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Environmental Scientist/Biologist

at Jacobs

Posted: 5/30/2019
Job Reference #: BI%200005BG
Keywords: environmental

Job Description

The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector.   Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities.  We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery.    The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client's local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

The Georgia Water Resources Practice is seeking an entry-level scientist/biologist to join our dynamic group support our growing business needs. 

This is an entry-level position and previous related work is beneficial, it is not required. The successful candidate will work under close supervision with mid-level and senior scientists and engineers and will receive specific and detailed instructions about assignments. The candidate will perform a variety of routine tasks which are intended to provide experience with methods, practices, programs, and culture of Jacobs. 

This position will support a wide variety of projects. Some of the responsibilities in this position may include:

Water quality sampling and data analysis

Macroinvertebrate and fish sampling and data analysis

Support with permitting (local, state, federal)

Wetland delineation

Plant identification

Wildlife identification

Record and compile field notes

Assist with preparation of reports and technical memorandums

Calibrate and maintain field equipment

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) support

Water supply studies

Public involvement

Future client relationship building and support

Future project management support

Follows company safety standards and site safety standards

Proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.


• Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Biology, Geography, or related biologic discipline preferred (wildlife biology, fisheries, plant sciences, or other similar degree)
• Master of Science Degree preferred
• 0-2 years related experience
• Demonstrated knowledge of scientific principles
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills to work well with co-workers, contractors, and other internal and external associates
• Understanding of basic environmental science disciplines such as hydrology, wildlife biology, ecology, botany, fisheries biology, and environmental science
• Applicants should be able to work in potentially strenuous, uncomfortable field conditions where encounters with poisonous plants and potentially dangerous animals (e.g., snakes, alligators, biting insects, dogs, etc.) are possible
• Applicants should be in good physical condition and must be willing to work outdoors for long days (up to 12 hours) under physically challenging conditions (e.g., hot, humid days, rain, or cold walking through mixed habitats).
• This position will include medium (50% or greater) fieldwork throughout metro Atlanta, the State of Georgia, and the Southeast, and may include multi-night stays.
• Master of Science Degree in natural resource field
• Prior relevant conducting natural resource work and ecological studies in Georgia and the southeastern U.S., and familiarity with southeastern wildlife and plants.
• OSHA 40-hour training for hazardous waste site operations.
• Field coordination experience with multiple team members.
• Boating experience
Physical Requirements:
• Able to work in a wide range of field conditions, often in remote locations
• Able to do physically demanding field work, such as soil and well sampling, packing/carrying heavy shipping containers, etc.
• Must be able to travel without limitations and perform unimpeded standing and walking in industrial and field environments, often carrying equipment, for up to 12 hours per workday.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.