Senior Project Terrestrial Biologist
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Job Description
Cardno is seeking a Senior Project Terrestrial Biologist to join our strong, well established team of wildlife biologists, wetland specialists, and botanists. You will be joining a premier natural resources and engineering consulting firm renowned for its strategic planning, innovative solutions, and problem-solving capabilities. We specialize in sustainable natural systems engineering, geomorphology, biology, water and natural resource management, permitting, and compliance.

The terrestrial staff work seamlessly with a multidisciplinary team of accomplished aquatic biologists, botanists, hydrologists, geologists, engineers, and planners to support a variety of aquatic, water resources, restoration, renewable energy, fire management, and power projects throughout California.

Job Description:

Day to day responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing projects/project teams in the execution of projects/tasks keeping to agreed budget and schedule.
  • Coaching, mentoring, and training wildlife biologists, wetlands, and botanical staff, and recruit candidates, as needed,to expand the Cardno staff capabilities.
  • Serving as a senior technical reviewer
  • Preparing and/or overseeing the preparation of work plans, technical memoranda, and reports.
  • As a senior member of the team, leading proposal efforts for variety of projects for private/state/local governments. As such, you will be responsible for developing scopes of work, budgets, and schedules. You will be coordinating teaming and subcontracting discussion/agreements for specific project opportunities.
  • As a senior member of the team, you will be responsible for client management; developing and maintaining clients in an account management model.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments/divisions within Cardno

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, natural resource management, planning or related field
  • 12 or mor years of relevant experience
  • Willing and able to travel to field sites and other Cardno office locations
  • Must be available to oversee or conduct project work as necessary.
  • Self-motivated with strong initiative
  • Valid driver's license and be able to operate motorized vehicles
  • Be authorized to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship

Technical Requirements:

  • Supervisory and management experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Expertise in local, state, and federal environmental wildlife, wetlands, and botanical resources regulations
  • Strong backgroundinCalifornia flora and wildlife/avian species and habitats
  • Led or significant role in environmental permitting processes, especially permits required under Section 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act, and Stream Bed Alteration Permits
  • Technical lead and primary author of terrestrial sections for NEPA/CEQA
  • Experience working with California utilities, a plus.
  • Business development experience
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines and complete projects within scope and budget
  • Ability to simultaneously work on and manage multiple tasks/projects while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible, team-oriented approach, with the willingness and desire to work as a part of a multidisciplinary team and with diverse team members
  • Strong organizational skills

Equal Opportunity statement for US based applicants

Cardno has a long standing policy of Equal Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to fill positions by selecting applicants who can perform the work in a competent and professional manner. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. At any time, if you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources.

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