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Stantec Environmental Technician in San Antonio, Texas

Environmental Technician - ( 240001GH )


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 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 is seeking a qualified, energetic, self-motivated, and resourceful early career Ecologist to support our Natural Resource group as a technician. Grow your career with a leading environmental consulting firm serving a wide variety of private, federal, state, and local government clients in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, and the surrounding region.

Your role will be to perform field work including species surveys, habitat assessments, wetland delineations, compliance monitoring, inspections, and technical support services. You will also write reports, develop plans, and implement steps to move projects toward closure in the most cost-effective manner.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Support data collection efforts for wetland delineations and wetland functional/conditional assessments under applicable agency regulations

  • Conduct vegetation inventories and monitoring

  • Conduct wildlife surveys and habitat assessments for listed species (migratory birds and threatened/endangered species)

  • Serve as a technician on field teams

  • Record, enter, organize, and analyze ecological/environmental data

  • Prepare report documentation and supporting materials for client and regulatory agency submittals

  • Travel to projects to perform field assessments throughout Stantec’s service area


Your Capabilities and Credentials

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

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

  • Knowledge of Texas and southeastern United States vegetation and species

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

  • Strong note-taking skills and attention to detail

  • Strong work ethic with a demonstrated ability to work independently

  • Solid field skills including the ability to navigate in difficult terrain using aerial maps

  • Familiarity with GPS data collection, a broad range of ecological communities, environmental regulatory compliance, and prior consulting experience is preferred

  • A valid driver’s license and a good driving record required

  • Willingness to travel and conduct fieldwork in remote areas (75% of the time), including overnight travel, is expected for this position

  • Ability to lift and move items and equipment

  • Certified Wetland Delineator is a plus

Education and Experience

1-3 years of related experience or a combination of education and experience.

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in wildlife biology, rangeland ecology, environmental science, forestry, botany, soil science, or a closely related natural resource field preferred.

This position works in both field and office settings. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather, remote locations, summer heat, rough terrain, and wildlife; as well as bending, stooping, carrying field equipment, standing, and walking for extended periods, and making visual and tactile distinctions using color, texture, moisture content, depth, and distance.

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.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Texas-Houston

Other Locations : United States-Texas-Plano, United States-Texas-Fort Worth, United States-Texas-Austin, United States-Texas-San Antonio, United States-Texas-Irving

Organization : BC-2353 EnvSvcs-US Gulf West

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 75 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Apr 2, 2024, 7:50:00 AM

Req ID: 240001GH


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