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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Wetland Scientist - Natural & Cultural Resources (Houston) in Houston, Texas


The Assistant Wetlands Scientist will support senior staff in conducting wetland assessments and delineations, vegetation studies, wetland mitigation monitoring, and soil sampling for large construction projects in a variety of locations.

  • Assist in performing wetland assessments and delineations with strict adherence to federal and state environmental regulations.

  • Assist in conducting annual wetland mitigation monitoring and post construction compliance inspections.

  • Assist in conducting field investigations such as habitat evaluations, endangered plant indentification and surveys and soil sampling and classification.

  • Assist with researching and preparing environmental assessments and permitting documents.

  • Assist with compiling and analyzing field data to compose technical reports.

  • Assist with presenting results from field investigations to project managers.

  • Assist in gathering data and preparing applications for various regulatory approvals.

  • Assist with analyzing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data and data recording using a Global Positioning System (GPS).

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, Soil Science or a related field from an accredited program required. Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

  • Prior internship or experience related to wetland delineations preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources.

  • Basic knowledge of Section 404, 401 and Section 10 permitting requirements.

  • Basic knowledge of the regulatory agencies that govern wetland resources.

  • Basic knowledge of erosion control and site restoration practices.

  • Demonstrated proficiency operating GPS and GIS equipment and support software.

  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.


Job Botany/Wetlands

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 214070