Project Scientist

at Cardno ENTRIX Inc. in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Join Cardno as a Project Scientist.


Job Description:

Cardno is looking for an experienced Project Scientist who can combine Quality Assurance and regulatory understanding with solid technical abilities and project management skills to help support our growing team. You will report to our Newark, DE office (though candidate able to work from home remotely) and will support and lead a wide variety of projects (including support for NGOs, federal NEPA review, renewable energy (land-based and offshore), industrial compliance, and other types of development projects). Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in technical writing and review of Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) following EPA QA/R-5. Familiarity with designing project data quality goals, developing field sampling work plans, or assessing field investigations.


Job Responsibilities:


Be a source for independent QA review of environmental project QAPPs with strict adherence to the EPA requirements for quality management to ensure the quality expectations have been achieved.

Experience working with NGOs, and federal or state environmental agencies.

Comfortable engaging with key stakeholders and in public forums

Provide and support NEPA documentation review, environmental compliance permitting, and development of site plans.

Some experience or working knowledge of Section 319 watershed planning, Clean Water Act compliance, CZMA consistency determinations, NEPA, NPDES and other local, state and federal permitting programs.

Interact with different clients, contractors, environmental grant recipients, and environmental agency representatives, and communicate with all skill levels.

Some experience conducting or directing wetland and waterbody identification and delineation, wildlife habitat assessments, vegetation monitoring, invasive species surveys, and other ecological field surveys.

Experience with or supporting of projects involving NGOs, NEPA, and environmental permitting of habitat restoration, renewable energy, transmission, or oil and gas.

Some experience creating methodologies, templates, guidelines, checklists, and other artifacts and training documentation to establish repeatable processes for Quality Assurance.

Perform and within scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables




B.S. in ecology, biology, environmental science, or related field

Minimum of 10 years of professional experience, showing advancement and development of project management skills

Experience leading a project and maintaining appropriate budgetary, schedule and scoping constraints

Expertise in implementation of EPA's Quality Program, including adherence to the requirements outlined in EPA QA/R-5 and development of QAPPs

Experienced with common word processing, spreadsheet and graphics programs (e.g., Microsoft Office products). General understanding of analytical data and data packages and data validation protocols and application a plus;

Write reports at the professional level and making oral presentations;

Desire to gain additional experience with project management, client development, and proposal preparation;

A ability to simultaneously work on multiple tasks and projects with tight deadlines;

Able to work extended hours, including occasional nights and weekends to meet project deadlines;

Ability to travel to field sites and other Cardno office locations throughout North America;

Experience with RFPs/RFQs and client proposals


Benefit eligible employees are offered a variety of plans to help address their health and welfare needs, as well as the needs of their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes competitive pay, medical, dental, vision, EAP, paid parental leave, health and financial wellness programs, student debt repayment program, life and disability coverage as well as a 401(k) retirement plan... For full info follow application link.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP on this URL The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job Posting: 839884

Posted On: Sep 02, 2021

Updated On: Oct 06, 2021