Environmental Scientist – Offshore Wind (Mid-Atlantic/NewEngland)

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Environmental Services, D.P.C. (EDR) is seeking a versatile, team-oriented Environmental Scientist to join our growing Offshore Wind Energy Group. The qualified Environmental Scientist will have 5 to 10 years of experience in environmental resource studies, impact analysis, and permitting with strong writing, verbal communication, and problem-solving skills. This position requires successful experience preparing permitting documents in compliance with the regulatory requirements of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Renewable Energy Program Regulations (30 CFR 585), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), and various state and federal environmental regulations. The position requires a minimum BS/BA degree (MS/MA degree preferred) in environmental studies/science, marine affairs, natural resources, biology, ecology, or related field. Demonstrated competence in preparing technical studies and contributing to scientific reports is required. Expertise in fish and wildlife biology, marine and coastal resource studies and management, and/or wetland delineation and permitting is ideal. Preference will be given to candidates with current or recent consulting experience in the renewable energy sector.

EDR is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and design firm that has been in business since 1979, and this position represents a career opportunity with one of the leading environmental permitting consultants for renewable energy projects in the Eastern United States. Our project portfolio is made up of significant milestones such as the largest proposed utility-scale solar project in Maryland (Great Bay Solar), the first utility-scale wind energy project built in New York (Madison), the first wind energy project approved in Ohio (Buckeye), the first approved offshore wind project (Cape Wind), the first built offshore wind project (Block Island), the first approved offshore wind project in the Great Lakes (Project Icebreaker), the largest wind energy project in the Northeast (Maple Ridge), and the first wind energy project built on a National Forest (Deerfield Wind).  Our experience on these projects, along with many other ongoing/active projects, incorporates all aspects of environmental impact analysis and permitting, which includes preparation of environmental impact statements and siting board applications in addition to various support studies and permit applications.

EDR’s staff is made up of a diverse group of environmental professionals that includes ecologists, botanists, wetland specialists, wildlife biologists, GIS specialists, archaeologists, historians, visualization specialists, planners, landscape architects, and civil engineers.  Come join our team, work on interesting and challenging projects, and collaborate with our talented group of environmental professionals!

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and letter of interest to [email protected].