Biologist - Entry Level Job at Stantec, Walnut Creek, CA

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  • Stantec
  • Walnut Creek, CA

Job Description

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. Stantec is a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental experts on work that's critical to our clients and the communities they support.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking an entry-level Biologist to join our Environmental Services Practice working within Northern California, to provide as-needed biological support over multiple projects and programs. This position entails authoring biological constraint reports and may include writing other reports, collecting biological data, surveys, habitat assessments and environmental compliance. The position is to be based out of our Sacramento, Roseville, Nevada City, Chico, Redding, Eureka, Walnut Creek, San Jose or Fresno offices. Stantec offers flexible work locations, flexible work hours and a robust compensation and benefits package.

Your Key Responsibilities

As a Biologist, you will author many reports and may work in highly variable terrains, environments, and locations.

This position is primarily office based but can include field support depending upon interest and experience.

Task duties include:

  • Authoring of biological constraint reports and other technical reports.
  • Assist and/or lead field work tasks, as needed, such nesting bird surveys, vegetation community assessments, wetland delineation and classification, special status plant and wildlife surveys, and compliance monitoring.
  • Communicating with your team, team leads, project manager and potentially construction crews, clients, or other stakeholders.
  • Preparing daily monitoring and/or field reports.
  • Identification and support on environmental permitting
  • Conducting desktop reviews for project impacts or environmental permitting on various projects located throughout California.

Your Capabilities and Credentials:
  • Knowledge of California ecosystems and endangered or protected species
  • Perform linear facility environmental work including utilities
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Should be familiar with review and analysis of scientific data, maps, and drawings.
  • Provide support in delivering high quality work products to multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Strong skills as a self-starter
  • Assist in field work tasks, such as nesting bird surveys, vegetation community assessments, wetland delineations, special-status plant and wildlife surveys, restoration monitoring and construction biological monitoring.
  • Independent work is expected, but can also include participation in team lead efforts.
  • Strong sense of safety and ability to participate in, uphold and enforce Stantec's strong safety programs.
  • Good driving record and a valid drives license is required.
Preferred but not required:

  • Minimum of 1-5 years of field experience
  • Understanding of Federal and State agency environmental requirements.
  • Familiar with compliance monitoring
  • Nesting bird experience
  • Special-status species survey experience
  • Botany experience
  • Wetland delineation experience
  • Construction monitoring experience
  • 10(a)(1)(A) permits

Education and Experience
  • Minimum of a BA/BS degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or a related field.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Some travel may be required. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs

Job Tags

Flexible hours,

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