Wetlands Scientist

Burns & McDonnell

Kansas City, MO 64106

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description

**Description**


Burns & McDonnell's Headquarters location in Kansas City is looking for a Wetlands Scientist to perform wetland assessments and delineations, vegetative studies, wetland mitigation monitoring, and task management for construction projects in a variety of locations\. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee\-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE's List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States\.


The Wetlands Scientist will work within our Environmental Services Global Practice and perform the following duties:


+ Conduct wetland assessments and delineations with strict adherence to federal and state environmental regulations\.


+ Collect and analyze Geographic Information Systems \(GIS\) data using a Global Positioning System \(GPS\) and ArcGIS software\.


+ Conduct field investigations such as habitat evaluations, endangered plant identification and surveys and soil sampling and classification\.


+ Compile and analyze field data to compose technical reports\.


+ Conduct annual wetland mitigation monitoring and post construction compliance inspections\.


+ Research and prepare environmental assessments and permitting documents\.


+ Prepare reports and present results from field investigations\.


+ Gather data and prepare applications for various regulatory approvals\.


+ Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies\.


+ Other duties as assigned\.


**Qualifications**


+ Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, Soil Science or a related field from an accredited program required\. Minimum of a 3\.0 GPA strongly preferred\.


+ 2 years of applicable professional experience conducting wetland assessments and delineations, analyzing GIS data, conducting and filing wetland mitigation and post\-construction inspections, preparing environmental assessments and permitting documents, conducting field investigations and associated work is highly preferred\.


+ Completion of a master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience\.


+ Demonstrated proficiency operating GPS and GIS equipment and support software\.


+ Previous consulting experience is a plus\.


+ Previous experience conducting wetland delineations in the Midwest and Great Plains regions is a plus\.


+ Basic knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources\.


+ Basic knowledge of Section 404, 401 and Section 10 permitting requirements\.


+ Basic knowledge of the regulatory agencies that govern wetland resources\.


+ Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information\.


+ Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines\.


+ Must be proficient in the use of computer software \(i\.e\., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint\)\.


+ Valid driver's license required\. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy\.


EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans


**Job** Environmental


**Primary Location** US\-MO\-Kansas City


**Schedule:** Full\-time


**Travel:** Yes, 50 % of the Time


**Req ID:** 201872


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