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Stantec Wildlife Biologist/Habitat Conservation Planner (NEPA, ESA, MBTA, BGEPA) in Independence, Iowa

Wildlife Biologist/Habitat Conservation Planner (NEPA, ESA, MBTA, BGEPA) - ( 2300030P )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science

Your Opportunity

Our Environmental Services group is dedicated to managing environmental issues professionally and proactively. Our staff of professionals includes specialists in marine biology, wetland science, wildlife biology, soil science, fisheries biology, botany, hydrogeology, hydrology, forestry, habitat and ecosystem restoration, permitting, GIS, and Information Management. We help our clients identify and respond to opportunities and threats within constantly changing regulatory and corporate environments, through active engagement with the public, stakeholder groups, and governmental regulators. Our team members have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects that may include endangered species assessments, environmental impact assessment, habitat restoration, wetland characterizations, and water resources management.

Your Key Responsibilities

We are seeking an exceptionally talented and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in the natural sciences to join our Midwest team and advance their career. Responsibilities will include leading the coordination and management of environmental permitting, assessment, and/or compliance work related to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and various federal and state agency requirements as they pertain to a variety of project types including renewable energy, energy transmission and generation facilities, transportation, and private development projects.

This role includes the preparation, research, review, and editing of technical documents, such as habitat conservation plans, environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, and environmental and technical reports. Responsibilities will also include analyzing and summarizing data from wildlife field surveys and habitat assessments for a variety of species and incorporating that information into larger documents and assisting with field work and collection of field data as needed.

Other duties include, but are not limited to, participating in multi-disciplinary environmental assessments; recording, entering, organizing, managing, and analyzing data, writing technical reports for client and regulatory agency review; and attending client and regulatory agency meetings and providing recommendations and input.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of statistical methods and programs, including Evidence of Absence (EoA), and the ability to lead the analysis of biological data.

  • Knowledge of and/or experience with federal, state, and/or local environmental permitting processes specifically related to endangered species, ESA, MBTA, BGEPA, and/or NEPA.

  • 5 to 15 years of experience preparing habitat conservation plans and NEPA documents.

  • Master of Science Degree (preferred) in natural resources, ecology, wildlife, or related biological field; or a Bachelor of Science Degree and relevant.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.

Desired Skills:

  • The ideal candidate will be a team player and have exceptional oral and written communication, and presentation skills; analytical and creative problem-solving skills; and organizational and note-taking skills. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate most of the following abilities:

  • Knowledge of and experience with evaluating wind turbine – wildlife interactions.

  • Ability to validate and accurately analyze information, and make sound decisions that have considerable business impact.

  • Ability to interface effectively and collaborate with clients, peers, management, and vendors to successfully meet shifting needs.

  • Ability to integrate work across relevant areas, develop the business and services to enhance customer satisfaction and productivity, manage risks and safety appropriately, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external customers.

  • Effectiveness in resource planning, results delivery, and staying current with relevant technology and innovation.

  • Strong ethics, influence and negotiation, leadership, the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.

  • Ability to be customer focused, and understand and appropriately respond to clients’ business needs.

  • Ability to motivate self and others to overcome obstacles and achieve goals.

  • Ability to work well under pressure, and to prioritize and balance sometimes heavy workloads to achieve goals while keeping up with a highly mobile and changing environment.

  • Ability to work well with others and keep other team members aware of project and client needs.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best. #FeelingEnergized

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Wisconsin-Mequon

Other Locations : United States-Iowa-Independence, United States-Iowa-Des Moines, United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis, United States-Wisconsin-Cottage Grove

Work Locations :

Mequon WI

Organization : BC-1937 EnvSvcs-US Great Lakes WI

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Aug 14, 2023, 11:06:49 AM

Req ID: 2300030P

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans