Prairie Engineers, P.C. is seeking an Environmental Scientist to join their team. 

Prairie Engineers is looking to add an Environmental Scientist to their team to manage natural resources projects.  The ideal candidate will bring environmental and transportation planning experience in the consulting industry and/or experience working with, or for public sector clients.  The successful candidate should have experience managing multi-discipline project development teams, coordinating with clients and leading delivery of environmental planning projects and environmental investigations for local governments and DOT’s.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Lead natural resources projects required for transportation related projects
  • Preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents including Categorical Exclusions (CE) and Environmental Assessments (EA)
  • Participate in public meetings and preparation of public involvement materials
  • Develop and review scopes of work, fee proposals, and responses to RFQ’s

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences/Studies, Urban Planning, or related field
  • 4+ years’ experience in Transportation or Environmental Planning
  • Knowledge and experience in public involvement and technical writing
  • Experience in managing or preparing NEPA documents
  • Author of at least one transportation related Environmental Assessment, and ability to be prequalified as an Environmental Lead with the Illinois Department of Transportation at the EA level
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Project a professional, positive attitude with a strong work ethic

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • 8+ years’ experience in Transportation or Environmental Planning
  • Author of at least two transportation related Environmental Assessment or one Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and ability to be prequalified as an Environmental Lead with the Illinois Department of Transportation at the EIS level
  • Familiarity with GIS programs and data sources

This position is a full-time position with benefits.  We offer a competitive salary based on qualifications.  This position is available to be filled in our Columbia, Springfield, Hillsboro, or Peoria, Illinois or Hazelwood, Missouri office locations.  Potential candidates for this position should fill out an application and contact Prairie Engineers via e-mail at info@prairieengineers.com..

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce.  All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, handicap, marital status, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Preference will be given to applicants who reside in a HUBZone as defined by the US Small Business Administration.  For a map of certified HUBZone areas, please refer to the following website: https://maps.certify.sba.gov/hubzone/map/

Prairie Engineers is a full services engineering, geospatial, and environmental science firm with a goal of delivering sustainable infrastructure solutions and maintaining our natural and built environment.  We are a woman-owned firm with offices in Columbia, Hillsboro, Peoria, and Springfield, Illinois and Hazelwood, Missouri.  The firm provides services to federal, state, and local governments, utilities, industries, and private businesses.