You are a qualified, self-motivated and talented Fluvial Geomorphologist with experience in fluvial geomorphology, and stream ecology, assessment, and restoration design. You desire to collaborate with a team of like-minded and hard-working scientists and planners. You can demonstrate your excellent written communication through providing a well-prepared cover letter revealing the reasons for applying for this position. Your information is well-organized, with a professional display, and shows your proven diligent work history.
This position is a combination of field work and in-office responsibilities covering the greater Puget Sound area. Candidates must be able to provide project experience and examples of scientific writing performed.
A Day in the Life of a Fluvial Geomorphologist:
- Study erosional and depositional processes as they relate to hydrology, riparian vegetation, soils and non-point source nutrient loading
- Develop and implement long term monitoring programs to quantify erosional and depositional processes to land use
- Use results of methodology application to develop stream restoration and enhancement recommendations
- Complete accurate field reconnaissance and investigations/assessments, including data element collection, photo documentation, and determination with understanding of the project goal and technical expertise based on experience
- Use remote sensing data sets in study design, and data analysis and interpretation
- Show forethought in mobilization efforts for site visits and site meetings indicating team-work and regulatory relationship respect
- Review background information for projects with critical thinking and understanding of the bigger picture (i.e. Topo maps, Google Earth maps; National Wetland Inventory maps; Salmonscape maps: etc.)
- Provide orientation skills when on large job sites showing skills and ability to complete work based on measurements and cardinal direction
- Draft assessment reporting and other reporting elements showing excellent scientific writing and consistency
- Research code and background information and share findings demonstrating analysis abilities
- Provide support for permitting documents and compliance
- Assist with RFP’s and SOW’s as requested.
- Participate in meetings with clients/stakeholders as requested.
- Maintain collaborative and positive relationships
- Ability to work independently
Skills and Experience Needed to Apply:
- B.S. degree in Geology, Environmental Science or other related field is required; M.S. degree preferred
- 10+ years of experience as a Fluvial Geomorphologist in the State of Washington is desired
- Strong technical design experience in geomorphology, river restoration, aquatic habitat characterization and design procedures
- Experience implementing the WDFW Stream Habitat Restoration Guidelines Program and Integrated Streambank Protection Guidelines preferred
- Prior consulting employment experience preferred
- Affiliated with relevant professional organizations is desired
- Experience in implementation of aquatic and riparian habitat restoration and wetland mitigation projects is preferred
- Insured and dependable personal transportation for a variety of road surfaces and with field supply storage
- Experience implementing the FEMA floodplain design manual
- Experience with floodplain modeling using HEC-RAS
- Ability to navigate through rough terrain and dense vegetation
- Possess ability to organize multi-project information and responsibilities
- Competency with Microsoft Office software is required including document preparation
- Proficiency using GIS and GPS preferred
- Required to keep a professional manner in all aspects and with all clients, regulatory personnel, and other professionals
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Aptitude to perform with fast paced demands and high challenges
About Soundview Consultants:
SVC is a well-respected environmental consulting firm focused primarily on natural resource assessments, environmental planning and permitting, and compliance services for projects with an aquatic regulatory nexus. We specialize in both marine and land use issues; site planning and project design; project coordination; permitting and management; marine, wetland, and stream ecology; habitat restoration; wetland, stream, and eelgrass delineations and assessments; benthic surveys; underwater and terrestrial monitoring programs as well as mitigation planning.
Our scientists work with many of the Pacific Northwest’s leading companies, public entities, and regulatory agencies with a notably high level of success in achieving client goals and project entitlements. We have achieved this success while maintaining an exciting and positive workplace environment in a unique historic waterfront setting in Gig Harbor, Washington.
Our Benefits Package and What We Offer:
- PTO (Vacation/Sick)
- Paid holidays
- Retirement with employer contribution
- Education, incentive & bonus programs
- Positive culture and professional environment
- Talented and diversely disciplined team
- Solid reputation in the environmental industry
Soundview Consultants, LLC is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.
Please provide your cover letter and resume.