Stantec Environmental Scientist in West Palm Beach, Florida
Environmental Scientist - ( 23000271 )
Stantec is an international, multidisciplinary firm, providing services to a wide base of clients across the globe. Our environmental group in Coral Gables, Florida is seeking an Environmental Scientist to join our Team. Our group is dedicated to managing the environmental components of projects for Federal, State and local agency clients, primarily within the South Florida region, with a heavy focus on transportation projects. We provide our clients with a wide range of services including natural resource assessments and permitting, NEPA compliance and document preparation, Phase I contamination assessments, permit compliance oversight during construction, ecosystem restoration design and construction, environmental planning and design services, and sea level rise analyses.
We are seeking multi-skilled Environmental Scientist for our Coral Gables, FL office. The qualified candidate is expected to plan and lead natural resource field surveys, assess and quantify environmental impacts from proposed projects, and create high-quality technical reports and report figures from the analysis of field and GIS-based data. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and organized individual, capable of handling the demands of multiple priorities for various clients and projects. The qualified candidate will possess excellent communication and personal skills and is expected to work effectively within a project team, including mentoring junior staff and reporting to senior staff. The candidate will also be expected to develop and maintain successful working relationships with clients and regulatory agency representatives.
Your Key Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for the preparation of biological impact assessments, NEPA documents, and permit applications for a variety of projects for the Florida Department of Transportation and other Federal, State and local agency clients. The candidate will be required to work primarily in an office setting with the ability to plan and lead the natural resource field work efforts necessary to support the deliverable. Preferred candidates will have experience with a variety of South Florida natural resources, but candidates with focused experience in one specific natural resource area will also be considered.
Identification of potential environmental impacts through reviews of engineering plans, aerials, and GIS databases
Synthesize data from multiple sources, use professional judgement in providing recommendations and conclusions supported by data
Technical report and memorandum writing
Permit application preparation
Planning and leading benthic/marine resource surveys and preparing benthic/marine resource survey reports
Conducting wildlife surveys and preparing wildlife survey reports
Delineating wetlands, conducting functional assessments, and preparing corresponding documentation
Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to ensure that tasks are completed in the most effective, safe, and efficient manner
Maintain Stantec’s high standard of quality control and quality assurance
Identify and resolve problems in creative ways
Communicate regularly with the project manager and your supervisor to ensure that project schedules are met
Effective communication with colleagues, clients, and agency personnel
Your Capabilities and Credentials
Attention to detail and strong organizational and task scheduling skills
Willingness and ability to learn new systems and skills
Strong communication skills, both verbal and technical writing
Must be disciplined and motivated in producing high-quality deliverables
An affinity for working in a multidisciplinary team of engineers, planners, scientists, and Subject Matter Experts with the ability to work independently, dependably, and efficiently
Must be able to effectively interact directly with clients in a professional manner
Ability to work in harsh and demanding field environments
May require working long field days outdoors, sometimes under rigorous conditions (e.g., hot and/or rainy weather, remote areas, under water, in a wide variety of habitats)
Scuba certification by a recognized agency and scientific diving experience to collect scientific data
A valid driver’s license and ability to drive corporate vehicles including a full size pickup truck safely
Commitment to embrace Stantec’s safety culture and values
Education and Experience
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science or management, biology, ecology, botany, or a closely related field. Masters preferred.
5 years experience Enviromental Scientist and environmental planning, design services
3 years experience on a variety of NEPA, environmental permitting, and/or transportation projects in South Florida is preferred
Experience operating and navigating boats in tidal waters.
Experience conducting wetland delineations and functional assessments.
Experience conducting surveys for threatened and endangered species in South Florida.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal permitting regulations.
Familiarity with the FDOT PD&E Manual.
Stantec is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status
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: 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. 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 employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.
Primary Location : United States-Florida-Coral Gables
Other Locations : United States-Florida-West Palm Beach, United States-Florida-Deerfield Beach, United States-Florida-Miami
Organization : BC-2158 Transpt-US Florida
Employee Status : Regular
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time
Schedule : Full-time
Job Posting : May 26, 2023, 10:58:23 AM
Req ID: 23000271
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