CDM Smith Wetlands Scientist in Raleigh, North Carolina

Job Description:

  • Perform routine tasks appropriate for a mid-level environmental scientist, including using Microsoft Office software to record and analyze data and produce technical memoranda and reports

  • Lead or participate as an active member of field teams in performing jurisdictional surveys for wetlands and waterbodies, stream and lake assessments, threatened and endangered species and common wildlife surveys, and water quality and sediment sampling

  • Conduct environmental (i.e., Section 404) permitting and wetland restoration/mitigation tasks

  • Prepare NEPA and state equivalent documents and obtain the necessary environmental and other required Local, State, and Federal permits, including wetlands/404 permits and jurisdictional requirements

  • Understand and stay current with appropriate regulatory requirements and scientific standards

  • Be cognizant of project budgets and schedules

  • Assist Marketing staff with preparing proposals, work plans, and cost estimates

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Wetlands Scientist



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Minimum Qualifications:

5 - 7 minimum years of experience since B.S. Certification and/or Master's degree in specialty field desired for scientist positions (where one exists). Registration as a licensed Professional Engineer is desired for engineering positions. Registration as a licensed Professional Geologist within the resident state (if available, or by a recognized professional society if not) is desired for geologist positions. Work requires a broad knowledge of precedents in specify area and a good knowledge of principles/practices in related specialties.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plant/Soil Science, Ecology, or other related environmental science

  • Demonstrated ability to complete mid-level professional work and shows continued professional development, both in knowledge and abilities

  • Demonstrated experience in environmental permitting, environmental impact assessments, wetland delineation/mitigation, stream assessment, and wildlife field surveys

  • Demonstrated experience with Local, State (GA, NC, SC or CA, OR, WA) and Federal wetland regulations and permitting programs

  • Experience using prescribed methods, performs specific and limited portions of a broader assignment independently or under the supervision of an experienced scientist

  • Strong written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports

  • Willingness to travel, potentially on short notice, to distant field sites within the U.S. Most field trips are one week or less in duration.

  • Comfortable conducting field assignments in challenging conditions – must be able to handle the physical demands (e.g. lifting 50 pounds) of field assignments in difficult terrain and poor weather conditions

  • Works well in both field and office environments

  • Demonstrated successful workplace relationships and experience working with subcontractors and regulatory agencies

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate—as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

North Carolina - Raleigh

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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