Environmental Scientist via Indeed

Draper Aden Associates

Blacksburg, VA, US

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conducting wetland delineations, regulatory permitting, impact assessment, report preparation, mitigation planning, restoration or mitigation site monitoring, construction monitoring, endangered species surveys, wildlife habitat evaluations, interactions with clients and local, state and federal agencies, and public hearing presentations.
  • Focus on environmental restoration projects such as stream channel restoration/rehabilitation, wetland and lake restoration, watershed issues and storm water collection systems;
  • Perform design analysis and calculations, prepare design drawings, construction specifications, opinion of probable construction costs, construction bid packages, technical memoranda and reports;
  • Support hydraulic and hydrology modeling, a variety of data collection, data assimilation, and presentations;
  • Perform environmental assessments, environmental impacts studies and prepare reports; other duties as needed.
  • Direct and mentor junior staff where applicable.

Education/Professional Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, wetland science, botany, or other related environmental science, with 5-10 years of applicable professional experience.
  • Professional Wetlands Delineator License (PWD)/Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) Certification required. Additional Certifications/Trainings are a plus such as Rosgen Training, Certified Erosion Control Specialist, Certified Wetland or Soil Scientist.


  • Strong background and experience in wetland delineation, state and federal permitting, and environmental planning, functional assessments, wildlife habitat evaluations, endangered species surveys
  • Working knowledge of related relevant local, state (Virginia experience a plus), and federal regulations
  • Section 404/401 Clean Water Act document and permit application preparation
  • Report preparation, photographic, documentation and field data collection
  • Design reviews and construction monitoring for implementation of permit conditions and environmental commitments
  • Knowledge/experience performing environmental site assessments, environmental impact studies, NEPA studies and reports a Plus.
  • Project management, including preparation of local, state and federal permit applications
  • Knowledge and experience using GPS units; knowledge of GIS software
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication, and computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe-Pro).
  • Documented experience conducting fieldwork under sometimes physically challenging and inclement weather conditions.
  • Experience in problem resolution.
  • Experience working on a team including cross-functional internal teams and client teams
  • Experience communicating effectively with staff and clients
  • Knowledge of state flora, fauna and natural systems.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • applicable professional: 5 years

Required license or certification:

  • PWD or PWS