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Environmental Scientist

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Houston Engineering, Inc

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Environmental Scientist

Location: Maple Grove, MN

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. Our Maple Grove office has an immediate opening for an Environmental Scientist working at the cutting edge of wetlands and water quality.


A scientist applying for this position must understand, be conversant and have demonstrated experience with the biological, ecological and limnological concepts related to water quality and water resources and have a firm understanding of wetland ecology and regulatory issues. An emphasis will be placed on candidates with wetland delineation experience in Minnesota, with an added emphasis to those candidates already certified for wetland delineations. Ideally, this candidate will also have experience in water quality science, with an ability to contribute to projects focused on watershed planning, watershed modeling, lake modeling, and stream channel assessments.

The preferred candidate needs to illustrate the ability to work independently, apply reasoning skills and logic to reach technical conclusions, and have an aptitude and desire to tackle new and challenging issues. The ability to conduct field work associated with wetland delineations, biological assessments, and 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 to Clean Water Act, ecology, wildlife habitat, water quality issues, and NEPA related regulatory issues 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 five years of demonstrated professional experience addressing environmental issues associated with water quality and wetlands.

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

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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