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Senior Environmental Scientist

Job in Newport News - VA Virginia - USA
Company: RK&K
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-04-30
Job specializations:
  • Science
    Environmental Science
  • Engineering
    Environmental Planner
Job Description & How to Apply Below


RK&K is currently seeking a Senior Environmental Scientist to work in our Richmond VA office. In this role you will use and advance your comprehensive skills in Natural Resources, Permitting, Stormwater Management, Hazardous Materials, and Environmental Restoration to lead environmental projects.

Basic Responsibilities: 

  • Provide technical expertise and project management for a variety of environmental projects requiring regulatory approval.
  • Primarily lead natural resources projects, but also support projects in hazardous materials, stormwater management, and environmental restoration including stream and wetland mitigation.
  • Identify project-specific environmental design and regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinate with DEQ, DGIF, VMRC, USACE, USFWS, USCG, EPA and other regulatory agencies to achieve successful authorizations.
  • Coordinate, conduct, and lead field work.
  • Proactively deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • Develop accurate scopes of work and budget estimates for proposals.
  • Provide excellent client service with a focus on quality and timeliness.
  • Meet and work directly with other design team members including project managers, project engineers, design technicians, drafters, surveyors, contractors, inspectors, public agency officials, and clients.
  • Author and review technical reports, and prepare environmental permit applications.
  • Facilitate meetings and lead presentations with clients.
  • Present at public meetings.
  • Actively engage in marketing pursuits.
  • Required Education,Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Science or related field.
  • Seven to 10 years’ experience in Natural Resources permitting.
  • Current and relevant Virginia project and regulatory experience.
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail with a team-work attitude.
  • Solid relationships with Virginia and federal regulatory staff.
  • Excellent verbal, technical writing and research skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Preferred qualifications

  • Master’s Degree Natural Resources, Environmental Science or related field.
  • ArcGIS experience.
  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) or similar certification.
  • Other Duties

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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