Environmental Scientist/Biologist (Wetlands)

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About the opportunity

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SWCA Environmental Consultants has a need for an Environmental Scientist / Biologist to work closely with a Project Manager on natural resources consulting projects by completing local and out-of-town fieldwork and office assignmentsYou should be able to work a full time schedule, including frequent travel and occasional weekends.


Our Chicago area office in Lombard, Illinois offers a unique work environment and specializes in natural resources consulting for prominent energy companies among other clients.


It is SWCA's goal to bring on dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work to provide sound science and creative solutions.

What you will accomplish

In the Environmental Scientist role you will be responsible to conduct a variety of natural resources field studies including threatened/endangered species assessments, wetland delineations, and avian/wildlife surveys.  Other duties include:

  • Field work and organizing and transferring the field data, write technical reports and permit applications related to Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other
  • Resource planning/permitting, and/or natural resource disciplines. 

Experience and qualifications for success

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Science, Ecology, or related field
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in wetland delineations required; experience in wildlife fieldwork, including avian surveys, and erosion control monitoring preferred
  • Knowledge of federal and state environmental regulations and guidance, particularly in the Midwest preferred
  • Familiarity with GPS devices and mapping software such as ArcGIS is highly desired
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required
  • Strong writing skills to contribute to survey reports, biological assessments, wetland delineation reports, and permit applications


SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.


If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. 


EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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