Business Line Environment
Position Title Ecologist – Climate Change Specialist
United States of America - California
AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Ecologist - Climate Change Specialist for immediate employment for the Oakland, CA office. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:
Works with a team of engineers, scientists, and sustainability planners to support climate change vulnerability and risk assessments and adaptation strategies, focusing on natural systems and habitats, that consider an array of climate impacts, including sea level rise, precipitation, and temperature
Provide nature-based restoration and green infrastructure solutions to sea level rise and other climate resiliency projects
Act as technical resource in the climate science arena, including having a solid understanding of the current state of the science associated with climate change ecology
Exhibit a broad understanding of local, regional, and national policies and guidance related to climate science and climate change adaptation planning with respect to natural resources
Conduct field site visits and biological and ecological surveys to collect relevant data
Coauthor planning documents, technical reports, environmental permit applications, and data entry
Accompany senior staff to client meetings and serve as technical liaison to other team members
Remain active in the relevant academic, scientific, and professional community through presentations and participation in relevant seminars, conferences and symposiums and other activities
Manage tasks and ensure that task-related work is completed on schedule and within the allocated budget
Serve as Deputy Project Manager on project work, assisting with project budget, milestone, and timeline management
Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Biology, or Natural Resources related field
2+ years of experience in environmental planning, natural resources permitting, or restoration ecology, including working knowledge of the federal and state Endangered Species Act
1+ year of consulting experience working in fast-paced dynamic environment
Working knowledge of climate change and ecological impacts to habitats and systems
Ability to communicate and translate science to both technical and non-technical audiences
Strong detail-oriented work style, with excellent oral and written communication skills, and an accommodating and proactive attitude
Master’s degree in climate ecology-related field (e.g. Ecology, Biology, Natural Resources with emphasis in climate change related science)
2+ years experience in climate change area
Working knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, ESA, 1600 LSAA, 401/404 CWA permitting
Statistical modeling in R; ability to work independently in R
Coastal adaptation and restoration ecology experience
California coastline and California Delta climate change ecology experience
Wildlife corridors experience with relation to landscape and climate change
What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Job Category Sciences
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 189779BR
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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