Diversity of thought

Straughan believes diversity makes us stronger. A diverse workplace improves innovation, creativity, productivity, and professional growth. We strive to challenge our assumptions and develop innovative solutions to common problems. We build project teams with diverse expertise and backgrounds to create and test ideas that improve the status quo. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment

We recognize the pain, injustices, and divisions within our communities due to inequalities, racism, and intolerances of all kinds. We cannot have strong communities without equality and justice for all.

As we build our team, we are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are open-minded and care about your capability, your drive, and your desire and determination to contribute your gifts, talents, and perspective.

Straughan is committed to continuous learning, support, and outreach that contributes positively to creating a work environment, community and a society that understands and values the human spirit in all its forms.

Have fun. Make a difference.

We celebrate successes. We learn and grow every day. We welcome challenges. We support each other. We seek divergent ideas and input. We care deeply about sustainability. We lead and support our communities. We encourage personal enrichment and renewal.

straughanSOCIAL

We believe that engagement is important whether you work in the office, are entirely remote, or do a little of both. straughanSOCIAL is our place for game nights, coffee meetups, seed swaps, kickball games, wellness events, and much more!

Flexible Work Arrangements

The way we work is changing, and we understand the increasing demands you face in your personal and work life. Straughan provides flexibility in work arrangements whenever possible.

Environmental Initiatives

If there’s one thing all Straughan employees have in common, it’s our enthusiasm for the environment. We seek to implement environmental best practices in every aspect of our work for our clients, our company, and our communities. We also have an active employee Green Team who volunteer to further our environmental practices.

Professional Development

In a constantly changing and unpredictable world, we hope to develop future leaders who care about improving the field of environmental science, management, and engineering. We encourage our staff to learn in a variety of ways and offer staff-led lunch & learns, webinars, training, tuition reimbursement, coaching, professional society membership, and more.

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Our Commitment

Quality, customer service, safety, and management commitments for every project.

Creative Strategies

Strategies to improve outcomes for the environment and communities, while often reducing project costs and schedules.

Comprehensive Capabilities

Versatile environmental expertise – from project planning and design through construction and program management.

benefits

At Straughan, we invest in the entire you.

To better understand our workforce, we are committed to continuously evolving and creating practices, providing benefits, and policies that meaningfully address the needs and desires of our team. We invest fully in you for your today and your tomorrow. Here are some of the ways we support all of our team:

401(k) retirement plan with an employer match

Medical and dental insurance

Tuition assistance

Short- and long-term disability insurance

Continuous development

Maternity/Paternity leave

Generous paid time off, including 8 holidays

Health savings and flexible spending accounts

Employer-paid life and voluntary life insurance

Flexible work arrangements

Professional society membership

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Together we can create a sustainable world.

We believe successful, productive employees create a successful, productive company. We work closely to develop and support employees to reach their full potential, and we are proud of the reputation our employees have earned and the high degree of our collective success.

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Berwyn Heights, Maryland

GIS Specialist

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Posted: May 26, 2022 Berwyn Heights, Maryland

GIS Specialist

Straughan Environmental, Inc. is a woman-owned, leading engineering and environmental firm advancing sustainable and resilient communities. With a 25-year history of growth through performance on large, complex, and high-profile projects, we provide solutions to diverse clients in the federal government, local government, transportation, water/wastewater and energy markets.  Our mission is advancing sustainable and resilient communities, and we work every day to achieve our mission in surprising ways. Whether our team is managing one of our multi-million dollar environmental compliance programs for Federal agencies like NASA, engineering an ecological restoration project, working on environmental policy and planning, or identifying wetland plants in the field, each member of our team individually and collectively contributes uniquely to advancing sustainable and resilient communities.

