Environmental Scientist

Fairfax, Virginia
Mar 03, 2022
May 25, 2022
Full Time
Dewberry Engineers Inc. is currently seeking an Environmental Scientist with a background in in permitting and NEPA documentation to join our Transportation Group in our Fairfax, VA office. This full-time opening will provide the applicant with the opportunity to work as part of a team in all facets of environmental services including wetland science, regulatory permitting, and NEPA documentation in the mid-Atlantic region. This is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join a team of outstanding professionals. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience, wetlands certification, or equivalent experience.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Plan and conduct field delineations of Waters of the U.S., including wetlands and conduct stream assessments
  • Prepare delineation reports, functional assessments, mitigation plans, and Jurisdictional Determinations (JD) requests
  • Prepare permit applications under Sections 404/401 of the Clean Water Act and NPDES Section 402
  • Coordinate with state, federal, and local regulatory agencies
  • Conduct vegetation and wildlife habitat surveys
  • Conduct threatened and endangered species surveys
  • Complete database reviews and background research to support NEPA documents and prepare NEPA documentation
  • Prepare Section 7 consultations with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Prepare Section 106 consultations with the State Historic Preservation Officer
  • Conduct permit compliance monitoring
  • Prepare Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA)

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Geology or a related field with 3-5 years of related experience
  • ISA Certified Arborist certification preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office software
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, MicroStation and /or GIS.
  • Desire to work in a team environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office software
  • Desire to work in a team environment
  • Jobs and locations may require overnight travel and ability to walk over uneven terrain while carrying heavy equipment
  • Local Virginia, Maryland and/or District of Columbia experience and certified arborist are a plus

In accordance with applicable Executive Order 14042 and related requirements, all prospective hires for this position , performing work for the federal government, will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or qualify for an exemption to this vaccination requirement. Such proof of vaccination, or written request for exemption, will be required, following receipt of written offer.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.