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Project Biologist - Environmental & Permitting Services

Possible Locations in MA, PA, TX, CA & OR

Location US-MA-Medford | US-PA-Chalfont | US-TX-Austin | US-OR-Portland | US-CA-San Diego

 

Requisition ID: 2019-12559

 

The Project Biologist will be responsible for engaging in project development and owner’s engineering activities, including the preparation of local, state, and federal renewable energy permit applications and management plans, specifically Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies, Habitat Conservation Plans, Eagle Conservation Plans and associated environmental impact studies. The Project Biologist may also be engaged in designing early phase siting and site characterization studies, preparing for or coordinating field surveys, and assisting with project due diligence activities.

The Project Biologist will join the multi-disciplinary Environmental and Permitting Services (EPS) Section within DNV GL. The dynamic working environment will require easily adaptable and technical employees to provide services across a wide range of active projects, including those in the development, design, construction, and operational phases of project lifecycles. DNV GL is looking for a versatile individual with experience and training in relevant fields such as ecology, biology, environmental studies, wildlife science, or a similar field. The selected individual will be requested to undertake studies in their field of expertise, prepare mitigation and management plans, as well as manage projects or tasks for our projects in North America, and globally. Interest and ability in international travel is of particular interest. Successful candidates must have direct experience with wind, solar, or wave/tidal projects.

 

Tasks May Include

Support renewable energy project site selection and characterization studies in North America and globally

Support and prepare regulatory documents such as Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies, Eagle Conservation Plans, Habitat Conservation Plans, and associated NEPA documents

Provide support for technical due diligence reviews of environmental permits for project financing and M&A activities

Maintain sustainable relationships and good communication with clients, vendors, subcontractors, and other project stakeholders

Participate in DNV GL’s thought leadership activities in coordination with the EPS Head of Section to organize publications, presentations, white papers, and other general scientific and regulatory knowledge-sharing activities related to special analysis for the renewable industry

 

Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Conservation Biology, Environmental Studies, Wildlife Studies, or a similar field required

Master’s degree in an above listed field preferred

Experience with (or coursework related to) biology-related components of renewable energy or similar projects preferred

Experience with (or coursework related to) the development, design, and construction of all types of renewable energy projects, including both onshore and offshore wind, solar, and wave or tidal projects, preferred

Proficiency in statistical programming software (R, SAS) preferred

Interest in preparing or leading Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies, Eagle Conservation Plans, Habitat Conservation Plans, or other wildlife management plans

Strong knowledge and interest in bats, avian species, and other species relevant to renewable energy projects, in relation to species biology, surveys implementation, mitigation, and expectations regarding renewable energy development

General knowledge of environmental assessment regulatory frameworks in various jurisdictions in North America

While this is primarily an office-based role, there is possibility for field work approximately 10% of the time

Some field work up to 10 days at one time

Demonstrated skills in project coordination, agency consultation, and environmental analysis

Excellent analytical and reporting abilities

Excellent attention to detail

Excellent English verbal and written communications skills

We conduct pre-employment background and drug screening

 

Opportunities Beyond Business

Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.

 

DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights under the law, see: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

 

Local employment conditions apply.

 

Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

 

Posted June 3, 2019



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