Ecologist II

    • AECOM Corp. - Worldwide
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Posted 39 days ago | Updated 1 hour ago


On Site
Full Time


Project delivery
Data collection
Technical writing
Microsoft Office
Regulatory Compliance
Microsoft Excel

Job Details

Company Description

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We're one global team - 47,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Mid-Level Ecologist to be based in Baton Rouge, LA office.

The Ecologist II will support our Impact, Assessment, & Permitting group within our Environment business line. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary, team-oriented environment. This position provides unlimited career growth potential while working with a team comprised of a variety of staff and project managers in support of AECOM's clients, including natural gas, electric utilities, and renewables.

AECOM's Impact Assessment and Permitting group conducts a variety of projects including impact assessments, environmental field assessments, environmental regulatory permitting, utility siting and licensing, environmental inspection, and many others.This position is expected to begin August/September 2022.AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects and career opportunities. Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting on wetland, stream, and wildlife habitat assessments, botanical surveys, and listed species surveys.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Assisting with the preparation of technical documents and permit applications.

  • This position will predominantly involve task-based assignments.

  • Position requires field work and candidate must be able to travel.About AECOM's Environment Business LineJoin

AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world.

AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world's most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM's Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Biology, or related fieldMinimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

  • Valid U.S. Driver's License

  • Due to the nature of work, U.S. Citizenship is required


  • 4+ years of data collection, data review, and preparation of scientific documents including wetland delineations, stream assessments, technical reports, Section 401/404 permitting and mitigation requirements. Technical writing experience specifically about authoring siting studies, and/or FERC resource reports, and/or NEPA analysis preferred.

  • Knowledge of wetland delineations, stream assessments, and regulatory requirements (e.g. federal and state Endangered Species Acts, Clean Water Act).Experience with use of ArcGISExperience with conducting botany, wildlife, and avian identification.Highly motivated and accountable.Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Additional Information

Relocation assistance and/or per diem is not offered for this position.

This position may be subject to a pre-employment Motor Vehicle Record Screening.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there's never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you'll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm - access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We're the world's trusted global infrastructure firm, and we're in this together - your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Join us and let's get started.

ReqID: J10066074

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science