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WSP USA Lead Biological Resources Consultant in San Bernardino, California

This Opportunity

WSP is seeking an Lead Biological Resources Consultant. This Senior Biologist will be is responsible for managing complex projects and further developing WSP's very successful Biological Resources technical staff and expanding our firm’s visibility with key business sectors and client organizations in the environmental services marketplace. This role will be based out of our either Branch Office in Riverside/San Bernadino, CA. The candidate should possess a balanced portfolio of wildlife biology and natural resources permitting skills to manage a successful operation, including business development, and demonstrated relationship-building abilities. The candidate should have existing connections with Southern California clients, specifically in the Inland Empire Region.

Your Impact

  • Provide leadership in technical, business development, financial and administrative aspects of the consulting business to sustain and expand a successful environmental operation while growing additional, related disciplines.

  • Opportunity for Growth- The position has lots of room for growth both technically and professionally. Work is geographically diverse a

  • Manage a variety of professional biological consulting assignments in one or more specialized areas of environmental and facilities projects, including general civil/geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, permitting and remediation

  • Coordination with other units across the West U.S. and the Company

  • Help develop strategic planning and direction for group

  • Assist in business development for group

  • Communicate effectively with clients, staff and WSP leadership

  • Develop existing staff and identify and recruit new prospects for future growth

  • Assure delivery of quality products

  • Provide senior review and direction on technical projects

  • Serve as project manager and/or project expert on specific tasks or projects

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or a related life sciences field.

  • 7-10 years of Biology experience in technical roles with an environmental consulting firm, experience in several local key market sectors (e.g., municipal, utilities, energy)

  • Experience with growing client programs utilizing multi-disciplined resources from across the Company

  • Expert knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of biological consulting, including flora, fauna, and habitats of California; special-status species and resources; and relevant federal, state, and local regulations of environmental resources

  • Experienced in successfully providing leadership to diverse (both technically and geographically) project teams.

  • Must be able to influence and lead team members both those with direct reporting relationships and those who report to others

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong personal safety culture and proven experience driving a safety culture

  • Experience in successfully advocating and/or negotiating with regulatory agencies and third parties in favor of client positions

  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company’s driving policy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree is preferred.

  • Essential professional licensure/certification.

  • 40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120) preferred.

  • Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training desired.

WSP Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. These benefits include coverage related to medical, dental, vision, disability, and life; retirement savings; paid sick leave; paid vacation (or other personal time); paid parental leave; and paid time off for purposes of bereavement, voting, and/or attendance at naturalization proceedings.


Expected Salary: $93,600- $138,930

WSP USA is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it might pay and offer for this position, based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to internal equity and specific geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, and/or federal law.

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.


WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.