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Job Description


Burns & McDonnell’s Mid-Atlantic region reporting in Charlotte, NC, is looking for an Assistant Environmental Scientist to complete field work, permit applications and task management for a variety of market sectors, including electric transmission, oil & gas and renewables. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous locations across the United States.

The Assistant Environmental Scientist will work with the office’s Natural & Cultural Resources group in our Environmental Services Global Practice to perform the following duties:

Perform wetland delineations with strict adherence to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers protocol and procedures.

Complete field investigations that may include habitat evaluations for threatened and endangered species and/or evaluation of other potentially sensitive resources.

Compose technical reports presenting results from field investigations and develop appropriate applications/consultations necessary for various regulatory approvals.

Assist project manager with field-oriented tasks, project permit tracking, agency consultations

Office related tasks would include report writing, QA/QC review, assistance with compliance related tasks.

Frequent overnight travel to field locations may be required.

All other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, Soil Science, or a related accredited program is required

Minimum of 2 years of related experience required in NC/SC/VA completing wetland assessments, associated permitting, analyzing GIS data; preparing environmental assessments and permitting documents, conducting field investigations

Previous consulting experience is a plus

Demonstrated knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources

Demonstrated knowledge of Section 404, 401 and Section 10 permitting required

Knowledge of state and local permitting processes in the Carolinas

Knowledge of the agencies that govern wetland resources and stormwater

Knowledge of erosion and sediment control permitting and site restoration practices

Demonstrated proficiency operating GPS and GIS equipment and support software

Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information

Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

Proficient in computer software (Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project)


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-NC-Charlotte

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 182484