Job Purpose

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain and improve our natural resources and environment. Straughan Environmental, Inc. works with NRCS, helping to create and manage spatial data for easement programs managed by NRCS’ Easement Program Division. The work performed in this role serves NRCS’ mission of ‘helping people help the land,’ working with landowners to voluntarily put conservation on the ground and preserve the natural environment for future generations. Straughan is looking for a GIS Specialist to aid in this mission with the duties and responsibilities listed below.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with technical analysis on GIS computer applications, provides technical support and promotes GIS technology
  • Identifies, creates, collects, converts, integrates, and manages geospatial datasets and metadata on multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Analyzes technical problems and devises new approaches and alternative solutions
  • Develops or maintains GIS applications using a combination of GIS software, web-based development tools, and/or Windows development tools
  • Processes and analyzes raster and vector geospatial data in support of clients and staff including engineers, environmental scientists, and planners
  • Create and disseminate production workflow documents
  • Coordination of geospatial data across platforms (desktop, tablet, GPS receivers, etc.)
  • QA/QC of cartographic outputs

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Geography, GIS, or related field

Experience

·         A minimum of one year experience including experience in the preparation of GIS products, all ESRI GIS software products, in addition to open-source tools

·         In-depth knowledge of ESRI’s software, including ArcGIS 10.X, ArcGIS Online, and Collector for ArcGIS.

·         Experience reading legal descriptions and survey plats that are part of legal documents to develop shapefiles for easement programs

·         Knowledge of cartography, coordinate systems, map projections, and topology

·         Proficiency in basic computer applications, especially MS Office (Word, Excel, and Access)

·         Strong verbal, organizational and written communication skills

·         Ability to work across multiple projects simultaneously and in an organized fashion

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Geography, GIS, or related field
  • Experience and interest in emerging technologies
  • Drone piloting and sensor data collection and manipulation experience
  • Tool creation using ESRI Model Builder
  • Experience in GIS programming with Python and the ArcPy suite of tools
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation
  • Contributing member of a professional organization or interest in becoming active in a professional organization
  • Experience as a federal government contractor

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position as required by applicable law.

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process.

Columbia, MD

Administrative Assistant

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Posted: June 20, 2022 Columbia, MD

Administrative Assistant

Straughan Environmental, Inc. is a woman-owned, leading engineering and environmental firm advancing sustainable and resilient communities. With a 25-year history of growth through performance on large, complex, and high-profile projects, we provide solutions to diverse clients in the federal government, local government, transportation, water/wastewater and energy markets.  Our mission is advancing sustainable and resilient communities, and we work every day to achieve our mission in surprising ways. Whether our team is managing one of our multi-million dollar environmental compliance programs for Federal agencies like NASA, engineering an ecological restoration project, working on environmental policy and planning, or identifying wetland plants in the field, each member of our team individually and collectively contributes uniquely to advancing sustainable and resilient communities

The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills, communication skills, and have a high aptitude for computer software. You should be self-motivated, excel at multi-tasking, and be able to proactively address emerging needs of the organization. We are looking for someone who wants to promote a fun and team-oriented work environment. Opportunities for advancement include increased responsibility for company proposals, communications, and contracts, and/or increased responsibility in IT management. Technical writing and marketing expertise or an interest in IT would benefit your ability to grow in this role. Your efforts will help to ensure that our company runs efficiently, and our employees have the tools they need to carry out our mission.

 

This Position requires the ability to be onsite 5 days a week. The team is currently working in a hybrid model (onsite and virtual/work from home)

 

Job Purpose

As an Administrative Assistant, you will join the administrative team consisting of senior leadership, marketing, finance, and HR. You will provide administrative support for office management, IT/computers, and proposals/contracts.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

Office Management

  • Maintaining supply inventories
  • Managing off-site document storage
  • Managing maintenance of Straughan’s vehicles
  • Managing building maintenance activities, repairs, and upgrades
  • Placing food or supply orders
  • Making travel arrangements
  • Coordinating and supporting special event planning, and event registrations
  • Assisting with marketing projects including proposals, staff resumes, contract reviews, and work descriptions
  • Conducting research on the market and industry events

IT Support

  • Coordinating with staff on computer setups and logistics
  • Maintaining inventories
  • Performing phone setups
  • Assisting with special projects. We utilize a vendor to provide all technical IT support and management
  • You will be required to be on-call for urgent IT issues and your working hours may occasionally fall outside of normal business hours to accommodate those needs

Qualifications

Education

High school diploma

Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of administrative experience
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Valid driver’s license

Desired Qualifications

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills

 

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position as required by applicable law.

