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Environmental Scientist

  • Job reference: NA-003231
  • Sector: Education, Marine & Coastal, Support Services
  • Location: Calverton
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business 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.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Calverton, Maryland EcoSciences Group as an Environmental Scientist.


Under supervision, performs standard scientific work while developing professional proficiency. Will work under technical direction to develop exposure and skills for regulatory compliance in a wide variety of projects and clients. The successful candidate will be gain exposure and on the job experience in a variety of disciplines, including ecological surveys, wetland and stream mapping, Geographical Information Systems, technical writing, Section 401/402/404 permitting, National Environmental Policy Act compliance, and functional assessment of wetlands and streams.

  • Generally applies standard techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out a sequence of somewhat diversified scientific tasks, requiring the use of analysis, interpretation, and deductive reasoning, and being able to detect problems in using standardized procedures.
  • Experience performing jurisdictional delineations of waters of the U.S. using USACE regional supplements for Mid-Atlantic regions preferred.
  • Experience using Geographical Information Systems (ArcGIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and/or Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and integrating data into mapping preferred.
  • Demonstrable experience in technical writing, Section 404/401 permitting, or support of National Environmental Policy Act will result in additional consideration.

  • B.S. or B.A. in a field of Science to commensurate with hiring discipline. 
  • Minimal experience is required of incumbents with directly related Bachelor's degree; no experience is required with a Master's degree.

  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Technical writing, computer, and communication skills.
  • Preference for candidates with GIS data creation, topology, or wetland mapping skills.

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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 equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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