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Environmental Scientist

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Houston Engineering, Inc

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Environmental Scientist

Location: Maple Grove, MN or Des Moines, IA

At Houston Engineering Inc. (HEI) we are scientists, engineers, GIS specialists, programmers, and surveyors providing innovative and practical leading-edge water quality and sustainability solutions to public, private and non-profit clients. Our work is conducted from multiple offices throughout the Midwest, but our reach goes well beyond. We pride ourselves on our commitment to meeting client needs and innovative environmental solutions. Our unique perspectives on joining web technology with engineering science has made us a leader in the development of climate and environmental decision support systems. We have an immediate opening for an Environmental Scientist working at the cutting edge of agriculture sustainability and climate adaption, to be located in either our Maple Grove or Des Moines office.

A scientist applying for this position must be knowledgeable, innovative, and have demonstrated experience with concepts connected to agriculture sustainability and climate resiliency. An emphasis will be placed on candidates with education and experience in two core focus areas. 1) Strong writing and communication skills focused on transforming current and emerging technical science into public facing information; 2) Demonstrated experience working with greenhouse gas modeling, water quality modeling, and other environmental tools connected to agriculture sustainability issues. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a track record of independently solving innovative and challenging issues.

The preferred candidate needs to illustrate the ability to work independently, apply reasoning skills and logic to reach technical conclusions, and transform the results into outcomes that can easily be understood by broad audiences. The ability to independently develop and prepare technical reports with a moderate amount of guidance is a necessity. Ability to contribute to project management, pursue grant opportunities, and familiarity with geospatial analysis techniques is also desired. Experience working on projects or studies related and water quality issues associated with streams and lakes is a plus. Occasional travel necessary.

Qualifications :

Bachelors degree in an appropriate scientific discipline (water resources, limnology, aquatic or terrestrial biology, ecology, limnology, natural resources management, water resource science, soils, or zoology).

Minimum of five years of demonstrated professional experience addressing environmental issues associated with agricultural sustainability issues.

An emphasis will be placed on candidates who can demonstrate experience communicating complex scientific information to broad audiences through written documents

Proficient with Microsoft office (word & excel), computer models, data bases and GIS. Intimate knowledge of the use of GIS in addressing scientific issues is preferred.

Valid Drivers License and in good standing.

Benefits of Joining HEI
As part of our talented staff, you will enjoy competitive pay, significant annual bonuses, paid health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, PTO, paid holidays, parental leave, generous 401(k) match, access to HSA & FSAs, flexible schedules, annual HEI logo wear, plus more.
Additionally, view our careers page to read about HEI being selected as one of the ENR top 500 design firms and as one of the PB 50 best places to work for several years in a row!

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