Senior Wetland Biologist

Job Posted 7/2/2023
Westwood Professional Services, Inc
Westminster, CO
United States
Category Wind Jobs
Job Description
Senior Wetland Biologist
Job Locations

US-MN-Minnetonka \| US-CO-Westminster \| US-AZ-Scottsdale \| US-TX-Plano
\| US-CO-Westminster



Position Type

Senior Wetland Biologist
Westwood Professional Services, Inc.
Westwood Professional Services, seeking a Senior Wetland Biologist
with demonstrated experience in renewable energy projects, including
biological assessments, avian and bat studies, eagle conservation plans,
habitat assessments and regulatory permitting to join our renewables team. The
successful candidate will be seeking opportunity for growth working on a
variety of development projects across the country. We are looking for an
individual with enthusiasm about their work, and with a strong commitment to
client service and technical excellence. Westwood is a multi-disciplined firm
that provides services across the country for the development of land and
energy projects. This position will serve a leadership role in the
environmental services group, interact with project design professionals and
mentor junior staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

The qualified individual will a provide mix of project management, technical
direction of staff, and leading regulatory negotiations. Key tasks include:
drafting proposals and work plans
leading document preparation in a team environment
participating in regulatory meetings to support the planning, design, and
approval of renewable energy and transmission projects
navigating and advising on Endangered Species Act compliance
tracking and participating in developing wildlife guidance initiatives
preparing wildlife assessment work plans
coordinating with regulatory personnel
site research
performing site assessment work in person and with project staff
client meetings
report preparation
wildlife permitting
environmental assessment, plan of development preparation for NEPA compliance
The position will involve periodic travel, typically 1-3 days per trip on a

Required Experience

Master\'s Degree in biology or related natural sciences field
10-15 years of wildlife assessment experience
Technical proficiency in avian and bat studies
Working knowledge of state and federal regulation
Experience with GPS equipment
Familiarity with US Fish and Wildlife Land Based Wind Energy Guidelines
Familiarity with eagle conservation planning documents
For Preferred Consideration (Not Required):
Experience with wind energy pre- and post-construction monitoring protocols is
Experience with NEPA process for various federal agencies is desired

Compensation Range Minimum

USD \$85,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range Maximum

USD \$105,000.00/Yr.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood Professional Services Inc. (Westwood)was established in 1972 and
has since become a leader in many of the markets it serves. Westwood is a
full-service, multidiscipline professional engineering firm and serves
wind, solar, power delivery, residential and commercial development,
and public infrastructure clients and their projects from multiple offices
In 2023, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at #12 and #30
respectively on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also
awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence.
Westwood was recently recognized as #79 in the ENR Top 500 Firms in 2023.
The firm consistently ranks on industry top 25 lists and receives recognition
for its involvement on award-wining projects nationwide.
Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and
applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any
type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national
origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic
protected by fed ral, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse
backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and
conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement,
promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of
absence, compensati

Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals