We are looking for an Associate Scientist to join our Natural Resources team to assist project managers with natural resource-based projects involving wetlands, threatened & endangered species, and water resource permitting issues. The ideal candidate will be located in Indiana. Successful candidates must be highly organized, able to multi-task and navigate a variety of complex projects.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform fieldwork, planning, scheduling, and technical support for services related to wetland delineations, natural resources inventories, permit compliance, regulatory support and other environmental surveys
  • Travel, including multiple days, in-and-out-of-state overnight travel, is expected for this position
  • Provide task assistance to project managers
  • Meet deliverable schedules, schedule staff for projects and adhere to budgets
  • Support project pursuits through proposal development and collaboration
  • Stay current with federal and regional regulations, develop agency relationships, and develop the ability to represent ECT as a professional expert
  • Participate in team building including internal training, quality review and mentorship
  • Work independently, problem solve, navigate, and learn new and challenging project tasks
  • Collaborate with the larger team to schedule project tasks
  • Maintain a utilization of 85%
  • Foster an environment emphasizing that safety awareness and the safe performance of your work while contributing to a positive, professional environment

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Environmental Sciences with 2-5 years relevant work experience
  • Experience related to wetland delineation, botanical surveys, threatened and endangered species surveys; native vegetation identification and state and federal environmental permitting experience required
  • Renewable energy experience is a plus.
  • Previous consulting experience preferred
  • Experience in state and federal permitting desired
  • Strong technical writing skills and QA/QC of data and reporting experience required

Job Essentials:

  • Valid Driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Must be self-motivated with sound professional judgement; able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and independently with little direct supervision
  • Primary duties are located within an office or remote office environment with occasional fieldwork
  • Attention to detail, excellent verbal and technical written communication skills.
  • Flexible and able to juggle multiple projects and changing priorities without missing deadlines or losing sight of project goals

ECT is a multidisciplinary natural resources and environmental consulting firm serving private and public-sector clients by integrating science, engineering, technology, planning, and management systems to provide practical solutions to complex challenges. ECT maintains a drug-free environment and is an affirmative action (AA) and equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer.

Environmental Consulting & Technology