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Stantec Natural Resource Scientist in Woodbury, Minnesota

Natural Resource Scientist - ( 240000OS )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talent on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

This is an opportunity to join Stantec in one of our Minnesota Twin-Cities offices or North Dakota offices (Plymouth, Woodbury, Minneapolis or Fargo) as a Natural Resource Scientist where you will perform wetland delineations, soil characterizations, habitat assessments, bird and wildlife studies, wetland mitigation and restoration plans, and natural resources inventories. Additional tasks include support of our environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) related to preparation of Environmental Impact Statements/Environmental Assessments/Biological Assessments, and state Environmental Assessment Worksheets.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Perform wetland delineations pursuant to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) guidance (e.g. 1987 Manual, Regional Supplements)

  • Develop wetland delineation reports including off-site precipitation and hydrological analyses

  • Assist Project Managers with MEPA and/or NEPA compliance for actions requiring Environmental Assessment Worksheets (EAWs), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Alternative Urban Areawide Review, Categorical Exclusion review, Environmental Assessment, and Biological Assessment documentation and process.

  • Prepare USACE and state permit applications for Section 404 and state regulatory compliance including Pre-Construction Notifications, Jurisdictional Determinations, Regional General permits, Individual Permits, etc.

  • Perform wetland mitigation monitoring field work and annual reports

  • Map and assess vegetation communities and habitat quality

  • Preparation of Critical Issues Analyses (CIA/Site Characterization Studies) pursuant to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Wind Energy Guidelines.

  • Conduct or assist in rare species surveys and habitat assessments

  • Write technical reports

  • Work in a variety of sectors including renewable energy, agriculture, wetland/habitat restoration, civil engineering, transportation, real estate development, city planning, and oil & gas

  • Work closely with a team of Project Managers and natural resource scientists


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Must be comfortable with computers, technical report writing, and sub-meter GPS units and software (Trimble, Collector, Survey 123, WildNote, etc.)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Communicate effectively and function as part of a team

  • Proven and demonstrated high quality technical writing skills

  • An interest in ecosystems, natural resources, and the outdoors is essential

  • The ability to solve problems using critical thinking and practical problem solving, complete field work with consideration to your own and the team's safety, and a good sense of direction is important

  • A sense of humor and positive attitude in all working conditions is key

  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Able to travel regionally and as needed

  • Good driving record and valid driver’s license required

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, ecology, wetland science, soil science, or related field with demonstrated experience with plant, soil, hydrology, and wetland identification and characterization in the region.

  • Must have minimum of 1 year of professional experience in Natural resources

  • Preferred qualifications for this position include Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification, Professional Soil Scientist (PSS), Minnesota Certified Wetland Delineator (CWD) certification (or in-training), or North Dakota Professional Soil Classifier (PSC).

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Some travel, including overnight travel, may be required for this position (up to 40%). Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee. Other duties, obligations, 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-Minnesota-Plymouth

Other Locations : United States-North Dakota-Fargo, United States-Minnesota-Woodbury, United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis

Organization : BC-2277 EnvSvcs-US Great Lakes MN

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Entry Level

Travel : Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Feb 14, 2024, 7:31:38 AM

Req ID: 240000OS


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