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Senior Scientist/Senior Ecologist

  1. Environment & geoscience
  2. Houston
R-102395

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!

We are seeking an Environmental Project Manager/Ecologist in Houston, TX. This position offers a hybrid work schedule of three days in-office, and two days remote/work from home. If you have the desire to solve challenges on a variety of infrastructure projects across Texas and elsewhere, this position might be for you. We routinely work on roadway, aviation, municipal, and projects for private industry.

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. AtkinsRéalis has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Prepare technical reports and permit applications in support of projects and provides peer reviews of reports prepared by others. Will be expected to contribute to the preparation of local, state, and federal environmental permits and compliance monitoring requirements with a focus on the coastal environment.

  • Oversee or conduct natural resources field investigations, including but not limited to identification of waters of the United States, including wetland delineations; threatened and endangered species coordination; habitat evaluations; mitigation monitoring; presence/absence surveys, managing construction projects to meet permit conditions; contractor oversight; data entry, processing, and interpretation.

  • Serve as a mentor to junior scientists to assist in their training and career development. Supervise and review the work of junior professionals, technicians, and others who assist in specific assignments.

  • Provides the expertise of a seasoned scientist to all conventional aspects of functional area and applies advanced concepts and techniques to unconventional problems.

  • Will function as individual researcher or technical specialist, carrying out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures.

  • Develops and evaluates plans and criteria in terms of quality assurance or environmental impact.

  • Prepares or assists with project work plan, scope, schedule and budget, and communicate these to project team members; monitor/manage project production for compliance with schedule, budget and quality objectives.

What will you contribute?

  • B.S./B.A. or M.S. in a field of natural resources science; M.S. or graduate level coursework preferred but not required.

  • This level may be achieved by Scientists with minimum five years' experience since Bachelor's degree, or four years' experience with Master's degree; typical incumbent has six to ten years' experience.

  • 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 across several Texas ecoregions and be willing to work independently and occasionally remotely from the office.

  • Demonstrated experience working with the U.S. Corps of Engineers Ft. Worth and Galveston Districts strongly desired, experience with other Districts a definite plus.

  • Professional registrations – Professional Wetland Scientist or other certification is desirable, but not required.

  • Ability to work in inhospitable outdoor climates of Texas and the Gulf Coast during all seasons.

  • Travel will be required (~10%).

  • Flexible work schedule with an expectation to be in office at least two days a week and potential for increased flexibility depending on proximity to local office.

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 for domestic partners 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

  • Paid Family Leave

  • Two Floating Holidays

  • Paid Parental Leave (including maternity and paternity)

  • Pet Insurance

  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program

  • 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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