Environmental Scientist I

Wildlands Engineering

Charlotte, North Carolina

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Based on Experience
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Environmental Scientist I
Wildlands Engineering, Inc. is seeking a motivated individual to join our Charlotte team! The duties of the Environmental Scientist will include performing stream and wetland ecological assessments, geomorphic data collection, wetland delineations, endangered and threatened species surveys, and vegetation inventories, as well as compiling environmental permit applications and technical reports. The Environmental Scientist’s role will involve field and office work and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment. The Environmental Scientist will also monitor and document site conditions and work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team.

Company Information
Wildlands Engineering, Inc. was founded in 2007 and focuses on stream and wetland restoration, watershed planning and assessment, and water quality management. With offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee, Wildlands Engineering provides water resources engineering, ecosystem restoration, mitigation banking, and consulting services to various clients, including local and state government and conservation organizations. Our dedicated, motivated, highly trained team has experience in stream and wetland restoration, watershed planning and assessment, and water quality management. Wildlands Engineering is committed to a watershed and ecosystem approach to ecological restoration and water quality management, and we provide exceptional services to our clients in an uncompromisingly ethical, innovative, and time-sensitive manner.

Job Description
Key Responsibilities

  • Perform stream and general ecological assessments
  • Collect geomorphic data on existing and restored streams
  • Perform vegetation surveys
  • Process field data and organize data for annual reports
  • Map production for internal purposes and external reports
  • Conduct jurisdictional delineations
  • Permit preparation and agency coordination
  • Effectively communicate and coordinate with team members
  • Meet multiple deadlines with a willingness to react positively to changes in priorities


  • 1 to 3 years of experience related to the key responsibilities and requirements of the job
  • Field monitoring practices, including stream geomorphic surveying, vegetation sampling, and/or identifying hydric soils
  • Southeastern native and invasive plant identification skills
  • Technical writing experience
  • Experience delineating streams and wetlands
  • Experience with GPS units, ArcGIS Pro, and/or other ESRI data collection software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of NC SAM, NC WAM, and/or NCDWQ Stream Identification Form
  • Experience working with federal and state resource and regulatory agency personnel and various permitting processes
  • Threatened and endangered species survey experience
  • Experience interfacing with landowners and agency officials
  • An understanding of ecological processes important to riparian and wetland restoration in the southeastern United States

Physical Demands

  • Ability to frequently walk over rough, uneven surfaces
  • Ability to sustain periods of strenuous physical exertion
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work independently in an outdoor setting
  • The requirements of the job and the physical demands are performed in outdoor weather conditions with frequent exposure to wet/humid conditions and extreme heat or cold. Other adverse factors may include exposure to ticks and poison ivy.
  • Some overnight travel for field work may be required

Email (preferred method): resumes@wildlandseng.com;  subject line: Environmental Scientist I Charlotte Mailing Address: Wildlands Engineering, 1430 South Mint Street, Suite 104, Charlotte, NC 28203 

The cover letter should identify previous work experience, why you are interested in this position, your approximate available start date, and any other information that you feel is important. Please be prepared to provide contact information for three references if requested.

Wildlands Engineering provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Wildlands Engineering maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Category Botany, Ecology, Hydrology
Tags GIS, Wetland, Permitting, Environmental Consulting