Environmental Scientist

Michael Baker International - Indianapolis, IN3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $49,000 - $69,000 a year
Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.

Michael Baker International’s civil engineering professionals manage and staff active projects in over 40 countries on five continents. Services are provided for a broad range of projects and capabilities, including highways, airports, bridges, rail and transit systems, government and commercial facilities, water and wastewater infrastructure, oil and gas infrastructure, and commercial/urban development. Our fields of expertise span all areas of civil engineering and include an extensive variety of specialty disciplines, such as environmental compliance and restoration, coastal engineering, urban development, and mining.

INDOT or IDOT experience highly preferred.
An Environmental Associate responsible for the execution of the technical aspects of a project within established schedule and budget constraints. A mid-level NEPA document and permitting specialist with minimum 3 or more years of experience working for/under INDOT or similar DOT.
The position requires excellent communication, organizational, and detailed document management and tracking skills. Technical responsibilities will include conducting ArcGIS mapping, NEPA environmental site assessments, preparing, tracking and submitting agency coordination, red flag investigations, programmatic and categorical exclusions, permits, public hearings, and coordination of supporting technical reports.
Wetland delineation training and HAZWOPER training a plus.

An Illinois or Indiana driver’s license is required or the ability to secure one. The position will be reporting out of the Chicago, IL or Indianapolis, Indiana office.

In the office you will:
Prepare and mail merge agency coordination letters
Conduct Red Flag Investigation reports
Prepare PCE and CE1-CE4 reports
Plan and prepare applicable permits
Manage ArcGIS files
Prepare for and attend agency and public meetings
Coordinate with engineering staff and review road and bridge plans
Document management, file management, and data management

In the field you will:
Conduct wetland delineations and functions and values assessments (such as In-WRAP or ORAM)
Perform stream assessment studies (such as QHEI and HHEI)
Assist with environmental media (such as surface water) sample collection
Provide field documentation regarding threatened and endangered species
Assist with noise monitoring
Provide accurate documentation of field activities
Assist with Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments

B.S. in Geology, Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or related field
3-5+ years of relevant experience desired, transportation planning experience a plus
INDOT or IDOT experience preferred
Proficiency in ArcView GIS systems
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook), with an emphasis on Excel and pivot tables
Knowledge of AutoCAD Civil-3D, H&H Modeling and MicroStation a plus
USACE 38 Hour Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation training a plus
BIAS, IPaC, and IDEM VFC experience a plus
OSHA 40 HAZWOPER certification a plus
Proficiency in technical writing and quantitative data analysis is a must
Must have a valid IN Driver’s License or ability to secure
Ability to track multiple projects on independent milestone schedules
Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and design projects, as well as strong organizational skills