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Environmental Scientist

Hanover MD or Wexford PA

Arcadis is seeking a self-motivated, mid-level Environmental Scientist, Environmental Planner or Environmental Engineer to support a growing base of projects in our Wexford, PA or Hanover, MD office. This is a position for a dynamic individual looking for career growth in environmental consulting.


Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Leading aquatic resource delineations and supporting botanical and wildlife presence/absence surveys, habitat assessments in accordance with appropriate regulatory guidelines/requirements for linear projects.

Interpreting engineering plans, topographic maps, and aerial imagery.

Utilizing GPS units and other scientific tools and equipment to complete tasks.

Preparing wetland delineation reports, functional assessments, mitigation plans, and environmental compliance/permitting documents.

Assisting Project Managers (PMs) and Assistant PMs (APMs) with environmental permitting strategies and execution.

Exhibiting ownership of delegated tasks, including responsibility for coordination and delivery of on-schedule and on-budget tasks.

Preparing technical reports and permit applications, including data entry, data interpretation, and statistical evaluations and technical writing.


The selected candidate will have:

Experience interpreting engineering plans, topographic maps, and/or aerial imagery.

Working knowledge of Trimble GPS Units, ArcGIS, and other scientific tools and equipment.

Experience identifying flora and fauna native to the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Ability to conduct field work for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, while carrying equipment and supplies weighing greater than 20 pounds across rugged terrain.

Knowledge of basic health and safety procedures.


Candidates with the following skills/experience are encouraged to apply:

Knowledge of Federal and State environmental regulations and associated permitting guidelines, particularly in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Experience following the USACE 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual and Regional Supplements.

Experience leading wetland delineations in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Experience preparing stream assessments for restoration planning/monitoring studies and designs.

Wetland design/restoration experience.

Erosion & Sedimentation Inspection experience.


While this position requires both field and office work, the candidate should expect to spend up to 50% of their time in the field. Candidates must have a good driving record, be willing to work outside in all weather conditions and for extended periods. Field work may be performed at project sites with environmental media (e.g., soil, sediment, groundwater, surface water, etc.) that has been impacted with hazardous substances and/or hazardous wastes. Candidates must also be able to meet the physical demands associated with performing field work, including lifting heavy equipment, working in a standing position for extended periods of time, etc.

Candidates must be proficient with MS Word and MS Excel. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and strong interpersonal communication skills, multi-tasking skills, efficient time management, and the flexibility required to support different project managers concurrently.


Required Qualifications

B.S. in Environmental Science, Engineering or closely related field

2+ years of experience


Required Driving Statement

This position requires a current valid driver’s license and clean driving record.


Preferred Qualifications

M.S. in Environmental Science, Engineering or closely related field

Professional Wetland Scientist and/or Certified Professional in Erosion and Sedimentation Control, Certified Wetland Delineator, Professional Wetland Scientist, Certified Maryland Forest Stand Delineator, or similar.

Ability to conduct state-related assessments including PA Level 2 Rapid Assessment Protocols, ORAM, QHEI/HHEI

OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certified


Background/Drug Screen Statement

Arcadis conducts background checks on all final candidates for employment. Certain jobs will also require a clean driving record, education verification & certification verification.


For more information and to apply: https://www.arcadis.com/en/global/careers/search-for-a-job/

Posted May 29, 2018

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