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Stantec Wetland Scientist in Northampton, Massachusetts

Wetland Scientist - ( 240000ZV )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts are leaders in their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated, versatile, eager soil and wetland scientist to join Stantec’s growing CT team! Our diverse bench of scientists and technical specialists provide a wide range of environmental services supporting our clients and projects at the local, state, and national level. The Stantec team provides staff ample opportunities to learn and grow from industry experts in many specialty fields including soil science, biology, regulatory permitting, mitigation design, GIS, and construction inspection across multiple states and at all skill levels. Stantec staff are committed to safety and are passionate about their work. It is a great place to work, learn, and grow your career.

Your Key Responsibilities

Your primary responsibilities will involve providing environmental support to a variety of projects in CT and elsewhere in the Southern New England region. Specific field tasks may include conducting and/or supporting wetland delineations, assisting with GPS data collection, GIS analysis, construction monitoring, rare plant and animal surveys, and site inspections. The selected candidate may be asked to conduct field work alone or with other field teams and participate in other non-field tasks, such as reporting, documentation, permitting support, and communication with project management, clients, and regulators.

Experience delineating wetlands in Connecticut, and an understanding of the applicable wetland related regulations and delineation protocols throughout Southern New England states is desired. Previous environmental construction inspection and documentation for permit and stormwater compliance including relevant stormwater certifications is a plus. The selected candidate will be exposed to many different scientific disciplines within environmental consulting and the candidate’s willingness to boldly step into the unknown to learn and contribute to the project and the team’s success is mandatory. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant environmental discipline is required.

In addition to supporting field efforts, selected candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills, excellent ethics, a positive attitude, and a strong moral compass. Candidates must have writing, organization, planning, and problem-solving skills. Candidates are expected to be able to read and interpret engineering drawings. Successful environmental scientists at Stantec have opportunities for professional development, are often challenged with learning new skills (i.e., wildlife and fisheries related), and work on a variety of interesting and challenging projects.

At Stantec, we encourage “outside the box” thinking and embrace innovative new ways to solve old problems using new techniques wherever possible. As an environmental consultant, it is important that all levels of the organization have the opportunity to contribute ideas and make meaningful contributions to the project.

This position can be remote or a hybrid arrangement, based out of one or a combination of the following company office locations: Hartford or New Haven, CT, Providence, RI, or the Northampton, MA office. Travel is occasionally required into neighboring states however is focused within the Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island geographies.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Previous experience conducting wetland delineations for both state and federally regulated resources in Connecticut and the collection of other relevant natural resource data including ordinary high water, biological, and habitat assessments. Experience locating wetland boundaries and data plots, as well as other environmental data points using Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment is also required. Experience in identifying and confirming viability of seasonal (vernal pools) is preferred.

  • General understanding of federal and CT state permitting processes. An understanding of permitting in MA and RI are a plus, as are previous experience with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA), and Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA).

  • Effective communication skills in interacting and communicating with other members of a multi-disciplinary team, as well as regulators and/or clients.

  • Knowledge of computer applications and functions, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat.

Preferred Capabilities and Credentials

  • Qualified soil scientist in Connecticut as defined in CGS Section 22a-38.

  • Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT) or Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) Certification.

  • Experience conducting environmental compliance inspections at construction sites.

  • Certified Erosion, Sediment, & Stormwater Inspector (CESSWI) and/or Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control (CPESC) Certification.

  • Proficient with ESRI ArcGIS suite of products including ArcGIS Online.

  • 40-hour OSHA Training.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

  • Minimum 2-5 years’ work experience; or an equivalent combination of education (e.g. advanced degree) and experience.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Connecticut-Hartford

Other Locations : United States-Connecticut, United States-Massachusetts-Northampton, United States-Rhode Island-Providence, United States-Connecticut-New Haven

Organization : BC-1956 EnvSvcs-US East Northeast

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 4, 2024, 11:03:46 AM

Req ID: 240000ZV


Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans