HNTB Scientist IV in Nashville, Tennessee
What We're Looking For
The HNTB Tennessee office is looking to for a technically sound environmental scientist with strong leadership skills who is ready to be challenged and lead the environmental documentation task for major transportation clients in the state. The environmental scientist will primarily work independently 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 applying the principles and theories of ecology, hydrology, chemistry, biology, or other related sciences to analyze the potential effects a project may have on the environment and/or the potential effects the environment may have on the design and construction of a project. Participates in complex projects or all levels of project/program difficulty and/or may be responsible for an assigned phase of project or program.
What You'll Do:
Coordinates and conducts with other staff in the collection and analyzing of data obtained for projects.
Determines or develops best methodology and technical approaches for conducting analysis in field work; sets up test equipment as necessary to obtain scientific data.
Examines and evaluates present and future potential environmental science effects relating to the planning, design, and construction of proposed projects.
Serves as task lead or principal author in the preparation of reports, on environmental science effects of projects.
Provides technical scientific support on environmental issues to project managers during the planning, design, or construction of projects.
Performs review of work to ensure the design or construction are in compliance with design criteria and scientific specifications and determines the need for additional investigations, studies, or alternate plans or designs if necessary.
Supports the marketing and proposal preparation of potential opportunities or projects.
Leads the preparation of applications and supporting documents for local, state, and federal environmental permits as well as other regulatory compliance laws and regulations.
Assists in organizing, preparation, public meetings as well as possible participation in public meetings.
Attends various meetings with clients, other engineering firms, and staff and may lead discussion on environmental science issues.
Performs other duties as assigned.
What You'll Need:
Bachelor's degree in Geology, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Archeology, Anthropology, or related field and 6 years relevant experience, or
Master's Degree in Geology, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Archeology, Anthropology, or related field and 5 years of relevant experience
What You'll Bring:
Generates original ideas, data, and methodologies tailored to specific conditions or projects.
Contributes to scientific articles and trends to assess findings and relevance for environmental documentation and permits. Assesses and synthesizes disparate information for reports and provides recommendations for preferred approaches. Assists in the development of standards of practice for the team.
Supports marketing and proposal efforts (i.e., serving as lead author for sections of proposals).
Serves as the field investigator who organizes field crews, determines methodologies, and guides work to be completed by less experienced staff.
Reviews and evaluates the field safety plans.
Prepares and performs environmental compliance monitoring.
Serves as a reviewer of analyses in sections of technical reports and providing guidance to less-experienced staff.
Possesses knowledge to gain an advanced certification in established analytical methods with extensive experience in their application.
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