Wetlands Scientist / Ecologist

ID 2024-7304
Job Locations
US-NJ-Princeton | US-NJ-Hamilton
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

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Take Your Environmental Career to the Next Level


Are you ready to be challenged, make a difference, and experience professional growth in your career? Kleinfelder’s Environmental team is looking for you! From environmental planning, permitting, remediation, and site characterization to chemical data management and hydrogeology, Kleinfelder offers a variety of services designed to provide technically appropriate and cost-effective solutions.

Step into Your New Role

The New Jersey Environmental team is looking to add a Wetland Scientist / Ecologist to our growing team!  This position can be based in Princeton or Hamilton New Jersey.


Job Description:


The successful candidate will work on field teams and participate in natural resource surveys, technical writing, permitting and regulatory compliance activities for a variety of clients in the energy, transportation, and commercial markets. The work will involve primarily field work including wetland delineations, environmental inspections during construction, endangered species surveys, habitat assessments, permit preparation, report writing, and other studies.


Position Education and Experience Requirements:


• BS in an Environmental, Biological or Ecological Science, or Environmental Policy; Masters in a relevant field of study is a plus.

• 2 to 5 years of relevant experience NJ/NY/CT;
• Ability to work flexible work schedules and availability to meet priority deadlines;
• Ability to travel (mostly within New Jersey and New York but may include other areas of the East Coast/Ohio);
• A valid driver’s license.


Preferred Experience:


• Experience participating in wetland delineations in accordance with USACE and state (NJ/NY/MA/CT) protocols, functional wetland assessments, mitigation, plant and wildlife identification, and soils identification;
• Able to work with senior staff to help prepare permit documents, environmental reports, correspondence documents, calculations, and conduct analyses;
• Experience conducting environmental field investigations and data collection/sampling;
• Experience using GIS is desired;
• Possess excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills;
• Excellent planning and organizational skills with strong problem-solving abilities and analytical skills;
• Ability to conduct work year-round in varying climate and field conditions; Ability to prioritize effort and effectively be engaged on multiple projects at one time.


Move Forward with Kleinfelder 

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver. 


Progress with an Employer that Values You 

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following: 


Benefits: Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. 


Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program. 


Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules) 



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.  



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