Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST) is a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States and Canada. We are looking for a full-time Consulting or Senior Biologist/Scientist - Project Manager Pennsylvania or the Northeastern US. Since 1990, WEST has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States. WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data.
Ideal candidates will have experience and expertise in wildlife study design, business development, managing projects, and environmental consulting. Candidates will be responsible for managing projects related to wildlife surveys for various industries, including renewable energy, transmission lines, pipelines, transportation, oil and gas, Department of Defense, and other industries or service areas where appropriate. The candidate will have an initial focus on the Eastern/Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern US.
WEST’s Consulting or Senior Biologist/Scientist - Project Managers work individually, as well as with a team of natural resource specialists, scientists and biometricians.
Administration of projects
Prepare reports, proposals and provide quality assurance of data
Oversee projects including leading and organizing:
Pre-construction, post-construction mortality monitoring; renewable energy projects; linear projects and other variable development projects; wildlife field design and setup field studies
Manage project teams, deliverables and budgets for multiple projects
Train and manage field coordinators and technicians
Supervise and direct field studies and staff
Promote health and safety
Market WEST’s capabilities
Foster current business relationships and promote new business development efforts.
This position will require overnight travel
This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position.
The successful candidate must be a self-starter who possesses:
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology or equivalent.
As well as previous professional experience in environmental consulting the following are desired
Avian and/or bat ecology are the target areas of technical expertise sought, but experience in wetland delineation, plant identification, or other areas of ecology potentially of interest to commercial clients will also be considered
Experience with interpretation of statistical analysis
Previous project management experience (5+ years for Consulting Biologist or 10+ years for Senior Biologist), including budgeting and proposal writing experience, consulting work, and professional scientific experience.
Track record of maintaining positive relationships with coworkers, clients or stakeholders.
Strong, competent writing skills with the ability to pay close attention to detail and accurately report the scientific methods and results of field studies.
Wildlife biology technical knowledge and knowledge of regional wildlife
Due to stringent client requirements and WEST's commitment to provide a safe and healthy work environment for everyone, all prospective hires will be required to provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their start date. As an exception, employees may also request a Medical or Religious exemption from the vaccine requirement and the request must be supported by a doctor for a medical exemption or by a statement from the employee outlining a sincerely held belief to qualify for a religious exemption. Please contact us if you have any questions related to the requirement and/or exemptions.
After an offer of employment is made, the candidate must successfully pass a pre- employment background check, drug screening, and a DMV records check that meets WEST’s minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company. A valid driver’s license will be required.
WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, genetics, and any protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Further, WEST takes affirmative action to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly, and without discrimination, for recruitment, selection, advancement and every other term and privilege associated with employment.