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Environmental Scientist - Wetlands

Department: Rhode Island
Location: Providence, RI

VHB’s growing Providence, RI office is looking for an Environmental Scientist to join our Energy and Environmental Sciences group.

VHB’s 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.

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

Responsibilities

  • Performing natural resource surveys including, but not limited to, wetland delineations and functional assessments, wildlife habitat evaluations and rare species surveys
  • Preparation of studies and technical reports
  • Development of federal, state and local permit applications
  • Managing and participating in the preparation of environmental impact statements and assessments, planning and zoning studies, wetlands permits, and Project Development and Environment (PD&E) studies
  • Designing studies of key ecological issues to support public and private sector clients in making informed sound environmental decisions
  • Establishing and tracking project milestones and business goals
  • Maintaining ongoing dialog with clients to keep them apprised of project status, changes in conditions or other key points of information

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Team oriented with strong capability to motivate others
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter
  • Must demonstrate superior ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates

Qualifications

  • BS in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, Environmental Science or a directly related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • 3+ years of professional environmental consulting experience
  • Ability/willingness to work in physically challenging outdoor situations in all types of weather and traveling on a regular basis to project sites located in New England
  • Experience in plant species identification and soil characterization in the northeast is required
  • Ability to identify and describe wildlife, habitats, and ecological communities is required
  • Knowledge of the state and federal wetland regulations, land use environmental regulations and environmental permitting is required

Please submit applications online.

At VHB, we’re 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’re 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.

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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