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Job Ref:  140248BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United States
County/State:  Pennsylvania
City:  Conshohocken
30/09/2016 11:45

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary
AECOM is seeking a full time Environmental Scientist for immediate employment in our Conshohocken office. The candidate will be able to demonstrate wetland/botanical and wildlife field experience and permitting skills in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and would complement our talented staff, expand our capabilities, and work within our successful interdisciplinary Impact Assessment and Permitting (IAP) Department. We are seeking a dynamic individual, capable of leading linear project siting and permitting activities and with expertise in conducting field surveys (wetlands and Water of the US). The candidate will demonstrate ability to work well independently and with others and is comfortable in small or large groups. Competency as a technical writer and ability to contribute toward development of high quality documentation/reports/permit packages is expected. A successful candidate will use these skills to support and lead field services, prepare technical reports and permits, perform quality control/assurance measures, present findings, and interact with internal staff, project managers, regulatory agencies, and client contacts.

Because much of the IAP work is performed in support of larger planning/design and remediation projects, the successful applicant will have the opportunity and will be expected to establish and maintain successful working relationships with project and program managers across the company through excellent performance and successful networking.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Assist with siting studies for linear projects
  • Coordinate teams and lead preparation of environmental permit applications in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and possibly other Mid-Atlantic states
  • Conduct field delineations of wetlands and Waters of the US
  • Conduct vegetation and wildlife habitat surveys and complete functional assessments
  • Prepare wetland delineation reports, field data summaries, and federal/state permit applications
  • Research and prepare natural resources sections of NEPA documents
  • Prepare Section 7 correspondence and biological assessments
  • Coordinate with state and federal regulators
  • Coordinate with private sector clients and other consultants
  • Interact with other staff for the safe and effective completion of field work, post-processing data, deliverable preparation, and quality control
  • Support business development efforts, including the preparation of technical and cost proposals
  • Provide flexibility to serve as a cross-disciplinary resource to meet AECOM/client needs

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Ecology, Forestry, Soil Sciences or a closely related discipline
  • 8 years of consulting experience involving organizing, conducting, and preparing land use permitting in NJ and PA with demonstrated working knowledge of laws, regulations and requirements related to the Federal Clean Water Act 401 certification and 404 permitting, ESA Section 7, NJDEP Flood Hazard, Coastal, and Freshwater Wetland Rules, and PADEP Chapter 105 regulations
  • Strong technical writing and analytical skills: A writing example is requested
  • Experience working in a fast-paced consulting environment and ability to perform well under occasionally tight budget and schedule constraints
  • Self-motivated, strongly team-oriented, organized, and excellent communications skills
  • Due to the nature of this work, qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have the ability/willingness to travel on short-term assignments (1-5 day assignments)

Preferred Qualifications
  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) or Wetland Professional In Training (WPIT) certification
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER Training
  • Relevant professional work experience within the power industry, linear projects, and/or with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) related activities
  • In addition to PA and NJ, working knowledge of relevant federal and state regulations in CT, DE, MD, NY and VA
  • Proficiency with GIS and AutoCAD

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 and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.
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