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Stantec Environmental Scientist in AMHERST, New York

Environmental Scientist - ( 220003AO )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We are a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec seeks an Environmental Scientist to join our growing Environmental Services team in Buffalo, NY. Successful environmental scientists at Stantec have opportunities for professional development, are often tasked with learning new skills, and work on a variety of interesting and challenging projects. Stantec has a small company feel that provides local services yet has offices worldwide and thus provides the opportunity for travel and expanding personal horizons.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Wetland Delineations and Field Surveys: Participating in both large- and small-scale wetland delineations, natural community mapping, rare, threatened, and endangered species surveys, function and value assessments, environmental permitting, post construction monitoring, and wetland mitigation/restoration

  • Environmental Inspections: Conducting construction and post construction environmental inspection and monitoring to verify compliance with Stormwater and other environmental permit conditions

  • Environmental Permitting/SEQR: Support preparation and development of NYSDEC/USACE Joint Permit Applications, including SEQR Compliance (Environmental Assessment Forms and Environmental Impact Statements); familiarity with NYSPSC Article VII, Part 102 and Article 10 preferred but not required

  • Preparation of a wide range of reports and involving environmental regulatory compliance and environmental impact analysis

  • Regularly travel throughout NY, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states. Travel to other areas may also be required.

  • Work with multidisciplinary staff and be responsible for the safety and well-being of other field staff and perform tasks required for fieldwork such as workflow planning, scheduling, data collection and dissemination, reporting, and communication with project management, clients and regulators

  • Support environmental investigation and remediation work at commercial and industrial facilities located in urban, rural, or undeveloped locations. Field work may include, but is not limited to, collecting samples of soil, sediment, water, and air; overseeing drilling of soil borings and installation of monitoring wells; performing hydraulic conductivity tests; excavation monitoring; use of instrumentation; overseeing subcontractors; and coordinating complex field tasks with multiple staff and subcontractors


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • The selected candidate is expected to have proven communication and leadership skills and an excellent attitude

  • Candidates must have outstanding organization, planning, and problem-solving skills

  • Candidates must be willing and able to spend long days on foot over uneven, remote terrain in inclement weather

  • Selected candidates are expected to maintain a positive attitude, particularly in challenging environments and harsh weather conditions

  • Mechanical skills, experience driving/navigating in remote locations, and previous experience with GPS and mobile technologies are desired

  • Prior experience and proficiency with GIS is desired

  • Must have a high attention to detail

  • Skill in Microsoft Office software suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

  • Skill in NYS SWPPP Permit compliance, including knowledge with MS4 is desired

  • Effective technical writing and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Education and Experience

  • BS or MS in an environmental discipline and knowledge of soils, vegetation, ecology and hydrology

  • 0 to 5 years of environmental experience, including field experience delineating wetlands according to the Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual and the Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers and EPA Wetland Delineation Manual and the Regional Supplements in New York State

Other Considerations

  • Pre-employment physical is required

  • Good driving record and valid driver's license are required

  • Typical office environment tasks will also be part of the work, working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time

  • Field work will include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

  • Field workdays may be 12 hours long

  • Ability to lift and move items and equipment throughout the workday weighing up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and traverse uneven surfaces in rough terrain

  • Ability to bend, stoop, and kneel throughout the workday

  • Stantec employs strict policies to attempt to protect its employees from potential COVID-19 exposure and provides guidelines for office occupancy and travel that follow recommendations and requirements of the CDC, individual states, and municipalities

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : United States-New York-Amherst

Job : Environmental Scientist

Organization : BC-2134 Environmental Services-US Northeast

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Entry Level

Travel : Yes, 75 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Sep 22, 2022, 11:23:19 AM

Req ID: 220003AO

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans