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Stantec Environmental Scientist/Ecologist (Lead) in Atlanta, Georgia

Environmental Scientist/Ecologist (Lead) - ( 240000KE )


Stantec’s southeastern environmental services group is seeking environmental scientists/ecologists to serve as a field water resources delineation/assessment lead and to provide environmental field surveys, reporting, and permitting support for our clients in the transportation, renewable energy, electric transmission, and other business sectors. The selected candidate will lead local teams to complete water resource (wetland and stream) delineations/assessments, stream functional assessments, and stream hydrologic determinations, as well as assist our team of environmental professionals on environmental impact analysis, vegetation assessments/monitoring, and listed species surveys across the eastern U.S. Open to candidates located throughout across eastern/southeastern US – Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia .

As an Environmental Scientist/Ecologist, you will work in a highly dynamic team environment with other biologists/ecologists/water resource specialists, ecosystem restoration engineers, NEPA specialists, environmental planners, and regulatory experts. This position will include opportunities for both field and office work; it may also involve extensive travel and several consecutive days in the field.

Your Key Responsibilities

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

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

  • Manage agency coordination related to permitting for Threatened and Endangered Species, CWA Sections 404/401, and Section 106 Cultural Resources; as well as other applicable local, state and federal agencies

  • Lead stream hydrologic determinations

  • May assist other ecologists with bat mist net surveys

  • Provide GPS data collection, processing, and mapping support

  • Lead ArcGIS online mapping and data collection applications

  • Assist with and prepare portions of written reports, tables, spreadsheets, databases, and maps for client and regulatory agency review.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • The ability to solve problems using critical thinking and to complete tasks with consideration to their own and the team's safety is important.

  • Working knowledge of field sampling techniques.

  • Must have the willingness to learn new skills while conducting field work.

  • Willingness to travel and conduct field work in potentially remote areas for extended periods including overnight travel is expected for this position. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

  • Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in an environmental discipline (biology, ecology, natural resources, soil science or related natural resources field)

  • 4-12 years-experience with water resources delineations and assessments is required, with some field experience in natural resource inventories and surveys desired

  • Qualified Hydrologic Professional certification is strongly preferred

  • Must be comfortable using computers and collecting field data utilizing ArcGIS Field Maps or similar GPS based survey software.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Other Locations : United States-Georgia-Atlanta, United States-Tennessee, United States-Ohio-Cleveland, United States-Kentucky, United States-Georgia-Alpharetta, United States-Ohio, United States-Ohio-Columbus, United States-Kentucky-Louisville, United States-Tennessee-Knoxville, United States-Kentucky-Lexington, United States-Georgia, United States-Tennessee-Chattanooga

Organization : BC-1726 EnvSvcs-US Gulf East

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 75 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : May 14, 2024, 11:36:08 AM

Req ID: 240000KE


Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans