Environmental Scientist (Wetlands)

Rochester, NY, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
5-7 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Your Opportunity

Stantec seeks a Mid-level Environmental Scientist to join our Environmental Services team. Successful environmental scientists at Stantec have opportunities for professional development, are often tasked with learning new skills, and work on a variety of interesting and challenging projects. Stantec has a small company feel that provides local services yet has offices worldwide and thus provides the opportunity for travel and expanding personal horizons.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Wetland Delineations and Field Surveys: Participating in both large- and small-scale wetland delineations, natural community mapping, rare, threatened, and endangered species surveys, function and value assessments, environmental permitting, post construction monitoring, and wetland mitigation/restoration
  • SWPPP/Environmental Inspections: Conducting construction and post construction environmental inspection and monitoring to verify compliance with Stormwater and other environmental permit conditions
  • Environmental Permitting/SEQR: Support preparation and development of NYSDEC/USACE Joint Permit Applications, including SEQR Compliance (Environmental Assessment Forms and Environmental Impact Statements); familiarity with NYSPSC Article VII, Part 102 and Article 10 preferred but not required
  • Preparation of a wide range of reports and involving environmental regulatory compliance and environmental impact analysis;
  • Regularly travel throughout Upstate New York and potentially the North-East and Mid-Atlantic Regions
  • Work with multidisciplinary natural resources staff and be responsible for the safety and well-being of other field staff and perform tasks required for fieldwork such as workflow planning, scheduling, data collection and dissemination, reporting, and communication with project management, clients and regulators

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • In addition to technical wetland delineation skills, selected candidates are expected to have proven communication and leadership skills, high ethical and moral standards, an excellent attitude, and high physical and mental stamina
  • Candidates must have outstanding organization, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Candidates must be willing and able to spend long days on foot over uneven, remote terrain in inclement weather
  • Selected candidates are expected to maintain a positive attitude, particularly in challenging environments and harsh conditions
  • Mechanical skills, experience driving/navigating in remote locations, and previous experience with GPS and mobile technologies are required
  • Prior experience and proficiency with GIS required
  • Must have a high attention to detail
  • Skill in Microsoft Office software suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Skill in NYS SWPPP Permit compliance, including knowledge with MS4 requirements
  • Effective technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to traverse 2-4 miles per day in rough terrain in potentially inclement weather conditions
  • Ability to lift and carry and up to 50 lbs, bend, kneel, and twist.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Education and Experience

The selected candidate will have at least 5 years of environmental experience, including field experience delineating wetlands according to the Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual and the Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers and EPA Wetland Delineation Manual and the Regional Supplements in New York State.

A Bachelor’s degree (Master's degree preferred) in an environmental discipline and knowledge of soils, vegetation, and hydrology is required.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

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