Company: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST)
Posted on: February 9, 2024
Corvallis, OR US (Primary)
Pacific Northwest, US
# of Hires Needed
Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST) is a dynamic medium size
consulting firm with offices across the United States and Canada.
WEST has an exciting, challenging, and immediate opportunity for a
Senior Biologist in our Pacific Northwest (Corvallis, Oregon)
office. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in
managing natural resource field work, junior staff, agency
coordination, and planning, siting, or permitting associated with
renewable energy and/or other infrastructure projects. The ideal
candidate(s) will be based in or near Corvallis, Oregon.
Consideration for remote work (within the PNW region) may be
WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in
basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis
of natural resource data. Since its founding in 1990, the WEST team
has shaped the foundation of what we do, and what we believe in
through our core values and key principles that include providing
Scientifically Defensible Solutions, Technical Expertise, Quality
Client Service, a Satisfying Career, a Collaborative Team Approach,
and a Respectful Atmosphere, all with an eye toward Continual
Improvement. Our work matters to our clients, communities, and the
environment. Join WEST and discover a company of passionate,
committed, and highly motivated individuals.
Please click here to see what benefits WEST offers!
The minimum base salary is $100,000, plus annual bonus. Salary may
vary based on education, knowledge, and experience.
This position will require overnight travel. Start date is
flexible, within reason, but may start as early as February
Ideal candidates will have experience and expertise in
environmental consulting; managing the natural resource field work
and technical studies for renewable energy projects; successfully
supporting applications for federal, state, and local permits; and
writing environmental survey reports, permit applications
(particularly sections related to wildlife, special status species
or other natural resources), and mitigation plans. Candidates will
be responsible for managing natural resource assessments, technical
reports, and regulatory compliance documents for energy (e.g.,
wind, solar, and transmission) projects. A strong understanding of
natural resource issues (both terrestrial and aquatic) is
preferred, as is the demonstrated ability to oversee, train and
mentor staff. Initial focus for the successful candidate will be on
the far western region of the U.S (Great Basin, Pacific Northwest,
and California).Technical expertise in regional focal areas or
species (e.g., forest industry, anadromous fisheries, desert
tortoise, eagles, bats, wetland permitting) would be considered a
WEST's Senior Biologists work individually, as well as with a team
of natural resource specialists, environmental planners,
scientists, and biometricians.
Supervision / Mentorship:
Manage project teams, deliverables, and budgets for multiple
Supervise and direct field studies and staff,
Training and mentorship of junior staff.
Market WEST's capabilities:
Foster current client relationships by ensuring delivery of
Promote new business development efforts through client engagement
Administration of projects:
Promote health and safety,
Primary point of contact for clients,
Prepare proposals, reports, and permit applications,
Provide quality assurance of deliverables,
Maintain project schedules,
Facilitate communication among the project team,
Participation in public meetings and agency hearings.
Leading and organizing:
Wetland and waterbody delineations
Species-specific wildlife or botanical surveys
Environmental planning and permitting,
Construction management plans (regarding natural resources),
Post-construction wildlife fatality monitoring.
This is a general description of the functions for this position
and is not inclusive of the duties which may be associated with
Requirements and Preferred Skills/Abilities:
The successful candidate will join WEST as a full-time regular
Senior Biologist and will be a motivated self-starter who
Minimum of a bachelor's degree in biological studies, natural
resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or
Previous consulting experience (10+ years), including project
management, budgeting and proposal writing, consulting work, and
professional scientific experience.
Previous professional experience in environmental consulting and
some/all of the following skills are desired:
A strong understanding of wildlife ecology, native or sustainable
vegetation management, or other areas of ecology potentially of
interest to commercial clients.
Familiarity with a broad suite of environmental regulatory
compliance processes (Endangered Species Act, National
Environmental Policy Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act,
permitting processes for proposed renewable energy and/or other
infrastructure projects in the western US).
Conducting wetland delineations and/or wetland permitting, wildlife
and/or botanical surveys (although field surveys are not expected
to be a large component of this position).
Track record of maintaining positive relationships with coworkers,
clients, and project stakeholders.
Strong written and verbal communication skills:
Experience with scientific and technical writing and conveying
information to clients, agencies, and the general public.
Close attention to detail.
Good time management, project management,and organizational skills
with the ability to work well under time constraintsand meet
deliverable targets and deadlines.
Ability to follow instructions from managers and accept guidance
and constructive feedback from colleagues and supervisors.
Demonstrated regular and reliable work attendance.
Ability to maintain flexible work hours and adhere to company
After an offer of employment is made, the candidate(s) must be able
to pass a background check; a pre-employment drug screen; and a DMV
records check that meets WEST's minimum criteria to operate a motor
vehicle on behalf of the company.A valid driver's license will be
WEST is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all
individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, gender
identity or expression, age, sex, sexual orientation, national
origin, disability status, genetics, and any protected veteran
status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or
local law.Further, WEST takes affirmative action to ensure that all
individuals are treated fairly, and without discrimination, for
recruitment, selection, advancement and every other term and
privilege associated with employment.
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