SWCA Environmental Consultants currently has an opening for a an Environmental Biologist with an avian background to work and join our Pittsburgh, PA office.
This position will primarily focus on wetland delineation, stream identification, biological evaluations and habitat assessments in support of Endangered Species Act requirements, botanical surveys, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, and technical report writing to assist Project Managers with pre-construction, regulatory, and/or permitting requirements associated with the energy sector – particularly natural gas and oil developments within the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays.
The position will be a mixture of field and office work depending on project type. However, it is expected that up to 75% of time will be related to fieldwork. Fieldwork will be primarily in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. This position includes hiking in rugged conditions. Experience with flora and fauna native to the northeast and midwest is preferred.
This position is a full time, hourly position. Pay will be based on individual qualifications and experience. Hours may vary depending on project workload. Travel, including overnight stays, will be required for the position. Depending on projects, overtime and per diem may also be possible in addition to base pay.
The ability to travel to work sites regionally, and accommodate multiple overnight stays to complete fieldwork efforts is required. A successful candidate should have the flexibility and willingness to learn company procedures as well as the ability to try new, improved techniques; make independent decisions when appropriate to the situation; and make adjustments as a member of a team in order to complete tasks in the most efficient and accurate manner possible.
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.
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