SWCA Environmental Consultants is hiring an
SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking an Assistant Project Biologist (Project I) with experience in natural resource management and biological studies for our Albuquerque, NM office. We are seeking a candidate who is looking to develop or continue a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise, strong writing skills, business acumen and the potential for leadership. Responsibilities may include writing technical reports, participating in field surveys, natural resource planning, permitting assistance, and coordinating with a multi-disciplinary team.
This is a permanent, hourly, full-time, regular position, reporting to one of SWCA’s Project Managers out of our Albuquerque, NM office.
Develop project management and technical lead skills on a variety of biological resource projects.
Conduct a variety of natural resources studies including wetland delineations, threatened/endangered species assessments, environmental assessments, and biological reports and evaluations documentation.
Organize, review, and transfer field data, and write technical reports and permit applications and subject matter expert review related to the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, local municipal and county regulations, and other resource planning/permitting relevant in Texas and Oklahoma. Report writing may reach 65% of the position's required time commitment.
Prepare reports and permit documents as the primary author and conduct quality assurance/quality control for a variety of renewable energy project types and sizes.
Work closely with a project team to complete biological resource management tasks.
Take initiative and resolve issues in an independent manner.
Identify and pursue new business opportunities; and,
Work closely with SWCA’s other resource scientists, planners, on natural and cultural resource projects throughout the company.
Work as member of a team and independently to make decisions and complete tasks in the most effective manner.
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field.
Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in biological surveys and resource management, in either the public or private sector.
Experience working with scientists, planners, engineers, contractors, and agency specialists.
Proficiency in writing natural resources technical reports -- these may include those related to the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act; the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act; and/or other biological requirements.
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
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