Field Ecologist

EDR is seeking an experienced, versatile, team-oriented Field Ecologist to join our Environmental Services group in the Mid-West or Mid-Atlantic. A qualified Field Ecologist will have at least 7 years of experience in wetland/stream delineations and other natural resource-based fieldwork such as wildlife surveys, habitat surveys, rare plant surveys, invasive species surveys, and general ecological surveys. The successful candidate must be comfortable outside in all weather conditions, be willing to put in long days during the field season and be capable of carrying typical field equipment.  This position requires an ability to identify the common plant species found throughout the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States, and experience with GPS, GIS, data processing, and report writing. Preference will be given to candidates with the corresponding strong office skills such as impact analysis, technical writing, efficient research, and problem-solving skills. The minimum education required is a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, natural resources, biology, ecology, or related field; master’s degree preferred. This role would be a full-time position in the Mid-Atlantic or Midwestern United States, based out of an EDR office in Pennsylvania or Ohio.

This position requires:

  • Strong technical writing skills, data processing, and GIS skills.
  • Skills and experience to lead wetland delineations, invasive species survey, and/or avian surveys.
  • Minimum BS degree in environmental science, natural resources, biology, ecology, or related field.
  • A minimum of 7 years of related experience.
  • The ability to travel for up to a week at a time, sometimes with consecutive weeks of work on a remote site.

The anticipated base pay range of $60,000-$70,000 per year is commensurate with experience. EDR reserves the right to pay outside of the target range based on an individual’s education, credentials, skill level and relevant experience, as well as internal pay equity, geographic location, and business needs.

EDR is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and design firm that has been in business for over 40 years. This position represents a career opportunity with one of the leading environmental permitting consultants for renewable energy projects in the Eastern United States. Significant milestones in our portfolio include the first Article 10 Application submitted for an energy generation project in New York (Cassadaga Wind), the largest proposed utility-scale solar project in Maryland (Great Bay Solar), the first wind energy project built in New York (Madison), the first wind energy project approved in Ohio (Buckeye), the first battery energy storage facility approved in Ohio (Flint Grid), the first approved offshore wind project (Cape Wind), the first built off-shore wind project (Block Island), the first proposed 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 proposed on National Forest Service Lands (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.

Join the EDR team and become a part of a dynamic and diverse group of environmental experts, including ecologists, botanists, wetland specialists, wildlife biologists, GIS specialists, archaeologists, historians, visualization experts, planners, landscape architects, and engineers. Embark on a fulfilling career where you’ll engage in exciting and meaningful projects and collaborate with our skilled professionals to make a real difference in the environment!

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