Environmental Specialist I

Round Rock, TX

The Environmental Specialist I will lead environmental studies, including wetland delineation, habitat assessments, preparation of NEPA documentation and permit applications. The Specialist will also support technical engineering projects in Texas by leading environmental document preparation and applications for State and Federal permitting.


You will prepare applications for state agencies and federal permitting for transportation projects. As well as leverage knowledge of NEPA regulations and the tenets of other environmental laws, rules and regulations to prepare technical reports and develop project proposal scopes and costs. You will use GIS software to prepare map products and represent the Environmental Group at public meetings for complex transportation related projects.

Environmental Specialists are an integral part of the team and work closely with planners and engineers through project scoping, design, construction and beyond. They provide technical guidance to junior environmental staff and assist and/or lead in proposal development, which includes developing environmental scopes, schedules and budgets. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology or a related field
  • 5+ years of related experience
  • TxDOT ENV experience is a plus
  • Conduct environmental analyses for NEPA documents
  • Knowledge of NEPA regulations and the tenets of other environmental laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Experience with transportation and non-transportation infrastructure and development project (e.g. highways, facilities, freight rail, transit, DOD, DOI, energy, land management) for private sector clients and public agencies is desirable. 
  • Professional Wetland Scientist or Wetland Professional in Training Certification is a plus.
  • Demonstrate personal commitment to accuracy, quality and relationship building with a wide variety of people.
  • Must have excellent written, verbal and organizational skills.
  • Must be proficient with Esri, ArcGIS software as well as Microsoft Office. MicroStation or AutoCAD proficiency is a plus.



The salary range for this position is $63,712-$132,763. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate. 

Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world’s most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.

We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.

We Make a Difference.

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. As a covered federal contractor, Michael Baker International is required to comply with Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, and its implementing guidelines. If the federal vaccine mandate is found to be valid and enforceable, this will include ensuring that all covered employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, except in limited circumstances where there is a legal entitlement to an accommodate. In addition, you may be subject to current or future state or local COVID-19 vaccine mandates that could become a condition of your employment based upon your work location or involvement on a project. Accordingly, Michael Baker encourages you to provide satisfactory proof that you are "fully vaccinated" for COVID-19 so as to ensure compliance with any potential applicable federal, state, or local laws. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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