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Environmental Scientist

Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC

Springfield, Illinois

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Commensurate on Experience
Deadline Jul 31, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC (KEG) is seeking an Environmental Scientist to join our growing and successful Environmental Team. The ideal candidate will have between four and ten years of experience working in environmental natural resources. This position will be embedded at IDOT’s Central Office in Springfield, Illinois.  

As a KEG Environmental Scientist embedded with IDOT you will work with IDOT Natural Resource employees, and 100% of your time will be working on IDOT projects for at least two years.  The candidate will work at least two days per week at IDOT Central Office in Springfield, Illinois, with the remainder of the time available for remote work. 

After your position as an embedded IDOT employee ends you will work for KEG with a fast-paced team of Scientists, Planners, Engineers, Project Managers, and Principals, working on primarily Department of Transportation Roadway projects throughout Illinois and other midwestern states.  We are seeking Environmental Scientists with experience in environmental planning, natural resources, and supporting report preparation.   

Requirements 

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Biology, Environmental Science, Engineering, or Natural Resources or related field 
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in environmental science/natural resources. 
  • Knowledge of IDOT Environmental Procedures and Policies 
  • Strong Microsoft Office Word and Excel skills  
  • Experience working with GIS platforms. 
  • Ability to travel locally and regionally  
  • A valid driver’s license in good standing 

Responsibilities 

The successful candidate will have a solid educational background, must be self-motivated, and well-organized with a professional attitude, capable of working directly with clients. Candidates must have experience, knowledge, or interest in the following environmental activities: 

  • Processing of IDOT Environmental Survey Requests (ESR) 
  • Being a liaison with district offices, local agencies, and consultants on general environmental issues 
  • Providing general environmental expertise 
  • Providing review of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents 
  • Threatened and Endangered species coordination. 
  • Assisting in the management of environmental surveys provided to the department by the Prairie Research Institute 
  • Providing expertise on biological and wetland issues 
  • Reviewing biological and wetland portions of environmental documents 
  • Preparing specialized environmental documents regarding biological and wetland resources 

Benefits & Flexibility 

  • Flex time throughout the week. While this position requires two days per week in IDOT’s Central Office, the remaining time can be completed from our offices or (through the use of advanced technology) from the comfort of your own home. Our employees enjoy the ease and many benefits of our flexible work arrangements.  
  • Competitive salary and compensation structure 
  • Employer-matching retirement contribution 
  • Employer-paid health insurance 
  • Employer-paid life insurance 
  • Dental insurance 
  • Pet insurance 
  • Paid gym membership 
  • Paid holidays and generous vacation package 
  • Additional bank hours program for accrued overtime 
  • Friendly, inclusive, supportive environment for both personal and professional growth 

Diversity & Inclusion Statement 

At KEG, we do not just accept difference - we embrace it, we champion it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our team, our clients, and the service we provide. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to building a team that proudly represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skillsets.  

About Us 

KEG’s Environmental Team has amassed an impressive portfolio of projects over our 17 years in business, quickly making them a “household name” in the engineering industry for environmental support. The Team has worked on a wide variety of projects throughout the Midwest, from local roads to large-scale interstate and bridge construction. 

KEG is a 100% woman-owned and managed engineering and contracting firm that was founded in 2006. From the beginning, we have recruited highly skilled employees from a variety of public and private sector backgrounds. This has allowed us to quickly amass an impressive portfolio of federal, state, county, and private project experience. Our main office is located in downtown Belleville, Illinois, with branch offices in Geneva, Peoria, Champaign, Macomb, and Glen Carbon, Illinois, as well as Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, Evansville, Indiana, and St. Paul, Minnesota. The diversity of our in-house services affords us the ability to understand more than just how to complete a project. It allows us to view projects with a holistic approach – considering all phases of projects, as well as environmental, client, and stakeholder needs.  

KEG’s purpose is to make the world a better place through the practice of engineering. Through partnerships with our clients and regulatory agencies, we plan, design, and build projects that enhance communities, spur economic development, and respect the environment. We practice gratitude for our blessings by giving back to our communities through service projects and active participation in community organizations. It is this diversity and commitment to public service that separates us from most other engineering firms. 

HOW TO APPLY

Please email info@kaskaskiaeng.com with your interest in the position and your resume.

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Category General / Stewardship
Tags GIS, Permitting, Environmental Consulting