Current Job Openings


Please note: The NCAEP Jobs Board is open to all current Corporate Member Firms and Government Agencies. If you would like to post a job to the board, please e-mail Kim Hamlin.

Wildlands Engineering 

Stewardship Technician 

Charlotte NC 

(Posted 11/9/2022)

Wildlands Engineering, Inc. is seeking a full-time Stewardship Technician for our Charlotte, NC office. The Stewardship

Technician will work across the Stewardship Team to develop, coordinate, and implement land management activities

for a variety of stream, wetland, and other restoration sites. Land management activities involve supporting the long-term

ecological health of project sites through the implementation of tools and techniques which promote the

successful establishment of each project’s restoration design. Work responsibilities include native plant community

enhancement, invasive species management, stream stabilization, conservation easement compliance, and wildlife

The Stewardship Technician will primarily assist other Stewardship staff members on projects while also independently

planning and implementing a variety of land management tasks. This position is responsible for helping identify land

management issues on sites, collaborating with staff on issue resolutions and the timely completion of relevant tasks.

The Stewardship Technician’s role will involve both hands-on work as well as the coordination and management of sub-contractors.

The Stewardship Technician will also be responsible for monitoring and documenting current conditions on

sites and working collaboratively across restoration project teams. Success in this role will require attention to detail,

adaptability, strong communication skills, and problem solving.

Key Responsibilities

  • Promote the long-term ecological health of project sites by supporting land management activities
  • Collect data to inform land management planning
  • Native plant community enhancement through vegetation management, planting, seeding, and promoting soil health
  • Invasive species management
  • Promote conservation easement compliance through proper boundary delineation and monitoring
  • Stream stabilization efforts
  • Erosion control
  • Upkeep of fences, gates, and other infrastructure associated with project sites
  • Deliver effective communication and coordination with team members, other staff, and sub-contractors
  • Effectively coordinate across project teams
  • Maintain equipment inventory
  • Document land management issues and actions
  • Meeting deadlines with a willingness to react positively to changes in priorities
  • Support additional field teams in data collection efforts on an as needed basis

Qualifications

  • 1 year of experience related to the key responsibilities and requirements of the job
  • Understanding of basic invasive plant control methods
  • Basic understanding of ecological processes important to riparian and wetland restoration in the southeastern United States
  • Proficiency using equipment commonly used in land management activities including hand tools, chain saws, brush cutters, and herbicide application equipment
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated initiative
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to maintain positive outlook during sometimes challenging field work conditions
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Adhere to company safety policy and OSHA safety procedures

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to successfully identify common native and invasive plants found in the piedmont of North Carolina
  • A four-year degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, geography, or other related field
  • Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s license
  • Proficiency using ArcGIS software
  • Strong field work experience
  • Experience trailering and operating a UTV
  • Familiarity with conservation easements
  • Basic understanding of impediments for native plant community establishment including competition, soil health, and species selection

Physical Demands

  • Ability to frequently walk over rough, uneven surfaces
  • Ability to sustain periods of strenuous physical exertion
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work independently in an outdoor setting
  • The requirements of the job and the physical demands are performed in outdoor weather conditions with frequent exposure to wet/humid conditions and extreme heat or cold. Other adverse factors may include exposure to ticks, briars, and poison ivy.
  • The successful applicant must be willing and able to apply herbicides safely and effectively according to label regulations, laws, and best management practices.

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

PLEASE SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER no later than December 2, 2022, to resumes@wildlandseng.com; subject

line: Stewardship Technician. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received.

The cover letter should identify previous work experience, why you are interested in this position, your approximate

available start date, and any other information that you feel is important. Please be prepared to provide contact

information for three references, if requested.




HDR

Environmental Scientist II

South Atlantic (SC, GA, or NC)


HDR is looking for an Environmental Scientist II to join our South Atlantic (NC/SC/GA) Area Environmental Sciences and Planning team. This position may be based in any of the following HDR offices: Charleston, SC, Columbia, SC, Atlanta, GA, or Charlotte, NC. This individual will plan and direct small to medium size environmental tasks/projects for HDR’s renewable energy, power, oil and gas projects, and supporting transportation, water/wastewater, federal facilities and other programs. This position will involve leading field collection of environmental data, including stream and wetland delineations, protected species surveys, and habitat assessments, as well as the preparation of environmental permit applications, reports and studies. They will also be expected to review and stay up to date on current environmental regulations and be familiar with GIS/CAD. This individual must have demonstrated knowledge of environmental resources and regulations and have experience with the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act. Experience with ecological/biological field work including habitat assessment and species survey are also favorable skills. They must have strong writing skills and be able to work closely with clients and team members to prepare and facilitate professional, well written, technically accurate documentation. They will also participate in agency outreach and coordination and assist senior staff in environmental task assignments as requested.

