Entry-Level Ecologist
POWER Engineers, Inc.
Freeport, ME
Location: Freeport
State/Territory: Maine
Department: Eastern Biology Group
Entry-Level Ecologist

POWER Engineers’ Environmental Division provides planning, permitting, engineering, site assessment and corrective action services to clients worldwide. Across multiple industries, our diverse staff specializes in the areas of air, water, waste, ecological and cultural resources throughout our 45 + offices located across the country and internationally.

We are seeking an entry-level ecologist for our Eastern Biology Group working out of our Freeport, Maine or Boston, Massachusetts office in support of our Environmental Division. The selected candidate would join a team of more than 230 environmental professionals across the U.S.

Roles and Responsibilities

This entry-level ecologist will assist with field assessments for ecological and wetland projects located New England, while offering support to projects across the country. This position involves identifying protected plant species, conducting habitat assessments, assisting with wetland and waterbody delineations, organizing and summarizing field-collected data, and compiling survey reports. Candidates must be capable of interfacing with internal staff (project managers and other discipline leads) as well as client representatives and team members.

This position is primarily a field position. It is likely to require long days outdoors in variable weather and terrain. Projects require frequent travel and often working six days per week. Work locations vary, ranging throughout the Eastern, Midwest, and Southern United States. Candidates must have positive attitudes, be physically prepared to work in difficult conditions, and be eager to become a critical part of the POWER team. The candidate should be proficient with or have exposure to plant and/or wildlife surveys, and/or soil surveys, wetland delineations, working as part of diverse and dynamic project teams and be looking for opportunities for growth through gaining new skills.

Required Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or other related field
Knowledge of wetland delineations
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Attention to detail and commitment to quality and professionalism
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineations Manual and appropriate regional supplements
Ability to write technical reports and permit sections
Working knowledge of GPS technologies
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Must be willing and able to travel throughout the region with potential travel throughout the U.S.