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HNTB Scientist II in Nashville, Tennessee

What We're Looking For

The HNTB Tennessee office is looking for a technically sound environmental scientist with strong leadership skills who is ready to be challenged and support the environmental team for major transportation clients in the state. The environmental scientist will primarily work in a team setting while contributing to the overall effort of the project team.

At HNTB, you can create a career that is meaningful to you while building communities that matter to all of us. For more than a century, we have been delivering solutions for some of the largest, most complex infrastructure projects across the country. With our historic growth, it is an exciting time to join our team of employee-owners.

This opportunity entails being responsible for assisting with scientific studies and investigations for a variety of conditions present at project sites and phases of projects, including planning, design, program management, and construction.

What You'll Do:

  • Conducts research, gathers scientific information and data, and performs field investigations among other supporting activities with minimal oversight.

  • Determines best prescribed methodology for conducting analysis in field work; sets up test equipment as necessary to obtain scientific data.

  • May develop in coordination with Senior Scientist new methodologies and technical approaches.

  • Using established prescribed templates, prepares data analysis, modeling, written reports, maps, etc. as appropriate to support findings as it pertains to the natural or man-made environment in the study area.

  • Reviews and evaluates technical reports and plans of scientific aspects of proposed projects for the environmental review of projects including permitting, and development of mitigation plans.

  • Collects, analyzes, and reports on the scientific aspects of the natural and man-made environment to identify the effects of the construction and operation of transportation projects on the environment.

  • Provides technical advice and assistance to project engineers on specific geologic, hydrologic, biologic, or other scientific aspects and their impact on the specific phase of construction.

  • Reviews and evaluates the potential impact of federal, state, and local environmental legislation.

  • Coordinates with appropriate agencies and stakeholders to encourage cooperative management strategies, or to develop information and interpret findings.

  • Prepares and participates in public information meetings and hearings.

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

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geology, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Archeology, Anthropology or related field and 2 years relevant experience, or

  • Master's Degree in Geology, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Archeology, Anthropology or related field and 1 year of relevant experience

What You'll Bring:

  • Recognizes patterns, trends, and inconsistencies to understand how data relates to scientific principles and environmental conditions.

  • Researches scientific articles and trends to assess findings and relevance for environmental documentation and permits. Assesses and compiles complex information from technical reports.

  • Teaches safety procedures and best practices in the field.

  • Understands established analytical methods.

What We Prefer:

  • Experience with state and federal resource agencies, including but not limited to environmental permitting.

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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Planning Group

ReqID: R-13266