• Sr Wetland Scientist / Permitting Specialist

    Job Location US-CT-Rocky Hill
    Job ID 0119-20238
    HNTB Job Title
    Sr Scientist/Team Leader
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Environmental Planning
  • Why Choose HNTB?

    For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

    At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

    For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.


    Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at https://www.myhntbtotalrewards.com.


    The time is right to join HNTB Corporation!  HNTB is currently seeking a Sr. Wetland Scientist / Permitting Specialist in our Rocky Hill, CT office.



    Job Summary

    Applies diversified knowledge and advanced scientific principles, theories, concepts and techniques of geology, hydrology, chemistry, biology or other related sciences to lead all phases of a project including planning, investigation, and recommendations.

    Essential Responsibility

    • Supervises staff in the collection and analyzing of data obtained at the proposed project site.
    • Examines and evaluates present and potential scientific conditions as they relate to the planning, design, and construction of projects.
    • Supervises the preparation of reports, graphs, and diagrams on scientific aspects relating to specific projects.
    • Provides technical support to project managers as situations arise during the construction of project that require scientific assistance.
    • Performs on the job review of work being accomplished to ensure the details of construction are in compliance with design criteria and scientific specifications and determines the necessity for additional investigations, studies, or alternate plans or designs.
    • Prioritizes, participates in marketing aspects and schedules new and on-going projects.
    • Prepares permits for public and private clients with respect to acquisition and compliance for wetland impacts, bridge construction, threatened/endangered species.
    • Assists in organizing, preparation of public meetings.
    • Attends various meetings with clients, other engineering firms and staff.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities

    - Prepares permit applications for clients including those required for the MA WPA, Ch. 91, Sections 401 and 404 of the CWA, and others. 
    - Contributes to analysis and documentation under NEPA and MEPA with respect to natural resources.

    Basic Qualification

    Bachelor's degree in Geology, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or related field
    10 years related experience
    8 years related experience (with Master's degree in Natural Sciences)

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    - 15 years related experience is preferred
    - 8 years related experience (with Master's degree in Natural Sciences)
    - PWS or ability to obtain PWS within one year of hire.
    - Certified wetland delineator – state/federal.

    General Work Conditions

    Office Environment: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently, and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use.

    HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. 

    The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.


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