Wetland Scientist (Sr)

Join Cardno's Science and Environment team in Chicagoland, to play an integral role in implementing project work in the ecological and environmental consulting fields.
Job Description:
Cardno is seeking a Senior Wetland Scientist/ Project Manager for Chicagoland office. The position is responsible for implementing project work in the ecological and environmental consulting fields. Projects typically require wetland delineations, vegetation monitoring, understanding of Midwest ecological systems both terrestrial and aquatic, characterization of vegetative communities, endangered species surveys, and a working knowledge of ecological restoration.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
> Serve as Project Manager or Task Manager for ecological assessment and waterway/wetland regulatory projects
> Collect field data, conduct analysis, and report preparation
> Knowledge and experience with wetland delineation methodologies
> Develop local, state, and federal wetland and jurisdictional water permit applications
> Develop local and state erosion and sediment control permits
> Knowledge and experience with vegetation monitoring and sampling methodologies
> Soil identification and identification of hydric soil indicators
> Responsible for projects budgets, scope changes and schedule commitments
> Participate in business development activities such as proposal development and client meetings
Basic Qualifications:
> Bachelor degree or higher in botany, plant ecology, wetlands ecology, riparian ecology, conservation biology, or related science
> 5-10 years of related, professional experience
> Experience conducting fieldwork, including wetland delineations, using at least one of the USACE Midwest, Northeast and Northcentral Regional Supplements
> Experience working in the Midwest
> Strong field botany skills and ability to conduct fieldwork, at times for long hours or under strenuous circumstances
> Excellent oral and written communication skills
> Strong problem-solution orientation, detail oriented and resourceful
> flexible, team-oriented approach, with the willingness and desire to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
> Effective time management and follow-through
Desired Qualifications:
> Experience working on large linear projects for utilities and oil/gas companies
> Knowledge of special status species in the Midwest
> Experience with waterway/wetland regulations and survey methodologies
> Ability to work well independently with a diverse team in a fast-paced environment
> Strong interpersonal skills
Please Note that selected candidates will be required to pass a drug, background and reference screening.
Equal Opportunity statement for US based applicants ONLY
Cardno has a long standing policy of Equal Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to fill positions by selecting applicants who can perform the work in a competent and professional manner. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. At any time, if you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources.
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