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Our passionate team of 1,400 professionals includes engineers, scientists, planners, and designers. We are invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We work hard. We have fun. We make a difference.

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Ecologist

Department: Atlanta
Location: Atlanta, GA

Ecologist

VHBs growing Atlanta, Georgia team is looking for an experienced Ecologist to join our Environmental group.

VHBs passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.


Responsibilities

  • Performance of large ecological studies, including leading field teams, conducting QA/QC, assisting with managing field operations and staff workflows to accommodate deadlines.
  • Report preparation and assistance with proposals
  • All aspects of wetlands assessments work including desktop reviews/ evaluations, field delineations, wetlands mapping, wetlands data form completion, mitigation credit calculations, US Army Corps of Engineers Section 404/10 permitting processes
  • Conduct field surveys
  • Participate in environmental permitting, assessment, and compliance work related to federal and state agency requirements as they pertain to a variety of project types
  • Perform analysis and participate in making recommendations to clients
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary environmental assessments

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Motivated to learn, mentor, and collaborate with others
  • Superior technical skills, producing consistent high-quality work products
  • Emerging business development and proposal skills, technical scope writing, qualifications and costing is desirable
  • Strong field notation skills
  • Strong wetland delineation skills
  • Ability to work long day-time hours in the outdoor environment
  • Ability to work well with a wide range of clients in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work well independently and with a diverse, multi-disciplinary group in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Proficient using Mobile Data Collection technologies, including GPS
  • Proficient with Arc Map and GIS applications
  • Experience writing due diligence reports and biological assessments
  • Aptitude for coordinating surveys and/or consultations for state and federal protected species
  • Proficient with general habitat and/or plant community identification
  • Proficient with field safety practices

Qualifications

  • B.S. degree or higher in biology, environmental science, natural science, or related field
  • At least three (3) years professional experience
  • Must have experience preparing ecology reports for the Georgia Department of Transportation or other state transportation departments
  • Experience with wetland/surface waters and/or wildlife permitting, ecological surveys, ecological studies, habitat assessment, field data collection and documentation, data analysis and evaluation.

At VHB, were invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. Were proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

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VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and veterans, are encouraged to apply.

VHB participates in the E-verify employment authorization program.

VHB also maintains a drug-free workplace.

If you are in need of special assistance in applying for individuals with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please call our HR contact, Mary Ann Forde at 407-982-4495 or email mforde@vhb.com.

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