Qualifications - External

Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in biology, environmental sciences, environmental planning, or closely related field required, Master’s degree a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in environmental science and planning required
  • Experience with wetland delineation, stream assessment, and CWA Section 404/401 permitting is a must
  • Must have strong, demonstrated technical report writing background and familiarity with applicable environmental regulations, laws, and guidelines
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and familiar with use/application of GIS, CAD and Microstation files
  • Self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong conceptual, organizational, problem solving and research abilities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in the field and travel overnight for extended periods
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with state specific stream assessment methods or state permitting is preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of permitting and NEPA processes in GA, NC, SC, including familiarity with Section 404 requirements, particularly processes associated with the USACE, FHWA, state DOT, counties, and municipalities is preferred
  • Professional Wetland Scientists or Wetland Professionals in Training are preferred
  • Local candidates are preferred

For more information and to apply, click here: Job Description - Environmental Scientist II (168852) (taleo.net)

Requisition ID: 168852


Wildlands Engineering 

Entry-level Environmental Designer 

Springfield, VA 

(Posted 10/24/2022)

Wildlands Engineering is seeking individuals with a passion for environmental conservation and a desire to create a lasting impact to join our growing company. We are looking for an entry-level environmental designer in our Springfield, VA office. This position will support our project teams with design of complex ecosystem restoration projects, field assessments, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, and stormwater management. The ideal candidate will have 0 to 2 years of water resources experience and should understand the ecologic and hydrologic processes important to ecosystem restoration, water quality, and stormwater management in the southeastern United States.

Company Information 

Wildlands Engineering, Inc. was founded in 2007 and focuses on stream and wetland restoration, watershed planning and assessment, and water quality management. With offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Wildlands Engineering provides water resources engineering, ecosystem restoration, mitigation banking, and consulting services to an array of clients, including local and state government and conservation organizations. Our dedicated, motivated, and highly trained team is committed to a watershed and ecosystem approach to ecological restoration and water quality management, and we provide exceptional services to our clients in an uncompromisingly ethical, innovative, and time-sensitive manner. 

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

·      Collaborate with Senior Designers and Project Managers to implement comprehensive stream and wetland restoration projects including assessment, design, modeling, construction plans, construction specifications, erosion control plans, and construction oversight.

·      Conduct field work with our engineers and scientists to assess and monitor our projects.

·      Write technical reports to support assessment, design, and modeling tasks.

·      Prepare concept designs, construction plans and details, erosion control plans, and more using AutoCAD Civil3D and ArcGIS software.

·      Prepare and troubleshoot models to support design; software may include HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, and HY-8.

Ideal Qualifications

·      A four-year degree in biological systems, civil, agricultural, or environmental engineering; biology, ecology, environmental science, geography, or other related field.  Preferred coursework includes any of the following: water resources engineering, civil engineering, stream/wetland/ecological restoration, stormwater management, hydrology/hydraulics, soil science, biology, ecology, surveying, fluvial geomorphology, fluid mechanics/open channel flow, and sediment transport.

·      Up to 2 years of water resources experience.

·      Experience with design of ecosystem restoration projects and stormwater control measures.

·      A general understanding of ecological processes relevant to riparian and wetland restoration in the southeastern United States.

·      Experience with hydrologic and/or hydraulic modeling and understanding of open channel flow.

·      Experience with ArcGIS and/or AutoCAD Civil 3D.

·      Experience with the preparation of construction documents including construction plans, erosion control, bid estimates, technical specifications, and technical reporting.

·      A graduate degree in a related field and/or professional licensure as an Engineering Intern is preferred.

