Field Coordinator OR Manager (Project Biologist)
Montrose Environmental Group Inc.

Sacramento, California


ABOUT YOU

Are you passionate about the environment and ready to join an inclusive workplace, committed to leading new ideas and pathways and to delivering value? If the answer is, "Yes!" then we have an exciting career opportunity for you.

Who are we? We are Montrose, a global environmental services provider offering environmental planning and permitting, measurement and analytical services, and environmental resiliency and sustainability solutions. Our qualified engineers, scientists, technicians, associates, and policy experts are proud of our collective expertise and the collaborative nature of our approach to helping clients. We strive to optimize environmental resiliency in a way that effectively complements our clients' decision-making and operations and efficiently fulfills their project requirements.

We have over 135 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia and over 3000 employees - all ready to provide solutions for environmental needs.

The Environmental Engineering and Consulting team delivers solutions for complex environmental challenges using our regulatory expertise and implementing practical and cost-effective compliance management processes and programs. We address our clients' biggest concerns around permitting, ecoservices, assessment, and remediation.

Our highly trained and experienced engineers and scientists, environmental and remediation specialists, geologists, hydrogeologists, biologists, and environmental compliance specialists work with both public- and private-sector clients, delivering turnkey solutions.

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Our Regional Field Lead (Field Coordinator | Project Biologist) position located in Southern California but can be performed remotely from anywhere in the Western United States. In this role, you will be responsible for the daily coordination in the field and for providing support to the field staff.

As a key member of the Field Coordination team, this role will be responsible for a full range of activities including:

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary biological team for CEQA and NEPA compliance monitoring and documentation
  • Prepare and review biological documentation and manage contract compliance.
  • Support project managers to oversee project compliance with biological mitigation measures and with federal, state, and local regulations
  • Conduct field team management across multiple projects in a specific region with specialized biological mitigation measures.
  • Enter and review field data as part of project schedules and deliverables.
  • On occasion, duties may include general and focused biological resource surveys, nest monitoring, web-based reporting, and use of ArcGIS GPS equipment for mapping identified biological resources.
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times.
  • Exercises safe work practices by following all Company safety rules and OSHA regulations, including attendance at all required safety training programs.
  • Participates in the Company's continuous improvement programs and provides support to team efforts.
  • Keeps up-to-date and current on industry trends by completing formal training, reviewing professional publications, and attending professional workshops.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
YOUR EXPERTISE AND SKILLS

To perform this job successfully, individuals must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • BS or MS in biology, ecology, wetland science, plant ecology, or similar field
  • At least 3 years of professional experience as a biologist (or equivalent) in Southern California with experience pertaining to a specialized biological training or field
  • Knowledge of current environmental regulations including FESA, CESA, CEQA, and NEPA
  • Experience and training in a specialized field (e.g. botany, wildlife biology, fisheries, wetland ecology, etc.), including current/previous USFWS 10(a)(1)(A) Permits and/or CDFW Scientific Collecting Permits is preferred.
  • Exposure to project management tasks
  • Previous experience in project coordination, supervising and supporting field staff.
  • Experience conducting wetland delineations and preparing jurisdictional delineation reports suitable for submittal to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Knowledge of the flora/fauna of Southern California
  • Ability to work under pressure with multiple deadlines
  • Proven leadership skills; identifies problems and actively devises appropriate solutions
  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Outgoing / team player with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Ability to communicate in a group-oriented setting, establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and leaders
  • Knowledge of computer-aided software (Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, etc.)
  • Ability to complete and maintain HAZWOPER certification with the 40-hour HAZWOPER environmental health and safety class, and annual 8-hour refresher class
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to present to supervisors
  • This position can be physically demanding and will require work in various working environments/conditions which requires that an individual be physically capable of canvassing large project areas by foot on various terrain and potentially in inclement weather
  • Work environment will vary greatly depending on the nature of assigned tasks
  • The position may involve local travel as needed.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As a key member of our Montrose team, you can expect:
  • Mentorship and professional development resources to advance your career
  • Direct exposure to our industry's leading experts who are solving the world's toughest environmental challenges
  • An entrepreneurial environment where you can learn, thrive and collaborate with talented colleagues
  • Opportunities to engage and contribute in our Diversity, Fairness and Inclusion and Women Empowering Leadership employee resource groups
  • Competitive compensation package: annual salary ranging from $70,000 to $85,000, commensurate with accomplishments, performance, credentials, and geography
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
  • 401k with a competitive 4% employer match
  • Progressive vacation policies, company holidays, and paid parental leave benefits to ensure work/life balance
  • A financial assistance program that supports peers in need, known as the Montrose Foundation
  • Access to attractive student loan rates to optimize your student loan payoff plans
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 949-988-3500 or careers@montrose-env.com for assistance.

MAKE THE MOVE TO ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

We are a rapidly growing company that valuesindividual leadership, initiative, andimpactful decision-making and provides you with support from talented and knowledgeable colleagues and service providers.

Want to know more about how we can help you take your career to the next level? Visit us atmontrose-env.com!

Montrose is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Montrose is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. Montrose is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its employment for individuals with disabilities.

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