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift and /or carry up to 25 pounds at a time.

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process.

Houston, Texas

Environmental Compliance Lead (SPCC/Petroleum Oil and Lubricants)

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Posted: June 24, 2022 Houston, Texas

Environmental Compliance Lead (SPCC/Petroleum Oil and Lubricants)

Straughan Environmental, Inc. is a woman-owned, leading engineering and environmental firm advancing sustainable and resilient communities. With a 25-year history of growth through performance on large, complex, and high-profile projects, we provide solutions to diverse clients in the federal government, local government, transportation, water/wastewater and energy markets.  Our mission is advancing sustainable and resilient communities, and we work every day to achieve our mission in surprising ways. Whether our team is managing one of our multi-million dollar environmental compliance programs for Federal agencies like NASA, engineering an ecological restoration project, working on environmental policy and planning, or identifying wetland plants in the field, each member of our team individually and collectively contributes uniquely to advancing sustainable and resilient communities

Job Purpose

The Environmental Compliance Lead prepare plans which are facility-specific. These comprehensive plans outline both the containment and countermeasures implemented to prevent a spill from occurring.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee compliance with regulatory permits, laws, and regulations, specifically SPCC (Spill Prevention Control)
  • Responsible for performing regular regulatory reviews, data collection and record keeping activities
  • Countermeasure for the management of regulated petroleum, oil, and lubricant storage at a major federal facility
  • Periodic inspections and required reports.
  • Assists in preparing, updating, and managing compliance with the site’s Integrated Contingency Plan.
  • Provides support to other on-site environmental compliance programs as needed.

 

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, or Engineering

Experience

·         Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience

·         Must be able to demonstrate working knowledge of SPCC regulations, its applicability towards oil-filled equipment (Tanks, Transformers, Generators, etc.)

·         Must be eligible for unescorted access to a federal facility, which normally requires (a) U.S. citizenship or permanent residency (green card), and (b) no felony convictions.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree and/or additional experience is a plus.
  • Experience with other environmental regulatory programs, such as Clean Air Act or Pollution Prevention, is a plus.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position as required by applicable law.

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Physical ability to perform outdoor field work such as tank inspections on a regular basis

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process.

Houston, Texas

Environmental Management System (EMS) Lead

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Posted: June 24, 2022 Houston, Texas

Environmental Management System (EMS) Lead

Straughan Environmental, Inc. is a woman-owned, leading engineering and environmental firm advancing sustainable and resilient communities. With a 25-year history of growth through performance on large, complex, and high-profile projects, we provide solutions to diverse clients in the federal government, local government, transportation, water/wastewater and energy markets.  Our mission is advancing sustainable and resilient communities, and we work every day to achieve our mission in surprising ways. Whether our team is managing one of our multi-million dollar environmental compliance programs for Federal agencies like NASA, engineering an ecological restoration project, working on environmental policy and planning, or identifying wetland plants in the field, each member of our team individually and collectively contributes uniquely to advancing sustainable and resilient communities.

Job Purpose

Environmental Management System (EMS) Lead as well as Projects support member, at a major federal facility.  This role will report to the senior project manager (Program Lead). This position will also support the Asbestos Program Lead as back up.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

EMS lead responsibilities:

 

  • Coordinate, prepare, and facilitate meetings with senior staff and other environmental stakeholders on site.
  • Monitor, track, review, and rank all onsite activities based on environmental impacts and aspects.
  • Develop, monitor, and track projects progress towards goals associated against high priority aspects and environmental management program’s needs.
  • Provide oversight for operational controls concerning activities within the scope of the environmental support contract.
  • Conduct ISO 14001:2015 equivalent environmental internal audits and assist with external audits.
  • Prepare and lead trainings in the Environmental Management System.

 

Projects support responsibilities:

 

  • Manage and coordinate the reviews of all new and existing program projects
  • Ensure environmental aspects and impact are addressed throughout the life cycle of the project (planning, design, construction, operation, and closure),
  • Work with internal media leads, and other external stakeholders.

Qualifications

Education

Must either possess a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate engineering discipline (Environmental, Chemical, Civil) or BS in Environmental Science, Chemistry plus 2-3 years of related experience or Environmental policy

Experience

·         Must have excellent verbal communication skills, demonstrated track record of public speaking to clearly communicate ideas across various levels of the organization

·         Must have minimum of 2 years of relevant experience

·         Experience and knowledge in the EMS program

·         Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with clients, peers, and other contractor organizations.

·         Must be competent in the use of all elements of Microsoft Office Professional.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in Asbestos management is a plus

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position as required by applicable law.

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Physically able to conduct onsite inspections

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process.

Columbia MD

Senior Environmental Project Manager

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Posted: February 25, 2022 Columbia MD

Senior Environmental Project Manager

Straughan Environmental, Inc. is a successful, rapidly growing, woman owned business that provides high quality and cost-effective consulting services to a wide variety of clients in the governmental and private sectors. Straughan is committed to sustainable design. We are experts in environmental planning, design, assessments, and policy. Our staff consists of wildlife and wetlands scientists; geomorphologists and hydrologists, civil and environmental engineers; inspectors; biologists and botanists; planners; cultural resource specialists; and GIS and CAD professionals. This combination of technical expertise and an understanding of policy make Straughan a highly competitive firm and a great place to advance your career

Job Purpose

Straughan is currently seeking a Senior Environmental Project Manager to join our Natural Resources Business Unit who has the passion to lead and deliver complex, quality projects.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as project manager and primary point of contact for client team.
  • Manage small and larger multi-discipline projects and client relationships, delivering projects on time and within budget.
  • Communicate and collaborate with the project team, project managers, contractors, and agency representatives.
  • Serve as liaison with Federal, state, and local regulatory agencies; obtain permits and modifications; track permit conditions and commitments.
  • Oversee preparation and submittal of Forest Conservation Plans, Wetland Delineations/Wetland Impact Plates, Planting Plans, and similar environmental documents.
  • Collaborate on mitigation site and stream stabilization design and provide remedial action recommendations.
  • Conduct field investigations and scoping meetings.
  • Support construction projects by reviewing submittals, answering RFI’s, and conducting field visits to ensure compliance with the contract drawings and specifications.
  • Manage direct reports and subcontractor staff; mentor junior staff.
  • Manage/Oversee the quality, timeliness, and financial aspects of projects including the development of scope, budgets and proposals necessary for contract negotiation
  • Develop proposals and lead business development efforts for designated clients.

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Environmental Science, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Geomorphology, or related field

Experience

Minimum 8 years of relevant work experience, including at least 4 years of project management experience. Strong communication and interpersonal skills a must. Experience with providing environmental consulting services (assessments and permitting). Practical experience with wetland/stream restoration design. Ability to pass background check.

Desired Qualifications

  • PWS and/or PE registered in Mid-Atlantic region and have ability for Maryland registration by reciprocity
  • Transportation, Energy, and/or Utility sector experience
  • Rosgen Certified or similar training
  • Develop construction specifications and cost estimates
  • Active involvement in professional organizations
  • Business development and marketing experience for technical services
  • Proficiency in regional plant identification
  • Experience navigating local, state, federal environmental regulations
  • Proficiency using GIS, including experience with geodatabases, collecting/importing/manipulating data, creating mapping, and using related field equipment
  • Proficiency in MicroStation or AutoCAD
  • Familiarity with hydrology & hydraulic analyses, sediment transport experience, HEC-RAS, and TR-55/TR-20

 

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position as required by applicable law.

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time
  • Must be able to traverse various types of terrain for extended periods of time
  • Physical ability to perform outdoor field work and in unpleasant field conditions
  • Physically able to conduct inspections and carry equipment used for inspections

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process. 

