Ecologist

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta | US-GA-Atlanta
ID
2022-2836
Category
Environmental/Energy/Natural Resources
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

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About the Position

 

VHB is looking for an experienced ecologist to support our Atlanta office in our growing transportation-focused practice. Our dynamic team practices across a range of natural resources, conducting wetland assessments, protected species surveys and habitat evaluations, aquatic resource surveys, bat studies, and we are looking for an additional team member to contribute to our group.

 

Responsibilities

  • Performance of ecological studies, including conducting field surveys, producing reports, and completing QA/QC
  • Assistance with proposals
  • All aspects of wetlands assessments work including baseline data research, field delineations, wetlands mapping and data collection, mitigation credit calculations, US Army Corps of Engineers Section 404/10 permitting processes
  • Conduct field surveys and assessments for protected species
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary environmental impact assessment, permitting, and compliance related to federal and state agency requirements for a variety of project types
  • Participate in recommending impact avoidance and minimization strategies to clients

Skills and Attributes

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Motivated to learn, mentor, and collaborate with others
  • Superior technical skills, producing consistent high-quality work products
  • Emerging business development and proposal skills, technical scope writing with qualifications statements and costing are desirable
  • Strong field notation skills
  • Proficient with general habitat and/or plant community identification
  • Strong wetland delineation skills
  • Ability to work long day-time hours in the outdoor environment
  • Ability to work well with a wide range of clients in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work well independently and with a diverse, multi-disciplinary group in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Proficient using GPS-enabled Mobile Data Collection technologies
  • Proficient with Arc Map and GIS applications
  • Experience writing due diligence reports and biological assessments
  • Aptitude for coordinating surveys and/or consultations for state and federal protected species
  • Proficient with federal and state environmental regulations and impact permitting
  • Proficient with field safety practices, including First-Aid and CPR

Qualifications

  • B.S. degree or higher in biology, ecology, environmental/natural science, landscape architecture, or related field
  • At least three (3) years professional experience with GDOT process and procedures
  • Must have experience preparing ecology reports for the Georgia Department of Transportation or other state transportation departments
  • Experience with wetland/surface waters permitting, ecological surveys and studies, habitat assessment, field data collection and documentation, data analysis and evaluation
  • Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT), Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) or similar expert certifications

About Us

 

WE ARE VHB—a passionate team of engineers, scientists, surveyors, planners, and designers tackling exciting challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, applied technology, and energy industries—serving a range of public- and private-sector clients. At VHB, we are dedicated to improving mobility, enhancing communities, and balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

  • We are creative problem-solvers
  • We work hard, and we give back
  • We like our colleagues (really!)
  • We are diverse, caring, welcoming, and fun!

It’s not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us!

 

VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, age or any other federally protected class.

 

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