Senior Natural Resources Scientist, Project Manager
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.
Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.
Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Houston, TX EcoSciences Central Group as a Senior Natural Resources Scientist, Project Manager.
Atkins is seeking an energetic, self-starting, and collaborative Senior Scientist II to join our EcoSciences team in Houston. This role will exercise technical expertise and provide project oversight for projects mostly focused in coastal Texas but also possibly in the larger Gulf Coast. This position will guide and/or supervise junior to mid-level staff and support the Business Unit’s coastal business practice and other business lines.
Under direction, provides the expertise of a seasoned scientist to all conventional aspects of functional area and applies advanced concepts and techniques to unconventional problems. May function as individual researcher or technical specialist. Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures.
Under direction, applies technical expertise and project management experience to manage project teams on conventional and unconventional projects. Also performs the basic project functions of production coordination, planning, organizing, directing, controlling, financial management and marketing assistance. Functions as a mentor to technical professionals to assist in their training and development.
• Prepares technical reports and permit applications in support of the USACE permitting, the NEPA process; coastal restoration planning, and provides peer reviews of reports prepared by others. Will be expected to contribute to the preparation of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements.
• Oversees or conducts natural resource field investigations, including but not limited to identification of waters of the United States, including wetland delineations, typically in coastal environments; threatened and endangered species coordination; habitat evaluations; presence/absence surveys, specimen collection and handling; construction monitoring; storm water and erosion control monitoring and compliance; soil/water sampling; data entry, processing, and interpretation.
• Develops and evaluates plans and criteria in terms of quality assurance or environmental impact.
• Analyzes technical problems.
• Devises new approaches and alternative solutions.
• Conducts or analyzes scientific studies.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES/ REQUIREMENTS
COMPLEXITY (Variety or uniqueness of tasks; relative difficulty or importance of work performed; size of unit supported, etc.):
• Work involves scientific evaluation and solution of considerably complex problems or scientific support to complex projects. Work also requires the use of advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices.
DECISION-MAKING (Supervision received; independent judgment or initiative; consequence of error):
• Consistently exercises independent judgment, with supervision and guidance relating largely to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts and policy matters. Consults with supervisor and/or other authority in the field concerning unusual problems and developments. Participates in project "go/no go" and consultant selection decisions. Selects/reviews project sub-consultants and vendor invoices.
WORK DIRECTION GIVEN TO OTHERS (Titles and number of personnel; type of direction given):
• Supervises and reviews the work of junior professionals, technicians, and others who assist in specific assignments. Guides, reviews, supervises and/or coordinates the work of a multi-disciplinary project team.
INTERNAL CONTACTS (Required interaction/relationship with others within the organization):
• Interfaces with senior technical professionals, technical managers, and administrative staff and managers as necessary.
Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.
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