Environmental Scientist/Compliance Specialist

HDR - Greenville, SC3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $68,000 - $89,000 a year
Environmental Scientist/Compliance Specialist - (153753)

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is looking for an Environmental Scientist/Compliance Specialist in our Greenville, SC office to work as a member of our Transportation Business Group. General duties will include assisting public and private clients with environmental permit coordination, acquisition and compliance. They may work independently or as a task leader on projects, assisting more senior professionals on larger complex projects.

The primary objectives for this position will include addressing client authority and contractor environmental concerns throughout a project, compiling environmental commitments, permit standards/special conditions, maintaining thorough documentation and environmental compliance forms, and completing an environmental close out package at the completion of every project. Additional primary duties of the Environmental Scientist may include collecting project related data which may include research, conducting surveys for listed species, interviews with government agencies and clients, map reviews, field investigations for wetlands, land use, etc. They will be expected to assimilate and manage data, as well as prepare constraints mapping. They will define the level of environmental analysis required, and conduct environmental impact assessments. They will perform complex assignments, making independent decisions on problems and methods, and assist with preparation and participation in public information meetings and hearings. They will also assist public and private clients with permit coordination, acquisition and compliance, and work independently on medium sized projects or assist more senior scientists on larger projects.


Required Qualifications

BS and/or MS degree in Environmental Sciences (or related field) required

SCDHEC Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector (CEPSCI) or ability to become certified at earliest opportunity

5+ years technical and or field experience completing environmental reviews, preparing environmental documentation and environmental permits

Proficient with GIS and MS Office (Word, Excel), familiarity with Microstation/AutoCad

Strong environmental writing and communication skills a must

Strong conceptual, organizational, problem solving and research abilities required

Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, the ability to make most decisions independently without input from senior management, and the ability to interact with clients or client designees

Preferred Qualifications

Proficiency with providing environmental services within the industry, specifically in the transportation market

Demonstrated knowledge of USACE/FHWA/FTA/FRA/FAA NEPA and state (SCDOT, DHEC, OCRM) environmental processes

Experience managing linear infrastructure projects within the transportation industry and/or other public sector arenas

Local candidates are preferred


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-South Carolina-Greenville
Industry: Environment/Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Environmental Sci and Planning
Job Posting: Apr 10, 2019