HNTB Environmental Scientist II in Tampa, Florida
What We're Looking For
HNTB's Planning and Environmental Department is seeking an experienced professional to join the Tampa Environmental Group. This position will support a wide variety of transportation and local agency projects throughout Florida. This opportunity is for someone who enjoys a mixture of office and field work, enjoys working on a variety of projects, is seeking to expand their professional expertise, and applies sound knowledge of the principles and theories of environmental science to analyze the potential effects a project may have on the environment and/or the potential effects the environment may have on the design and construction of a project.
Primary Focus Will Include:
Regular coordination with a team of multiple disciplines including scientists, engineers, planners, and surveyors
Review and comment on roadway plans to determine potential environmental impacts or involvement
Preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation including Environmental Assessments, Type 2 Categorical Exclusions, Type 1 Categorical Exclusions, and Section 4(f) documentation
Write and review technical reports to support NEPA documentation and permit applications
Field work including planning level habitat assessments, wetland delineations, protected species surveys (including gopher tortoise, caracara, sand skink, protected plants, bald eagle, etc.) - travel may be required
Coordinate with and prepare environmental permit applications for local, state and federal agencies including EPC of Hillsborough County, WMD, USACE/FDEP, and FWC
USFWS Section 7 Consultation
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent
Experience working with the Florida Department of Transportation
Experience preparing NEPA Documentation
Ability to delineate wetlands and surface waters per state and federal regulations
Understanding of state and federal rules for wetlands and protected species throughout Florida
40+ hours completing caracara surveys
Experience using ArcGIS software
What You'll Need
Prepares environmental documentation, permits or mitigation plans for public and private clients with respect to acquisition and compliance for wetland impacts, bridge construction, threatened/endangered species.
Reviews and evaluates technical reports and plans of scientific aspects of proposed projects such as environmental clearance of projects, permitting, and mitigation plans.
Collects, analyzes and reports on geological, hydrological, biological or other scientific conditions at the proposed project site to identify the impact on the environment in the construction of highways, bridges or other structures.
Performs field investigations and research to determines the suitability of the project site for proposed use.
Provides technical advice and assistance to project engineers on specific geologic, hydrologic, biologic or other scientific aspects and their impact on the specific phase of construction.
Reviews and evaluates the potential impact of Federal, state and local environmental legislation.
Develops and maintains liaisons and effective working relations with groups and individuals, agencies, and the public to encourage cooperative management strategies or to develop information and interpret findings.
Prepares and participates in public information meetings and hearings.
Keeps current with trends, literature and new developments in ecology and environmental science.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Geology, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Archeology, Anthropology or related field
5 years related experience
3 years related experience (with Master's degree in Natural Sciences)
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