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Permitting Specialist / Ecologist

Company: GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
Location: Providence
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

GZA is looking for an Environmental Permitting Specialist / Ecologist to work in our Providence, Rhode Island office. Qualified candidates must have ecological and project permitting experience at the federal, state, and local levels. The candidate should have a minimum of 7 years of experience and be able to effectively conduct and coordinate field work; direct and support other technical staff; interact with regulatory agencies, clients, stakeholders and contractors; develop new work and prepare project proposals; and manage project budgets, invoicing and schedules. Prior experience with performing freshwater wetlands and coastal resource delineation and assessments and ecological and endangered species evaluations is preferred. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate experience working with regulatory agencies and preparing associated environmental permit documents. A good working knowledge of the following regulatory agencies/programs: Federal - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sections 404/10, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's (RIDEM's) Office of Water Resources (OWR), Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), and Massachusetts Environmental Protection Act (MEPA) is essential.

Key Responsibilities :
Coordinating project tasks and permit preparation to meet client deadlines. Managing projects and project teams, delegating to office and field staff, and executing day to day activities of projects.
Assisting with leadership aspects for growth of Ecological Services in southern New England.
Conducting wetland delineations and assessments in coastal and freshwater environments.
Monitoring team performance for compliance with contractual agreements and budgets.
Expand Client base and provide business development support. Preparing project budgets and proposals with Principal guidance and review. Managing project contracts and finances (including terms of agreement, changes in scope, billings and collection processes).
Regulatory interpretation for project design and permitting pathway determination.

Qualifications :
Bachelor's Degree in Biology/Ecology, Environmental Science, or related discipline (Master's Degree preferred). Minimum of 7 years' experience in environmental consulting services, including experience with natural resource evaluations, local, state and federal permitting, environmental monitoring, wetland delineations, biological assessments and SWPPP inspections.
Work Experience in RI, MA and CT is preferred.
Experience with erosion and sedimentation control applications, invasive species control, and OSHA 10-hour construction safety training or 40- hour OSHA HAZWOPER training are a plus.
Must possess excellent field skills, experience on active construction sites, and ability to document methods and results. Experience with erosion and sedimentation control applications and invasive species control are a plus.
Working knowledge of data collection methods (e.g., GPS/GIS).

About GZA :
GZA is an employee-owned multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm with a history of more than 50 years of providing innovative engineering solutions to improve the natural and built environment. We are an ENR Top 500 Design firm focused on geotechnical, environmental, water, ecological, and construction management services. With a staff of interrelated professionals dedicated to providing high-level expertise on complex projects above, below and at ground-level, GZA's experts provide seamless integration across practice areas, client type, and location.

Keywords: GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., Providence , Permitting Specialist / Ecologist, Other , Providence, Rhode Island

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