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.
HDR currently has an opening for a Senior Environmental Scientist to join our team in the Cincinnati, OH, office to assist with our transportation environmental planning, permitting and compliance projects in Ohio in support of both public and private clients. The successful candidate for this position will have demonstrated experience in ecological/biological field work including habitat assessment, species survey, wetlands assessment, and jurisdictional determination. Additionally, the successful candidate will have experience in the analysis and preparation of documentation supporting NEPA documents, Endangered Species Act consultation, and Clean Water Act permitting. The selected candidate will be an active participant in project development teams and be responsible for development of biological information in support of environmental documents and project delivery. Possession of or ability to acquire federal and/or state scientific collection permits is strongly preferred.
Position will also support regional or national projects in specific areas of technical expertise. The individual work locations may vary based on the specific project, so candidate should be able to work independently or in conjunction with technical and professional teams from local and regional offices. The individual will be a key member of the Transportation Business Group and should enjoy working in a team environment. This position will provide technical support to a Senior Environmental Planner and others as needed. *LI-KY1
Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife biology, environmental sciences, or other natural resources related field with 10+ years of demonstrated experience
Knowledge of the flora and fauna of Ohio and surrounding states
Comprehensive understanding of the Endangered Species Act
Experience in US Fish and Wildlife Service Section 7 documentation and consultation support, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) wetland delineation and verification process, USACE Clean Water Act Section 404 and Section 401 Water Quality Certification permitting requirements, and NEPA
Knowledge and experience supporting the biological process and delivery for ODOT and surrounding areas
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite
Self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills
An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must