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NRDA Specialist - Natural Resources

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Baton Rouge, LA

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GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents and the Pacific region. Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 8500 people delivers projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics.Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate. As a global firm, GHD continues to expand our market presence across North America.   As part of this effort, we are looking for several key individuals with backgrounds in Natural Resource Damage Assessment and strategies; who are commercially astute, and comfortable dealing at all levels within a client organization. As an NRDA Specialist – Natural Resources, based out of our Baton Rouge office, you will help lead projects and business development in the Gulf Coast region. This is an opportunity to leverage your local knowledge and be involved in challenging projects that will offer an opportunity to provide technical solutions as a subject matter expert.We offer a professional and friendly culture based on our core values of Teamwork, Respect, Safety and Integrity. We also provide an active community program and professional development through the GHD Business School.The successful candidate will be responsible for:Developing Natural Resource Damage Assessment StrategiesPerforming and leading natural resource damage assessmentsOversight of field investigations and report preparation for fish, wildlife, and vegetation reports; Coordination and/or preparation of reports on land use, recreation, and aesthetics, alternatives, cultural resources, soils, air and noise quality, and geological resourcesAnalyzing (including statistical analysis) and interpreting dataDeveloping advocacy positions based on dataPreparing draft work plans, reports, correspondence and proposals for internal reviewCommunicating directly with clients and regulatory agenciesManaging multiple projects and a small support teamThe ideal candidate will have:Graduate Degree (PhD preferred) in Environmental Sciences, Biology, Forestry, Fisheries, Wildlife Biology, Ecology, Ecotoxocology, or closely related field; (a JD a plus)10-15 years previous experience with NRDA projectsUnderstanding Louisiana and Gulf Coast habitat restoration techniquesUnderstanding populations and community ecoologyMust have good oral and written communication skills, attention to detail and excellent computer skillsWillingness for periodic travelMust be a self-starter, flexible, team player, willing and able to work on a wide variety of tasks with minimum supervisionAdditional experience the ideal candidate may have include:Business development of new clients Established professional networkManage multiple projects simultaneouslyProvide training and mentorship Manage multiple team membersDevelop unique client and project strategiesAssist with growth of group and recruiting additional staffUnderstand scope/schedule/budget on large projectsDemonstrate proven leadership abilityThis position does not provide visa sponsorship.This is a lifetime opportunity for individuals who are driven, passionate and looking to be challenged in their leadership and career development.  To learn more about why GHD is the perfect place to bring your career, apply today and check out our website at www.ghd.comAs a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.To apply please attach your resume and covering letter via the link below.#LI-AL1

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GHD is an international network of engineers, architects and environmental scientists serving clients in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

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