Junior Environmental Impact Assessment Consultant (Entry Level)
ERM Group
New Orleans, LA

About $60,000 - $87,000 a year

EducationSkills
ERM is seeking a motivated Junior Environmental Impact Assessment Consultant to join our growing office in New Orleans, Louisiana or Baton Rouge, Louisiana . The successful candidate will assist Project Managers on a variety of Environmental, Social & Health Impact Assessment projects to support our oil & gas, power, and manufacturing sector focus. This is an excellent opportunity for an early career professional to join a growing and exciting technical team, as you build a rewarding career path with a global environmental leader.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide technical assistance on Louisiana State and federal permitting for clients’ (i.e., oil and gas, power generation, electrical transmission, renewable/alternative energy, and Brownfields projects).
Conduct tasks related to environmental impact assessment, land use planning, facility siting and permitting, risk assessment, and water resources management.
Assist on linear permitting projects; provide construction inspection activities for natural gas pipelines, power transmission lines, utility corridors, and petroleum pipelines.
Perform multi-media permitting and compliance associated with development projects with an emphasis on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and State Historical Commissions.
Assist with developing corporate and industrial management systems and strategies relating to multi-media management and/or health and safety.
Provide technical support to Project Managers for the Impact and Assessment and Planning service area on ecological and permitting risk assessment tasks.
Work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments.
Communicate with subcontractors, regulatory agents, tenants, and clients during field activities.
Short-term ecological field-based work possible

REQUIREMENTS:
BS in environmental engineering, environmental science, biology, or related discipline; MS preferred. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
1 to 3 years of consulting experience, including with projects in oil & gas, power/utility or manufacturing sectors.
Experience assisting clients in obtaining/modifying multi-media permits and/or approvals for new or expanded facilities a plus.
High degree of technical competence and knowledge of Louisiana-focused regulations and policies.
Effective written/verbal communication and organization/analytical skills; experience writing and compiling technical data and reports.
Proficient with Microsoft Excel functions and capabilities
Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, travel, and work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated attributes to become a strong consultant – team player, eagerness to learn and grow, self-starter who takes initiative, versatile, and service-oriented mentality.
Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Local candidates preferred.

Who We Are:
As the world’s leading sustainability consulting firm, ERM is uniquely positioned to contribute to the environment and society through the expertise and energy of our employees worldwide. Sustainability is what we do, and is at the heart of both our service offerings and how we operate our business. ERM and our partners are driven by a dynamic vision: By 2021 we will be the clear leader in our chosen markets, we will double in value and we will deliver on our promises to our clients, our people and our investors. For our people, our vision means attracting, inspiring, developing and rewarding our people to work with the best clients and on the biggest challenges, thus creating valuable careers. We achieve our vision in a sustainable manner by maintaining and living our ERM values that include Accountability, Caring for our People, Client Focus, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Transparency.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Qualified candidates will be contacted by email, and requested to complete a video questionnaire. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!