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Senior Project Scientist in Westerville, OH at Synerfac

Date Posted: 3/26/2019

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Job Description

Senior Project Scientist
Westerville, OH
Direct Hire

Job Summary: Our Senior Project Scientist will mentor junior staff members, lead
field teams, manage projects (particularly in the area of site analysis and data
collection as well as permitting, detailed below), assist with marketing and
proposal development, and help to grow and diversify our client base.


Lead field teams and managing projects (position involves both field and
office work)

Manage site analysis and data collection projects (wetland delineation and
assessment, stream habitat assessments, bat habitat surveys, biological
assessments, general ecological surveys, threatened and endangered
species surveys, etc.) and related permitting and compliance tasks (Section
404 and 401 permits, Ohio Isolated Wetland Permits, General Construction
Permits, agency consultation)

Support other aspects of business, including Restoration Planning & Design
(stream and wetland mitigation/restoration plans), Restoration
Implementation (construction oversight, planting, adaptive management),
staff mentoring and training, and business development [Must be flexible
and open to cross‐training/cross‐utilization]

Assist in growing our client base; nurturing project leads and developing
proposals (establishing project scopes of work, budgets, schedules, and

Collaborate with our permitting specialist in the preparation of state and
federal permit applications (e.g., Section 404/401 Clean Water Act pre‐
construction notifications, General Construction Permits and SWPPPs, and
Isolated Wetland Permit applications) and manage the agency
consultation/coordination process

Assist with client proposals and bid packets

Mentor interns and junior staff

  Job Requirements  

Desired Education, Education and Certifications:

MS degree in ecology, biology, botany or related environmental science
field, and 8+ years of professional experience in the environmental field,
preferably within the Midwest region.

Certifications in the environmental field are preferred (Professional
Wetland Scientist, Certified Ecologist, etc.)

Required Skills and Capabilities:
High level of technical expertise
Ability to demonstrate previous project and proposal management skills
Experience with marketing and/or business development
Knowledge and understanding of wetland delineations, wildlife habitat
evaluations, and endangered species surveys
Experience with 404/401 Clean Water Act permitting processes and
completing applications
Soil identification skills is a plus

Travel & Field Work Capabilities:
Willingness to travel throughout the state and neighboring states for
evaluation and data collection as well as for marketing and business
Ability to attend and participate in open house and present in public
meeting environments
Must be able to lift 50 pounds and conduct field work under challenging
physical conditions in all sorts of weather climates