• Biologist

    Office Location US-UT-Salt Lake City
    Requisition Number
    # of Openings
    Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
    Hire Type
  • About the opportunity

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    SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding and looking for an experienced Biologist to join our team and embark on a fulfilling career at SWCA.  The position is open to candidates who are interested in a regular full-time career opportunity.


    The ideal candidate will have previous consulting experience and a proven ability to produce high-quality deliverables, excellent organizational and analytical skills, strong writing proficiency, and a demonstrated aptitude with relating biological data to broader ecological, restoration, or management issues.


    Our Salt Lake City office offers a unique work environment with a diverse suite of project work and an exceptional staff. We take tremendous pride in our culture, making a positive impact in our community, and attracting the highest quality individuals who are motivated to constantly learn, improve their skills, and have meaningful careers as environmental consultants. 

    What you will accomplish

    • Your role will be to serve as a biological project lead which will involve applying a wide-range of biological expertise in a complex regulatory permitting setting (including wildlife, botany, wetlands, and reclamation). You will also assist in the execution of biological tasks for other projects and new business pursuits.
    • Experience with the Endangered Species Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and experience consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is strongly preferred.
    • This position would include managing and/or participating in a variety of natural resources field studies including biological assessments/evaluations, wetland delineations, and associated plant and wildlife surveys.
    • It would also include management for biology-related projects and tasks, such as data collection and analysis, technical report writing, quality assurance and control, and mentoring other staff to contribute or complete similar tasks.
    • Work could range from fieldwork to preparing permit applications related to the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other resource planning/permitting, and/or natural resource disciplines.
    • Client management and business development acumen would also be a regular aspect of this job. 

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, natural resource Management, or a related environmental sciences field required.

    • Minimum of 7 years of experience in completing biological assessments/evaluations, habitat assessments, and/or federal permitting.

    • Knowledge of the fauna and flora of the Intermountain West and Great Basin region preferred.

    • Avian and wildlife experience preferred.

    • Prior experience with GIS software (ArcPad) and Trimble GPS units and ability to use technology for data collection.


    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 consulting firms and consistently 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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