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Natural Resource Specialist

Dallas TX

GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents and the Pacific region. Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 8500 people delivers projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics.

Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate.

As a global firm, GHD continues to expand our market presence across North America.

As part of this effort, we are looking for several key individuals with backgrounds in environmental cultural and natural resources management and compliance; who are commercially astute, and comfortable dealing at all levels within a client organization. As a Natural Resource Specialist with Direct Experience in Regulatory Permitting you will help lead projects and business development from the Dallas, Texas office. If you have a background in site development relating to natural resource assessments, mitigation plans, wetlands delineation, and associated permitting, this could be a career enhancing move. This is an opportunity to leverage your local knowledge and be involved in challenging projects that will offer an opportunity to provide technical solutions as a subject matter expert.

We offer a professional and friendly culture based on our core values of Teamwork, Respect, Safety and Integrity. We also provide an active community program and professional development through the GHD Business School.



Assist with project scoping and preparing proposals

Provide support with marketing and business development

Manage multiple projects at same time


The successful candidate will have knowledge in:

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Wetlands and waters delineations and reports

Permit applications to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Project sitting

Desktop surveys

Wildlife Manamgnet Planning/Habiitat Conservation Plans

Environmental Assessments (EA)

Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) filings


Additional experience the ideal candidate may have include:

Business development of new clients

Established professional network

Manage multiple projects simultaneously

Provide training and mentorship

Working with multiple team members

Develop unique client and project strategies

Assist with growth of group and recruiting additional staff

Understand scope/schedule/budget on large projects

Demonstrate proven leadership ability


The ideal candidate will have:

Degree in Biological Sciences, Engineering, or Environmental Sciences

Approximately 5+ years of experience

Previous experience in agency coordination and regulatory compliance and technical writing/reviewing for natural resource permitting

Communication skills to interact with clients, regulatory agencies, and staff

Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Earth, GIS, and other software

Comfortable with conducting field surveys

Periodic travel out of town, including overnight stays, as needed

Desire to work in a team oriented environment

Desire to assist with growing a newly established service line


This is a lifetime opportunity for individuals who are driven, passionate and looking to be challenged in their leadership and career development. To learn more about why GHD is the perfect place to bring your career, apply today and check out our website at

As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.


To apply please attach your resume and covering letter online:

Posted March 6, 2018

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