Career Area: Science

What We're Looking For:
What We're Looking For:

Barge Design Solutions is seeking a Senior Biologist to manage complex projects with minimal supervision and provide quality deliverables to clients and regulatory agencies. Individuals in this role will act as Subject Matter Specialists (SMS) and consultants for a range of environmental projects requiring federal and state permits, with an emphasis on wetland mitigation banks in Florida. A successful candidate will be capable of providing sound solutions to complex problems that comply with regulatory agency standards and meet client expectations, while fostering various stakeholder relationships.

Here's what you'll be doing:
  • Subject Matter Specialist (SMS) on Florida ecology and environmental permitting.
  • Designing restoration and mitigation plans, interpreting qualitative and quantitative monitoring results, and analyzing complex scientific data.
  • Permitting environmental projects in conformance with state and federal regulations and templates.
  • Performing Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM) evaluations and data forms.
  • Performing state and federal wetland delineations and listed species habitat evaluations and surveys.
  • Compiling state and federal wetland data forms.
  • Completing Formal Determinations and Jurisdictional Determinations.
  • Preparing figures and exhibits using ArcGIS software.
  • Collecting and analyzing hydrologic data from surface waters and groundwater monitoring wells using staff gauges, water-level meters, and data loggers.
  • Installing staff gauges, groundwater monitoring wells, data loggers, and barometric pressure transducers.
  • Collecting vegetative data using a variety of qualitative and quantitative approaches.
  • Writing, compiling, and reviewing technical reports for field assessments and monitoring.
  • Writing, executing, and reviewing land management plans for restoration, conservation, and other project types.
  • Coordinating with District and USACE regulatory staff throughout permitting processes.
  • Providing oversight and synthesis of all permitting phases of assigned projects.
  • Providing complete scientific leadership from project inception through completion.
  • Supporting Project Managers with development of project scope and budgets.
  • Leading and supporting client and internal meetings.
  • Managing various stakeholder relationships to ensure clear communication and resolution of problems.
  • Conducting site visits to monitor progress of projects, as needed.
  • Ensuring compliance and alignment of work to project goals, work plans, proposals, and permit documents.
  • Coordinating with clients and stakeholders to find solutions when project challenges or issues arise.
  • Performing other duties as requested.

Education & Experience Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited program
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Seasoned ecologist with extensive experience and knowledge of Chapter 62-330 F.A.C., Environmental Resource Permit (ERP); Chapter 62-342 F.A.C., Mitigation Bank Rule; Section 404 Clean Water Act (CWA); and development of Mitigation Banking Instruments (MBI).
  • Knowledge and experience with Chapter 62-340 F.A.C., Delineation of the Landward Extent of Wetlands and Surface Waters.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual and applicable regional supplements.
  • Effective task management experience to ensure projects are delivered on schedule and in accordance with proposals and work plans.
  • Experience with mitigation bank monitoring and permitting in Florida.
  • Experience and relationships with USACE, Water Management Districts, and the FDEP is preferred.

Why join us?

Barge Design Solutions, Inc., is an engineering and architecture firm with diverse in-house multidisciplinary practice areas. The employee-owned company is more than 550+ people strong and serves clients nationwide from multiple U.S. locations. Barge is ranked on Engineering News-Record (ENR)'s Top 500 Design Firms and Architectural Record's Top 300 Architecture Firms and is a certified Great Place To Work®.

Our primary purpose for being in business is ultimately to create a better life by unleashing the potential of our people, clients and communities. This purpose is supported by our company's core values because at the end of the day, Barge CARES:

  • Collaborate - Help and expect help. Teamwork is essential in what we do.
  • Authentic - Honesty, integrity and trust are at the heart of everything we do. We are who we say we are.
  • Responsible - We are accountable for our work, our attitude, and our actions. We make Barge better.
  • Excellence - We go all in and expect more of ourselves than others expect of us.
  • Service - We are humble. We use our gifts in service of others.

We believe that if we are living out our purpose for being in business and integrating our values into everything we do, we will ultimately achieve our vision to be the firm best known for being selected when it matters most.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled