Local recruitment: Senior Environmental/Wetland Scientist and Permitting Lead

EMCS, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN, USA 🇺🇸

EMCS, Inc. is seeking an experienced Senior Wetland Scientist and Permitting Lead to join our growing Environmental Services Team in Indianapolis, IN team. The qualified individual will be a technical expert in their field, leading field teams in wetland delineations, technical report writing, and the preparation of permitting applications for federal, state, and local entities. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and team-oriented, ready to work with a cross-disciplinary team to provide exceptional professional services to our clients.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Oversee and direct teams of environmental scientists conducting environmental surveys including wetland delineations, threatened and endangered (E&T) species surveys, and mitigation monitoring.
  • Prepare wetland delineation reports and appropriate waterway permits, as well as provide quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) review of technical documents prepared by others.
  • Analyze potential impacts to water resources for projects by working with GIS staff, and provide minimization/mitigation guidance to engineers, planners, and clients.
  • Stay current with environmental and permitting procedures, statutes, rules, guidance, and policies.
  • Engage with government and regulatory agencies to achieve regulatory compliance for projects. Permitting activities include directing and executing the following: Section 401/404 permits; Construction in a Floodway permits; Other state/local permits in Indiana; Support project managers and other technical staff with client-agency communications

Requirements

  • BS or MS degree in Environmental Science or closely related field (e.g., Biology, Soil Science, Aquatic Ecology, etc.)
  • A minimum of 5-10 years of technical and/or field experience completing wetland delineations, habitat assessments, delineation reports and Section 401/404 permit applications
  • USACE-Approved Wetland Delineation Certification
  • Strong plant identification skills
  • Working knowledge and experience working with local, state, and federal permitting agencies
  • Strong environmental writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a collaborative member of a project team
  • Experience with GPS equipment and ArcMap/ArcPro
  • A valid driver’s license

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