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Senior Natural Resource Scientist/Permitting Specialist

  • Epsilon Associates, Inc.
  • Hybrid
  • Feb 05, 2024
Full time Consultant Energy and Utilities Environmental

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Epsilon is seeking one or more full-time Senior Natural Resource Scientists / Permitting Specialists for our newly formed Energy Services practice. This position will support the natural resource surveys and environmental permitting on a wide range of energy projects including electric transmission / distribution, battery energy storage, solar, natural gas and both onshore and offshore wind generation. The successful candidate will be able to work on a diversity of projects simultaneously with the ability to represent the company at public meetings, workshops, and meetings with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as other stakeholders in conjunction with federal, state and local regulatory reviews.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Preparation of federal, state, and local environmental permit applications and technical reports including, but not limited to; MA Wetlands Protection Act, New York State DES Article 15 and 24, Section 401/404 Permitting, MA Chapter 91 Waterways, and MEPA/NEPA submittals;
  • Management of medium to large scale projects which includes understanding and strategic application of environmental regulations, development of project schedules and budgets, mentoring of junior staff and clear and effective communication with clients, regulators and the public; and
  • Complex wetland resource area delineations and oversight of staff completing large scale delineation efforts as well as other ecological field work including rare species surveys, wetland mitigation site design, environmental compliance inspections and associated reporting.

WORKING CONDITIONS IN WHICH THE DUTIES ARE PERFORMED

Epsilon maintains professional offices located in a historic mill in Maynard, MA and the Pine Bush region of Albany, NY.  Both office spaces are recently renovated, clean, quiet, and friendly.  Epsilon embraces a “Hybrid Work-from-Home/In-Office Policy”. We encourage employees to come to the office frequently and with regularity. We strongly believe there is real value in having employees work together and to be able to interact face to face. We believe it fosters better communication, improves teamwork, makes problem solving easier, allows for more and better mentoring opportunities, and in general promotes a sense of camaraderie that benefits all employees individually and collectively. We feel it is particularly beneficial for new employees to help them get to know their fellow employees and to become better integrated in Epsilon’s culture.

Our team members enjoy regular opportunities for professional growth, a relaxed and flexible work environment, a competitive base salary, a 401k plan with a generous company match, profit sharing, an annual performance bonus program, and a full benefits package.

Epsilon is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce.  We ensure a workplace that supports and encourages creativity, professional growth and a company culture that promotes diversity, inclusion and overall employee health and well-being. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

Epsilon Associates, Inc. is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer

​​Applicants must have all necessary paperwork to work in the USA.

Qualifications

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a natural resource-related field including wetland science, biology, ecology, wildlife management, soil science or botany; Master of Science degree is preferred.
  • 3-10+ years of relevant professional experience in natural resource surveys and environmental permitting with a particular emphasis on federal and state wetlands / NEPA permitting in New England and New York.
  • General environmental consulting experience in the energy market sector, including but not limited to; traditional and renewable generation facilities, electric and natural gas transmission/distribution, and energy storage projects.
  • Ability to complete complex wetland delineations (including ability to delineate independently), function and value assessments, vernal pool surveys, wildlife habitat assessments, wetland restoration & replication planning/design, and construction oversight/inspection;
  • Understanding of federal, state and local environmental statutes and regulations;
  • Superior writing and oral communication skills;
  • Proven ability to work productively on multiple projects simultaneously as part of a multidisciplinary project team; and
  • Willingness to travel, prepare for and participate in public hearings and oversee field work / studies as necessary within the Northeast.

In addition to the Preferred Qualifications, the Candidate must have a valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle for business travel, including proper insurance and registration and have all necessary paperwork to work in the USA.

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