Senior Environmental Scientist Project Manager

11 - 15 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18
11 - 15 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18

 

Senior Environmental Scientist Project Manager

Department:FL-OrlandoLocation:Orlando, FL
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Senior Environmental Scientist/Project Manager

VHB’s growing Southeast Environmental Services team has an immediate need for a senior-level Environmental Scientist/Project Manager to join our growing practice in Orlando, Florida. The successful candidate will have a least 10 – 15 years of professional experience in consulting in the transportation and environmental field and with the preparation of NEPA documents, PD&E studies, and state and federal permits, with an emphasis on work with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Airports. In addition to participating in high-profile transportation and environmental/natural resource projects and assisting in business development efforts, the Senior Environmental Scientist/Project Manager will also be responsible for assisting in management and mentoring of staff.

VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship. 

Responsibilities:

  • PD&E, ITS, and Roadway Design Environmental Oversight
  • Section 404/401, state, and local environmental permitting
  • NEPA documentation preparation and review
  • Prepare environmental impact statements and assessments
  • Oversee rare, threatened and endangered species surveys
  • Conduct environmental analyses
  • Assist with public involvement activities
  • Conduct ESA Section 7 consultation and Section 10 permitting
  • Delineation of Wetlands and Functional Analyses
  • Identification of plants and vegetation inventories
  • Facilitation of GPS, mobile technology, and data management
  • Utilization of GIS, geodatabases, and basic mapmaking
  • Perform Research and Analysis and prepare written technical reports
  • Coordinate and communicate with internal and external project team members, clients and regulators 
  • Participate in new business development efforts and prepare proposals
  • Act as a mentor to environmental staff

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must demonstrate an ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates
  • Thorough understanding of FDOT Procedural Manuals and technical environmental impact analysis
  • Ability to identify flora within the Central Florida region using technical keys/regional references.
  • Ability to delineate wetlands and complete wetland functional analysis
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team in an office setting, remote field locations, and/or in challenging weather conditions
  • Ability to travel on short notice, at night, and/or on weekend shifts, and potentially for extended periods of time
  • Ability to think critically in the field and office
  • Excellent attention to detail, team oriented, and flexible

Qualifications: 

  • 10-15 years of experience in environmental science and natural resources
  • Transportation support experience (FDOT/Airports)
  • B.S. or B.A in Environmental Science, Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife, Ecology, or Natural Resources (Masters preferred)
  • Coursework in plant identification, plant ecology, wildlife species, wetland identification, and/or aquatic habitats
  • Extensive fieldwork experience in Florida/Southeastern natural habitats, whether through coursework or professional experience
  • Extensive Permitting Experience (Federal/State) and knowledge of NEPA

At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for nearly 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

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