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Scientist - EcoSciences

  • Job reference: NA-003410
  • Sector: Environment, Infrastructure, Support Services, Urban Development
  • Location: Atlanta
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. 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.

Atkins has 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.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Atlanta, GA EcoSciences Group as a Scientist - EcoSciences.


Performs work which involves conventional methods and requires the use of analysis, interpretation, and deductive reasoning to carry out diversified projects or phases of a single project.

  • Evaluation of impacts from transportation and other civil engineering projects on the natural environment.
  • Conduct field investigations of projects sites including wetland and stream delineations with functional assessments according to applicable methodologies, and evaluate, map, and describe on-site habitats while identifying those potentially suitable to support protected species.
  • Perform GPS field mapping, post process and distribute GPS-mapped resources in multiple formats.
  • Coordinate with design professionals and overall project team for accurate depiction of natural resources on construction plans and to identify opportunities for avoiding and minimizing potential impacts.
  • Prepare GIS maps and conduct GIS analyses.
  • Prepare technical documentation under supervision, detailing the findings of ecological surveys and research.

  • B.S./B.A. or M.S. in a field of Science to commensurate with hiring discipline. This level may be achieved by Scientists with minimum three years' experience since Bachelor's degree or two years' experience with Master's degree; typical incumbent has five years' experience.

  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail, technical writing proficiency, computer skills, and communication skills are required for the position.
  • Ecological evaluations and wetland/stream delineations, threatened species investigation and reporting.
  • Proficiency with the MS Office suite of software, ArcGIS (specifically ArcMap), Trimble GPS, and Pathfinder Office/TerraSync.
  • Aptitude for maintaining a professional attitude, able to effectively communicate with clients and colleagues, both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Local candidates are preferred for this position, although there may be minimal relocation funding available for the preferred candidate.

  • Completion of training courses required for GDOT pre-qualification in the area of Ecology.

  • Similar environmental consultation experience and regulatory consultation experience with USACE and/or GA EPD.
  • Strong plant identification skills applicable within the southeast, specifically within the ecoregions comprising Georgia.
  • Experience with review and interpretation of construction plans.
  • Eligible candidates must have a valid driver’s license and current US work authorization to work for any US employer without sponsorship now or in the future.

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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