Environmental Scientist
Anchorage, AK

About $59,000 - $77,000 a year

Environmental Scientist - (154889)

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities
The successful candidate in this position will have a B.S. or M.S. degree or equivalent in biology, environmental science, marine or wildlife science, or a similar field. The candidate will work as a member of high-performing teams on a variety of natural resource assessments to support development of public and private infrastructure projects throughout Alaska. Critical thinking, problem solving, excellent writing skills, working well with others, and a willingness to learn are essential for this position. Strong technical and scientific writing skills are required.

Duties are anticipated to include preparing federal, state, and local permit applications and writing technical documents relevant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).

The candidate will work at the direction of HDR project managers. Work will be conducted independently as well as on teams, with appropriate senior technical oversight.

Keyword(s): Environmental Scientist, Environmental Planner, environmental science, wildlife, planning, permitting, NEPA, ESA, MMPA, CWA.

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Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Marine or Wildlife Science, or closely related field.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in environmental permitting and technical writing related to NEPA, CWA, ESA, and/or MMPA.
  • Experience preparing NEPA documents.
  • Knowledge of federal regulatory framework.
  • MS Office experience.
  • Strong conceptual, organizational, problem solving and research abilities.
  • Positive attitude and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills, adaptability and ability to work with engineers, planners, agencies, and the public.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8 years of Alaska–specific experience in environmental permitting and technical writing related to NEPA, CWA, ESA, and MMPA.
  • Project management experience.

At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-Alaska-Anchorage
Industry: Environment/Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Environmental Sci and Planning
Job Posting: Jul 8, 2019