Environmental Scientist
Arcadis
Amsterdam, Nederland
5 dagen geleden

JOB DESCRIPTION

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life.

In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few.

Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is people first, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential.

Youll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to peoples lives.

Youre encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Successful applicants for this position must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and be fully vaccinated, or have a valid waiver, by date of hire.

Proof of vaccination is required.

Role description :

Arcadis is seeking an experienced Biologist / Ecologist to join our environmental permitting / ecological services team in Louisiana.

The position can be located in either our Baton Rouge or Metairie office, but remote work opportunities will also be considered.

The position will assist with field biology, environmental assessment, and permit compliance and will support numerous client sectors for a variety of capital improvement, maintenance, and remediation projects.

Role accountabilities :

  • Conducting desktop assessments and field surveys (e.g., habitat evaluations and presence / absence surveys) to evaluate potential project impacts to sensitive habitats or special status species
  • Leading wetland and ordinary high water mark delineations and functional assessments (e.g., Rapid Assessment Methodology or Hydrogeomorphic Methodology), authoring associated reports, and coordinating agency approval
  • Working with the Arcadis and client teams to develop project implementation and permitting strategies to efficiently comply with state and federal laws and regulations (e.
  • g., Endangered Species Acts, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act)

  • Preparation of regulatory permit application packages (e.g., US Army Corps of Engineers Clean Water Act Section 404 permit applications, USACE 408 review requests, Louisiana Coastal Use Permit applications including joint permit applications, 401 Water Quality Certification applications, and Section 402 NPDES permit applications)
  • Preparation of technical reports such as species surveys, mitigation and monitoring plans, and biological assessments
  • Monitoring of mitigation sites (including hydrology and vegetation studies)
  • Inspecting construction sites for permit compliance
  • Periodic travel (up to 50% of the time)
  • Work in inclement weather (often hot, humid, or wet) and over difficult or rough terrain
  • Qualifications & Experience :

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology / Ecology or related field
  • 4 or more years of experience in the biological or environmental field
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with evaluating project compliance with state and federal laws and regulations
  • Experience with Louisiana wetland field ecology and permitting
  • Knowledge of regional Louisiana ecology, sensitive habitats, and special status species
  • Experience in the environmental consulting industry
  • 2 years minimum of experience providing environmental inspection services for natural gas pipeline construction projects
  • Previous experience for natural gas pipeline projects including overseeing contractor implementation of environmental conditions and mitigation measures as set forth in permits, plans and procedures, the FERC Certificate, and all other permits, clearances, or other authorizing documents
  • Why Become an Arcadian?

    Our work with clients has a direct impact on peoples lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable.

    By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

    We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA.

    Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

    As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UNs Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all.

    But its not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

    To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

    Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging :

    We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions.

    Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

    Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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