In this full-time position the Environmental Analyst will support Merjent Project Managers with environmental permit acquisitions, environmental review, and construction/operation compliance management for energy infrastructure projects. This position requires technical knowledge of federal, state, and local permitting regulations to support energy-related projects or interest in developing such skills over the course of employment.
The Environmental Analyst is responsible for the following:
Assist Project Managers with tasks associated with permitting and compliance services to the energy sector (e.g., oil and gas pipelines, mining, wind/solar, and electric generation/transmission projects, and biofuels facilities).
Support projects that involve analysis of the environmental impacts of proposed energy projects, including analyses to support development of Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments and Environmental Compliance.
Conduct wetland, waterbody and/or cultural field surveys, including subcontractor communication, scheduling, and associated internal and external reporting.
Supporting administrative functions as needed, including document production and technical editing of large, detailed scientific documents.
Work with internal Project Managers and external clients in a manner that is consistent with Merjent's
reputation for excellence.
qualifications and experience
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:
A. or B.S. in environmental science or environmental studies, environmental engineering, biology, or closely related field.
2-5 years of environmental permitting experience, with preference to work completed in the energy industry.
2-5 years of experience, or familiarity with the National Environmental Policy Act, or permitting processes through the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, State Historic Preservation Offices, or other federal, state, or local regulatory agencies.
Knowledge, interest, and/or experience in hydrology, biology, or other field experience is a plus.
Strong self-starter tendencies and excellent organizational/task management skills.
Ability to adapt quickly and work well under pressure, both in large teams and one-on-one.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to analyze, organize, and interpret data from multiple sources and translate that information into direct, easy to understand written deliverables.
Must be detail-oriented with excellent problem-solving skills.
Excellent oral communication and technical writing skills. Proficient at the Microsoft suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); technical editing experience a plus.
Must be willing to travel domestically as needed (0-20%), depending on the needs of the project. Fieldwork may be required depending on background and/or interest.