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Environmental Scientist / Ecologist

  • Job reference: NA-001016
  • Sector: Environment
  • Location: Houston
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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
Land quality
Heritage and urban design

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 seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Environmental team in Houston as an Environmental Scientist/Ecologist with 4 to 10 years of experience. Under supervision, applies technical professional proficiency to the investigation of scientific problems and the coordination of related project activities; may be tasked with leading a team for field and environmental assessment / impact evaluations.

Job Duties:

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

Assignments have clear and specified objectives and require the investigation of a limited number of

Duties generally include the following:
Conducts site/habitat assessments, monitoring studies or field surveys.

Prepares permit applications, technical reports and sketches.

Analyzes and interprets test results and other data.

Monitors quality control within area of responsibility.

Performs such other duties as the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.


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

Special Skills

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

Ability to use spreadsheets, word processing programs strongly desired.

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

Additional Requirements

Ability to process paper/electronic documents and utilize computer equipment; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to visit project sites if necessary. Job also requires ability to assemble and analyze data. 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.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement.

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