Biologist I

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

Job Description

Cardno is seeking a staff or senior staff scientist in Albany, NY and Columbus, OH.


Job Description:

Cardno is seeking a staff or senior staff scientist to assist a multidisciplinary team of accomplished environmental scientists, including engineers, biologists, ecologists, archeologists, and planners on a variety of projects. Primary duties include review of utility projects for potential environmental impacts and collaboration with a large interdisciplinary team of scientists to complete clearances on a timely basis.



Obtain clearance through client background check to access online system (upon employment)

Comply with all Cardno and client policies including those related to safety, anti-harassment, and drug use

Review client requests for environmental clearance to ensure they provide adequate information

Conduct desktop reviews for environmental clearance work and ensure proper reviews and/or surveys are completed by Cardno staff or subcontractors according to client schedule

Full engagement and willingness to identify process improvements to provide added value to our client

Assisting technical specialists in the field with biological (wildlife/avian), aquatic, botanical, and water quality surveys and monitoring efforts

Conducting field assessments and compiling/summarizing data and information under direction of project managers and/or technical specialists

Entering and managing technical data and preparing graphs and tables, as needed

Assisting with preparation of technical reports, plans, and permit applications

Eagerness to learn and follow current data collections methodologies, protocol, and environmental agency regulations



At least two years of consulting experience

Bachelor degree (or higher) in biology, ecology, environmental studies or related field

Excellent oral and written communication

Outgoing personality to network with Cardno and subcontractor staff

Proficient in computer software including Excel, MS word, and various Cardno and client systems

Strong writing and communication skills

Positive, flexible, & team-oriented approach

Detail oriented, resourceful

Strong quantitative skills

Self-motivated; strong initiative

Ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Solid time management and follow-through skills, with the ability to simultaneously work on and manage multiple tasks/projects with tight deadlines

GIS (Arc View)

GPS data collection skills

Experience with desktop analysis for determination of field survey needs for projects

Must be physically fit and able to navigate rugged conditions on foot (day and night surveys may be required)

Field survey experience including for wildlife/ plant species/ wetlands

Experience operating basic hand tools and smaller equipment

Availability and willingness to travel overnight for multiple days per week, occasionally more than a week, and adaptable to schedule changes upon short notice - work related travel expenses are covered by the company

Must be able to work in an environment where safety is at the forefront of all operations

Valid Driver's License with the ability to drive a company vehicle and an acceptable motor vehicle record


Desired Qualifications:

Professional certifications, First aid, and CPR

Experience with wetland delineations and listed species surveys

Experience in native and invasive species plant identification


Equal Opportunity statement for US based applicantsCardno has a long standing policy of Equal Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to fill positions by selecting applicants who can perform the work in a competent and professional manner. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. At any time, if you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human... For full info follow application link.


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Job Posting: 859151

Posted On: Oct 16, 2021

Updated On: Oct 21, 2021