·      Proficiency using Microsoft Office including Excel

·      Ability to meet the physical demands needed to complete various field assignments

·      Must have valid driver’s license

 

Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Exempt

 

PLEASE SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:          

Email (preferred method): resumes@wildlandseng.com; subject line: Entry-level Environmental Designer - VA

Mailing Address: Wildlands Engineering, 1430 S. Mint Street, Suite 104, Charlotte, NC 28203

 

A cover letter is required and should detail the candidate’s interest in Wildlands and their specific qualifications as they relate to this position.  Please be prepared to provide contact information for up to three references, if requested.  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received.

Wildlands will not pay a fee to a recruiter or agency, nor will Wildlands consider resumes and applications submitted by a recruiter or agency, that does not have a signed agreement with Wildlands


    Stantec - 3 Positions




    City of Charlotte - Stormwater Services
    Surface Water Quality Program Specialist #2207-239610-01
    Charlotte, NC
    (Posted 7/19/2022)


    Storm Water Services' mission is to serve the City of Charlotte by improving surface waters and conveying rainwater safely through well-maintained storm drainage systems. Each year Storm Water Services invests $100+ million in capital improvements and staff manages hundreds of storm drainage improvement projects. Storm Water Services is one of the largest stormwater utilities in the Southeast with approximately 215,000 customer accounts and more than 200 full-time positions. 


    This position is part of the Long-Term Stewardship (L-TS) Group within Charlotte Storm Water Services Surface Water Quality and Environmental Permitting Program and is primarily responsible for protecting and improving surface water quality within the City for compliance with state and federal laws.  This position is responsible for supporting Storm Water Services with the long-term maintenance and operation of City owned Stormwater Control Measures (SCM) and stream improvement projects. 


    Major Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Manage aspects of long-term stewardship for stream improvement projects; includes cost tracking and contract and workplan management with private consultants and internal and external municipal staff.
    • Provide technical support for City owned SCMs.
    • Provide technical support, reviews, and direction for stream improvement projects in areas of long-term maintenance and vegetation management.
    • Coordinate with other City departments regarding SCM operation and maintenance. 
    • Prepare maintenance notifications in order to help City departments and property owners comply with SCM maintenance and inspection requirements.
    • Prepare easement violation notifications to help property owners and the City comply with regulatory requirements for conservation easements on stream improvement projects.   
    • Manage contractors to execute the operation, maintenance, and repairs of Storm Water Services SCMs and stream improvement projects.
    • Conduct routine and as-needed inspections of SCMs and stream improvement projects and maintain documentation of site inspections. 
    • Coordinate with team members to prioritize, scope, and execute maintenance and repairs, in a timely manner.
    • Review Federal, State, and Local regulations as needed.
    • Provide accumulated yearly data to support recordkeeping required by the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
    • Update and improve internal guidance documents related to operation and maintenance of City owned SCMs and stream improvement projects.
    • Maintain project tracking database, physical files, project schedules, budget spreadsheet, and other organizational tools to comprehensively document project information.
    • Approximately 30-40% field work.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

    • Knowledge of SCM and stream improvement project operation and maintenance practices.
    • Knowledge of local, native riparian vegetation and assessment of invasive plant communities
    • Highly Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate well with people with a wide variety of backgrounds to develop solutions
    • Excellent project management skills to ensure quality, manage costs, maintain schedules, and manage contracts
    • Superior attention to detail that allows for thorough cost tracking and documentation
    • Effective computer skills that include proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel) and GIS  
    • Demonstrated skills in innovation and adaptive management for problem solving
    • Ability to perform duties at a high level with minimal supervision
    • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Team oriented problem solving serving as roles of listener, leader and follower
    • Effective presentation skills for local, state and national opportunities
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license, good driving record and ability to receive and maintain a City Driving Permit


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Five or more years of experience in the environmental field with related experience in implementation and post-construction inspection and maintenance of stream improvement projects and SCMs. 
    • Knowledge of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg BMP Design Manual, the City of Charlotte Land Development Standards, other local ordinances, requirements, and/or manuals. 

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, earth or environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, soil science, engineering or related field and 3 years of related experience. 
    • Certification in SCM inspection and maintenance through an accepted regional certification program or the ability to obtain within one year.
    • Physical ability to inspect SCMs and stream improvement projects including the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and the ability to work under adverse weather and environmental conditions.

