Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects

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Environmental Professional – NEPA Project Manager and Biologist

Project Management

Full Time

Springfield, US

Posted this week

About the Job

Salary - $63000 - $109000/Year

Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects, a national multi-disciplined engineering and architecture consulting firm, is currently seeking a full-time Environmental Professional – NEPA Project Manager and Biologist to join our team in either our Nebraska or Missouri offices. This individual will work with a team of environmental professionals from across the company to conduct environmental analyses and deliver quality documents supporting our federal, state, local and tribal clients under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable federal and state regulations for environmental resource management.


This position is responsible for managing environmental and NEPA projects through all phases, from initial marketing and scope of work/fee development through approval of final deliverables. Specific tasks include marketing and business development, client coordination, management of schedules and budgets, coordination and oversight of project teams (task leads, resource specialists, subconsultants, etc.), and collaboration with engineering staff in a variety of industry disciplines including transportation, municipal, and railroad. Project Managers will also be responsible as principal author of NEPA documentation including Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Environmental Assessments (EA), Categorical Exclusions (CE), and Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) to support project approvals for a variety of federal, state, local and tribal clients. Strong writing skills are required.


In addition, Project Managers will have technical expertise in one or more environmental resource discipline and the ideal candidate for this position will have a background in biological resources. Biologists are responsible for completing fieldwork, evaluating potential environmental impacts and mitigation requirements, and writing technical reports for biological resources on a variety of transportation, railroad, land development, and stormwater/wastewater projects. Biological resources include, but are not limited to, wetland delineation and mitigation, threatened and endangered species, wildlife, vegetation, noxious weeds, and environmental permitting.


Project Managers may supervise staff within the Environmental Program. This is completely dependent on the needs of the program over time and, therefore, management or supervisory experience and strong communication skills are desired. All Wilson & Company environmental staff will work collaboratively with engineering professionals in a variety of disciplines across the firm to meet project goals, and other key staff to build relationships both locally and in all states where Wilson & Company is conducting environmental project work.


Essential Job Functions:

Project Management

  • Provide project management, NEPA document, and technical resource duties as detailed in Job Description above.
  • Serve as project manager for environmental/NEPA projects firmwide; coordinate with and support task leads for overall project performance and deliver projects to clients on schedule and on budget.
  • Collaborate on the preparation of environmental documentation, including resource-specific technical reports, CEs, EAs, and EISs.
  • Support the national environmental program through marketing, proposal preparation, and environmental analysis and documentation.
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with engineering professionals in a variety of disciplines across Wilson & Company to meet project goals, and other key staff to build client relationships in states where Wilson & Company is conducting environmental project work.

Biologist

  • Provide technical environmental resource expertise for biological resources (listed in Job Description above).
  • Conduct fieldwork as it relates to project needs, includes travel throughout NE, MO and out-of-state travel to support a national environmental program.
  • Additional technical environmental resource expertise in one or more of the following disciplines will also be considered: hazardous materials; air quality; noise; water quality; historic and/or cultural resources; Section 4(f) assessments.
  • Collaborate on the preparation of environmental and NEPA documentation, in part or in whole, including resource-specific technical reports, EIDs, CEs, EAs, and EISs.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Transportation Planning, Environmental Planning or similar discipline. Advanced degrees will be given due attention.
  • 4+ years’ experience managing environmental projects for federal, state, local and tribal clients under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable federal and state regulations for environmental resource management.
  • 4+ years’ experience conducting biological resource investigations in NE, MO or other Midwest states.
  • Biological field survey skills and methodology, GPS data collection, and ArcGIS proficiency.
  • Ability to identify flora and fauna and special status species’ habitat in the midwest.
  • Ability to identify wetlands and jurisdictional waters of the United States.
  • Experience conducting wetland delineations and wildlife/vegetation species assessments in the midwest.
  • Proven ability to work on a team of professionals to accomplish project and program goals.
  • Task management skills with proven ability to complete work on schedule and within budget.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in software systems, including the Microsoft suite of programs and ArcGIS.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Technical writing skills with experience authoring NEPA documents (PELs, CEs, EAs, and EISs) and technical resource documents.
  • Collaboration and communication with environmental resource and regulatory agencies, including but not limited to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Technical expertise in one or more of the following disciplines: hazardous materials; water quality; air quality; noise; historic and/or cultural resources; Section 4(f) assessments.
  • Experience in environmental permitting, such as Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act.
  • Ability to conduct protocol surveys for Threatened and Endangered species and other special status species.
  • Professional certifications, specifically Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS).
  • Navajo Nation Biological Survey Permit or biological survey experience on Navajo Nation.

Please note that Wilson & Company is not currently sponsoring applicants for work visas.


Annual Salary Range: $63,000 - $109,000


About Us:

Wilson & Company has a rich history of providing environmental and planning services to a diverse group of clients nationwide, and the right candidate will become part of our bright future. We provide multidisciplinary engineering, architecture, rail, surveying, mapping, environmental, and planning services, and employ 500+ staff throughout 15 offices in 9 states. The firm was founded in 1932 and provides services to a diverse client base including railroads; tribal, municipal, state, and federal agencies; energy, industrial, and commercial companies; and private developers.


The cornerstone of our success is Higher Relationships, standards in Discipline, Intensity, Collaboration, Shared Ownership, and Solutions. Discipline is doing it right, with attention to details without exception. Intensity is doing what it takes to meet and exceed expectations. Collaboration is working together and bringing out the best in each other. Shared Ownership means we adopt the goals of others as our own. Finally, Solutions are achieved in a win-win environment. We value this commitment to Higher Relationships with our employees, clients, and the communities where we live and work. And for you, our culture intends to help you achieve personal and professional success. Come grow with us!


We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment background checks.


Wilson & Company is a federal contractor and subject to various health and safety regulations enforced by federal, state, and local agencies, as well as health and safety requirements of our clients. Wilson & Company is committed to complying with all regulations and requirements, which could include, but are not limited to, vaccination requirements, testing requirements, masking requirements, and personal protective equipment requirements. All regulations and requirements are subject to change, which could impact Wilson & Company policy and requirements for employees.


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