HNTB Scientist/Ecologist in Atlanta, Georgia

Why Choose HNTB?

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.

Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at .


The time is right to join HNTB Corporation! HNTB is currently seeking a Scientist/Ecologist in our Atlanta, GA office.

Job Summary

Performs limited assignments under direction of more senior Scientist. Assists in performing basic scientific studies, documentations and investigations at project sites and phases or projects, including planning, design, program management and construction.

Essential Responsibility

  • Under direction of more senior Scientist, follows clearly established data collection methods to assist in conducting research projects and surveys.

  • Supports research efforts by gathering basic information from government agencies and clients, reviewing maps, assisting in field investigations among other supporting activities.

  • Based on prescribed methodology, sets up test equipment at proposed construction site to obtain scientific data.

  • Using established prescribed templates, prepares written reports, maps and statements of geologic, hydrologic, biologic and/or other scientific findings at project site as it relates to the design and construction of projects.

  • Maintains administrative records, collections and files related to specific projects.

  • Keeps current with trends, literature and new developments in ecology and environmental science.

  • Assists team in the production of project deliverables.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Ability to conduct ecological studies and prepare documentation for inclusion in environmental documents; including Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements and other technical reports as needed to assess impacts.

  • Conduct specialized field assessments including but not limited to wetland and stream delineations, endangered species/habitat assessments and surveys, plant identification/tree surveys, and land use studies throughout the state of Georgia.

  • Management of data collection, including entering and analyzing field data.

  • Preparation of Section 404 permits under the Clean Water Act. Permits may include Individual, Nationwide, or Regional.

  • Preparation of Georgia EPD Stream Buffer Variance applications.

  • Strong analytical and technical report writing skills.

  • Conduct technical planning studies in a timely and efficient manner and present results in concise, well-written documents.

  • Computer skills with windows based programs such as Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook as well as ArcGIS.

  • Organizational/time management skills.

  • Understanding of ecology/biology concepts.

  • Ability to work well with others from an array of different fields.

Basic Qualification

Bachelor's degree in Geology, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or related field

Preferred Qualification/Skills

  • Bachelors degree in an environmental field of study (Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Fisheries, Wildlife or related field).

  • The ideal candidate should be dependable and detail oriented.

General Work Conditions

Office Environment: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently, and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use.

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate. “EEO is the Law” Poster “EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement* HNTB Job Title* Scientist

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Environmental Services