Staff Environmental Scientist


Hanover, MD, United States 🇺🇸

Job Description

Arcadis is seeking a self-motivated, mid-level Environmental Scientist, Environmental Planner, or Environmental Engineer to support a growing base of projects in our Hanover, MD office location. This is a position for a dynamic individual looking for career growth in environmental consulting. The position is both a field and office position.

This full time position is expected to support environmental investigation, remediation and permitting projects, and will be working alongside and supporting project managers and multiple projects.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting Project Managers (PMs) and Assistant PMs (APMs) with environmental permitting strategies and execution
  • Exhibiting ownership of delegated tasks, including responsibility for coordination and delivery of on-schedule and on-budget tasks
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Preparing wetland delineations in accordance with current regulatory requirements and guidelines; conduct Jurisdictional Determinations (JDs)
  • Preparing wetland delineation reports, functional assessments, mitigation plans, and environmental compliance/permitting documents
  • Conducting stream, wetland, and wildlife habitat assessments
  • Conducting listed species surveys
  • Monitoring wetland and stream projects
  • Utilizing GPS, ArcGIS and Microsoft office products for data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Assisting with writing and preparing technical reports, work plans, letters, and memorandum
  • Office work may include task coordination, data compilation and interpretation, cost estimates, report writing, regulatory file review, proposal writing, project strategy development, schedule and budget
  • This position may be in the field up to 75% of the time

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum years of experience: 5-7 Years in a similar position
  • Education required: Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources Management, or other related discipline
  • Previous experience with environmental permitting in Maryland, including tidal and non-tidal wetland permitting mandatory
  • Knowledge of environmental permitting processes including, but not limited to Sections 401/404 (Clean Water Act), Section 10 (Rivers and Harbors Act), Section 7 (Endangered Species Act), and Maryland Forest Conservation Act

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7-8 years or relevant experience
  • Masters of Science degree
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance experience, including supportive field studies and technical report writing
  • Registrations/Certifications preferred: Certified Wetland Delineator, Professional Wetland Scientist, Certified Maryland Forest Stand Delineator, or similar
  • Experience with preparing stream assessments for restoration planning/monitoring studies and designs
  • Wetland design/restoration experience
  • Shoreline protection design experience
  • Forest Conservation Plans, Planting Plans, and/or Wetland Impact Plates experience
  • Active involvement in professional organizations