Columbia, MD

Natural Resources Intern

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Posted: May 10, 2022 Columbia, MD

Natural Resources Intern

Straughan Environmental, Inc. (Straughan) is a successful, rapidly growing business that provides high-quality and cost-effective environmental consulting services to a wide variety of clients in the government and private sectors. Our mission is to advance sustainable and resilient communities, we provide analysis, planning, engineering, and construction management services to provide better outcomes for the environments and communities that we serve.  Straughan is committed to sustainable design and is qualified in nearly all aspects of environmental service, including engineering, planning, design, and policy. Our staff consists of natural, wildlife, and wetland scientists; geomorphologists; civil, and environmental, and water resources engineers; biologists and botanists; planners; foresters; cultural resource specialists; and GIS and CADD technicians. This combination of technical expertise and an understanding of policy make Straughan a highly competitive firm and a great place to advance your career.

Job Purpose

Straughan is currently seeking a talented and motivated intern to join our Natural Resources Team and work with Environmental Scientists, Planners, and Engineers on a variety of projects across business divisions. This internship may be extended through Fall 2022. Approximate hours per week may vary between 0 and 40.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with wetland delineations and monitoring (vegetation, soils, and hydrology)
  • Assist with stream assessments and restoration monitoring (stream pattern and profile)
  • Assist with water quality monitoring (water chemistry, groundwater, stormwater, and biology)
  • Assist with Forest Stand Delineations, Forest Conservation Plans, and other plant community evaluations
  • Summarize data and write technical reports
  • Assist with reviewing and organizing data and program documentation
  • Create/interpret ArcGIS maps for use in the field and reports and conduct basic geo-processing analyses
  • Other tasks associated with the Clean Water Act, Maryland Forest Conservation Act, Critical Area Act, and/or other Federal, state, and local environmental regulations and policies
  • Working knowledge of MS Office computer software (World/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook)
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work full workdays
  • Ability to perform work outside under variable terrain and weather conditions
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and in an organized fashion

Qualifications

Education

Minimum of 2-4 years of college in Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Engineering, Biology, or related field.

Experience

Relevant coursework and 0-1 year of experience working in a related field.

Desired Qualifications

  • Relevant field experience and coursework related to wetlands, streams, water quality, forest ecology, plant identification, soils investigations, invasive species, etc.
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS Online, ArcPro, FieldMaps, Survey 123, AutoCAD, and/or MicroStation
  • Experience with GPS devices and/or various water quality modeling tools
  • Familiarity with Federal, state, and local environmental regulations and policies
  • Available to occasionally work extended days, weekends, and/or limited overnight travel

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position as required by applicable law.

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time
  • Must be able to traverse various types of terrain for extended periods of time
  • Physical ability to perform outdoor field work and in unpleasant field conditions
  • Physically able to conduct inspections and carry equipment used for inspections

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process.

Columbia, MD

Stream Restoration Specialist

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Posted: August 18, 2021 Columbia, MD

Stream Restoration Specialist

Stream Restoration Specialist

Straughan Environmental, Inc. (Straughan) is a successful, rapidly growing business that provides high-quality and cost-effective environmental consulting services to a wide variety of clients in the government and private sectors. Our mission is to advance sustainable and resilient communities, we provide analysis, planning, engineering, and construction management services to provide better outcomes for the environments and communities that we serve.  Straughan is committed to sustainable design and is qualified in nearly all aspects of environmental service, including engineering, planning, design, and policy. Our staff consists of natural, wildlife, and wetland scientists; geomorphologists; civil, and environmental, and water resources engineers; biologists and botanists; planners; foresters; cultural resource specialists; and GIS and CADD technicians. This combination of technical expertise and an understanding of policy make Straughan a highly competitive firm and a great place to advance your career.

Straughan is currently seeking a Stream Restoration Specialist to join our Engineering Business Unit who has the ability to be a leader, deliver quality projects, and grow Straughan’s Ecological group nationally.  Straughan is currently operating under a flexible, hybrid workplace strategy that allows employees to work primarily from home with official schedules approved by their supervisor. The ideal candidate should have an interest in and understanding of current environmental issues and a shared vision for sustainability

 

Requirements

  • 4-10 years experience
  • Stream restoration design including sediment transport, and modeling experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Geomorphology, Environmental science, or related field
  • Erosion and sediment control design
  • Geomorphic assessment experience
  • Environmental permitting experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with clients and co-workers

