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Austin, Texas, United States of America
JOB #R2301143

Wetland Scientist & Deputy Project Manager

Wetland Scientist & Deputy Project Manager

Austin, Texas

We are the Environment & Planning Division of ICF. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow. If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging, and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF ( and consider applying to join our team.      

ICF is seeking a Wetland/Biology and Deputy Project Manager (DPM) to join our rapidly-growing Texas-based practice. The successful candidate would leverage their technical expertise and regulatory understanding to conduct wetland delineations and biological surveys for renewable energy developers and other clients. In addition, the candidate would be given immediate opportunities to build client relationships while working with and learning from talented biologists and project managers. The team's local office is in Austin, TX, and due to the location of field work, local candidates are preferred. Project market sectors will Include Wind power siting and repowering, Solar power siting, Battery storage, Water infrastructure & Transportation infrastructure

What You Will Do

  • Leading and performing wetland delineations and functional assessments

  • Assessing Impacts, preparing technical reports and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 404/10 permit applications and mitigation plans

  • Leading and performing plant and wildlife habitat assessments/surveys

  • Providing expertise and technical Input to project managers on complex projects involving Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, federal and state laws, and agency consultations.

  • Supporting project managers with client management, project documentation, scheduling, scoping, and budgeting

  • Helping to mentor, train, and guide junior-level staff

Required Education and Experience

  • BS in Biology, Natural Resource Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or a similar field

  • 3+ years of experience in environmental consulting or applicable fields (government, consulting, academia)

Preferred Attributes and Experience

  • Strong knowledge of environmental consulting practices and environmental law

  • Experience with GPS technologies

  • Experience mobilizing and leading field efforts and conducting studies for renewable energy, water, and/or infrastructure clients

  • Technical writing and permit preparation

  • Certification as a Certified Wildlife Biologist (CWB) and/or Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) a plus

  • Experience coordinating field efforts, working to strategically staff projects and balance project priorities

  • Experience training junior staff.

  • Project Management skills, including scoping, scheduling, and tracking.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.


Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$58,161.00 - $98,873.00

Austin,TX (TX37)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants.

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