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Senior Biologist - Environmental Services

Stantec

Stantec

San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Senior Biologist - Environmental Services - ( 240002OS )

Description

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

As a Senior Biologist, you will work in a highly dynamic team environment with other biologists/ecologists/water resource specialists, and land planning and regulatory experts. This position will include opportunities for both field and office work; it may also involve field work during construction of projects and implementation of ecosystem restoration projects. In this position, you will be responsible for the contribution and management of multi-disciplinary project teams in all phases of the execution and delivery of siting and licensing of energy production, including renewable energy, and electric and gas transmission projects, as well as natural resource planning and management projects. As a Senior Biologist/Ecologist, you will oversee and provide expertise in field biology, regulatory strategy, CEQA/NEPA analysis, and permitting strategy. Specific background and expertise should consist of strong botanical, wetland, or wildlife technical expertise, familiarity and experience with regulatory permitting, and project and client management. This position requires coordination with clients, resource agencies, and environmental and technical staff.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Overseeing all aspects of project management, biological impact assessment and mitigation strategy development, and preparation and review of biological resources documents.

  • Provide support in delivering high quality work products to Stantec’s multi-disciplinary project teams.

  • Establishing relationships with clients and regulatory agency staff.

  • Reviewing and analyzing scientific data, maps, and drawings.

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Established relationships with local, state, and federal permitting agencies.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and organizational skills are essential.

  • Demonstrated experience leading and reviewing biological technical reports, environmental impact evaluation, siting reports, and environmental permit applications, including field surveys and reporting, and resource and impact evaluations.

  • Demonstrated experience with the California and Federal Endangered Species Act consultation processes.

  • Demonstrate success with research, analysis, and reporting.

  • Demonstrated experience conducting CEQA and NEPA analysis and preparation of associated documentation.

  • Demonstrated experience leading environmental permitting of energy facilities, pipelines, and/or linear infrastructure projects in the western United States including: USACE 404 wetland permitting, CDFW 1600 Agreements and CESA permitting, RWQCB 401 certifications, and other environmental permitting.

  • Demonstrated technical competence and project experience in natural resource fields applicable to commercial (primarily conventional or renewable energy generation/transmission) siting and licensing or environmental permitting of other infrastructure projects.

  • Possess California-specific biology experience (minimum 10 years).

  • Experience with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.

  • Possession of Scientific Collecting Permits for species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act and a State of California Scientific Collecting Permit.

  • Wetland delineation training certificate.

  • Experience managing projects, including cost and schedule management, proposal development, and quality.

  • Experience working on construction projects.

  • General understanding of geographic information systems.

  • Ability to direct staff technicians regarding data collection, preparation of figures and maps, and report production.

  • Ability to mentor junior staff and supervise staff.

  • Ability to travel.

  • Business development acumen.

  • Must have a good driving record and valid driver’s license.

  • Prior to employment, this position will require the successful completion of a pre-employment physical.

Education and Experience

BS or MS degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, or a related field.

Minimum 10 years of experience.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s’ talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

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Salary Range(s):

  • CA Other Areas $87,600 - CA Other Areas $140,900 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CA (SF Area includes SF, SJS & WLC)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-California-San Diego

Other Locations : United States-California-Monrovia, United States-California-Paramount, United States-California-Pasadena, United States-California-Los Angeles, United States-California-Irvine, United States-California-Thousand Oaks, United States-California-San Bernardino, United States-California-Santa Barbara

Organization : BC-1858 EnvSvcs-US West S California

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jul 3, 2024, 3:40:22 PM

Req ID: 240002OS

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans