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HNTB Senior Scientist in Bellevue, Washington

What We're Looking For

At HNTB, you can create a career that is meaningful to you while building communities that matter to all of us. For more than a century, we have been delivering solutions for some of the largest, most complex infrastructure projects across the country. With our historic growth, it is an exciting time to join our team of employee-owners.

HNTB Washington Office is looking to add a part-time senior scientist with strong leadership skills who is ready to lead environmental field work and documentation tasks. The candidate will have experience in conducting wetland delineation field work in Washington, preparing biological assessments for linear transportation projects, and completing environmental permit applications, environmental documents, and other technical reports to support project delivery.

What You'll Do:

  • Under minimal direction, leads the collection and analyzing of data obtained for projects.

  • Determines or develops best methodology and technical approaches for conducting analysis in field work; sets up test equipment as necessary to obtain scientific data.

  • Examines and evaluates present and future potential environmental science effects relating to the planning, design, and construction of proposed projects.

  • Serves as task lead or principal author in the preparation of reports, on environmental science effects of projects.

  • Provides technical scientific support on environmental issues to project managers during the planning, design or construction of projects.

  • Performs review of work to ensure the design or construction are in compliance with design criteria and scientific specifications and determines the need for additional investigations, studies, or alternate plans or designs if necessary.

  • Prioritizes and participates the marketing and proposal preparation of potential opportunities or projects.

  • Leads the preparation of applications and supporting documents for local, state, and federal environmental permits as well as other regulatory compliance laws and regulations.

  • Organizes and participates in public meetings. Attends various meetings with clients, other engineering firms, and staff and may lead discussion on environmental science issues.

  • Mentors junior staff, provides recruiting recommendations and performance feedback.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geology, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Archeology, Anthropology, or related field and 8 years relevant experience, or

  • Master's Degree in Geology, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Archeology, Anthropology, or related field and 7 years of relevant experience

What You'll Bring:

  • Leads field work, including assessments and determination of wetlands, streams, and other sensitive areas

  • Serves as a task lead or a principal author in the preparation of reports, including wetland and stream reports, Endangered Species Act documentations, mitigation reports, monitoring reports, and other relevant reports needed for projects.

  • Develops the standards of practice for the team by presenting new methods and approaches to scientific and environmental analysis for application to the project.

  • Review monitoring protocols to ensure compliance with design criteria, scientific specifications, and regulatory approvals/permits.

  • Serves as senior reviewer of technical reports in their entirety, providing guidance to junior staff.

  • Serves as a recognized expert in established analytical methods with extensive experience in their application.

  • Leads the preparation of applications and supporting documents for local, state, and federal environmental permits as well as other regulatory compliance laws and regulations.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What We Prefer:

  • Experience in leading wetland and stream delineation fieldwork for linear projects

  • Knowledge of local flora and regional wetland regulations

  • Experience in leading wetland delineation reports, functional assessments, mitigation plans, and environmental compliance/permitting documents

  • Qualified as a WSDOT Biological Assessment Author

  • Experience in leading the environmental permitting process and the ability to work with clients and regulatory agencies

  • Excellent technical writing, organizational, and communication skills to effectively interact with staff and clients

  • Use of mobile GPS and GIS technologies

  • Must be able to work independently with appropriate level of supervision

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver license and insurable driving record

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The approximate pay range for Washington is $88,704.95 - $159,555.19. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent on factors, including but not limited to, the individual’s qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as physical work location within the state.






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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Part time

Job Category: Planning Group

ReqID: R-14796