Highly Desired

  • PE registered in Mid-Atlantic region and have ability for Maryland registration by reciprocity
  • Rosgen Certified or similar training
  • Hydrology & hydraulic analyses
  • Wetland Restoration design experience
  • Stormwater management design and permitting experience
  • Drainage system design experience
  • Shoreline protection/restoration design experience
  • Coastal studies
  • Site design and LEED experience
  • Environmental consulting and/or civil engineering practices (Forest Conservation Plans, Wetland Delineations/Wetland Impact Plates, Planting Plans, and similar environmental documents) experience
  • Active involvement in professional organizations
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Must be comfortable marketing technical services
  • Project management experience
  • Proposal and task order development experience

Software Experience

  • HEC-RAS required
  • TR-55/TR-20 desired
  • SMS and SRH-2D or TUFLOW desired
  • GEOPAK and/or INROADS desired
  • Proficiency in MicroStation or AutoCAD desired

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process. 

Columbia, MD

Senior Environmental Scientist/Geologist

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Posted: May 10, 2022 Columbia, MD

Senior Environmental Scientist/Geologist

Straughan Environmental, Inc. is a successful, rapidly growing, woman owned business that provides high quality and cost-effective consulting services to a wide variety of clients in the governmental and private sectors. Straughan is committed to sustainable design. We are experts in environmental planning, design, assessments, and policy. Our staff consists of wildlife and wetlands scientists; geomorphologists and hydrologists, civil and environmental engineers; inspectors; biologists and botanists; planners; cultural resource specialists; and GIS and CAD professionals. This combination of technical expertise and an understanding of policy make Straughan a highly competitive firm and a great place to advance your career

Job Purpose

The Senior Environmental Scientist or Geologist will work under the direction of the Planning Department Business Unit Director and will collaborate with a diverse team of environmental experts. This opportunity will include leading environmental due diligence activities, environmental assessments, remedial activities, general regulatory compliance, and permitting for a variety of clients consisting of local, state, and federal agencies, utility companies, and private developers. Responsibilities will include project management, client relationship management, and technical quality control reviews. The ideal candidate will provide industry experience and an interest in growing Straughan’s business by supporting proposals and sales meetings.  Candidates can apply both a full-time as well as part-time opportunity.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage, conduct, and oversee environmental due diligence activities, including all tasks required to complete Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments and Property Assessments/Inspections.
  • Coordinate, schedule, and perform site inspections for environmental due diligence assessments.
  • Support emergency response activities for oil spills, natural disasters, and other accidents involving environmental releases or concerns.
  • Provide support for hazardous materials management needs for infrastructure construction projects, including assessments, management plans, and field inspections.
  • Develop remediation plans and alternatives.
  • Provide Environmental Management System (EMS) audits and implementation guidance.
  • Prepare technical compliance documents required by local, State, and Federal regulations. Examples include (but are not limited to) Permit Applications and Exemptions for (air, water, waste), Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs).
  • Identify and evaluate environmental risks and regulatory changes affecting projects.
  • Build strong relationships with permitting and regulatory agencies

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in geology or environmental science

Experience

·         10+ years of experience in environmental assessment and permitting efforts with a focus on hazardous material assessment and remediation.

·         Environmental Professional as designated by ASTM E1527-13

·         Experience completing Phase I and Phase II/III ESAs in addition to field sampling plans, and health and safety plans.

·         Experience with the preparation of permit applications and regulatory coordination for various projects.

·         Working knowledge of ASTM E1527-13 and E1527-21 Phase I ESA standards

·         Ability to write and review technical reports, documents, and proposals

·         Willingness to work as part of a team including taking on field and in office tasks with the Natural Resources and Planning Business Units

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with air quality assessments and permitting for mobile and stationary sources. Experience with MOVES, Cal3QHC, and/or AERMOD a plus
  • OSHA 40 HAZWOPER Certification
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS
  • Experience conducting air quality analysis and assessments for planning studies and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position as required by applicable law.

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time
  • Must be able to traverse various types of terrain for extended periods of time
  • Physical ability to perform outdoor field work and in unpleasant field conditions
  • Physically able to conduct inspections and carry equipment used for inspections

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process.

