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Moffatt & Nichol

Natural Resources/Wetlands Project Manager - Raleigh, NC

Moffatt & Nichol is actively seeking an experienced Environmental Scientist/Project Manager for our Raleigh, NC office that specializes in threatened and endangered species surveys, wetland science, habitat and ecosystem restoration, regulatory permitting and GIS. Responsibilities include leading a multidisciplinary team of natural resource specialists in the completion of environmental impact assessments/environmental assessments, wetland and stream assessments, essential fish habitat assessments, regulatory permitting, and other supporting technical analyses.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Conduct local/state/federal upland and coastal/marine permitting, including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sections 10 and 404 Permitting
  • Conduct protected species assessment and permitting (both federal and state)
  • Conduct regulatory feasibility assessments and other technical analyses in coordination with other professional design/consulting team members
  • Coordinate with project teams that may include engineers, architects, municipal planners, local officials and resource/regulatory agency representatives
  • Develop Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Assessments
  • Perform environmental studies and prepare technical documentation, including preparation of NEPA /SEPA documents, studies, impact analysis and impact summaries
  • Assist in and supervise data collection and project research related to impact of proposed project
  • Analyze and make recommendations to key decisionmakers based on the data collected
  • Perform functional wetland and stream assessments and prepare mitigation/restoration plans
  • Develop proposals and review environmental tasks and project documents

Other duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Bachelor of Science required, Master of Science/Arts degree desired
  • Coursework with appropriate focus, such as Marine Science, Environmental Science/Ecology, Coastal/Marine Engineering, Coastal Zone Management or similar natural or environmental sciences required
  • Additional certification (PWS, CEP, certified soil scientist, etc.) is desired
  • 10+ years of relevant experience environmental experience as well as prior experience in managing and developing staff
  • Related experience with NEPA/SEPA in the State of North Carolina
  • Demonstrated proficiency operating GPS and GIS equipment and support software
  • Proficiency with Gantt Charts (MS project), Google Earth, and GIS required; AutoCAD desired 
  • Experience in the implementation of current field sampling methods and data collection Successful in effective proposal development resulting in the award of new work or clients desired
  • Client service/client management experience
  • Experience with project management and managing scopes of work, budgets and project timelines
  • Able to travel and conduct occasional field work for various project sites and meet with clients on a regular basis
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

CZR Incorporated

Entry-level Biologist/Ecologist - Wilmington, NC

Formed in 1969, CZR offers multidisciplinary scientific, planning, design, and management services to the public and private sectors, especially in the coastal environment. Offices in Wilmington, North Carolina and Jupiter, Florida provide comprehensive environmental and technical services throughout the southeastern United States.

Entry-level Biologist/Ecologist qualifications:

  • BS/MS degree in natural science
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently or with group

Entry-level Biologist/Ecologist preferred skills:

  • Knowledge of SE coastal plain habitats
  • Technical writing

Entry-level Biologist/Ecologist functions and responsibilities:

  • Assistance with natural resource surveys
  • Assistance with environmental monitoring
  • Assistance with technical equipment
  • Accurate field notes and data collection
  • Weekly travel out of town for work in uncomfortable field conditions

CZR Incorporated

Environmental Consultant - Wilmington, NC

Environmental Consultant qualifications:

  • MS degree in biological/ecological science or equivalent field experience
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented
  • Trouble shooter/problem solver
  • Statistics/analysis and technical writing expertise
  • Client/agency coordination

Environmental Consultant preferred skills:

  • Knowledge of SE US coastal plain habitats
  • Experience with sensitive monitoring equipment
  • Beyond boiler-plate technical writing

Environmental Consultant functions and responsibilities:

  • Section 401/404 delineation and monitoring
  • Natural resource surveys
  • Fish and benthos collections
  • Permitting, mitigation, client/agency coordination
  • Project management and coordination
  • Frequent out of town t ravel to work in uncomfortable field conditions

CALYX Engineers + Consultants

Environmental Project Manager - Cary, NC

CALYX Engineers and Consultants, an NV5 company, is seeking an environmental project manager for our Cary, NC office. The environmental project manager will provide technical expertise, assistance, and project management associated with environmental services projects. The individual should be able to demonstrate project management experience and the ability to successfully manage project from beginning to end. The most frequent and essential work activities include:

·         Supervise and assist with field investigations and data interpretation.

·         Assist in training junior staff.

·         Responsible for completing and overseeing natural resource related projects including wetland delineations, stream determinations, permitting, and protected species surveys.

·         Supervise and assist with the completion of technical reports.

·         Communicate between staff, managers, agency personnel, and clients.

·         Complete project tasks within deadlines and budgets.

·         Develop scopes of work and fee estimates; manage project budgets and coordinate project billing.

Prerequisites for employment include:

·         BS degree in biology, botany, ecology, wildlife or similar field

·         Minimum of 8 years of experience working with natural resource related projects

·         Excellent writing skills and ability to interpret and present field data in technical reports

·         Experience and positive relationships with regulatory agencies

·         Experience with preparing/procuring CWA Section 404/401 Permits and State Buffer Authorizations

·         Willingness to assist other environmental services staff with varying project work including bat-related projects (mist netting, acoustics, structure checks), aquatic (fish, mussel, etc) surveys, mitigation site management, and formal ESA Section 7 consultations

·         Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite), strong knowledge of Trimble GPS and GIS

·         Experience with transportation-related projects, particularly, NCDOT projects, preferred

·         Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license prior to employment

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. When properly requested and when feasible (without undue hardship to the organization), reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

·         This position will be subject to outside environmental conditions, including weather conditions such as wet and /or humid environments, extreme cold and/or heat, dusty and noisy work environments.

