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Project Ecologist

Deadline:
Employer:
Volkert, Inc.
Job Field:
Other
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Georgia
Location Detail:
Atlanta
Job Description:

Are we the road to your future?

 

Volkert is employee owned and a Top 100 design firm, committed to delivering the future of infrastructure in three key areas of service: Design + Engineering, Planning + Environmental, and Program + Construction Management.

 

We are currently searching for an experienced Project Ecologist to support our Southeast Region located in Atlanta, GA.

 

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience leading regulatory compliance for a variety of build and nature infrastructure projects. The candidate with have at least 3 years’ experience completing environmental permitting and compliance documentation for infrastructure projects for GDOT. Experience with other DOT’s including TDOT would also be preferred.

 

What you’ll be doing:

 

- Lead or support complex permitting projects – including linear infrastructure and transportation projects

- Collaborate with internal teams and client representatives, consulting with regulatory agencies, and interact with the public

- Perform field sampling and other tasks at locations that may include for Wetland Delineations, Stream Assessments and Protected Species Surveys

Interpret field data and prepare environmental reports and permit related documents for submission to clients and regulators

- Coordinate the preparation of figures in GIS or CAD that are developed from field or research data

- Public Outreach and Public Involvement Meeting attendance and preparation

- Prepare and Conduct Quality Control reviews of data and reporting documents/materials

- Commit to supporting project schedules, which may require extended hours, work outside the office, overnight travel, and possible longer-term assignments

- Support project management with proposal preparation activities and participates in business development initiatives

 

What you need to have:

 

- Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Science, Resource Management, or related field

- 3 - 7 years of experience conducting and leading environmental permitting and compliance documentation

- Experience preparing Natural Resource Reports for GDOT and TDOT, and municipal transportation projects is required

- Proficient with MS Word and GIS Software

- Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification a plus

- Experience with NEPA compliance

 

Characteristics of a successful Volkert team member:

- Be a brand ambassador for the company who engages in diversity and inclusion,

- Be self-motivated to meet individual goals and maintain accountability in a team environment

- Exercise initiative and independent judgement in the solution of work problems

- Be able to communicate effectively- verbal and written

- Be able to multi-task in a team environment

 

Volkert Perks:

 

- We offer a hybrid workplace which includes remote, hybrid, and in-office positions

- Competitive compensation

- Flexibility and a positive work/life balance

- Challenging and innovative projects

- Employee referral program

- Professional development

- Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

- 401(k) retirement savings plan + employer matching

- Paid Time Off (PTO) and holidays

- Medical, Dental, & Vision

- Employer-Paid Life/AD&D insurance

- Employer-Paid short-term disability and long-term disability

- Wellness incentives

- Additional voluntary benefits

 

The words from our President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas A. Hand, PE, capture best how you can make an impact while working for Volkert.

 

“For nearly a century, Volkert has done meaningful work that improves our infrastructure and quality of life. With our commitment to employee ownership and sustainable growth, you can build a career here that really makes a difference.”

 

– Thomas A. Hand, PE, President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Volkert does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee-based recruitment services.

Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Science, Resource Management, or related field

- 3 - 7 years of experience conducting and leading environmental permitting and compliance documentation

- Experience preparing Natural Resource Reports for GDOT and TDOT, and municipal transportation projects is required

- Proficient with MS Word and GIS Software

- Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification a plus

- Experience with NEPA compliance

Salary:
Based upon experience
Benefits:

- We offer a hybrid workplace which includes remote, hybrid, and in-office positions

- Competitive compensation

- Flexibility and a positive work/life balance

- Challenging and innovative projects

- Employee referral program

- Professional development

- Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

- 401(k) retirement savings plan + employer matching

- Paid Time Off (PTO) and holidays

- Medical, Dental, & Vision

- Employer-Paid Life/AD&D insurance

- Employer-Paid short-term disability and long-term disability

- Wellness incentives

- Additional voluntary benefits

 

How to Apply:

Please complete online application at the following link: https://bit.ly/3gqU0BA

 

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