CH2M Mid-level Biologist/Ecologist – Denver, CO in Englewood, Colorado

Support our environmental consulting practice’s planning and permitting efforts as biologist/ecologist and have a hand in transforming tomorrow.

As a Biologist/Ecologist based in either our Denver (Englewood) or Colorado Springs office, you will be providing technical support to Project Managers, senior ecologists, and planners as a as a field ecologist and resource specialist in field biology, regulatory compliance, NEPA documentation, and permitting. Working independently or with other members of our team, you will perform both field and office work supporting transportation, water, and energy projects. In this position, you will serve as a key team member, building upon your expertise in vegetation, wetland, and wildlife surveys and regulatory permitting. We are seeking someone with 3 to 5 years’ total experience in the Intermountain West, Midwest, and/or Great Plains Regions. Specifically, expertise should consist of strong wetland, vegetation, and sensitive species technical background and a solid understanding of, and experience with, regulatory permitting. You will be required to act as a technical field lead for specific natural resource surveys, with travel an average of 50% from spring through fall. You’ll be the primary author to wetland delineation reports, NEPA environmental documentation evaluations, siting reports, and environmental permit applications You will be conducting environmental permitting in the Western and Midwestern United States, including: USACE Section 404, ESA Section 7, Colorado 401, 1041, and SB40 permits, NEPA analysis, and other environmental permitting. You will be expected to practice quality control of self-produced deliverables that are accurate and well-organized prior to senior review. You will be training other staff as needed and may manage subcontractors in the field. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, or similar Natural Resource Management or closely related discipline.

  • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible environmental consulting experience and a desire to continue in the environmental consulting field.

  • Two years of specific experience within Intermountain West, Midwest, and/or Great Plains Regions.

  • Experience leading and/or serving on teams of field ecologists conducting ecological resources surveys and assessments to support project permitting. Proven ability to manage logistics and field staff regarding field mobilization and data collection.

  • Wetland Delineation Certification and a minimum of 2 years’ experience leading and/or serving on wetland delineation surveys in Western and/or Midwestern ecosystems.

  • Accurate Western and/or Mid-western regional plant identification skills and experience using a dichotomous key.

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience with environmental permitting of facilities and/or infrastructure regarding USACE Section 404/ 401, ESA Section 7, NEPA analysis, state/local permitting, and/or other environmental permitting.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft® Word®, Excel®, Powerpoint®, and Adobe® Professional® and using field equipment such as Global Positioning Systems and tablets.

  • Ability to travel 50% and work in the field for long periods of time.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Masters degree in a natural resource specialty is preferred.

  • Five years of progressively responsible consulting ecology work history.

  • Revegetation success monitoring experience.

  • Experience with ESRI® ArcGIS 10.0®or higher.

  • Construction oversight or bio-monitoring experience.

  • Established relationships with regulatory agencies.

  • Experience working within engineering design teams.

  • Ability to understand civil construction drawings and documents.

  • Ability to produce construction drawings is a plus.

  • This position requires strong skills as a self-starter, with ability to balance work on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • This individual must be able to work independently and effectively within a diverse project team.

  • Good time management skills and proven experience in scheduling field work and reporting to complete tasks within deadlines and on budget is essential.

  • Good communication skills (both written and verbal) and organizational skills.

At CH2M, the greatest challenges provide the biggest rewards. Each day, your drive and creative ideas will be providing solutions that help build a better tomorrow. Whether it is the pride that comes with accomplishment, personal growth or making a difference in the world, you will discover true success in a career that brings out the best in you at CH2M. Ready? Let’s get to work. Developing People through Challenging Projects CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please note that we will not sponsor an employment visa, such as an H-1B or related visa, to fill this position.

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