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Sr Biologist | Project Manager

Oakland, CA 94501

Posted: 03/08/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Environmental Job Number: 534593 Country: United States Is job remote?: Yes

Job Description

Our Client is seeking a Sr. Biologist/Ecologist with experience in project management and environmental compliance. This position is based in Oakland and would support a variety of projects throughout northern California.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Work closely with clients and internal staff on complex projects involving biological resource protection, species surveys, permitting, mitigation, and/or restoration.
  • Act as Project Manager on multiple projects, including responsible and timely management of budget, project tasks, schedules, and project teams.
  • Utilize a background in biology to inform the preparation of, and provide senior review of, technical memorandums, biological permitting documents, and other technical reports.
  • Contribute as an active and positive member of AECOM’s Environmental practice in the SF Bay Area.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior and mid-level staff as needed.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, or a related field.
  • 6 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience as a Project Manager on projects involving construction monitoring, habitat assessments, or wildlife and/or botanical surveys.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Marketing and proposal experience.
  • Experienced in managing project tasks and budgets.
  • Experience in a client-facing role.
  • Working knowledge of special-status plants and wildlife of northern California, and the associated state and federal environmental protections.
  • Familiar with the agencies having jurisdiction over special-status species.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with both clients and internal staff.
  • Experience as a lead reviewer of technical reports.
  • Experienced in developing project scopes and estimating project costs.
  • Positive attitude and adaptability to changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Good organizational skills and a strong detail-oriented work style.
  • Experience as a field or technical lead, providing oversight and guidance to junior and mid-level biologists and other technical staff.
  • Experience in environmental consulting.
  • Familiarity with permit application requirements, and the typical challenges and strategies related to environmental permitting.
  • Wetland delineation experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act.
  • CDFW Scientific Collecting Permit and/or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 10(a)(1)(A) permit(s).
  • Due to the nature of this role, U.S. Citizenship is required.

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