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Stantec Environmental Scientist/Bat Ecologist in Northampton, Massachusetts

Environmental Scientist/Bat Ecologist - ( 23000091 )


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’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate and team up with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support.

Your Opportunity

Stantec’s Northeast Region is seeking an experienced Environmental Scientist/Bat Ecologist to provide environmental field surveys, reporting, and permitting support for clients in the transportation, renewable energy, electric transmission, and other business sectors. Successful applicants will assist our team of environmental professionals on environmental impact analysis, bat surveys, as well as wetlands, stream, and vegetation assessments/monitoring, and endangered species surveys across the Northeastern US.

As an Environmental Scientist/Bat Ecologist, you will work in a highly dynamic team environment with other biologists/ecologists/natural resource specialists, ecosystem restoration engineers, NEPA specialists, environmental planners, and regulatory experts in the Northeast. This position has flexibility with the home office location in the Northeast including the possible Stantec offices, including: South Burlington VT, Topsham ME, Auburn NH, Northampton, Burlington, and Quincy MA, and Hartford CT. The position includes opportunities for both field and office work; it may also involve extensive travel and several weeks in the field and away from home. The ideal applicant will lead bat mist net surveys as needed have experience conducting acoustic bat surveys.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Bat mist-net surveys

  • Bat acoustic surveys

  • Acoustic data analysis for Bats and Birds

  • Wetland and stream delineation and assessment

  • Vegetation inventories/monitoring

  • Wildlife surveys and habitat assessments

  • Aquatic assessments (lake and stream)

  • Wildlife radio-tracking

  • Background data reviews

  • Environmental permit applications for state and federal permitting efforts

  • Endangered resource record reviews

  • GPS data collection and mapping support

  • ArcGIS online mapping and data collection applications

  • Record, enter, organize, manage, and analyze data

  • Prepare written natural resource reports for client and regulatory agency review.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Hold, or currently on a federal recovery permit allowing capture of eastern bat species (Indiana, northern long-eared, and gray bats)

  • Experience setting acoustic detectors for survey and data download, organization, and analysis using automated software programs

  • An interest in ecosystems, natural resource conservation, and the outdoors is essential.

  • The ability to solve problems using critical thinking and to complete tasks with consideration to their own and the team's safety is important.

  • A positive attitude in all working conditions is key.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including exceptional MS Office skills.

  • Strong note-taking skills and attention to detail.

  • Experienced at working well in a team atmosphere and independently as required.

  • Working understanding of policies and procedures for health, safety, security, and environment, including client-specific training (as required).

  • Working knowledge of field sampling techniques.

  • Must have the willingness to learn new skills while conducting field work

  • Conscientious, organized, and disciplined.

  • Builds and maintains productive professional and personal networking relationships within their technical team and throughout the company.

  • Good driving record and valid driver’s license required.

  • Willingness to travel and conduct field work in potentially remote areas for extended periods including overnight travel is expected for this position. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

  • Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

Education and Experience

  • The candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in an environmental discipline (biology, ecology, natural resources, soil science or related natural resources field) with demonstrated experience with biological surveys in the region.

  • Ideal candidates will have a Masters in a related discipline, 10 years plus wildlife/bat experience and/or either have a current USFWS Section 10 Permit or be able to be added to Stantec’s federal bat permit.

  • Must be comfortable with computers and submeter hand held GPS units or other similar GPS based survey equipment.

  • Technical writing skills are necessary for this position.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

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-Vermont-South Burlington

Other Locations : United States-Massachusetts-Northampton, United States-Massachusetts-Burlington, United States-Connecticut-Hartford, United States-New Hampshire-Auburn, United States-Massachusetts-Quincy, United States-Maine-Topsham

Organization : BC-1956 EnvSvcs-US East Northeast

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jan 20, 2023, 8:29:24 AM

Req ID: 23000091

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