VHB’s growing Atlanta, Georgia team is looking for an experienced Ecologist to join our Environmental group.
VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.
Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.
Performance of large ecological studies, including leading field teams, conducting QA/QC, assisting with managing field operations and staff workflows to accommodate deadlines.
Report preparation and assistance with proposals
All aspects of wetlands assessments work including desktop reviews/ evaluations, field delineations, wetlands mapping, wetlands data form completion, mitigation credit calculations, US Army Corps of Engineers Section 404/10 permit applications and wetland permitting processes
Conduct field surveys
Participate in environmental permitting, assessment, and compliance work related to federal and state agency requirements as they pertain to a variety of project types
Perform analysis and participate in making recommendations to clients
Participate in multi-disciplinary environmental assessments
Skills and Abilities:
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, qualifications and costing is desirable
Strong wetland delineation skills
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 Trimble Unit Operation
Proficient with Arc Map
Experience writing due diligence reports and biological assessments
Aptitude for coordinating surveys and/or consultations for state and federal protected species
B.S. degree or higher in biology, environmental science, natural science, or related field
At least three (3) years professional experience
Must have experience preparing ecology reports for the Georgia Department of Transportation or other state transportation departments
Experience with wetland/surface waters and/or wildlife permitting, ecological surveys, ecological studies, data collection and documentation, data analysis, and data interpretation