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Environmental Scientist 1

Anchorage AK

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.


Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate in this position will have a B.S. or M.S. degree or equivalent in biology, environmental science, marine or wildlife science, botany, or a similar field. The candidate will work as a member of high-performing teams on a variety of natural resource assessments to support development of public and private infrastructure projects throughout Alaska. Primary responsibilities include research and writing of documents relevant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), and permitting and compliance support.

Duties may include data analysis; review and research of technical studies and publications; wetland delineations and ecological assessments; habitat type and vegetation mapping using aerial photography; Clean Water Act Section 404 permit applications, ESA biological assessments, other federal and local permit applications, mitigation and monitoring plans, and deliverables related to NEPA, Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404/10, MMPA, and ESA. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, excellent writing skills, working well with others, and a willingness to learn are essential for this position. Technical writing experience is required. A demonstrated commitment to safety and quality is required.

Additional duties may include field studies such as wetland delineations and functional assessments, marine mammal and protected species monitoring, wildlife surveys, and other field activities in urban and remote settings. The candidate will support agency coordination and will work at the direction of HDR project managers. Work will be conducted independently as well as on teams, with appropriate senior technical oversight. This is a full-time regular position.


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Marine or Wildlife Science, Botany or closely related field

• Knowledge of federal regulatory framework, including NEPA, ESA, MMPA, and CWA Section 10/404

• Technical expertise in the design, implementation, interpretation, and presentation of data for environmental studies and investigations

• Excellent technical and analytical writing skills required

• MS Office experience

• Strong conceptual organization problem solving and research abilities

• Positive attitude and ability to work independently and as part of a team

• Excellent communication skills, adaptability and ability to work with engineers, planners, agencies, and the public are required

• An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must


Preferred Qualifications

• Minimum of 2 years environmental experience in environmental permitting/planning/compliance projects preferred

• Experience using ArcGIS preferred


Apply: https://www.hdrinc.com/careers

Posted November 30, 2017

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