Jacobs - Irvine, CA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $64,000 - $85,000 a year
As a Biologist/Ecologist based in our Irvine, CA office you will have the opportunity to provide support for exciting energy, transportation, and infrastructure projects in Southern California. You will serve as a key team member, conducting biological and environmental compliance monitoring, and supporting biological surveys and resource agency permitting. Project work will be based primarily out of our Irvine office, with an expected 2-3 days of fieldwork in the Riverside/Beaumont, CA area. This position requires strong communication skills (written and verbal). If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, Ecology, or similar discipline with biological emphasis
  • Requires 2-4 years of progressively responsible work history as a biological consultant
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time and work in rough terrain and challenging weather conditions.
  • Willingness to travel to the Riverside/Beaumont, CA area, and work 5-6 days per week.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
  • Experience with biological monitoring, environmental compliance monitoring, or similar.
  • Experience assisting with biological surveys, including nesting bird surveys, other specialized plant and wildlife surveys and experience are a plus.
  • Experience conducting preconstruction clearance surveys and monitoring compliance with applicable State and federal laws, regulations, and management policies and project-specific permit conditions, and managing teams of compliance monitors.
  • Experience with technical writing, including permit applications, technical memos, and similar.
  • Ability to foster relationships with large project teams, client, client’s contractors and regulatory agency staff.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects and field personnel, while still engaging in regular field work and compliance monitoring.
  • Interest and ability to lead tasks, and interest in project management.
  • Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Possession of a state [Scientific Collecting/MOU] and/or federal permit [10(a)1(A)] for listed species. Previous approvals as a desert tortoise Authorized Biologist, or experience conducting focused wildlife, plant, or wetland surveys is a plus.
  • Experience conducting wetland delineations.
  • OSHA 40-hr HazWoper and OSHA 10-hr Construction Safety Training.
Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a drug-free workplace.