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Scientist II

South Portland, Maine
Closing date
Dec 3, 2021

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What We're Looking For
Applies a sound knowledge of the principles and theories of geology, hydrology, chemistry, biology or other related sciences to analyze the potential effects a project may have on the environment and/or the potential effects the environment may have on the design and construction of a project. Participates in moderate to complex projects or all level of project/program difficulty and/or may be responsible for an assigned phase of project or program. Assists in executing virtual public involvement opportunities.
Primary Focus Will Include:
- Natural resource identification, analyses, and documentation.
- ArcGIS mapping and analysis.
- Support for client virtual public involvement programs.
- Collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams in project delivery.
- Assist in projects from concept development through submission drawings.
- Coordinate with sub-consultants and in-house personnel on a regular basis to complete assigned tasks. Some contact with clients.
- Prepares technical plans and reports, written reports on small to medium sized planning projects, scopes of work, fee proposals and responses to Request for Proposals.
- Final production of environmental documents, comprehensive plans and reports, graphics associated with public meetings, presentation drawings, reports, etc.
- Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications:
- Master's Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Geology, Soil Science, Planning, or relevant field.
- Stream assessment training.
- Wetland delineation training.
- NH wetland certification.
Preferred Skills:
- Wetland and stream identification and mapping.
- GIS user experience
- Technical writing.
- ArcGIS, spatial analysis.
- Works effectively as part of a team.
What You'll Need
Essential Responsibilities:
- Conducts research, gathers scientific information and data, and performs field investigations among other supporting activities with minimal oversight.
- Determines best prescribed methodology for conducting analysis in field work; sets up test equipment as necessary to obtain scientific data.
- May develop in coordination with Senior Scientist new methodologies and technical approaches.
- Using established prescribed templates, prepares data analysis, modeling, written reports, maps, etc. as appropriate to support findings as it pertains to the natural or man-made environment in the study area.
- Reviews and evaluates technical reports and plans of scientific aspects of proposed projects for the environmental review of projects including permitting, and development of mitigation plans.
- Collects, analyzes, and reports on the scientific aspects of the natural and man-made environment to identify the effects of the construction and operation of transportation projects on the environment.
- Provides technical advice and assistance to project engineers on specific geologic, hydrologic, biologic, or other scientific aspects and their impact on the specific phase of construction.
- Reviews and evaluates the potential impact of federal, state, and local environmental legislation.
- Coordinates with appropriate agencies and stakeholders to encourage cooperative management strategies, or to develop information and interpret findings.
- Prepares and participates in public information meetings and hearings.
- Keeps current with trends, literature and new developments in ecology and environmental science.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Geology, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Archeology, Anthropology or related field and 2 years relevant experience
- Master's Degree in Geology, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Archeology, Anthropology or related field and 1 year of relevant experience
- Recognizes patterns, trends, and inconsistencies to understand how data relates to scientific principles and environmental conditions.
- Research scientific articles and trends to assess findings and relevance for environmental documentation and permits.
- Assesses and compiles complex information from technical reports.
- Teaches safety procedures and best practices in the field.
- Understands established analytical methods.
- Instills trust by gaining the confidence of others through accountability, honesty, integrity, and professionalism
Additional Information
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