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Senior Environmental Scientist

  1. Environment & geoscience
  2. Orlando
R-086473

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Why join us?

It’s an exciting time at AtkinsRéalis! We are rapidly growing in the US. Our company purpose is to build a better world for our planet and its people. We recognize the importance of making sure that our clients and employees, feel this purpose every day. AtkinsRéalis is proud of our company culture that promotes, diversity, equity and inclusion. Our company ethos include collaboration through the connection of people, data and technology. We are a global firm, who leverages having employees located throughout the world, creating valuable partnerships and doing our part to make this planet and its people, thrive.  We need energetic, passionate and eager professionals like you to join our team. There has never been a better time to be a part of AtkinsRéalis!

AtkinsRéalis is seeking a Senior Environmental Scientist to join our Orlando, FL office.  This role will exercise technical expertise and provide project oversight for a diverse range of complex projects in the field of infrastructure, environmental science, and consulting. This position will support the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) General Engineering Consultant (GEC) Program, working as an “extension of staff” in the client’s office in Ocoee, FL (metro Orlando area). This position will provide career growth opportunities through support of FTE toll road, and express / managed lanes toll road infrastructure projects. This role will also have a mentoring component, seeking to enhance the expertise of others in the team. If you have the desire to solve challenges on a variety of transportation infrastructure projects across Florida, this position is for you. The Senior position will help with day-to-day activities fully embedded in the client’s offices delivering a portfolio of transportation projects. This role will exercise technical expertise and provide project assistance for the transportation focused client in central and south Florida.

This position offers a work schedule of 4 days/week in-office, and one day telework.

About Us:

AtkinsRéalis is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. AtkinsRéalis has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Perform environmental project tasks for assigned transportation projects related to all required environmental documentation (NEPA, PD&E, wetlands, listed species or environmental permitting), prioritized by the client’s work program; 

  • Perform evaluation of impacts from transportation projects on the natural and human environment; must have experience in at least one area (PD&E/NEPA and/or wetlands/listed species permitting); 

  • Coordinate with other consultant’s design professionals and overall project team for accurate depiction of the natural environment on project reports, construction plans and to identify opportunities for avoiding and minimizing potential impacts; 

  • Perform field investigations of project sites;

  • Document, analyze, and interpret quantitative and qualitative data on projects of varying complexity and size;

  • Prepare documentation and technical reports and coordinate with state and federal agencies. 

  • Must be comfortable working and coordinating with a multidisciplinary team that includes ecologists, design engineers, cultural resources specialists/historians, and planners, among others, typically in different offices.

What will you contribute?

  • B.S./B.A. or M.S. in a field of natural resources science, such as Biology, Wildlife Biology, Ecology, Marine Biology, Botany, or a related discipline. M.S. or graduate level coursework preferred but not required. This level may be achieved by Scientists with minimum twenty years' experience since Bachelor's degree, or fifteen years' experience with Master's degree; typical incumbent has over twenty years' experience.

  • Desire to work with various clients and stakeholders throughout Florida to deliver the client’s work program including innovative solutions to complex environmental issues.

  • Significant experience with clients and disciplines in one or more of the following:

    • Environmental studies and permitting for the transportation industry (ports, highways, aviation, for example)

    • Power industry (generating facility siting, permitting and compliance, transmission line routing)

    • State/local agencies such as water management districts and environmental agencies

    • Federal agencies such as the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Service, or the National Park Service

    • Wetland delineation, permitting, mitigation, and restoration

    • Coastal ecology studies and restoration

  • Proven analytical skills, technical writing, computer and communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills; good public speaking ability; knowledge of production support systems such as geographic information systems (GIS). The ideal candidate would have direct experience and knowledge in the ecosystems of Florida (i.e., vegetation identification).

  • Expertise with local, state and federal regulatory agencies and NEPA documents/permit preparations.

  • Professional certification such as a Professional Wetland Scientist, Certified Wetland Biologist or Certified Ecologist a plus, but not required.

  • Credentials to conduct specialized protected species surveys and permitting in Florida, such as an authorized gopher tortoise agent or Audubon’s crested caracara qualified observer is a plus, but not required.

  • Ability to work under the pressure of multiple projects.

  • Position requires driving a company vehicle; candidate must have a valid driver's license and a driving record that meets company policy.

  • Demonstrated potential to conduct intensive, field-based activities as part of an interdisciplinary team, which may include multi-day travel, long field days, and challenging conditions (e.g., heat, insects, strenuous physical conditions). Periodic travel is to be expected (about 10%).

What we offer at AtkinsRéalis:

AtkinsRéalis realizes that health, mental and financial wellbeing, are all equally needed to achieve balance in life. We are pleased to offer a robust rewards package that help our employees have peace of mind in and outside of work. 

Our benefit offerings address all of the areas that are part of living a healthy life.  We recognize that what is important to people, continues to change. Some of our other benefits to ensure our employees feel supported, include continuing to offer health and dental coverage and a full list below. Our culture is one of providing support and training for our employees to thrive. We offer learning and development programs, training, career pathing opportunities, and a tuition reimbursement plan. At AtkinsRéalis, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Group Insurance
  • PTO plus two Floating Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave (including maternity and paternity)
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • An inclusive culture of Employee Resources Groups centered around women, African-Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Emerging Professionals
  • A Foundation that is employee-funded with a 2-to-1 match from the company providing STEAM education for minorities from K-12 to college.

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

AtkinsRéalis is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/Disability.

Please review AtkinsRéalis Equal Opportunity Statement here:

https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/equal-opportunities-statement

AtkinsRéalis cares about your privacy and are committed to protecting your privacy.  Please consult our Privacy Notice on our Careers site to know more about how we collect, use and transfer your Personal Data.

By submitting your personal information to AtkinsRéalis, you confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Notice. 

Upon acceptance of an offer, all candidates must go through a drug screen test and background check. AtkinsRéalis is a federal contractor which mandates a satisfactory background screening report and drug test that supersedes state laws.

Note to staffing and direct hire agencies:

In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, AtkinsRéalis family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.  https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/recruitment-agencies

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