Percheron is seeking a talented Natural Resources Project Environmental Specialist to support our Environmental Services department in the Colorado Front Range. Percheron serves the public and private sectors in obtaining environmental permits for capital construction projects as well as assisting project proponents with overall environmental compliance during construction and following in-‐service. Percheron environmental specializes in natural and cultural resource compliance by conducting surveys that meet the regulatory permitting requirements of government agencies. Percheron provides the flexibility to work remotely.
Maintain knowledge of relevant environmental regulations to include Clean Water Act (CWA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Oversee and participate in staff management, fieldwork, and deliverables.
Conduct biological surveys and assessments to include wetland delineations, botanical and wildlife surveys.
Collect data using GPS equipment.
Assist in the processing of post-‐field data, and overseeing development of map figures, data tables, and illustrations for technical reports.
Serve as author on technical reports, and other technical documents.
Foster and maintain good working relationships with state and federal agency staff, private sector clients, and other industry professionals.
Experience and Qualifications
A Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Geology, Environmental Planning or other science related field. A Master's degree is preferred.
Four to six (4-6) years of experience conducting and overseeing fieldwork and report completion.
Demonstrated knowledge in environmental federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Demonstrated experience with federal agencies such as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Protection Agency.
Working knowledge of energy markets including oil & gas, energy generation (wind/solar) and transmission markets preferred.
Ability to work unsupervised, functioning as an effective, self-‐motivated, and highly capable individual.
Familiarity with GPS devices and digital data collection.
Team-‐orientated attitude with strong leadership and mentoring skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Current valid Driver’s License required.
Must be able to travel to field locations and conduct fieldwork in varied terrain for extended periods of time in varying weather conditions.
60% office environment; 40% field environment
Ability to drive personal auto to and from client and/or landowner locations is required.
Ability to travel up to 20% per year, as directed by Region/General Manager or client request
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations. The following is a sample of some of the physical demands that would normally be required for this position.
Sitting: Remaining in the seated position for extended periods of time.
Standing: Remaining on one’s feet in an upright position at a workstation without moving about
Walking: Moving about on foot
Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another usually between 10 -25 lbs.
Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.
Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds by ear
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to clients or to the public and to convey detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurate