Field Ecologist

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Environmental Services, D.P.C. (EDR) is seeking versatile, team-oriented candidates to join our Environmental Services Group. Qualified Field Ecologists will have at least 2 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.  Requires an ability to identify the common plant species found throughout New York State, and experience with GPS, GIS and 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. Requires a minimum BS degree in environmental science, natural resources, biology, ecology, or related field.

EDR is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and design firm that has been in business for over 40 years, and 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 approved offshore wind project (Cape Wind), the first built offshore 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.

EDR’s staff includes a diverse group of environmental professionals that includes ecologists, botanists, wetland specialists, wildlife biologists, GIS specialists, archaeologists, historians, visualization specialists, planners, landscape architects, and 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] or in writing to:

  • Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C. Human Resources, 217 Montgomery Street, Suite 1000, Syracuse, New York 13202