·         Some work will be in the field involving long term standing and frequent walking as well as include common hazards at project sites.

·         Must be able to carry, lift and push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds occasionally.

·         Must be able to wade in water, walk over rough and uneven terrain and be able to walk and/or stand up to 10-12 hours a day on occasion.

·         Must have the ability to see, smell, hear, talk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel and twist, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, sit, stand, and walk.

·         Weekend and overtime work and/or overnight work and travel will be required.

·         Additional physical duties may be required as necessary.

 Mitigation Management

Director of Projects - Athens, GA

Title: Director of Projects (GA)
Location: Athens, GA

Requirements for application:

  • Master's degree in a related field with five years experience OR bachelor's degree in a related field with eight years of experience
  • At least two levels of Rosgen training (or comparable programs)
  • Working knowledge of environmental regulations in Georgia
  • Must possess excellent communication and technical writing skills and be able to independently prepare reports with a focus on QA/QC
  • Significant experience in project management (certification preferred), budgeting, and personnel management (at least five years preferred)
  • Proven ability to build effective internal and external relationships and effectively influence individuals at all levels
  • Effective presentation creation and delivery skills
  • Must embrace and effectively shadow the corporate core values
  • Effective leadership, management, decision-making and motivational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including listening, oral and written
  • Proven ability to lead multi-faceted business needs and diverse processes
  • Track record of proven critical thinking and problem resolution skills
  • Must demonstrate the ability to act independently within the context of corporate goals

Job description

  • Develops and directs the strategic planning and permitting of all mitigation projects in GA.
  • Leads presentations of new mitigation project proposals with regulatory agencies.
  • Oversees coordination of personnel and resources required to successfully complete mitigation projects in GA.
  • Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the GAG ecological services division and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure.
  • This position is expected to participate in field work if required by project timelines. Examples of field work includes ecological monitoring, delineations, biological sampling, water quality sampling, restoration construction oversight, and various land management applications.
  • This position reports to the Chief Project Officer

Carolina Ecosystems, Inc.

Environmental Project Manager

Carolina Ecosystems is seeking a motivated and experienced project manager. The selected candidate will lead projects, communicate with clients and regulators, and oversee junior staff. Candidates must have at least a BS in an environmental field and 10+ years of directly applicable experience. Experience must include leading stream, wetland, and endangered species projects. Candidates must be willing and able to work in adverse field conditions and travel throughout the region.  The ideal candidate would possess: experience on a variety of infrastructure projects including transportation, water, wastewater, and greenways; a familiarity with local, state, and federal regulations relating to streams and wetlands; proven ability to communicate with clients as well as regulatory agencies; proven ability to obtain jurisdictional determinations, Clean Water Act permits, and Coastal Area Management Act permits; proven ability to organize and lead field teams. Preference will be given to candidates with NCDOT experience.


Environmental Scientist/Planner - Raleigh NC

DAVENPORT is seeking to fill an Environmental Scientist/Planner Position that will be assigned to our Raleigh, NC office. This position requires at least five years of technical experience in environmental planning and assessment. The successful applicant will have professional verbal and written communication skills; the ability to perform field investigations and prepare technical reports; and the ability to build and maintain relationships with potential clients. Applicants must have a 4-year degree in Environmental Science, or another related field. Preference will be given to applicants who are licensed as a Professional Engineer, Professional Geologist, or Certified Planner.

Experience with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments is required. The candidate should have experience with environmental planning, which includes 401/404 permitting, wetland delineations, natural resource surveys (such as for freshwater mussels, red-cockaded woodpeckers, or bats), socio-economic impacts, and community assessments. The candidate should also possess a strong desire to develop marketing and business strategies to expand DAVENPORT’s growing Environmental Division.

Typical Duties:

  • Preparation of environmental documents and studies in compliance with NEPA guidelines for both state and federal agencies. Experience and contacts with the North Carolina Department of Transportation Planning and Environmental Branch is preferred.
  • Conduct fieldwork for environmental site assessments of linear transportation projects.
    • Wetland delineations
    • Biological assessments
    • Community resources
  • Preparation of environmental permit applications.
  • Meet with potential clients or other firms to develop new projects.
  • Manage projects, including coordination with local agencies.
  • Maintain client satisfaction/confidentiality.
  • Experience with GIS and/or CADD mapping is preferred.
  • Some travel required including regular visits on job sites.
  • OSHA 40hr Hazwoper training will be required.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Experience with GPS survey equipment is a plus.

About us: DAVENPORT is a design and consulting firm established in 2002. DAVENPORT is headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, with regional branch offices in North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. Our firm provides a wide range of consulting services for both the public and private sectors.


Natural Resource Consultant - Durham, NC

McAdams is a full-service land planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering and geomatics firm located in North Carolina and Texas. We seek a partnership with our clients to create meaningful experiences through inspired design. McAdams is proud to be part of the most interesting, iconic and impactful projects in the region, and accurate identification and assessment of natural resources is often the first step of every successful project.

Position Purpose

Use expertise in the natural resources field to complete project assignments, support the Project Manager and collaborate with team members to delineate and assess natural resources and prepare reports and permit applications.

Essential Functions + Responsibilities

  • Perform stream/wetland identification and delineation
  • Section 404/401 permitting
  • Threatened and endangered species identification, surveying, consultation and protection
  • Natural community identification and recognition of enhancement opportunities
  • Preparation of environmental assessment documents under NEPA/SEPA requirements
  • Evaluation and permitting of state and local municipality riparian buffers
  • Stream and wetland restoration and monitoring


  • 5+ years of experience in water resources, stream, wetlands, riparian buffer, permitting processes, and mitigation consulting, along with environmental assessment review
  • Previous environmental consulting experience
  • General knowledge of wetland soils, hydrology and vegetation
  • General knowledge of stormwater rules


  • Preferred certifications: SWITC, LSS, NCSAM, NCWAM, SEPA, NEPA
  • PWS certification


Environmental Scientist - Raleigh NC

The successful candidate will provide environmental support to the Transportation Environmental Compliance group for a variety of clients.

The project work includes:

  • Stream and wetland delineations

  • Threatened and Endangered species survey support

  • Various types of plan and map review

  • Technical report writing

  • Document review

  • Federal and State Environmental Permit submittals

  • Office and site meetings

  • Active construction site activity compliance reviews

Additional activities may include:

  • GIS/CAD/Microstation support

  • NEPA/SEPA/CE document review and comment

  • Scoping meetings (in field and in office)

  • GPS data collection

Minimum Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of Federal and State Water Quality regulations and State Riparian Buffer program (State of NC specifically)

  • Stream & wetland delineation experience

  • Experience preparing jurisdictional determination (JD) packages

  • NCSAM/NCWAM training preferred

  • Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate information and data

  • Demonstrated tolerance for working in adverse weather and other field conditions including insects, poison ivy, venomous snakes, etc.

  • Proper use of Personal Protective Equipment provided by Kleinfelder

  • Preparation of reports, Preconstruction Notification Applications, meeting minutes, scoping documents

  • Developing and maintaining client relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently

  • Bachelor of Science degree in one of the agricultural, biological, natural resource sciences or environmental sciences (or a closely related curriculum) from an appropriately accredited institution and a minimum of 3-6 years of progressive environmental scientist experience


Solar Site Design Engineer - Raleigh NC

Duties include the creation of designs, reports and calculations on complex renewable energy projects with minimal supervision and guidance. This position will supervise the technical execution of projects including solar site designs, environmental permitting, site modeling and grading. The successful candidate will interact with PMs, senior operations and technical staff and provide training for entry level professionals.

  • Lead the detailed technical design of civil and site components on utility-scale solar energy projects
  • Develop complete civil plan sets, calculations, reports, and specifications.
  • Provide technical risk identification at all stages of development
  • Review client-provided boundary and topographic surveys to ensure data is sufficient for civil design
  • Perform site visits to assess pre-construction conditions and ensure accuracy of survey
  • Evaluate potential site constraints provided by other, such as wetlands, streams, property/lease boundaries, geotechnical reports, and determine impacts to the civil design and layout.
  • Collaborate with project management team on permitting efforts with local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Provide QA/QC for design work performed by junior team members and/or outside consultants.
  • Work closely with project management team to communicate issues during design, and ensure timely completion of deliverables.  Assist with work planning and staffing for the solar project portfolio.
  • Support the project management team on various business development efforts, including preparation of proposals and client interaction.
  • Distills critical facets of technical challenges and prioritizes effort
  • Evaluates, selects, and recommends solutions
  • Effectively communicates in meetings/presentations to team members and clients
  • Applies creativity and independent thought to solve problems

Position Requirements:

  • Six to ten (6-10) years of experience in civil engineering / land development, hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, stormwater management systems, erosion control design and permitting.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD Civil 3D and HydroCAD
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Education & Certifications:

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering from an accredited institution or acceptable equivalent
  • Professional Engineering license in North Carolina or ability to obtain within 6 months

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Self-starter who can work independently and with team members
  • A “Can Do” positive attitude
  • Comfortable presenting to and interacting with clients, consultants, regulatory agencies and review professionals.
  • Ability to organize priorities and multi-task effectively
  • Self-motivated to continue learning
  • Leadership positions in industry or community organizations


 Transportation/Environmental Planner/Scientist - Raleigh NC

We create the connections that get people and goods moving—whether by car, bus, train, plane, or their own two feet. Working within the context of the communities we serve, we provide planning, engineering, and infrastructure management services that fit the needs of our clients and improve the overall transportation experience. Join our team and help us keep communities connected.

Your Opportunity

Imagine being part of a dynamic team that designs innovative solutions for our diverse set of clients. Our Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning group provides comprehensive planning, design, and engineering services. As a transportation planner, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of planning and design projects as a team member under the guidance and supervision of a more senior planner or engineer. The ideal candidate will be a problem solver who takes initiative with demonstrated knowledge in engineering and planning projects, basic understanding of regulatory requirements, good overall communication skills including technical writing skills, and demonstrated experience with data analysis and modeling (MS Excel / Access, GIS, modeling software).

Your Key Responsibilities

Stantec's Raleigh, NC office is looking for a Transportation/Environmental Planner/Scientist to help develop transportation projects in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other federal and state environmental regulations.

  • Perform research, conduct environmental analyses (field and desktop), develop recommendations, and prepare technical reports under NEPA

  • Prepare NEPA documentation including environmental impact statements (EISs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), Categorical Exclusions (CEs)

  • Produce materials for agency meetings and public meetings, including presentations, informational handouts, and mapping

  • Assistance with graphic design, materials preparation, and map production

  • Provide quality assurance and quality control for all final products to ensure technical accurateness and regulatory compliance

  • Client interactions/meeting attendance at project and marketing meetings

  • Uses knowledge of the general concepts of environmental and transportation planning

  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Basic understanding of general concepts of planning

  • Developing cooperative skills in working efficiently with a team

  • Proficient in Microsoft (MS) Office Suite

  • Proficient in ArcGIS

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to prioritize and balance sometimes heavy workloads to achieve goals while keeping up with a highly mobile and changing environment

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with experience presenting and facilitating meetings

  • Must be able to travel as needed for project assignments

  • Must have a good driving record and valid driver's license

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Planning, Engineering, Environmental or related field. Minimum of 0-2 years of experience.

Typical office environment working with computers. Some travel may be required, such as delivering plans or documents to reviewing agencies or clients or to attend meetings. May occasionally visit study areas, construction sites and/or be exposed to outside elements and inclement weather conditions.

CZR Incorporated

Technical Assistant - Wilmington NC

CZR Incorporated has an immediate opening for a full-time Technical Assistant. The position entails structure and variety including, but not limited to, multiple typical administrative support duties for the critical day-to-day flow of the office; also includes technical equipment troubleshooting and maintenance logs, compilation, management, and organization of scientific information from directors, project managers, or other sources to assist with production of annual reports.

Ideal candidate will have biology or natural resource degree/background and every candidate must be technically proficient (intermediate Microsoft Office Suite skills at a minimum) and eager to implement efficient methods that ensure accountability, accuracy, and easy retrieval of data.


Project Environmental Scientist - Raleigh

WSP USA has an immediate opening in either our Charlotte or Raleigh location for a highly-skilled, experienced and motivated Project Environmental Scientist. The individual will work closely with staff in North and South Carolina assisting in the analysis of environmental impacts in compliance with applicable governing statutes and regulations and offering technical support for the preparation of infrastructure planning documents and permit applications.

The successful candidate will conduct and lead tasks that include the preparation of Section 404 permit applications and related technical studies and reports. Key responsibilities will include wetland delineations; stream assessments; vegetation identification; threatened and endangered species surveys; data collection (desktop and in the field); permit application and report preparation; and general support to project teams. The successful candidate must be a team player and a self-starter and demonstrate strong analytical, communication, collaboration, and technical skills. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biology, botany, environmental science, natural resources or a closely related field
  • 7+ years related experience
  • Section 404/401 Permitting experience for DOT projects
  • Wetland delineation experience
  • Stream assessment experience
  • Vegetation identification skills
  • Ability to synthesize field data into report format
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with global positioning systems and processing GPS data
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to travel to project sites, sometimes with short notice, and overnight stays, primarily in the Carolinas
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team, work cross-functionally and think critically and strategically
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in this country immediately
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. in environmental science, natural resources, biology, botany, or related discipline
  • NCDOT experience
  • Design-Build permitting experience
  • NCWAM and NCSAM training
  • Professional Wetland Scientist or delineator certification
  • Stream and wetland restoration experience
  • knowledge of Geographic Information Systems


Transportation Planner - Raleigh

HDR is looking for a Transportation Planner to join our team in Raleigh, NC. They will support engineering and planning staff on state and local transportation projects. Under general supervision, day-to-day responsibilities will include:

• Preparing Community Characteristic Reports, Community Impact Assessments, and Indirect and Cumulative Effects Reports for transportation improvement projects;

• Analyzing potential effects of transportation plans on the human and natural environments;

• Collecting, assimilates, and manages project related data;

• Preparing constraints mapping and required documents;

• Preparing environmental impact assessments for transportation improvement projects;

• Writing technical reports;

• Analyzing GIS data layers;

• Participating in public involvement programs.


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Civil Engineering, or a related field.
• 0-5+ years’ experience with transportation/environmental planning and design required.
• An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.
• Essential requirements include effective technical writing and communication skills, familiarity with GIS Applications, and basic knowledge of transportation and environmental planning principles
• Experience with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), environmental permitting, community impact assessment, and / or public involvement programs is a plus.
• Preference given to local candidates

Three Oaks Engineering

Staff Environmental Scientist - Durham

Three Oaks Engineering, Inc. is seeking a full-time Environmental Scientist in our Durham, NC office to join our expanding natural resource group. Three Oaks is a growing, sustainably-oriented, woman-owned business comprised of talented and motivated individuals focused on environmental issues related to all types of infrastructure projects. We are searching for like-minded individuals to work in a collaborative atmosphere with the goals of delivering outstanding products and superior client service, while providing our employees with the flexibility to balance business and family responsibilities. Three Oaks offers exceptional benefits, including health, dental, flexible spending account, and matching 401K, as well as flexible work schedules and the opportunity to grow with the company.

Qualifications: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Biology or a closely related field with 1-5 years of experience is preferred.  The applicant must be able to perform jurisdictional delineations and must have excellent field scientist skills with demonstrated experience working effectively both independently and in a collaborative scientific environment to achieve project deadlines.  Proven ability to perform in adverse field and weather conditions throughout a variety of aquatic and terrestrial habitats is a must. The position will require travel, often with short notice, and overnight stays in various locations, primarily in the Carolinas. Specific preferred experience includes:

  • Wetland delineations
  • Development of Jurisdictional Determination packages for USACE
  • Development of Section 404 Permit packages for USACE
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS
  • Soil science experience/course work
  • Environmental compliance monitoring
  • Familiarity with North Carolina Federal and State agencies
  • Experience with Threatened & Endangered Species, including bats.

Duties: The successful candidate will assist with and eventually lead tasks that may include jurisdictional delineations, threatened and endangered species surveys, environmental document and permit preparation, and environmental compliance monitoring.  

Carolina Ecosystems

Entry-Level Environmental Scientist - Raleigh

Carolina Ecosystems, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm providing high quality natural resource, planning and permitting services to engineering firms, government entities and private clients throughout the Carolinas and neighboring states. We are a project-focused company offering competitive benefits in a casual work environment. Benefits include holidays, personal/vacation time, 401K with company match, and health, dental, vision, and life insurance.

Carolina Ecosystems is seeking a motivated and energetic entry-level environmental scientist for a full-time position in our Clayton, North Carolina office. The successful candidate will be detail oriented while assisting our project and senior scientists with natural resource investigations. Tasks will be primarily focused on stream determinations, wetland delineations, threatened and endangered species investigations, habitat assessments, map production, and report preparation.

This is a salaried position requiring some travel including overnight and extended day trips. The successful candidate must be capable of performing field work in difficult weather conditions and easily handle terrain obstacles such as fences and streams as well as plant and animal nuisances.

All potential candidates must have a B.S. or M.S. and possess a background in environmental science or a related field. Familiarity with the basics of stream and wetland delineations is required. Working knowledge of ArcGIS is required and Trimble GPS experience is preferred. The chosen candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while effectively interacting within a project team.


  • Wetland and Stream Delineations
  • Map preparation using ArcGIS (prefer experience with v10.5 or higher)
  • Threatened and endangered species surveys
  • Plant identification, vegetation inventories, and habitat assessments

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of stream and wetland delineations
  • B.S. in environmental science/natural resources or similar field
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS version 10.x


Environmental Scientist - Raleigh

With experienced and talented staff, Stantec’s North Carolina offices are experiencing rapid growth. We are looking for a mid-level Environmental Scientist to join our Raleigh, NC office to help fuel that growth by providing environmental support for clients in the transportation, electric transmission, and other business sectors for projects in the Southeastern United States. Clients include the North Carolina Department of Transportation, local governments, military bases, renewable energy firms, and Federal and State partners. 


  • Assist with technical studies and ecological resource assessments such as wetland delineations, habitat assessments, rare species and wildlife investigations, and other natural resource surveys.
  • Prepare state and federal wetland permit applications.
  • Assist in the preparation of NEPA documentation including environmental impact statements (EISs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), Categorical Exclusions (CEs)
  • Perform research, conduct environmental analyses (field and desktop), develop recommendations, and assist in the preparation of technical reports under NEPA.
  • Provide quality assurance and quality control for all final products to ensure technical accurateness and regulatory compliance.
  • Create graphics and maps for field investigations and reports

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in an environmental discipline.
  • Must have a professional and academic background in ecology, environmental science, wetlands, botany, or soil science. Minimum of 2-3 years of professional consulting experience demonstrating progressive responsibility.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience delineating wetlands in NC and/or elsewhere in the Southeast.
  • Willingness to travel, and the ability to work in the field for long hours in all weather conditions with a focus on safety.
  • Experience with NC permitting, NEPA document preparation, and State/Federal/Local permitting.
  • Experience with ArcGIS and drafting software (e.g. AutoCAD or Microstation) preferred.
  • Strong technical writing and speaking skills.
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and desire for team success.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

City of Charlotte

Storm Water Services Engineering Project Coordinator

This position will work on Charlotte Storm Water Services’ water quality team.  Primary responsibilities will be to coordinate maintenance and stewardship of various surface water quality improvement projects, such as stream restoration, wetland restoration, and various stormwater control measures (SCMs).  This job requires coordinating efforts amongst various groups, including City staff, design engineers, contractors, and citizens.  Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in civil, environmental, water resource engineering or a related field (i.e. related fields may include natural, earth or environmental sciences, biology, hydrology, soil science, or construction management) and at least one (1) year of experience.  Preferred qualification include demonstrated expertise in stream and wetland restoration and SCMs.  The salary range is negotiable up to market rate of $82,295. 

City of Charlotte
Engineering Assistant/Stormwater Control Measure Inspector

This position will support Storm Water Services/Water Quality management of Stormwater Control Measure (SCM) inspections and database management.  Major duties and responsibilities include: perform inspections of public/private SCM’s according to the Inspection & Maintenance Checklists; confer with Engineering Staff, external consultants, contractors, citizens, and other interested parties to support program needs and interests; manage files of approved plans for the City’s Post-Construction Stormwater Ordinance compliance and input project information into City’s SCM database; and perform re-inspections, certifications, or continuing NOV activities. 

NC Department of Environmental Quality
Multiple Positions

Department Information

The NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the lead stewardship agency for the protection of North Carolina's environmental resources. The organization, which has offices from the mountains to the coast, administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public's health, and also works to advance an all-of-the-above energy strategy that fits North Carolina's needs. DEQ also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments, and the public and encourages responsible behavior with respect to the environment through education programs provided at DEQ facilities and through the state's school system. DEQ touches the lives of all North Carolinians in many ways to enhance and ensure our quality of life. To learn more about the Department of Environmental Quality please visit our website at


