AECOM Senior Fisheries Biologist / Project Manager in Sacramento, California
Business Line Environment
Position Title Senior Fisheries Biologist / Project Manager
United States of America - California
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
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
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.
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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.