• Title
    Entry-Level Natural Resource Scientist
    Requisition ID
    2018-30925
    Work Location
    US-GA-Kennesaw
    Department / Discipline
    Environmental
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood PLC (www.woodplc.com) 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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.

    Wood’s Environmental and Infrastructure Solutions division is seeking an Entry-Level Biologist (wildlife preferred) to join our Kennesaw (Atlanta), Georgia office and become an integral member of our team.

    Key Responsibilities

     

    This is an entry-level position with a consulting engineering firm and previous experience, while not required, is beneficial. The successful candidate will work under close supervision and will receive specific and detailed instructions about assignments. Will perform a variety of routine tasks which are intended to provide experience and interaction with higher-level staff, methods, practices, programs and culture of the corporation. For training and developmental purposes, assignments may include some work that is typical of a Technical Professional II.

    Specifically, this staff will be a member of a team providing natural resource, ecological, and water quality services to private industry, commercial, and government clients. This position will support a wide variety of projects. Some of the duties in this position may include:

    • Performs field exploration, inspections, analyses; provides technical support with supervision.
    • Analyzes aerial photography, satellite imagery, and maps to monitor and map type and extent of preferred or available wildlife habitat.
    • Conducts studies on, and participates in, biological projects including surveys for endangered, threatened, candidate, and other wildlife species.
    • Performs field testing; uses equipment and instrumentation.
    • Documents, in detail, field observations in log book and on field forms.
    • Collects field data; prepares charts/graphs; runs simple computer programs.
    • Prepares, evaluates and interprets data sets and test results, including conducting scientific and routine calculations.
    • Prepares field reports, internal correspondence, sections of formal reports.
    • Contacts vendors; researches literature and regulatory requirements.
    • Follows company safety standards, site safety standards, and provides required permitting.
    • Provides technical information and recommendations to staff, management and other agencies.
    • Proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office including MSWord, Excel spreadsheets, SharePoint sites, internet use, and computer applications. 

     

    Skills / Qualifications

    Required

     

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology or related biologic discipline preferred (wildlife biology, fisheries, plant sciences, or other similar degree)
    • Master of Science Degree preferred
    • 0-2 years related experience
    • Demonstrated knowledge of scientific principles
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to work well with co-workers, contractors, and other internal and external associates
    • Understanding of basic environmental science disciplines such as hydrology, wildlife biology, ecology, botany, fisheries biology, and environmental science
    • Applicants should be able to work in potentially strenuous, uncomfortable field conditions where encounters with poisonous plants and potentially dangerous animals (e.g., snakes, alligators, biting insects, dogs, etc.) are possible
    • Applicants should be in good physical condition and must be willing to work outdoors for long days (up to 12 hours) under physically challenging conditions (e.g., hot, humid days, rain, or cold walking through mixed habitats). 
    • This position may incur heavy (75% or greater) travel throughout the southeast U.S. (perhaps further if other offices require support), including multi-night stays.

    Preferred

    • Experience or degree in Wildlife Biology
    • Prior experience conducting natural resource and ecological studies in Georgia and the southeastern U.S., and familiarity with southeastern wildlife and plants
    • OSHA 40-hour training for hazardous waste site operations
    • Master of Science Degree in natural resource field
    • Field coordination experience
    • Boating experience

    Physical Requirements:

    • Able to work in a wide range of field conditions, often in remote locations 
    • Able to do physically demanding field work, such as soil and well sampling, packing/carrying heavy shipping containers, etc.
    • Must be able to travel without limitations and perform unimpeded standing and walking in industrial and field environments, often carrying equipment, for up to 12 hours per workday.
    • Must be physically capable of performing work in health and safety personal protective equipment, including air purifying respirator

    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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $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.  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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