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Environmental Scientist / Ecologist-Dallas

  • Job reference: NA-001522
  • Sector: Environment
  • Location: Dallas
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Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

At Atkins, we offer our employees more than just a job; we offer an opportunity to shape the world for generations to come through innovative and sound design. Few companies can rival the size and diversity of our projects - we plan, design and enable solutions.

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.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Environmental team in Dallas as an Environmental Scientist/Ecologist with a minimum of 1 year of experience.

The preferred candidate has a firm background in environmental sciences, including a demonstrated ability to identify plants and identify soil and hydrology indicators.
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.

Job Duties:

Under supervision, performs standard scientific data collection and reporting duties in
support of planning studies, permitting, and scientific monitoring.

Primary focus areas will include wetlands, threatened/endangered species, storm water compliance, regulatory compliance/due diligence, and water quality sampling.

Generally applies standard techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out a sequence of diversified scientific tasks, requiring the use of analysis, interpretation, and deductive reasoning, and being able to detect problems in using standardized procedures.

Must be able to adapt to changing conditions and able to clearly communicate orally and through writing.

Field assessment and report writing is standard practice.


B.S. or B.A. in a field of Science commensurate with hiring discipline. 

Special Skills:

Plant identification


Soil morphology and interpretation


Fish and wildlife identification


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

Ability to use GIS applications and apply mapping skills a plus.

Additional Requirements:

Able to work out in the field under typical Texas weather regimes with some light lifting/carrying related to field equipment or pack.

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.


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