Lead Biologist

Lead Biologist

Career Area: Science

What We're Looking For:
Barge Design Solutions is seeking a Lead Biologist to lead challenging work plans with little direction in order to provide quality deliverables through seasoned recommendations. Individuals in this role act as a Subject Matter Specialist (SMS) and are a main contact for state and federal regulatory agencies. Critical to this position are providing sound solutions that comply with regulatory
agency standards and fits the needs of our clients, while improving various stakeholder relationships.

  • Provides seasoned recommendations for project scope and budget development, as well as, assisting in project
  • Supports PM acting as Lead Scientist (Subject Matter Specialist (SMS)) on various projects within a specific area
    of responsibility.
  • Designs, interprets, and develops conclusions on complex data.
  • Writes and reviews Scientists reports, documents, drawings, etc. to produce various deliverables.
  • Designs processes on complex projects.
  • Leads client meetings and internal meetings providing seasoned knowledge, managing various stakeholder
    relationships to ensure clear communication and resolution of problems.
  • Lead Scientist for an entire project through communication of findings and solutions to clients.
  • Conducts on-site visits to monitor progress of projects as needed ensuring compliance and alignment of work to
    ensure projects progression as needed and defined. If issues arise, adjusts plans as appropriate and communicates
    changes with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

  • Mentors and may review other staff's work for quality purposes.
  • Directs entry level staff and other scientists on challenging issues providing guidance for resolution.
  • Lead Scientist on various conventional projects.

Education & Experience Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited program and professional registration (if available).
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.
  • Seasoned ecologist with extensive permitting experience
  • Effective project management to ensure projects are delivered on schedule
  • Familiarity with mitigation banks in Florida area.

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