Biologist / Ecologist III job vacancy in AECOM (Seattle, WA 98194)

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Company name : AECOM
Location : Seattle, WA 98194
Position : Biologist / Ecologist III

Description :
AECOM is seeking an experienced Project Biologist/Ecologist in our Seattle, WA office. This is an exciting opportunity to work on some of the region’s most important and interesting projects. The ideal candidate is an experienced biologist looking for greater opportunities to serve as a Task Leader, Lead Biologist, or Deputy Project Manager. This person will join an established natural resource consultancy practice, which includes experts in wildlife, botany, vegetation ecology, restoration, fisheries, and climate adaptation. Joining the team means ongoing opportunities to diversify your expertise, learn from others, and continue to grow as a professional biologist.
Primary duties include preparing Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) compliance documentation and environmental permitting applications; conducting biological surveys; and related electronic data collection. Experience conducting general surveys for avian (including nests), mammal, fish, and invertebrate species, and/or experience conducting wildlife habitat and vegetation characterization and mapping is desired.
At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.
We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
The responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, those listed below:
+ Perform assignments that require a background in wildlife and aquatic ecology and/or other ecological processes.
+ Conduct writing assignments, including completing survey reports, Biological Technical Reports, Biological Assessments, MMPA compliance documents (IHA, LOA), and/or EIS/EA sections.
+ Conduct biological survey fieldwork in a variety of Pacific Northwest environments, which can include multiple days of travel and/or working in rugged terrain and inclement weather.
+ Utilize electronic data collection methods (including GPS) and manage data, as needed.
+ Support proposal efforts.
+ Work under the supervision of a senior project manager or senior-level team member.
+ The ability to work independently and as part of a team; be innovative and a problem solver.
+ Ensure assigned tasks stay on schedule and budget.

About AECOM’s Environment Business Line:
Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.
AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.
AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.
Minimum Requirements
+ Bachelor’s Degree in related field (biology, ecology, etc.) and a minimum of 4 years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and or education.
+ Valid U.S. driver’s license required and must be able to safely drive to job sites.
+ Willing to travel to job sites throughout Pacific Northwest and occasionally work long hours.
+ Perform field work as required
+ U.S. Citizenship is required for this role
Preferred Qualifications
+ 6+ years of consulting experience is preferred, but non-consultant candidates with relevant experience will be considered.
+ The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in terrestrial and aquatic biology, field experience with special status species of Pacific Northwest and/or Alaska, and knowledge of regulatory requirements.
+ Experience conducting biological field surveys and evaluating habitat types
+ Experience conducting research and performing in-depth literature reviews
+ Experience serving as the lead author for technical reports or studies
+ Experience and understanding of Endangered Species Act, Magnuson-Stevens Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Act, and other regulatory processes.
+ Experience obtaining permits and working with regulatory agencies, such as the USFWS, NMFS, USACE, and WDFW.
+ Marine mammal field experience.
What We Offer
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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