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CDM Smith Environmental Scientist - Wetlands Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts


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Job Description:

With high‐level goals provided, prepares environmental studies (e.g., NEPA documents, field reports, feasibility studies, etc.) of basic to high complexity for transportation, facility and transit projects. Collaborates with scientists, engineers, and construction staff to implement the approved approach (e.g., restoration, remediation, etc.). Provides advice and expertise on the selected approach.

Performs basic to high complexity analysis and interpretation of site data.

Serve as technical and task leader, leading environmental coordination efforts with multiple agencies, specifically with departments of transportation (DOTs) and transit agencies in New England.

Leads small field teams and significantly contributes to the process of applying site data to further the preferred project approach.

Brings background and experience with wetlands/natural resources, permitting, planning, NEPA, MEPA, Section 7, Permitting, research and assessment of regulations and GIS Applications.

May contribute to design and lead field inspections.

Provides technical guidance and training to more junior staff. Mentors more junior staff and develops them for future growth within the discipline and firm. May supervise the work of junior engineers and scientists on project work.

Coordinate preparation and lead presentation in public meetings, including conservation commissions, as well as public information meetings and hearings.

Collaborates with sales staff to create proposals in response to client requests for proposal (RFPs). May be asked to author sections of the technical approach of the proposal.

Reviews draft proposals for adherence to firm, industry, state, local and federal regulations and best practices.

Meets with current and potential future clients to review their current and future needs.

Contributes to firm's Technical Knowledge Management (TKM) by developing white papers and technical design documentation of new or special case designs, studies, etc.. Submits technical papers and designs for publishing to technical journals.

Manage or coordinate specialty subconsultants

Perform field work, including wetlands flagging and staking, in accordance with state and local regulations, including the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L. c. 131, § 40. 310 CMR 10.00.

Attends conferences, symposia, etc. to improve the visibility of the firm's products and services in collaboration with applicable sales staff.

Performs other duties as required.

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Environmental Scientist - Wetlands Scientist



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Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Science or related discipline with professional scientist registration/certification OR Master's degree in Science or related discipline.

7 years of related experience.

Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

Professional wetlands scientist certification.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

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Join Us! CDM Smith – where amazing career journeys unfold.

Imagine a place committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you work on projects that are meaningful to you. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where your co-workers are invested in you and your success. Where you are encouraged and supported to do your very best and given the tools and resources to do so. Where it’s a priority that the company takes good care of you and your family.

Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team, and together we will make a difference and change the world.

Job Site Location:

Massachusetts - Boston

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Skills and Abilities:

Expert Knowledge of standard field protocols for their respective discipline.

Expert knowledge of scientific methods and processes.

Expert Knowledge of Microsoft business software (excel, word, etc.).

Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Expert knowledge of regulations (federal, state, and local) governing environmental review and project implementation.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

Additional Compensation:

All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.

Work Location Options:

Hybrid Work Options may be considered for successful candidate.

Driver's License Requirements:

An appropriate and valid driver's license is required.