.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Assisting on wetland, stream, and wildlife habitat assessments, botanical surveys, and listed species surveys.
Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
Assisting with the preparation of technical documents and permit applications.
This position will predominantly involve task-based assignments.
Position requires field work and candidate must be able to 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.
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Bachelor's degree in environmental science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Biology, or related field plus 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education in assisting on wetland, stream, and wildlife habitat assessments, botanical surveys and species surveys.
Valid U.S. Driver's License is required.
4+ 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.
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Knowledge of wetland delineations, stream assessments, and regulatory requirements (e.g., federal and state Endangered Species Acts, Clean Water Act).
Experience with use of ArcGIS
Experience with conducting botany, wildlife, and avian identification.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
Due to the nature of this role, U.S. Citizenship is required.
Offered rate of compensation (Louisiana locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $50,000.00 - $70,000.00.
AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.
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You will have 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.
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Business Line: Environment
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: West
Career Area: Science
Work Location Model: Hybrid