AECOM Biologist/Environmental Planner in Oakland, California

United States of America - California, Oakland

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a mid-level Biologist or Environmental Planner to support our rapidly growing and diverse workload supporting some of California's most exciting and important projects. We are seeking a flexible, adaptable, motivated, and career-minded environmental professional to join our team of more than 100 environmental professionals here in the Bay Area. As a large and fully integrated practice here in California, our current project workload offers the opportunities to work on nearly any type of project and support nearly any kind of industry including (just to name a few) dam removal and stream restoration; wildfire planning, response, and recovery; bridge, tunnel, highway, and other major infrastructure development; urban planning and development, and open space and applied land management.

Serves as a technical leader in assessing potential effects to plants, wildlife, and the environment resulting from projects

Provides creative strategies and recommendations for avoiding or mitigating project effects on the environment

Prepares field assessments, reports, and technical documents

Attends client and regulatory agency meetings in support of project development

Is an active and positive member of AECOM’s large Environmental practice in the SF Bay Area

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, or other environmental fields

4+ years of experience in biology and natural resources, including working knowledge of the federal and California Endangered Species Acts, Clean Water Act, California Fish and Game Code, and other pertinent regulatory laws in California and the West, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

The ability to work outside as well as in an office setting.

Strong detail-oriented work style, with excellent oral and written communication skills, and an accommodating and proactive attitude.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience conducting surveys for plant and/or wildlife species.

Working knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act. Experience preparing CEQA or NEPA sections.

Experience in regulatory permitting under the ESA, CESA, CWA, and CDFG Code; experience preparing necessary permitting documentation and agency submittals.

Experience leading or managing field efforts.

Experience supporting water, transportation, and energy infrastructure projects.

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 Ecology

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 202115BR

Clearance Required 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.