Location of Position
This position is located at the Green Square Complex at 217 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC.
Division Information
The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) works with the state's citizens to protect and improve outdoor, or ambient, air quality in North Carolina for the health, benefit and economic well-being of all. The Ambient Monitoring Section is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the State's air pollution monitoring network, as well as, ensuring that accurate and reliable data are collected and reported. The monitoring data are used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in determining attainment status of the national air quality standards in North Carolina and by the State in characterizing the air quality in particular regions of the State. Such data are also used by new and expanding industry in meeting prevention of significant deterioration requirements (PSD), researchers, citizens of the State and environmentalists. Real time air quality data are made available to the public through the Division's real-time webpage and on the EPA's AirNow webpage. 
Position Information
This position shall coordinate and perform advanced policy-relevant scientific air quality data assessments.  Coordination of the automation of relevant and routine reports containing air quality data, including alerts about malfunctioning monitors is required.  Preparation and dissemination of periodic reports to management, the regional offices, and interested public parties that summarize monitor readings and update projections of whether individual monitors will attain the federal air quality standards is required as well.  This position shall work closely with the Public Information Officer and others to ensure real-time data reporting tools are developed and maintained in a way that provides maximum benefit to the public.  This position also works with information technology staff to improve the DAQ air monitoring web page aesthetics and functionality, especially regarding the ease of data access from desktop PCs and data access utilizing mobile devices (such as: tablets and/or cellular smartphones).  This position shall help develop and implement the DAQ personal air sensor policy by working with manufacturers and other interested parties to understand and utilize the devices and data collected.  Also, the person in this position shall be required to give presentations to staff, stakeholders, and the public. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Qualified applicants must possess and the application must clearly reflect work experience that demonstrates the following:

  1. Considerable knowledge of ambient air monitoring practices, ability to analyze, manipulate, and evaluate information produced from research or data collection is essential.
  2. Excellent command of the English language (both written and oral), to effectively and efficiently communicate detailed technical information, air quality rules and regulations, and applicable ambient air quality standards to various audiences is required.
  3. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, etc.).
  4. Considerable knowledge of the theoretical principles of analytical chemistry, laboratory techniques, equipment and terminology.
  5. Ability to formulate recommendations and provide alternatives to management, the ability to organize and direct complex research or field studies and possess the ability to prepare written reports and make presentations.
  6. Ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative field investigations, calculations and prepare concise reports as needed.
  7. Ability to climb ladders, be comfortable with heights, walk long distances and be on feet for several hours at a time, and to properly evaluate environmental conditions using a good sense of smell, hearing, and sight is required.
  8. Ability to follow written policies and procedures and to maintain a safe working environment at all times is required.


Division Information
Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP) is responsible for implementing and administering the federal National Estuary Program in N. C. and Southeastern Virginia under a cooperative agreement with the US-EPA. APNEP is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and administering the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary Region in coordination with its Management Conference. The mission of APNEP is to identify, protect, and restore the significant resources of the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system.

Position information
The primary purpose of this position is to assist the APNEP in the organized implementation of the CCMP through project management and implementation guidance from citizens' advisory groups. Drawing upon specific areas of coastal/estuarine and natural resource management expertise, the position facilitates advisory committees and workgroups to initiate project development and collaborative initiatives.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned as dictated by operational necessity:

  • Responsible for complex collaborative environmental projects to protect and restore the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system through an ecosystem-based management approach.
  • Responsible for all aspects of contract and project management of grants and service contracts for the Partnership, as well as associated budget and administrative actions.
  • Works to expand the Partnership's visibility on local, regional, state and national forums as they relate to the APNEP mission and activities.
  • Leads efforts on behalf of APNEP to secure external financial resources to further the objectives of CCMP.
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates conferences and workshops in cooperation with government, academic, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Develops metrics to determine the status of CCMP implementation and communicate results to partners and committees.
  • Provides leadership in strategic planning, delegating, problem solving, and analyzing data.
  • Develops, reviews, and edits detailed and highly conceptual reports, budget, plans, and other technical documents.
  • Exercises judgment and make decisions in accordance with established laws, regulations, ordinances, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Works independently and efficiently and completes assignments with limited supervision.
The work schedule for this position is Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and may require occasional overnight travel and working beyond normal work schedule to meet the business need.  This position is physically located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wake County. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Qualified applicants must possess and the application must clearly reflect work experience that demonstrates the following:

  1. Prior academic or work experience in coastal, estuarine, watershed, or natural resource management.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of contract and budget management.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  4. Demonstrated work experience leading and facilitating meetings with diverse stakeholders.
  5. Demonstrated work experience to make public presentations to various stakeholder groups.
  6. Prior experience writing grants and securing financial support for research or resource management initiatives.
  7. Prior experience in strategic planning, problem solving, and analyzing data.
  8. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds without assistance.
  9. Ability to travel overnight occasionally.
  10. Ability to swim.


Position Information:
The position is a contributing team member of four planners within the Watershed Planning Section of North Carolina Division of Mitigation Services (NCDMS). Planners utilize knowledge of environmental and natural resource data to target areas for the implementation of stream, wetland, buffer and nutrient offset mitigation projects.  The primary function is to act as an GIS analyst performing hydrologic and water quality modeling to evaluate watershed conditions.  The planner utilizes, edits and maintains a collection of ArcTools, ESRI Modelbuilder and Python scripts to conduct watershed analysis. 

Routinely, this position provides direct technical support and troubleshooting on GIS software, hardware, databases, analysis processes, and utilization of geospatial data.  Maintains all NCDMS spatial data within an enterprise GIS database and ArcGIS Online. Creates metadata and protocols for NCDMS data that complies with state and national standards.  Develops, documents and trains staff in QA/QC processes to update and maintain datasets and metadata.  Provides direction to contractors and temporary personnel to accomplish short term projects.  Develops GIS tools and applications for desktop and online deployment as needed. Utilizes knowledge of environmental and natural resource data to provide solutions that suit needs of field personnel.

Additionally, this position consults with program leads on GIS implementation to improve program efficiency and effectiveness.  Participate in Departmental GIS committees to represent NCDMS, align goals with other divisions and eliminate redundancies.  Build inter-agency relationships to maintain the most current and accurate information available. 

The work schedule for this position is Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and may require working beyond normal work schedule to meet the business need.  This position is physically located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wake County.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Qualified applicants must possess an application that clearly reflects work experience that demonstrates the following:

  1. Demonstrated work experience creating and editing Python Scripts.
  2. Demonstrated work experience with ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, and ArcGIS Online.
  3. Demonstrated work experience with SDE Geodatabases and relational models.
  4. Demonstrated work experience with ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension.
  5. Demonstrated work experience with hardware related to the use of GIS software.
  6. Ability to communicate complex subject matter to wide audience.


Location of Position:
This position is located at the Washington Regional Office at 943 Washington Square Mall, Washington, NC.
Division Information
The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) works with the state's citizens to protect and improve outdoor, or ambient, air quality in North Carolina for the health, benefit and economic well-being of all. The DAQ Washington Regional Office (WaRO) is one of seven regional offices serving the citizens of North Carolina in their local area. The regional offices operate and maintain a statewide network of air quality monitors to measure the level of pollutants in the outdoor air, issue permits to facilities emitting air pollutants, inspect permitted facilities for compliance with air quality regulations and assist the citizens of North Carolina with questions and concerns regarding air quality issues.
Position Information
This person will work in ambient air monitoring and, to a lesser degree, stationary source compliance. This person will coordinate and manage the monitoring activities of the air pollution monitoring staff and provide them technical assistance with instrument / network operation and quality assurance requirements.  This includes becoming an expert monitor operator and serving as the regional Q/A auditor. This position will work with central office staff with the review and revision of QA plans, monitoring network reviews / modifications, and provide input to Ambient Monitoring Section Chief on long term planning. Additionally, the Senior Specialist will be or become knowledgeable in EPA source testing methods and continuous monitoring certification.

This person will conduct compliance related work including performing on-site compliance inspections and investigations. These activities include observing facility operations, stack tests and CEM certifications, reviewing industrial processes and control equipment and evaluating their performance, examining facility records. These tasks are to determine the compliance status of the facility with respect to air-quality rules and air permit requirements. Enforcement actions resulting in civil penalties will be prepared based on the results of these inspections and investigations. This person will write technical report and general correspondence and serve as a resource to staff the public and industry for regulatory information and assistance. In addition, this position will respond to citizen complaints and environmental emergencies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Qualified applicants must possess and the application must clearly reflect work experience that demonstrates the following:

  1. A working knowledge of and experience operating ambient air monitoring equipment, EPA test methods, and data quality assurance methods.
  2. A general knowledge of industrial and manufacturing processes; and of chemistry as applied to environmental control.
  3. A working Knowledge of air-quality regulations and application of such.
  4. A working knowledge of data gathering techniques and procedures
  5. Skilled in statistical analysis; including interpreting and evaluating results to assess accuracy, validity, and integrity.
  6. Skilled in operating analytical instruments or samplers.
  7. Skilled in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and mathematics.
  8. Skilled in communicating with tact and working well with people.
  9. Ability to lead a small team of technical staff and to provide technical support to upper management.
  10. Ability to independently conduct field investigations, and to write technical reports that accurately represent the facts of those investigations
  11. Applicant will perform visible emission evaluations and maintain visible emission certifications.
  12. Applicant must maintain a valid driver's license
Candidates that are interviewed will be required to complete a written skills test.  Instructions will be given and the exercise will be completed within a given 20-minute timeframe during the interview.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Location of Position:
This position is located at the Washington Regional Office at 943 Washington Square Mall, Washington, NC.
Division Information
The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) works with the state's citizens to protect and improve outdoor, or ambient, air quality in North Carolina for the health, benefit and economic well-being of all. The DAQ Washington Regional Office (WaRO) is one of seven regional offices serving the citizens of North Carolina in their local area. The regional offices operate and maintain a statewide network of air quality monitors to measure the level of pollutants in the outdoor air, issue permits to facilities emitting air pollutants, inspect permitted facilities for compliance with air quality regulations and assist the citizens of North Carolina with questions and concerns regarding air quality issues.
Position Information
This position will work in stationary source compliance and permitting group. The primary duty of this position is to assist compliance and permitting staff with air quality data entry activities in the Washington (NC) Regional Office. Majority of the duties involve using the air quality databases to track the various compliance aspects of the air permits, as well as tracking air quality emission data. The technician will also assist with electonic file management.  Duties for this position will also include inspecting small unpermitted sources. All technicians will need to be able to respond to complaint investigations for alleged violations of air quality regulations. Additional duties consist of consulting with engineering and environmental staff, industry and the public on air quality related environmental concerns such as complaint investigation, and response to emergency situations. This technician will also write technical reports, source inspection reports, notice of violations, and enforcement reports, as well as assist in the preparation and review of emissions inventories. This position requires excellent computer skills, good communication skills, independent judgment, decision-making ability, and adaptability to policy and regulatory changes.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Qualified applicants must possess and the application must clearly reflect work experience that demonstrates the following:

  1. Some knowledge of air quality rules and regulations.
  2. Demonstrated ability to accurately enter large amounts of information into data bases.
  3. Demonstrated ability to manage electronic files.
  4. Skilled in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and mathematics.
  5. Ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written form.
  6. Ability to handle with tact and consistency the diversity of public contacts demanded by work.
  7. Applicant will perform visible emission evaluations and maintain visible emission certifications.
  8. Applicant must maintain a valid North Carolina driver's license.



Duties and Responsibilities:

The individual will work closely with staff in North and South Carolina assisting in the analysis of environmental impacts in compliance with applicable governing statutes and regulations and offering technical support for the preparation of transportation and non-transportation planning documents. Key responsibilities will include wetland delineation; stream assessment; vegetation identification; data collection (online and in the field); Geographic Information Systems analysis and mapping; report preparation; assistance with public involvement outreach tasks; and general support to project teams. The successful candidate must be a team player and a self-starter and demonstrate strong analytical, communication, collaboration, and technical skills.

Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in biology, botany, environmental science, planning or a related degree
  • 3-5 years related experience
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Wetland delineation experience
  • Stream assessment experience
  • Vegetation identification skills
  • Ability to synthesize field data into report format
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Geographic Information Systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to travel to project sites throughout the southeast
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team, work cross-functionally and think critically and strategically
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in this country immediately

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. in environmental science, biology, botany, planning or related discipline
  • Wetland Professional in Training through the Society of Wetland Scientists
  • Working knowledge of transportation planning, NEPA and state environmental law is a plus
  • NEPA experience
  • Section 404 permitting experience
  • Stream and wetland restoration experience
  • AICP


We are currently looking for an Assistant Planner for our Charlotte office. The successful candidate will begin work in May. The planner will work closely with project managers and staff in Charlotte and Raleigh and will play a key role in supporting North and South Carolina transportation and environmental planning projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Data collection (online and in the field)
  • Produce maps and conduct analysis with Geographic Information Systems
  • Conduct research
  • Prepare reports and technical memoranda
  • Prepare public outreach materials and assist at public meetings

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • year of professional experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Proficiency in GIS
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to travel occasionally
  • Ability to work in this country immediately

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator
  • Familiarity with Community Viz

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Hart & Hickman, PC

Wetlands and Due Diligence Professional – Charlotte or Raleigh

Hart & Hickman is seeking a consulting professional with more than 2 years of dual-role skills in due diligence and wetlands work, for either our Charlotte of Raleigh office.  Hart & Hickman’s due diligence work is particularly interesting & professionally challenging because many of our due diligence clients are also Brownfield developers.  Consequently, our due diligence services often involve complex sites that move quickly through Phase I efforts to Phase II efforts, vapor intrusion assessment, and remediation.  Similarly, our wetlands projects often involve delineation followed by jurisdictional determinations, 401/404 Nationwide and Individual permit applications, NC buffer rule permitting, and developing wetlands permitting strategies.

We offer a vibrant work place with enthusiastic environmental professionals who love the outdoors, interesting projects, and excellent technical & leadership training programs, and mentoring programs to achieve your career development goals.  We are building an empowered and motivated team providing smarter environmental solutions for our clients and improving the communities in which we work.  Training as an environmental professional at Hart & Hickman will provide opportunities for you to observe, learn, practice and demonstrate your skills as you grow in your career.   

If you are looking for a career growth opportunity in a fast paced environment, this may be a great fit for you.  This position offers rapid growth in technical expertise, technical writing, project management responsibilities, and direct client interaction. We develop quality consultants.  Successfully serving in this position will be a springboard for promotion and other progressive career opportunities within the firm.   

You are a great fit if you have a BS or MS degree in an appropriate technical discipline, at least 2 years of progressive consulting experience, have conducted more than 25 Phase I ESAs, 10 Phase II ESAs, and 25 wetland delineation projects.  If that describes you and you want to become an exceptional environmental consultant, we are excited to learn more about your experience and goals.

WK Dickson

Staff Scientist 

WK Dickson believes that our people are our most valuable asset. From engineers to landscape architects and scientists to surveyors, WK Dickson offers its clients a vast network of talent and passion.

WK Dickson’s people are the best in the business, and our success comes from the personal drive of each of us. Our firm was built on the philosophy that people do business with people they like. That goes for our coworkers, too. We work hard. We take risks. We succeed together. 

Job Responsibilities:

WK Dickson is seeking a staff scientist to serve as a technical resource for the organization, providing a high-level of consultation and support within areas of expertise. This position will report to a Project Manager. 

  • Perform environmental studies and natural resource assessments.
  • Assemble and review archival information.
  • Analyze data and prepare technical reports.
  • Perform field work, including but not limited to: wetland delineation, stream/wetland assessment, geomorphic measurement, survey, water quality sampling and other data collection and site evaluation activities.
  • Assist in development of project design parameters.
  • Prepare plans in AutoCad, ArcMap and other appropriate software applications.
  • Observe restoration construction .
  • Maintain technical coordination.
  • Maintain positive communication with staff, clients and subcontractors.
  • Follow general instructions and company policies and procedures.
  • Comply with all company safety policies and rules.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

 Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science or related field, Master's Degree preferred.
  • Two (2) to Five (5) years professional experience, preferably in the private sector.
  • Strong computer skills including ArcMap, CAD, and/or MicroStation.
  • Analytical skills with ability to prepare statistical reports.
  • Ability to provide clear, concise, technical writing contributions on qualifications and proposals.
  • Ability to work well independently and on a team, in both the office and field.
  • Stream and/or wetland restoration design-specific training (e.g. Rosgen, NC Stream Restoration Institute)
  • Professional Licensure preferred
  • Ability to communicate ideas and technical information to staff, supervisors and clients in a concise and professional manner.
  • Travel, as necessary to meet the needs of the position.
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