AECOM Senior Fisheries Biologist / Project Manager in Sacramento, California

Business Line Environment

Position Title Senior Fisheries Biologist / Project Manager

United States of America - California


Job Summary

AECOM’s Sacramento office is seeking a Senior Fisheries Biologist with experience managing and implementing multidisciplinary natural resource projects. Specific areas of expertise are required including knowledge of California fisheries, federal and state endangered species act compliance, and documentation required to satisfy the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

AECOM’s northern California natural resources team works with a wide range of local, regional, and State agencies, as well as private and non-profit clients. Our Sacramento office has built a reputation for innovation, high-quality work, attentive client service, and a collegial office culture that fosters teamwork. AECOM’s diverse portfolio of projects provides opportunities to develop innovative solutions and influence the outcomes of high profile projects, including major water infrastructure projects. Our multi-disciplinary project teams address a broad range of environmental analysis, engineering and design, and related project elements. AECOM is a global company with opportunities to collaborate with experts across North American and around the world.

Primary responsibilities of this position would include:

  • Interpretation of Federal, State, and local environmental regulations

  • Evaluate potential impacts Federal, State, and local environmental regulations; must demonstrate a strong working knowledge of, and experience with, NEPA, CEQA, ESA, CESA, and CWA

  • Design, implement and manage fisheries and wildlife investigations

  • Effectively communicate technical data and analyses in reports and presentations

  • Supervise and mentor staff biologists

  • Effective management of project technical and financial performance to meet client expectations

  • Identify leads and develop client relationships for future work opportunities

  • Lead business development activities to capture new work

  • Perform other related duties assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 10+ years' experience

  • Must have experience developing scope, budget, and schedules for large, complex projects

  • Must have experience with multi-agency collaboration efforts

  • Must have experience developing and implementing FERC settlement agreements

  • Must be able to identify California fishes and wildlife to species level, specifically Federally and State-listed species (e.g., Delta Smelt, Longfin Smelt, Chinook Salmon, Steelhead)

  • Must have knowledge of fish and wildlife ecology and life history strategies

  • Knowledge and experience with fish sampling methods (e.g., beach seining, electrofishing)

  • Must demonstrate the ability to collect representative field samples and data using scientific methods and techniques

  • Must be able to perform qualitative and quantitative data analysis

  • Working knowledge of CalSim II and PTM-DSM2 models

  • Experience with State Water Project and Central Valley Project operations and facilities with a focus on the California Delta is required

  • Proven experience working with state and federal regulatory agencies and water resources project stakeholders

  • Demonstrated business development and marketing skills

  • Flexibility to meet deadlines when needed and to occasionally travel within California for meetings and site visits

  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License

  • May be occasionally required to work in heat, cold, and wet conditions and navigate in uneven outdoor terrain

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years' experience preferred

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and during presentations

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships

  • Experience in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, or other computer programs to enter, summarize, and analyze data

  • Basic knowledge of GIS software and GPS equipment

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Sciences

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 187006BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.