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Mid-Level Environmental Biologist / Scientist

Mid-Level Environmental Biologist / Scientist

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions has an opportunity for a Mid-Level Environmental Biologist or Scientist to fill an on-call position with our natural resource team located in our Portland, OR office.  The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of consulting experience and be comfortable preparing technical analyses of documents compliant with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); performing wetland and habitat surveys; completing Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 / Rivers and Harbors Act Section 10 permitting; preparing Biological Assessments;’ preparing and adhering to scopes, schedules, and budgets under the supervision of a project manager; and communicating with team members. This position will work closely to support the environmental planning and permitting team in Portland while collaborating on projects and with technical staff throughout the West.


Key Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities will include preparing analyses of environmental issues in the context of NEPA compliance and CWA Section 404 and 401 compliance. The position will also include some assistance with proposal preparation. Opportunities for advancement are open for highly motivated and capable candidates. Participation in professional organizations and pursuit of job-related trainings is encouraged.

  • The position is approximately 80% office work and 20% fieldwork on a variety of projects, including commercial, industrial, state, and federal sites
  • Biology field activities may include plant and wildlife identification, threatened and endangered species surveys, wetland surveys, native plant surveys, etc. Will utilize GPS, compass, quad maps and / or aerial photographs
  • Office work involves researching literature and regulatory requirements, preparing reports, maps and charts, and performing routine calculations
  • Interprets data. With experience, may write complete reports
  • Preparation of field reports, internal correspondence, sections of formal reports
  • Compliance with company safety standards and site safety standards in accordance with Wood policy
  • Travel to project sites throughout Oregon and the western US - Between 25% and 50% overnight travel

Skills / Qualifications


  • BS or MS in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or related scientific discipline or technical field
  • 5+ years of related experience
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Western US fauna and / or flora knowledge and experience is required
  • Skilled at basic or standard field procedures and techniques
  • Strong technical writing, research, and analytical abilities as well as excellent oral communication skills and high attention to details
  • CWA Section 404 delineating / permitting experience
  • Demonstrated experience working successfully in a team environment
  • Willingness to travel
  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving policy


  • GIS and or AutoCAD experience
  • Proficiency with Arc GIS and spatial analysis tools a plus
  • Interest in marketing, proposals, and business development

Physical Demands

  • Field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions
  • Ability to hike, lift equipment and willingness to work extended hours (10+ hour days), as needed

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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