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Environmental Scientist

Salt Lake City, UT +2

Here at Mott MacDonald, we are experts in engineering, management, and development services supporting multisector project work in over 150 countries. One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, we pride ourselves in our ability to deliver exceptional outcomes through the connected thinking of our 20,000+ talented consultants. Sustainability and innovation are at the heart of all of our sectors which, in North America include Advisory, Built Environment, Energy, Transportation, and Water.


We are seeking a talented and experienced Environmental Scientist who can provide field and technical support for a variety of infrastructure projects. The successful candidate will report to Mott MacDonald’s environmental lead in Salt Lake City, UT. We would prefer this individual be located in the Western United States; however, are willing to entertain other Mott MacDonald office locations.

As an Environmental Scientist, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with multidisciplinary teams to assist private sector clients seeking regulatory approvals and permits from governmental authorities both domestically and abroad.
  • Coordinating and communicating with clients and agency staff.
  • Gathering and analyzing project and site information and assisting with the preparation of permit applications and associated documentation to comply with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Conducting wetland delineations and habitat assessments.
  • Development of technical reports and environmental documents.
  • Conducting consultation with agency staff as required under Sections 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act, Sections 7 and 10 of the Endangered Species Act, and preparing biological inventories.
  • Conducting impact analysis for NEPA documents and State-level permitting processes.


We invite applications from candidates with the following experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in environmental science or a biological discipline, a master’s degree will be credited as two years’ experience;
  • 5+ years of experience permitting large-scale infrastructure projects and conducting field surveys with specific experience with linear projects, renewables generation permitting (i.e., solar, on- and off-shore wind, and pumped hydro);
  • Background in wetland and/or wildlife ecology is preferred (GIS experience a plus);
  • Strong written communication skills, documentation, and analytical and problem-solving skills are required;
  • The ability to prepare and interpret complex reports;
  • Candidate must have good time management skills and a strong work ethic is required;
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills, including the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with appropriate supervision

In compliance with the Equal Pay Transparency Roles for Colorado, the expected salary range is from $90,000-110,000. Multiple factors such as qualifications, overall experience and position responsibilities will be used to determine the successful candidate's actual salary within the expected range.

Benefits: 401k, medical, dental and vision insurance, STD/LTD disability, holiday, PTO, parental leave and company paid life insurance.


Equality, diversity and inclusion

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.


Equal employment opportunity is the law. 

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status or disability status.


Hybrid working policy

At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team, and personal commitments. We offer a hybrid working policy that embraces your well-being, flexibility, and trust.


More about Mott MacDonald

We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy.

Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.

A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.

Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

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