Columbia, MD

Environmental Scientist

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Posted: May 10, 2022 Columbia, MD

Environmental Scientist

Straughan Environmental, Inc. is a successful, rapidly growing, woman owned business that provides high quality and cost-effective consulting services to a wide variety of clients in the governmental and private sectors. Straughan is committed to sustainable design. We are experts in environmental planning, design, assessments, and policy. Our staff consists of wildlife and wetlands scientists; geomorphologists and hydrologists, civil and environmental engineers; inspectors; biologists and botanists; planners; cultural resource specialists; and GIS and CAD professionals. This combination of technical expertise and an understanding of policy make Straughan a highly competitive firm and a great place to advance your career

Job Purpose

The Environmental Scientist will support infrastructure improvement programs by conducting environmental due diligence activities, ensuring regulatory compliance, and preparing environmental permits for a variety of clients consisting of local, state, and federal agencies, utility companies, and private developers. The candidate will provide a broad range of environmental expertise, including environmental site assessments for hazardous materials, natural resource investigations, asbestos/lead-based paint surveys, and environmental regulatory requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage, conduct, and oversee environmental due diligence activities, including all tasks required to complete Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments and Property Assessments/Inspections, including soil screening, soil and groundwater sampling, and soil vapor sampling.
  • Coordinate, schedule, and perform site inspections for environmental due diligence assessments.
  • Prepare technical compliance documents required by local, State, and Federal regulations. Examples include (but are not limited to) Permit Applications and Exemptions for (air, water, waste), Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs).
  • Conduct natural resource investigations such as wetland and forest stand delineations.
  • Provide environmental compliance oversight during drilling and construction.
  • Support NEPA environmental impact assessments.
  • Identify and evaluate environmental risks and regulatory changes affecting projects.
  • Build strong relationships with permitting and regulatory agencies
  • Conducting wetland forest stand delineations, other natural resources assessments, and permitting

 

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in geology or environmental science

Experience

·         5+ years of experience in environmental due diligence and permitting efforts.

·         Environmental Professional as designated by ASTM E1527-13 and 40 CFR Part 312

·         Experience completing Phase I and Phase II/III ESAs in addition to field sampling plans, and health and safety plans.

·         Knowledge of drilling methods and field sampling procedures for various environmental media

·         Experience with the preparation of permit applications and regulatory coordination for various projects.

·         Working knowledge of ASTM E1527-13 and E1527-21 Phase I ESA standards

·         Ability to write and review technical reports, documents, and proposals

·         Willingness to work as part of a team including taking on field and in office tasks with the Natural Resources and Planning Business Units

·         Experience conducting wetland and forest stand delineations, other natural resources field assessments

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with air quality assessments and permitting for mobile and stationary sources. Experience with MOVES, Cal3QHC, and/or AERMOD a plus
  • OSHA 40 HAZWOPER Certification
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS
  • Experience conducting air quality analysis and assessments for planning studies and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation
  • Natural resources field assessment experience including wetland and forest stand delineations

 

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position as required by applicable law.

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time
  • Must be able to traverse various types of terrain for extended periods of time
  • Physical ability to perform outdoor field work and in unpleasant field conditions
  • Physically able to conduct inspections and carry equipment used for inspections

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process. 

Equal employment opportunity (EEO), Affirmative action, and Diversity and Inclusion policy statement

Straughan is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.  Straughan affirms its long-standing commitment to maintain a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate, maintains a business culture that recognizes the contributions and interests of diverse cultural and social groups, and maximizes employee efforts by understanding individual differences and perspectives.  It is the policy of Straughan not merely to refrain from employment discrimination as required by federal, state, and local enactments, but to take positive affirmative action to realize for women, people of color, individuals with physical or mental disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, and veterans’ full equal employment opportunity.  It is also our goal to employ and advance in employment individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, and protected veterans, and to treat qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status. 

EOE/AA Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity – We are an equal opportunity employer, but we are more than that. We are open-minded and care only about your capability, your drive, and your desire and determination to contribute your gifts and talents fully.