- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Communication skills
About the Position
VHB’s NY and VT offices are seeking an experienced Environmental Scientist/Ecologist to join our growing Environmental Services and Energy practice. This position entails both field and office-related work with excellent growth opportunity within a vibrant and expanding environment.
WE ARE VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.
Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment.
Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience.
Inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation
Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects
A focus on learning and development
Flexible, hybrid workplace
It’s not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing and we hope you’ll join us!
Work within a team of professionals to conduct a wide array of natural resources-related studies and analysis for a multitude of environmental, land development and water resources projects
Conduct natural resource surveys including, but not limited to, wetland delineations and functional assessments, vernal pool surveys, wildlife habitat evaluations and rare species surveys
Participate in field natural resource investigations
Prepare natural resource study reports
Assist with preparation of state, federal, and local permitting applications
Conduct SWPPP inspections and construction compliance oversight
Skills and Attributes
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
Self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to grow professionally
Ability to think critically and solve problems
Strong communication skills between clients and state/federal regulators
Familiarity with utility operations and linear construction projects a plus
Experience preparing State, Federal, and local permit applications preferred
B.S. in Environmental Science, Ecology, or Natural Resources related field (a Master’s degree may be substituted for 2 years of experience)
3-5+ years of professional natural resources fieldwork experience
Field experience performing wetland delineations and vernal pool field surveys in the Northeast US preferred
Ability and willingness to travel for up to 30% - 60% of working time
Experience performing natural resource surveys and preparing state and federal environmental permit applications in New York a plus
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VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.