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Entry Level Staff Scientist I

Houston, TX
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Company AECOM

Job Title: Entry Level Staff Scientist I

JobID: 23339-1220986

Location: Houston, TX, 77007, USA

Description: **Business Line** Environment

**Position Title** Entry Level Staff Scientist I

United States of America - Texas


**Job Summary**

AECOM is seeking Entry-level Staff Scientist Biologist in our Houston, TX office location. The position is full time, with working conditions being over 40 hours per week, depending on project schedule and field conditions. Some weekend work may be required. The ability and desire to perform extensive fieldwork on potentially difficult terrain and during adverse weather conditions on field assignments ranging from several days to months at a time will be essential. Training in relevant biological disciplines (e.g., wildlife, plants, fisheries, herpetology, entomology), strong field skills, and familiarity with major environmental regulations are important. Good interpersonal skills, excellent writing and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team are fundamental. Attitude and demeanor compatible with collaborative team efforts, ability to professionally interact with clients and resource agency representatives, and ability to understand the expectations of assigned tasks are desired. Cross-experience with construction crews and field engineers is a plus.

Applicant should also indicate applicable experience and proficiency with Geographic Information System and Microsoft Office programs. Ability to utilize hand held Geographic Position System data collection devices is necessary.

AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

+ Identification and monitoring of sensitive biological resources, inspecting work sites for compliance with permits, coordinating with the project team and construction supervisors, preparation of wetland and waterbody encroachment permits, and preparation of restoration plans.

+ Conducting general field surveys for biological resources, conducting sensitive species surveys and permitting,

+ Conducting wetlands permitting (e.g., CWA Section 404 and 401, DFG Section 1600)

+ Preparing biological reports, preparing and implementing mitigation and restoration plans, and preparing biological resources sections of CEQA and NEPA documents.

**Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelor’s degree in Biology or other related Environmental field required

+ Applicable experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs

+ Ability to utilize hand held Geographic Position System data collection devices is necessary

+ Good interpersonal skills, excellent writing and verbal communication skills

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Background knowledge of 401/404 wetland and waterbody encroachment permitting in TX, LA, OK, and NM a plus.

+ Applicable experience and proficiency with Geographic Information System

+ Cross-experience with construction crews and field engineers is a plus.

+ OSHA 40 Hours desirable

**What We Offer**

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

_NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM._

**_Job Category_** _Engineering - Environmental_

**_Country_** _United States of America_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _175605BR_

_Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status._


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