Senior Environmental Scientist

Princeton, New Jersey

Posted in Consultancy

Job Info

Pennoni is a multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm founded more than five decades ago. We approach engineering challenges from a wider spectrum of angles than most, from land development to energy management. Our goal is to help communities and private sector clients alike navigate the ever-changing technological advancements available and learn how best to integrate “smart” solutions into the current landscape to make them a part of resilient and sustainable planning. Our combination of talent and experience generates unprecedented solutions for diverse and iconic projects around the globe.

We are hiring for an experienced Senior Environmental Scientist to join our Van Note-Harvey business and contribute to EHS (Environmental, Health, & Safety) projects on a full-time, direct basis while based out of our office in the Princeton, NJ area.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of Engineers, Scientists, Planners, and other professionals in order to assemble regulatory-compliant environmental plans & reports.
  • Perform wetland delineations, habitat assessments, vegetation surveys, sampling, and other project impact mitigation tasks for mapping & reporting purposes.
  • Prepare and file environmental permit applications as well as providing technical support for regulatory approvals associated with land development & infrastructure projects.
  • Conduct field inspections and provide project oversight.
  • Communicate with regulatory agencies and local government officials, as needed.
  • There will be a mixture of field work and office work in this role; this person will occasionally need to conduct field work in harsh outdoor conditions.
  • Additional tasks may be assigned, as needed.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or a related field of study).
  • 5 years of professional experience working in Environmental Science.

This person will be expected to work in the field so they will be required to possess a Valid Driver’s License and have a clean driving record.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification is preferred.
  • Completion of OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training.
  • Experience with environmental documentation & regulatory submissions associated with land development and infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge of US Army Corps of Engineers, NJDEP, and local land use / development regulatory programs.
  • Proficiency in addressing project impacts to wetlands, surface waters & water quality, riparian zones, endangered species, stormwater management, noise, and/or visual resources is desired.
  • Proficiency on relevant technical tools (e.g.:  CADD, GIS mapping software, etc.); experience with AutoCAD and/or ArcGIS is a plus!
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong attention-to-detail skills with the proven ability to work with a high-level of accuracy.
  • Proven ability to work independently in a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Proven ability to work in a self-motivated manner while effectively multi-tasking and prioritizing multiple assignments.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written).
Why Work With Us?

At our core, we recognize that the unique qualities of our Pennoni individuals are essential for innovation and growth as a whole. Pennoni, an ENR Top 500 consulting engineering firm, offers many opportunities to help you build your career. We continually strive to build a great workplace where our employees trust the people they work for, enjoy the people they work with, and take pride in what they do.

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