Staff Biologist: Louisiana OR hybrid

TRC Companies
Louisiana OR hybrid
Job Category
Full time Positions
Last Date to Apply
COMPANY DESCRIPTION TRC Companies, Inc. a pioneer in ground-breaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, is an engineering consulting firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. TRC serves a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. SECTOR OVERVIEW Our Environmental Sector delivers comprehensive environmental solutions to meet the full project lifecycle needs of clients in renewable energy, oil & gas, transportation, and manufacturing industries. With one of the largest multimedia air and land permitting and compliance teams in the country, we support client success in manufacturing and industry, liquids delivery and processing, natural gas storage and delivery, power generation and delivery, and transportation projects. POSITION SUMMARY TRC is seeking a Staff Scientist / Biologist to join our Permitting, Planning and Licensing Practice. The successful candidate will report to TRC’s Baton Rouge, LA team. Remote working or hybrid office/remote working is possible. The Staff Scientist / Biologist position will have an emphasis in environmental planning and permitting for a variety of projects and clients in the areas of renewable energy, electric generation and transmission, and pipeline. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS • Prepare desktop critical issues analysis reports. • Conduct biological field surveys which may include wetland/waterbody (in accordance with USACE requirements), habitat, or wildlife and plant species-specific surveys; conduct breeding bird and raptor surveys. • Prepare technical reports from field surveys such as wetland reports and threatened and endangered species habitat reports. • Prepare agency consultation letters to agencies such as USFWS and State Wildlife and Fisheries. • Prepare jurisdictional determination requests for multiple USACE Districts. • Work with USACE to obtain jurisdictional determinations including conducting site visits. • Prepare permit applications for USACE Section 10/404 and state permit applications. • Prepare Levee Board permit applications including request for Letters of No Objection from coordinating state and federal agencies. • Provide support for mitigation activities including mitigation banking options for client projects or permittee-responsible options requiring the development of Wetlands Mitigation Plans, mitigation site design, and conducting monitoring/reporting to agencies. • Communicate and coordinate with agencies during permitting review process and attend meetings with clients and Federal, State and local agencies such as pre-application meetings, geologic review meetings, etc. • Provide technical support in responding to requests for proposals. • Work with project managers on strategic pursuits, including proposal development and client meetings, and help to maintain strong relationships with key planning leaders. • Position could lead to a Project Manager position. This would entail the above duties, as well as added duties: Cross-sell and increase business from accounts under management, work with other TRC project managers and sales professionals on developing efficient business development strategies for new and existing customers and participate in strategic growth initiatives to expand TRCs client and delivery footprint across the Gulf/South region. • Abide by Company policies and procedures. • Other duties and special projects as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in environmental science, natural resources, biology, ecology, or related field, and 5 to 8 years of post-degree experience. • Strong ability to prioritize, organize, and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously. • Knowledge of and ability to identify vegetation within the Gulf/South region. • Knowledge of and ability to apply environmental compliance and permitting regulations of applicable regulatory agencies in the Gulf/South region. • Excellent verbal communication skills mandatory, along with the ability to maintain a positive attitude working under aggressive schedules and challenging work conditions such as heavily vegetated, rough terrain and hot and humid weather conditions. • The ability to prepare clear and concise reports, procedures, correspondence, and other written materials is also required. • Familiarity with data collection tools such as ArcGIS/Fulcrum is preferred. • PWS certification or the ability to be obtain is preferred. Additional Desired/Preferred Qualifications: • Experience performing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. • Experience writing NEPA related documents such as Environmental Assessments, Categorical Exclusions and related technical reports. • Experience routing linear projects across landscapes to avoid and minimize environmental impact. • Experience evaluating existing or proposed projects for impacts to the environment, necessary permit procedures and potential fatal flaws (due diligence).
Contact Person
Anne Nguyen
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