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Burns & McDonnell Staff Environmental Scientist - Natural Resources (Multiple locations) in Saint Louis, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell’s office in St. Louis (this person also could sit in the Columbus,OH,office) is looking for a Staff Environmental Scientist to complete field work, permit applications, and task management for a variety of market sectors, including electric transmission, oil & gas, and renewables. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous locations across the United States.

The Staff Environmental Scientist will work with the office’s Natural & Cultural Resources group in our Environmental Services Global Practice to perform the following duties:

  • Conduct environmental compliance audits, Best Management Practices (BMP) inspections, prepare permitting applications and analyze environmental data for various types of projects, including renewable projects, high-voltage transmission line routing, oil and gas facilities, power generation construction activities.

  • Stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP); Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan; and environmental site assessment report preparation and permit writing.

  • Assist with completion of field investigations that may include wetland delineations, habitat evaluations for threatened and endangered species, and/or evaluation of other potentially sensitive resources.

  • Collect and analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, perform data recording using a Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment, and work in the ArcGIS desktop environment.

  • Compile and analyze field data to compose technical reports presenting results from field investigations and develop appropriate applications/consultations necessary for various regulatory approvals.

  • Assist project manager with field-oriented tasks, project permit tracking, agency consultations.

  • Office related tasks would include report writing, QA/QC review, assistance with compliance related tasks.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Frequent overnight travel to field locations may be required (50%).

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, Soil Science, or a related natural science degree from an accredited program is required.

  • Minimum of 4 years of related experience required (6 years preferred) completing environmental field audits, surveys, inspections, assessments, analyzing GIS data, and preparing associated environmental assessments and permitting documents. Previous consulting experience is a plus.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of wetlands and aquatic resources, Section 404, 401 and Section 10 permitting required.

  • Knowledge of state and local permitting processes in the MO, IL, IN, and OH.

  • Knowledge of the agencies that govern wetland resources and stormwater.

  • Knowledge of erosion and sediment control permitting and site restoration practices.

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

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

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

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • Proficient in computer software (Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).

  • 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.


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-MO-Saint Louis

Other Locations US-OH-Columbus

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 211146