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January 14, 2020

Environmental Scientist

Horner & Shifrin is seeking a full-time Environmental Scientist to work in our Transportation business unit.  Candidates with 3+ years of experience are preferred, but we will consider an entry-level candidate.


  • Assist in the development of NEPA documents including Federally Approved Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements
  • Maintain a working knowledge of environmental regulatory programs and legislation regarding biological, cultural, ecological, socioeconomic, and special waste subjects associated with all types of infrastructure improvement projects including transportation and energy delivery
  • Coordinate and complete environmental permits required by various local, state and federal environmental regulatory agencies
  • Perform field duties and studies as necessary to determine environmental existing conditions
  • Conduct environmental screenings to determine potential permit requirements and environmental issues
  • Analyze field study data and review publicly available databases to generate written reports to document the existing environment and impacts to secure regulatory agency approvals
  • Utilize GIS to develop maps and determine environmental impacts
  • Work with project engineers to minimize impacts to the environment and develop feasible alternatives
  • Assist in the development and coordination of specialized environmental documents
  • Prepare for and participate in public involvement activities including but not limited to stakeholder and public meetings
  • Assist in the development of work scopes, schedules and cost estimates as necessary to support budget and project objectives
  • Manage multiple and complex tasks and on-going projects
  • Up to 15% travel for work near H&S offices in Chicago and Poplar Bluff required


  • 3+ years of experience with NEPA in providing a range of environmental review, agency coordination, and permitting support
  • Must have course work in NEPA or experience with working on NEPA projects
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong listening, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Proven work history, strong work ethic, and team player
  • Use of GIS, preferred
  • Knowledge of noise regulations, preferred
  • Wetland delineation certification, preferred
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must complete a background check


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science – Master’s preferred


Salary will be commensurate with experience

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