Environmental Scientist

Timmons Group
Richmond, VA
Added: January 16, 2024
Job Description

Timmons Group is always accepting applications for Environmental Scientists for future openings with our survey group. While we may not have an immediate opening, we will keep your resume and information for future opportunities.

The Environmental Scientist is responsible for leading all field operations and technical staff in the execution of field work and the completion of reporting to include the delivery of technically sound products that meet internal and external client expectations, on time and on/under budget. This individual makes significant field decisions on wetland assessments, delineations and related technical assessments with input by the project manager and provides briefings of findings and recommendations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Reliably collects and interprets data following established methods and guidelines
  • Ability to lead wetland delineations
  • Provides briefings of findings and recommendations
  • Uses professional judgment to act as task manager and independently complete assigned projects
  • Acts as technical expert and/or Project Manager on smaller scope or specialty projects as assigned
  • Checks the accuracy (formal and informal QA/QC) of assigned tasks
  • Pro-actively identifies technical, schedule, or financial issues and seeks resolution from the Project Manager, as appropriate to the situation
  • Independently communicates on technical matters with the client when directed by Project Manager or Group Leader
  • Travels out of town and/or overnight as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must have a bachelor's or master's degree in Environmental Sciences or a related discipline
  • Must have at least three years of experience in the Natural Resources field with an emphasis on wetland and stream delineations
  • Must have strong office and field skills, capable and willing to perform field tasks in all types of weather in often demanding outdoor conditions and terrain
  • Wetland Delineation experience and Riparian Buffer Assessment is required
  • Threatened and endangered species survey experience, environmental permitting, stream restoration assessment, monitoring, and design processes experience is a plus
  • Must possess strong verbal and technical writing skills, and be able to read technical literature and engineering plans
  • This individual must be highly motivated, a self-starter; flexible, detail-oriented, enjoy interacting with employees and clients; willing to work at a dynamic pace to complete tasks and meet deadlines; and share a commitment to our firm’s vision, mission and shared values.

Additional Information

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are looking for high energy, creative, flexible, patient, self-starters who are willing to work at a dynamic pace. Candidates must share a commitment to our company’s Vision, Mission and Shared Values.

Timmons Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Timmons Group is a full-service engineering and technology firm recognized nationally as a “Best Firm to Work For” by CE News. With over 15 offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, we provide civil engineering, environmental, economic development, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture, and surveying services to a diverse client base. As one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms for over 30 years, we are dedicated to being an employer of choice and providing our people with the best resources, technology, and culture to help them thrive in an engaging career development setting. For more information, visit