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Wetland Ecologist

Company name
Gei Consultants, Inc

Location
Merrillville, IN

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GEI Consultants, Inc. is a leading consulting engineering and environmental firm ranked #102 in the ENR top 500 (2017). We serve hundreds of government, energy, industry and institutional clients, and have completed 50,000 project engagements throughout the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries.

GEI, a privately held employee owned company, was founded nearly 50 years ago by five engineering pioneers. GEI now consists of over 800 employees in multiple offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our technical experts are involved in dozens of specialty services emanating from our core solutions in water, energy, buildings, infrastructure and industrial. Our technical experts are some of the most innovative and leading subject matter experts in their respective fields. We continue to grow and expand in our solutions, expertise and geography to ensure we can continue providing valuable solutions to our clients.

Our culture is one where we encourage employees to respectfully and thoughtfully challenge current practices for continual improvement. We believe this constructive engagement helps us evolve in an ever-changing business environment and will strengthen our organization in the future. Our practices reflect our commitment to a collaborative teaming approach, encouraging diverse perspectives which lead to innovation and value added solutions that fuel our success. Our committed employees work hard for our clients and in support of one another. In return we invest in a culture with engaging learning and career development opportunities, a competitive total rewards package, recognition, and the opportunity for some fun along the way.

Job Description

GEI Consultants is seeking a wetland ecologist in our Northwest Indiana office to conduct project work in the ecological consulting and restoration management fields. This position requires experience with federal wetland delineation methodologies, familiarity with Midwest natural communities, identification of Midwest flora, and regulatory permit application preparation. Projects will involve field labor, technical work, report and permit application preparation, and/or supervision of field crews. This position will be stationed in our new location in Northwest Indiana, and will initially report to our Allendale, Michigan, Branch Manager.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties



  • Assisting/conducting wetland delineations, vegetation monitoring, and protected species surveys


  • Collecting field data, analyzing data, and preparing technical reports


  • Using GPS to map natural resource features and boundaries


  • Interpreting aerial photography


  • Biologists may be required to spend 1-4 nights per week or more out of town working at remote locations


  • A typical work day consists of an 8-12 hour day, includes irregular hours (40-55 hours per week), and irregular starting and quitting times, in accordance with the requirements of the assigned job




Minimum Qualifications



  • Five years of wetland or natural resource experience in the Midwest


  • Bachelor s Degree in Life Sciences (Ecology, Environmental Science, Botany, Biology, Fisheries, Forestry) or equivalent experience


  • Experience with wetland delineation methodologies including soil characterization and identification of hydric soil field indicators


  • Experience identifying Midwest flora


  • Experience with vegetation monitoring and sampling methodologies


  • Experience with Indiana and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permitting and regulatory compliance


  • Experience with report preparation




Desired Qualifications



  • Positive, flexible, team-oriented approach, with the willingness and desire to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team


  • Effective time management and follow-through, with the ability to simultaneously work on and lead multiple tasks/projects and meet project deadlines


  • Ability to work independently and with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced work environment


  • Experience working with clients and managing project schedules and finances.




Benefits



  • Market-Competitive Compensation


  • Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision and More


  • Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement


  • Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement


  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off


  • Rewards and Recognition


  • GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)


  • And More…






Physical Job Requirements


Sedentary

Light

X

Medium

Other


Activity Level Throughout Workday
Physical Activity Requirements

Occasional

(0-35% of day)

Frequent

(33-66% of day)

Continuous

(67-100% of day)

Not Applicable
Sitting

(0-2 hrs)
Standing

X
Walking

(6-8 hrs)


Climbing

X
Lifting (floor to waist level) (in pounds)

(0-25 lbs)
Lifting (waist level and above) (in pounds)

(0-25 lbs)
Carrying objects

X
Push/pull

(4-6 hrs)
Twisting

X
Bending

X
Reaching forward

X
Reaching overhead

X
Squat/kneel/crawl

X
Wrist position deviation

X
Pinching/fine motor skills

X


Keyboard use/repetitive motion

X
Taste or smell (taste=never)

X
Talk or hear

X
Accurate 20/40

Very Accurate 20/20

Not Applicable
Near Vision

X
Far Vision

X




Yes

No

Not Applicable
Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

X
Sensory Requirements

Minimal

Moderate

Accurate

Not Applicable
Depth perception

X
Hearing

X




Environmental Requirements
Occupational Exposure Risk Potential

Reasonably Anticipated

Not Anticipated


Blood borne pathogens

X
Chemical

X
Airborne communicable diseases

X
Extreme temperatures

X
Radiation

X
Uneven surfaces or elevations

X
Extreme noise levels

X
Dust/particular matter

X


Other (exposure risks):


Usual workday hours:

8

X

10

12

Other work hours


GEI is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability employer

Company info

Gei Consultants, Inc
Website : http://www.geiconsultants.com/

Company Profile
GEI is honored to maintain decades-long trusted advisor relationships with dozens of clients and partners. Narrow-scope projects with new clients often lead to an expanded relationship over time as we prove our technical qualifications and offer innovative solutions that improve bottom line results. A mid-sized, privately held, employee-owned firm, GEI offers direct access to nationally recognized engineers and scientists who lead client engagements, and who, in turn, are supported by and mentor some of the very best young minds in our business. We employ top talent in our fields at all levels who teach and learn in a collaborative, supportive and stimulating

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