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AECOM Wetland Scientist/Env. Permitting Specialist in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Company Description

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There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Wetland Scientist/Environmental Permitting Specialist within our Environmental Planning & Permitting (EPP) Practice in the Northeast US. This role is to support our Power/Electric Transmission market sector, state/local and industrial client sectors. Particular focus will be supporting and executing projects supporting electrical transmission infrastructure, and renewables including offshore wind interconnects and solar development projects as well as industrial, commercial and state/federal projects including ecosystem restoration projects. Ability to lead or co-lead wetland delineations and wildlife surveys desirable. The position is based in New England and can be remote. This position will require time split in the field and office.

Specific prior experience supporting natural resources field studies, surveys and env. permitting of electrical transmission projects required with particular focus in Massachusetts, CT, RI and NH highly desirable.

Demonstrated experience with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act Regulations, MEPA, S. 404/401 and strong writing and verbal communications skills desired. The candidate will be joining one of the strongest and deepest EPP Teams in the northeast with an extensive backlog of project work in multiple client sectors and a strong presence in the renewable energy arena, in particular Offshore Wind Energy Permitting. This is a full-time career opportunity and opportunity to work in a strong team environment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Biology, Wetland Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Soil Science, Geology or related field + 4 years-experience.

  • Wetlands Delineation Experience in Northeast/New England

  • Technical Report Preparation/Permitting Support in the Northeast/New England

  • As a condition of employment, selected candidate must have a valid driver's license and pass a Motor Vehicle Records review.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS desirable 6+ years’ experience.

  • Lead Wetland Delineation Expertise

  • Prior experience supporting wetlands delineation, T&E surveys and GIS background desirable.

  • Permitting Experience in RI, NH, ME, CT or NY and NJ.

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • We are interested in every qualified candidate eligible to work in the United States.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $68,786.00 - $98,582.00.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10107525

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid