AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Entry Level Biologist for immediate employment for the Orange, CA office. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.
AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and online programs.
Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:
Work on multi-disciplinary teams with other biologists, archaeologists, planners, landscape architects, and air quality and noise specialists
Perform technical work involving ESA permitting, resource management planning, and biological impact analysis for CEQA and NEPA documents
Monitor environmental compliance of large and small construction projects including planning, implementation, and monitoring for habitat restoration
Conduct general field biological assessments (often in adverse weather/terrain conditions) including but not limited to:
Endangered species/habitat assessments
Resource constraints analyses
Sensitive species protocol surveys
Botanical identification and inventories
Focused rare plant surveys
Jurisdictional delineations including permitting per USACE, RWQCB and CDFW requirements
GPS & GIS mapping
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources or related field.
Ability to walk on uneven terrain for extended periods of time.
Ability to travel 50% to 100% (with overnight stays) during peak periods
Commitment to producing quality work, positive attitude and strong work ethic
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to travel to assignments in Orange, Los Angeles, Kern, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties.
Valid driver license and clean driving record.
Master’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or similar related field.
Survey field experience.
General knowledge of CEQA/NEPA regulatory framework and their application to projects.
Proficient writer and analyst.
Interested in marketing CEQA/NEPA work through existing clients or selling these services to new clients.
Experience with projects in Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Kern, or San Diego Counties