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Job Information

HNTB Biologist in Plano, Texas

What We're Looking For

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Perform environmental analysis for infrastructure projects

  • Assist with onsite environmental investigation including field reconnaissance, photography, delineation of water resources, habitat assessment, biological surveys, verification of land uses,

  • Collect and organize data and results for reports and presentations

  • Assist with exhibit preparation and GIS mapping

  • Assist with research, development and documentation of projects

  • Assist with analysis of environmental impacts as assigned

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's and Master's degree in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or related field preferred

  • Enjoys being outdoors and doing field work including wetland delineation, plant identification, wildlife habitat assessment, biological surveys, and hazardous materials site assessments

  • Awareness or general understanding of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

  • GIS mapping experience

  • Document writing and editing skills

  • Works well in a team setting

  • Problem solving and analytical skills

  • Familiarity using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook


What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Under direction of more senior Scientist, follows clearly established methods to assist in conducting research, gathering basic scientific information and data, and conducting and assisting in field investigations among other supporting activities.

  • Based on prescribed methodology, sets up test equipment as necessary to obtain scientific data.

  • 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.

  • Under the assistance of a Senior Scientist, prepares assessment of potential effects from construction and/or operation of proposed transportation projects.

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

  • Keeps current with trends, literature, and new developments in ecology and environmental science as it relates to their specific technical area of proficiency.

  • Assists team in the production of project deliverables.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

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


  • Analyzes and summarizes data accurately (i.e., reports, wetland delineations, hazmat surveys, noise quality levels, air quality).

  • Research scientific articles and trends to summarize findings for environmental documentation and permits.

  • Assists the field investigator to assess habitat characteristics, identifies issues of environmental concern and completes field surveys.

  • Exercises safety procedures and best practices in the field.

  • Learns established analytical methods.

  • Displays action orientation by taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

  • Develops oneself by actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using formal training, informal learning experiences, and professional development opportunities.

  • Instills trust by gaining the confidence of others through accountability, honesty, integrity, and professionalism.

Additional Information

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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About Us

At HNTB, we are harnessing the power of collaboration and innovation to establish a new vision for the future of mobility across our country. You don’t have to look far to see our impact. For more than a century, HNTB’s spark has connected people and places, expanded opportunity, and left a lasting impact on our communities. Our culture of integrity and inclusion, combined with groundbreaking solutions, has affirmed our reputation and positioned our firm as the industry leader in delivering extraordinary value.

When you join HNTB, you are joining an employee-owned firm founded on the values of integrity, collaboration, personal accountability, respect for others, and the development of all employees. We are committed to the continual improvement of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We encourage our employees to bring their whole and authentic selves to work, provide them a meaningful welcoming environment where they are valued, celebrated and respected. Diversity of thought and unique perspectives drives innovation, engagement and retention, which makes HNTB better and brings value to our clients and our communities.

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

HNTB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. We will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability where appropriate.

Reasonable Accommodations - If you are an individual with a disability or limited English proficiency and need assistance or an accommodation, please email or call 816-527-2600.

Work Authorization

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).

Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is typically not available for entry level positions.

  • HNTB participates in E-Verify

  • Know your rights: Right to Work