Project Ecologist

GEI Consultants, Inc. is a leading consulting engineering and environmental firm ranked #92 in the ENR top 500 (2018). We serve hundreds of government, energy, industry and institutional clients, and have completed 50,000 project engagements throughout the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries. GEI, a privately held employee owned company, was founded nearly 50 years ago by five engineering pioneers. GEI now consists of over 800 employees in multiple offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our technical experts are involved in dozens of specialty services emanating from our core solutions in water, energy, buildings, infrastructure and industrial. Our technical experts are some of the most innovative and leading subject matter experts in their respective fields. We continue to grow and expand in our solutions, expertise and geography to ensure we can continue providing valuable solutions to our clients. Our culture is one where we encourage employees to respectfully and thoughtfully challenge current practices for continual improvement. We believe this constructive engagement helps us evolve in an ever-changing business environment and will strengthen our organization in the future. Our practices reflect our commitment to a collaborative teaming approach, encouraging diverse perspectives which lead to innovation and value added solutions that fuel our success. Our committed employees work hard for our clients and in support of one another. In return we invest in a culture with engaging learning and career development opportunities, a competitive total rewards package, recognition, and the opportunity for some fun along the way. Job Description GEI's Huntington Station, NY office on Long Island is seeking a Project Ecologist. This individual must be comfortable working both independently and collaboratively with a project team of ecologists, environmental scientists, and engineers. The Project Ecologist will provide support for ongoing office and field tasks, assist senior staff with project management, proposals and scheduling of junior staff.  This individual shall conduct ecological field studies, assist in the development of habitat restoration plans, cost estimates, oversight of field installations, prepare permit application documents and reports. Occasional upstate and/or out-of-state travel may be necessary. Primary Responsibilities: Assist with field investigations and documentation of findings; Assist with agency comment response letters; Assist with preparation of SEQRA, NEPA, and CEQR Environmental Assessments; Assist with development of ecological restoration plans and construction bid documents, provide management and oversight of junior staff and implementing restoration projects; Conduct aquatic, marine and terrestrial natural resources investigations; Perform wetland delineations utilizing USACE Methodology, develop wetland mitigation and monitoring plans; Conduct tree inventories and assessments; Conduct threatened and endangered species presence/absence searches, habitat suitability assessments, and ecological community mapping; Invasive species identification, mapping and control plans; Conduct GPS surveying and provide GIS support; Manage and conduct NYS SWPPP inspections. Qualifications B.S. in Ecology, Natural Resources, Planning or related discipline; Minimum 5-10 years professional experience; ArcGIS v.10 program proficiency; Ability to read and interpret scaled engineering drawings; Botany and wildlife biology training; Knowledge of federal, New York State, New York City and local environmental laws, rules and regulations related to waters of the US (e.g., Clean Water Act) and sensitive environments (e.g., NEPA, ESA); Work experience with federal, New York State, New York City and local regulatory agencies; Swimmer and boat experience; Strong verbal communication, organizational and technical writing skills, collaboration and negotiation experience. Team player, self-starter, assertive personality; Valid U.S driver's license Preferred Skills/Training: M.S. in Ecology, Natural Resources, Planning or related discipline; NEPA/SEQRA/CEQR experience preparing Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements; USACE Wetland Delineator Training; NYSDEC endorsed 4-Hour Erosion and Sediment Control Training; 40 Hour Hazwoper Training; Marine or Fisheries background; PADI Certified Diver; AutoCAD drafting skills desirable, but not required.  Benefits Market-Competitive Compensation Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision and More Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off Rewards and Recognition GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k) And More...
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5 - 7 years

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