AECOM Mid-level Biologist in San Diego, California
AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Mid-level Biologist for immediate employment with AECOM’s southern California Natural Resources Group in either San Diego, Orange or Los Angeles, CA offices (hybrid schedule is an option). This position would support numerous natural resource projects in the southern California region with a focus on preparing technical reports, Biological Assessments, sections of NEPA and CEQA documents, Habitat Conservation Plans, and other permitting support. Some field work may be required. Therefore, a strong background in wildlife biology and/or botany is desired.
At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.
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.
Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Conduct writing assignments, including completing Biological Technical Reports, Mitigation and Monitoring Plans, Natural Environment Studies, Biological Assessments, and/or EIR/EIS sections.
Possess knowledge of major state and federal agencies (e.g., USACE, USFWS, BLM, CDFW, RWQCB, and CCC) and major regulatory frameworks (e.g., NEPA, CEQA, ESA, CESA, CFGC, CWA and CCA as well as knowledge of regional conservation planning (i.e., MSCP, MHCP, MSHCP) and apply to assigned tasks.
Support proposal efforts.
Work under supervision of senior project managers or senior-level team members
Ability to independently manage projects or tasks and/or oversee project teams
Ensure assigned tasks stay on schedule and budget.
The ability to work independently and as part of a team; be innovative and a problem solver.
Occasional travel will be required.
Perform assignments that require background in wildlife ecology and/or botany and ecological processes.
Conduct biological survey fieldwork as part of a team and alone in coastal, inland, and desert environments, which can include rugged terrain.
Identify and record native and non-native fauna and/or flora in the field.
Utilize electronic data collection methods and manage data, as needed.
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.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field (biology, ecology, etc.) and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.
The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in terrestrial biology, field experience with special status species of southern California, and knowledge of regulatory requirements.
Valid driver license required, and must be able to safely drive to job sites.
U.S. Citizenship is required for this role.
Prior consulting experience preferred, but non-consultant candidates with relevant experience will be considered.
Experience in Southern California strongly desired.
Project Management experience.
Regulatory permitting experience related to jurisdictional waters and/or wildlife preferred.
Strong technical writing skills on environmental technical documents supporting project coverage under the ESA, CESA, CWA, NEPA, CEQA, etc.
Strong organizational skills and proactive communicator.
Clear oral communication skills.
Candidate must be flexible and willing to support multiple projects as needed.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Ability to create and maintain tracking spreadsheets and documents
Team player with excellent listening skills and diplomacy.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
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 Sciences
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 267641BR
Additional Locations US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 N Los Angeles St, US - Orange, CA - 999 Town & Country Rd
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.