Senior Environmental Scientist (Transportation)
Charleston, WV  / Mechanicsburg, PA 
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Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Senior Environmental Scientist we'll count on you to:
- Plan and direct medium-to large-size environmental planning and compliance projects for transportation and other programs as identified
- Prepare, plan and analyze/review technical studies, permit applications, NEPA documents, and similar reports/documents
- Accomplish work independently and through coordinating or supervising small to large technical and professional teams from local and regional offices
- Support regional or national projects in specific areas of technical expertise
- Be closely involved in public participation and multiple agency coordination
- Take responsibility for project management, including developing and managing budgets, schedules, and quality of products
- Serve as Project Manager on larger projects as needed, but project management is not sole focus of position
- Perform other duties as needed

Required Qualifications

- Bachelors degree in Environmental Science or closely related field
- 5+ years experience related to responsibilities above.
- MS Office suite experience
- Strong conceptual, organizational, problem-solving and research abilities
- Self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Travel may be required to project sites regionally and nationally.
- Fieldwork will be required, and candidate must have the ability to work in field conditions and carry necessary tools and equipment
- An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
Preferred Qualifications
- Experience in PA preferred, WVDOT, PennDOT, and/or PTC
- Professional certifications such as PWS, CWB, AICP are preferred
- Advanced degree in Environmental Science or closely related field is preferred
- Preference given to local candidates


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.
Primary Location: United States-West Virginia-Charleston
Other Locations: United States-Pennsylvania-Mechanicsburg
Industry: Environment/Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Highways
Job Posting: May 6, 2020

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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