Sr. Ecologist / Wetland Scientist
ENERCON Services, is an employee owned, premier Engineering and Environmental Services Company. Our double-digit year-over-year growth is fueled by the quality of work we perform as an EOC (Engineer of Choice) to a large base of the power facilities in the US, as well as to an expanding global customer base. We are the #1 ranked Nuclear Engineering firm (enr.com; June 2015). Ranked #103 of the Top 200 Environmental firms, our Environmental Services practice area performs environmental consulting services for a variety of industries, including Utilities, Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Mining, Petro-Chemical, Industrial, Commercial, Water & Wastewater Treatment, and Land Development. ENERCON is seeking a Sr. Ecologist / Wetland Scientist for a position reporting to the Oklahoma City office. The employee's work location is flexible and can be located in Oklahoma City, Southeastern Oklahoma or Western Arkansas. This position will require approximately 75% field work and 25% office work. Fieldwork consists of Section 404 delineations and reconnaissance level assessments of wetlands and waters of the US, Threatened and Endangered species surveys and habitat assessments, assistance with various types of permitting projects, preparation of reports, and collection and management of GPS data. Good physical conditioning is required for this position. Applicant must be able to work in adverse weather conditions and be comfortable in remote job locations. Position may require walking up to 7 or 8 miles a day. Office work typically consists of writing reports for projects that have been evaluated in the field or descriptions based on available maps and aerial photographs. Travel is generally within Oklahoma and surrounding states but may extend beyond this range. Overnight travel on short notice is possible. As a qualified candidate, you will have the above experience and meet the below requirements:
- Bachelor degree in Ecology, Botany, Biology, Zoology, or closely related field
- Graduate degree in related field is preferred
- Six or more years of verifiable direct work experience
- Knowledge on regulatory requirements and permitting
- In-depth knowledge of local ecosystems
- Expertise with local flora and ability to use diagnostic keys
- Ability to work within a team or independently
- Good technical writing and verbal communication skills
- Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- GIS experience and/or Section 10 permit is a plus
- Existing relationships with relevant agencies (USACE, USFWS, DEQ)
- Good driving record
- Ability to travel between 15-25% of the time; duration of travel may vary depending on project and client needs, ranging from a few days to a few weeks.
- Position may occasionally involve a client site assignment lasting several months at a time.