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Biologist IV


Biologist IV

Los Angeles, CA +2 locations
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Job Description

    AECOM is seeking a talented SENIOR BIOLOGIST/PROJECT MANAGER for immediate employment with the Natural Resources Group based in either our San Diego, Los Angeles or Orange, CA offices. Hybrid schedule is an option. This position would support numerous natural resource projects in the southern California region including management of and technical work on wildlife surveys and compliance and permitting projects. Primary duties include managing projects involving impact assessments, mitigation planning, regulatory compliance and permitting efforts including CEQA/NEPA, 404/401, CESA, and ESA, and preparing environmental documents and management plans. Candidate will coordinate with resource agency staff, lead complex environmental, waters, and/or species-related permitting projects and participate in public review processes. Candidate will contribute to growth of department through marketing pursuits including proposal preparation, interviews, and business development. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

    • Manages a team to prepare large, complex natural resources documents such as Biological Technical Reports, Biological Assessments, 2081 Permit Applications, Habitat Conservation Plans, Eagle Conservation Plans, and/or Delineation Reports, Aquatic Resources Permit Applications. Operates as primary author or senior reviewer as appropriate
    • Manages projects/tasks that include all aspects of environmental analysis (e.g., biological, cultural, air quality, traffic, etc.)
    • Manages projects with large-scale field efforts and intensive schedules
    • Manages large-scale compliance projects requiring adherence to permit conditions
    • Performs project management duties such as forecasting, tracking, accounting updates, invoicing, progress reports, and scheduling.
    • Reviews contracts for understanding of scope, fee, schedule, and deliverables, and all other contractual obligations
    • Develops work breakdown structure for control and integrity of work to be performed as and defined by the contract
    • Monitors and analyzes project costs, commitments, accruals, and changes, and takes corrective action where necessary
    • Identifies trends and deviations in financial performance to project team with recommended courses of action
    • Operates as primary point of contact for clients and resource agencies on projects
    • Performs client management duties such as recurring status meetings, milestone check ins, and day-to-day interfacing
    • Successfully prepares competitive proposals
    • Participates in interviews with large or small team for a variety of clients
    • Contributes to growth of practice through business development

    ABOUT AECOM’S ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS LINE Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative. AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles. AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.

  • Qualifications



    • BA/BS plus 6 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
    • Valid driver's license is required.


    • Experience working on utility projects in Southern California
    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (biology, ecology, or project management/controls)
    • 10+ years of experience in natural resources/project management
    • Experience with protocol wildlife surveys, habitat assessments, and/or wildlife tracking
    • Possession of valid USFWS 10(a) permits to conduct wildlife protocol surveys in southern California
    • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
    • Data management experience, including electronic data collection in field; managing large data sets
    • Willingness to work with multiple colleagues on a variety of initiatives
    • Successful marketing experience
    • Ability to work in a high-paced environment where changing client priorities result in the need

    Additional Information

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


    We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

    With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

    We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

    AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

    Join us and let’s get started.

  • Locations
    Los Angeles, CA • San Diego, CA • Orange, CA