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Wetland Scientist/Biologist - Pittsburgh

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Company: TRC Companies

Location: Export, PA

Date Posted: May 29, 2014

Source: TRC Companies

Job DescriptionTRC Companies, Inc., a national engineering and environmental consulting firm with recognized expertise in providing consulting services to owners and developers of electric generation and transmission facilities, natural gas pipelines, conventional power plants, and renewable energy projects (such as wind and solar), is seeking an energetic and motivated individual to work in our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office on projects in our continuously growing permitting and licensing practice. We are seeking appropriately-qualified candidates with a minimum of 5 to 8 years of directly applicable ecological experience specific to wetland delineation, stream assessments, habitat evaluation, and associated environmental permitting. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in forestry, botany, biology, natural resources, or related field is required for this position.Additional requirements include: a working knowledge in identification of wetland and upland plant species and collection of soil samples and identification of hydric soils; understanding of floodplain mapping, willingness and physical ability ...
Job DescriptionTRC Companies, Inc., a national engineering and environmental consulting firm with recognized expertise in providing consulting services to owners and developers of electric generation and transmission facilities, natural gas pipelines, conventional power plants, and renewable energy projects (such as wind and solar), is seeking an energetic and motivated individual to work in our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office on projects in our continuously growing permitting and licensing practice. We are seeking appropriately-qualified candidates with a minimum of 5 to 8 years of directly applicable ecological experience specific to wetland delineation, stream assessments, habitat evaluation, and associated environmental permitting. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in forestry, botany, biology, natural resources, or related field is required for this position.Additional requirements include: a working knowledge in identification of wetland and upland plant species and collection of soil samples and identification of hydric soils; understanding of floodplain mapping, willingness and physical ability to travel and hike 3 to 5 miles in rough terrain with field gear; and have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. The ability to conduct hydrologic analyses and functional assessments is also required. Endangered species habitat survey experience and/or the ability to prepare wetland mitigation plans is a plus. The successful candidate must excel in writing permit applications, scientific reports, and environmental impact assessments and have working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. In addition, capabilities should include the ability to assist in the management of teams of scientists performing field surveys and data collection and coordinating the work of other project team members. Fostering and maintaining excellent working relationships with our clients, agency personnel, local stakeholders, and the public are also necessary requirements of this position. Direct experience with various state utility siting requirements, USACE and PADEP permitting requirements, and Ohio environmental permitting programs including ORAM, HHEI, and QHEI scoring is required. Position will entail regular field work requiring periodic overnight travel.TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation package including a 401(k) plan with company match. For more information please visit our website at www.trcsolutions.com.
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