Bowman Environmental Scientist I – Remote, US in United States

March 29, 2024

Job Description


Description

Purpose

Responsible for environmental studies related to the land development industry, including wetland delineations, stream assessments, tree inventories and threatened and endangered species, environmental permitting, and coordination with regulatory agencies at the Federal, State, and Local levels. 

Key Responsibilities

Leadership and Direction

  • Receive general instruction on key objectives for execution. Receive direction as needed, and especially on difficult assignments and possible solutions. Work is completed using standard engineering techniques and design principles and is reviewed by more senior staff to ensure application of sound professional judgement.

At the Operational and Company Level

  • Work closely with more senior staff members to learn and assist in environmental work. 

  • Assist with the marketing of the firm’s capabilities to establish new clients and enhance relationships.

Do the Work

  • Conduct field investigations, including wetland delineations, perennial flow evaluations, Resource Protection Area boundary delineations, threatened and endangered species habitat assessments and field surveys, forest stand delineations and natural resource inventories, and Phase I Environmental Site Assessments.  

  • Utilize GPS to collect field data, compile the survey information, and produce maps. 

  • Compile reports summarizing the field investigations, analyze data, and prepare supporting maps and exhibits for Clients.  

  • Assist in the preparation of Section 404/401 permit applications and impact exhibits to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and State and Local environmental agencies.  

  • Work closely with senior and mid-level environmental scientists to learn and assist with the Environmental team’s work. 

Success Metrics and Competencies

Ideal candidate will consistently demonstrate..

  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

  • High degree of discretion and ability to manage highly confidential information.

  • Highly motivated and problem-solving attitude.

  • Strong sense of urgency in responding to constituents.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong work ethic and commitment to quality.

  • Self-reliance and ability to operate independently with limited direction.  

  • Commitment to promoting the reputation of the company through quality of work.

  • Aspirations to grow professionally and advance within the company.

  • Effective working relationship with internal leaders and peers, as well as external clients.

  • Commitment to becoming a “citizen” of the broader organization, breaking down barriers and silos.

  • Commitment to working in partnership with others inside and outside the organization.

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple time-sensitive tasks.

  • Strong GIS skills.

  • Data analysis and interpretation skills.

  • Wetland, plant, and soil identification skills.

Education, Work Experience, Licensure/Certifications, and Technical Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Biology, or related field required at time of employment.

  • Entry level position, no prior experience required. Any relevant industry-related experience a plus.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD.

  • Must hold a valid state driver’s license and successfully pass a motor vehicle check.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

  • Mobility around an office environment.

  • Primarily indoor professional office environment which may include bright/dim light, noise, fumes, odors, and traffic.

  • Frequent and prolonged use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers.

  • Frequent outdoor work environment which may include adverse weather conditions, varying temperatures, excessive noise, and/or potential hazards.

  • Mobility around a job/construction site to include walking, bending, crawling, climbing, squatting, or kneeling and wearing of required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Frequent and prolonged use of data collection equipment and/or drones, necessitating walking the assigned study area to complete data collection over the course of several hours.

  • Primarily local travel during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be required according to the needs of the business.

  • Occasional lifting or carrying up to 20 pounds.

  • Occasional pushing or pulling up to 20 pounds.

  • Occasional reaching outward or above shoulder.

Note: While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, it is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary at any time with or without notice.

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Qualifications

Behaviors

Preferred

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Motivations

Preferred

  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

Education

Preferred

  • Bachelors or better in Environmental and Earth Science

  • Bachelors or better in Biology

  • Bachelors or better in Environmental Engineering

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)









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