Field Biologist at Flatiron

Posted in Design 11 days ago.

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Location: Fresno, California

Job Description:


Location: Fresno, CA USA
Duration: Full-time Regular
Department: Administrative
# of Openings: 1
Req #: 3154


As a Field Biologist/Compliance Monitor on our California High Speed Rail CP 2-3 project you will be initially based out of our Selma, California and play a key role in the project's successful execution. Coming from a tertiary qualified life sciences background you will ideally have exposure to the construction industry with previous compliance monitoring experience.


  • Work will be conducted in both field and office environments;
  • Assist in Environmental Pre-Construction and Species Specific wildlife, plant and habitat Surveys;
  • Observe, identify and monitor species in the field;
  • Environmental Compliance Monitoring;
  • Construction Monitoring;
  • Stormwater and Jurisdictional Water Inspections;
  • Assist in preparation of analysis, mitigation plans, regulatory compliance/ permitting documentation and land use monitoring for natural/biological resources protection
  • Research agency records and literature;
  • Compliance Documentation, Environmental Document QA/QC, and other office tasks;
  • Integrating with the construction and design teams to ensure compliance with the environmental regulations;
  • Tracking Compliance paperwork and project costs;
  • Reporting on biological/environmental surveys, construction monitoring, sustainability efforts
  • May compile data and information for public presentations;
  • Assist with GIS data research and analysis;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Environmental Segment Manager, Segment Lead, Project Manager, Environmental Manager, Construction Manager or others as needed in order to successfully complete the project deliverable or meet internal goals.

  • BS in Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Ecosystem Management, Natural Resources & Conservation, or related field is required
  • Previous exposure to major construction projects and compliance monitoring will be highly regarded
  • Demonstrated technical writing and verbal communication skills is essential;
  • Ability to learn to organize research, collect and analyze data, generate and evaluate alternatives, reach logical conclusions, and formulate consistent recommendations;
  • Ability to learn to compose project reports and other technical documents;
  • Be able to mediate issues between competing groups in the field;
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting general biological field assessments (often in adverse weather / terrain conditions) including, endangered species / habitat assessments, resource constraints analyses, sensitive species protocol surveys, wildlife identification, botanical identification and inventories, vegetation mapping, GPS & GIS mapping, and monitoring to document environmental compliance of projects.
  • Previous experience conducting Biological surveys required ;
  • California General Permit and SWPPP Inspection;
  • Species Specific Experience with threatened or endangered species of the San Joaquin Valley will be highly regarded.


Some of the benefits you can expect as a Flatiron employee are:
  • Comprehensive compensation package and paid time off program
  • Industry leading 401(k)/RRSP
  • Medical/Extended Health Care, Dental, Vison and/or Provincial Medical
  • Wellness benefits & Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

Flatiron is an EEO/AA/ADA/Veterans employer.