    For more information and to apply, click here: https://www.jobapscloud.com/oec/Charlotte/Jobs/Bulletin?R1=2207&R2=239610&R3=01

      Stantec - 3 Positions
      Project Manager/Ecologist
      Environmental Scientist/Planner
      Biologist

      Raleigh, NC and others
      (Posted 7/19/2022)


      Project Manager/ Ecologist

      (https://stantec.jobs/raleigh-nc/project-manager-ecologist/3C073F2D8D874103BE9C2CDC24745466/job/)


      Stantec is seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in managing natural resource assessment and permitting projects, building client relationships and managing the development of opportunities to join our team. Our Environmental Services group is dedicated to managing environmental issues professionally and proactively. Our staff include specialists in wetland science, threatened and endangered species surveys, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), cultural resources, hydrogeology, engineering, habitat and ecosystem restoration, environmental remediation, and GIS. We help our clients identify constraints and respond to opportunities within the changing regulatory and corporate environment through active engagement with the public, stakeholder groups, and government regulators. Our team members are involved in a variety of projects that may include Waters of the U.S. (WOUS) delineations and permitting, endangered species habitat assessments and surveys, NEPA, siting and routing studies, stream assessments and sampling, habitat restoration, siting and zoning applications, and complex planning and permitting for a variety of industries including renewable energy, transportation, power, government and development.


      Your Key Responsibilities

      • Provide technical leadership and project or task management on a wide variety of environmental planning and permitting projects for clients in the renewable energy, transportation, federal, and development sectors.

      • Project management responsibilities include developing proposals; managing projects and budgets; coordinating with clients, stakeholders, and internal project staff; and performing and overseeing project technical work.

      • Develop and maintain positive client relationships, including seeking opportunities for new business.

      • Complete WOUS delineations and assessments, vegetation inventories/monitoring, wildlife surveys and habitat assessments, aquatic assessments

      • Manage agency coordination related to Threatened and Endangered Species, CWA Sections 404/401, and Section 106 Cultural Resources.

      • Coordinate and review technical documents that support regulatory submissions.

      • Support and ensure implementation of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work and coordinate with HSE professionals during the execution of all phases of project planning and implementation.

      • Complete applicable company and client-required health & safety training (including OSHA required training as necessary).

      • Responsible for coordinating, mentoring and training of team members.

      • Ensures that projects are assigned the required technical oversight.

      • Provides technical leadership and acts as a technical resource to the team for natural resource projects.

      Qualifications

      • Demonstrated experience managing natural resource assessment and permitting projects in North and South Carolina.

      • Experienced in natural resource field surveys and assessments such as WOUS delineations, vegetation inventories/monitoring, wildlife surveys and habitat assessments, and aquatic assessments.

      • Demonstrated experience working on and managing transportation and/or renewable energy projects.

      • Demonstrated experience with state permitting processes in North Carolina and/or South Carolina. Experience with the North Carolina and/or South Carolina Department of Transportation a plus.

      • Project and task management experience with strong attention to detail.

      • Must have strong oral and written communication skills, and be customer focused to understand and appropriately respond to client’s business needs.

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

      • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience leading a team of professionals in a consulting environment.

      • Must have ability and desire to travel for project work and business development activities.

      • Must demonstrate the ability to integrate work across relevant areas, manage risks and safety appropriately, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external customers.

      • Must demonstrate strong ethics, leadership, the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.

      • Working understanding of policies and procedures for HSE, including client-specific training (as required).

      • Builds and maintains productive professional and personal networking relationships within their technical team and Business Center.

      • Good driving record and valid driver’s license required.

      • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen

      Education and Experience

      The ideal candidate will have at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in an environmental discipline (biology, ecology, natural resources, soil science or related natural resources field) with demonstrated experience with biological surveys and project management in the region. Experience of 10-15 years is desired, with field and project management experience in natural resource inventories and surveys preferred.

      Environmental Scientist/Planner
      (https://stantec.jobs/raleigh-nc/environmental-scientistplanner/E7BAB240BE484A68AA1BEA929A74FB2B/job/)

      The energy transition is in full swing, as the world races to shift to lower carbon or no carbon fuels. An integral part of this transition is building the transmission lines and renewable energy infrastructure necessary to meet net-zero goals. Your role as environmental scientist/planner will include assisting with the delivery of electrical transmission line routing and substation siting projects for investor-owned utilities and independent transmission developers, permitting for a variety of infrastructure projects (including renewable energy), and supporting field surveys for natural resources. In this role, you will participate as a writer and technical support person for routing and siting and/or environmental permitting projects. You will also assist with writing proposals, developing plans, and implementing steps to move projects toward closure in the most cost-effective manner. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) capabilities and/or natural resource survey experience a plus.

      Your Key Responsibilities

      • Complete tasks according to approved scopes of work.

      • Assist with routing and siting studies for linear and/or renewable energy projects and associated facilities.

      • Contribute to the development of NEPA planning documents and technical studies.

      • Assist with 401/404 permit applications for energy, transportation, and water infrastructure projects.

      • Contribute to business development activities, including proposals and pre-qualifications.

      • Develop and maintain positive client relationships, including seeking opportunities for new business.

      • Participate in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work.

      • Conduct GIS mapping and/or field surveys for natural resources.

      Qualifications

      • Demonstrated experience with routing and siting projects, NEPA documents, or similar environmental assessment, planning and documentation.

      • Capable and confident technical writer.

      • An understanding of Geographic Information System (GIS) processes and capabilities (prior GIS expertise preferred, but current GIS expertise is not required).

      • An understanding of wetlands, waters of the US, threatened and endangered species and other natural resources.

      • Skilled in communications and technical information exchange with a variety of audiences.

      • Disciplined approach to completing tasks.

      • Shows a desire to continuously improve technical performance.

      • Welcomes new ideas and initiatives and creates an environment that supports creativity and innovation.

      • Builds and maintains productive networking relationships.

      • Good driving record and valid driver’s license required.

      Education and Experience

      The ideal candidate will have at minimum, a Bachelor’s or higher in environmental science, planning, engineering, or related field with demonstrated experience with environmental planning, assessment and documentation. Experience of 7-10 years is desired.

      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, walking for extended periods.

      Biologist
      (https://stantec.jobs/raleigh-nc/biologist/3C9C098260B64121BD62541B45445E4B/job/)

      We are seeking an exceptionally talented and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in the natural sciences to join our team. In your position as a Biologist, you will utilize your knowledge and experience to perform bat mist-netting surveys, acoustic surveys and analysis, and habitat assessment to support environmental services projects. This position will include opportunities for both fieldwork throughout the southeast with other Stantec bat and wildlife biologists and office work.

      Our team members have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects that may include endangered species assessments, environmental assessment and permitting, wetland delineations, and water resources management.

      Location: Stantec offices in Raleigh and Charlotte NC (preferred – other locations may be considered)

      Your Key Responsibilities:

      • Collect, organize, manage, and analyze survey data for bat species and habitat. Survey techniques include but are not limited to mist netting, acoustics, and emergence counts.

      • Work with clients to determine appropriate survey techniques for project.

      • Write technical reports including biological assessments for client and regulatory agency review.

      • Develop and maintain positive client relationships, including seeking opportunities for new business.

      • Participate in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work.

      Additional responsibilities may also include, but are not limited to:

      • Conduct wildlife field surveys and habitat assessments for a variety of species using multiple survey techniques (e.g., avian point-count surveys, raptor nest searches, eagle use surveys)

      • Conduct wetland and habitat delineations

      • Contribute to technical report writing (survey summaries, risk assessments, conservation plans).

      Qualifications

      • Demonstrated experience conducting mist net surveys, including bat capture, tagging, and tracking along with emergence counts.

      • Demonstrated experience with, and knowledge of, bat acoustic analysis, including manual vetting and identification of Endangered Species Act-listed species

      • Working knowledge of bat survey techniques, conservation issues, and distribution and habitat requirements

      • Diligent observation skills a willingness to learn new skills while conducting fieldwork in rural or wilderness settings, and flexibility in work assignments

      • Ability to develop reports from field notes and data

      • Ability to work at a desk or in the field for long periods of time

      • Aptitude to follow instructions from project managers and biologists, interact effectively with coworkers, and to accept guidance and constructive criticism

      • Precise and thorough data management and organization

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

      • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen

      Education and Experience:

      The ideal candidate will have at minimum a bachelor’s degree or higher in biology or related field. Experience of 5 years conducting bat surveys is desired. USFWS permitted bat biologist a plus.

      Must be comfortable with computers, tablets and hand-held GPS units or other similar GPS based survey equipment. Strong technical writing and quality reviewing skills are a must for this position.

      Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include work at night and exposure to the elements including inclement weather, walking for extended periods.

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