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Entry-Level Scientist

  • Job reference: NA-001293
  • Sector: Environment, Marine & Coastal
  • Location: Miami, Orlando
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Natural resource.

We're committed to:

Managing the challenges of complex environmental change
Addressing increasing development
Moving toward a low-carbon economy
If you’re passionate about creating responsible, sustainable environments, talk to us!

Environmental Science
Wetland Ecology
Marine Biology
Natural Resources
Regulatory Process

Call-out quote:
“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” Earl Nightingale

By maximizing the value and responsible use of land, using leading-edge tools and planning expertise to integrate with surrounding communities and protecting neighboring natural habitats and resources, we're helping create enjoyable spaces in which we can live, work, and play, Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

Public and private clients face myriad challenges – aging infrastructure, smart growth, lack of funding and limited staff. As a leader in sustainable design and construction, we take an integrated, innovative approach to help tackle those challenges.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

If you've set your heart on working for a company who values passion, doing the right thing, putting clients first and working collaboratively to provide excellence in all they do, then you've come to the right place.

Atkins is seeking an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starters to join our Miami or Orlando team as an Entry-Level Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience at a minimum. Under supervision, performs standard scientific work while developing professional proficiency.

Job Duties:

Generally applies standard techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out a sequence of somewhat diversified environmental evaluation tasks, requiring the use of land utilization analysis, natural resource interpretation, and deductive reasoning based on regulations established by local, state and federal government, and being able to detect problems in using standardized procedures.

Education and Experience:

B.S. or B.A. in a field of Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Animal Science or Soil Science to commensurate with hiring discipline. One to three years of experience is required of incumbents with directly related Bachelor's degree.

Special Skills:

Strong GIS skills.


Familiarity with Florida ecological communities.

Basic knowledge of Florida regulatory (permitting) framework.

Good analytical skills and attention to detail; technical writing, computer and communication skills.

Beneficial to be SCUBA certified.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement.

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