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Senior Wetland Scientist

Senior Wetland Scientist

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Work Location 
US-MO-St. Louis
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Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is recruiting for a Senior Wetland Scientist to report to our St. Louis, Missouri office. This is a position which will appeal to individuals with a solid wetland biology or botany education, good work ethic, and genuine interest in career growth within a professional team of wetland scientists and terrestrial ecologists. The successful candidate will lead field efforts and manage projects in the infrastructure and power sectors. Work will be performed to support and maintain project / client compliance with environmental regulations such as Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).


Wood invites qualified applicants with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in the field of botany, wetland science, or an equivalent discipline with 8-15 years direct work experience to apply for the position.


Key Responsibilities


This role will manage fieldwork, direct client deliverables, and lead permitting efforts. Some travel is expected. This position will support on-going environmental planning and natural resources projects with the following key responsibilities:

  • Accurate and defensible wetland delineations following the various regional supplements of the USACE Wetland Delineation Manual
  • Implementation of botanical surveys following approved work scopes and guidelines
  • Preparation of wetland delineation reports, permit applications, mitigation plans, impact assessments, and pertinent sections of NEPA documents (EA / EIS)
  • Key client interface and agency coordination / consultation

Skills / Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will have a BS degree in the field of botany, wetland science, or an equivalent discipline; MS degree preferred
  • 8-15 years of applicable experience performing wetland delineations and/or botanical surveys
  • Good taxonomic knowledge of Midwest native flora, especially wetland flora
  • Applicant will have excellent writing and communication skills. Must be prepared to provide a recent example of professional document (Wetland Report, EA, etc.) written by applicant
  • Certification as a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) preferred

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 around $10 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, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


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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