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Job Code:  2013-15197
Employer:  Stantec.
Categories:  Env. Health/Safety
Experience Required:  Not Required
State/Province:  ME - Maine
City:  Topsham
Job Description:  Overview:

Our Environmental Services group is dedicated to managing environmental issues professionally and proactively. We provide integrated, multidisciplinary services to identify and assess liabilities and risks, and to develop solutions to site management, remediation, and mitigation. Our staff of professionals includes specialists in marine biology, wetland science, wildlife biology, soil science, fisheries biology, botany, hydrogeology, hydrology, water resources management, forestry, habitat and ecosystem restoration, permitting, GIS, information management, environmental monitoring, in-situ/ex-situ remedial design and implementation, human health and ecological risk assessments, air quality permitting and reporting, pipeline compliance, stormwater permitting and planning, and audit support services . We are seeking exceptionally talented and enthusiastic individuals with a keen interest in the natural sciences to join our team and advance their career.

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of the Field Technician will be to conduct one or more types of wildlife surveys at an operational wind project. The position requires conducting daily searches for injured or dead birds and bats under operational wind turbines. Other surveys may include acoustic bat detector surveys and documentation of wildlife-turbine interactions. Keen observation skills are required and bird and bat identification skills are preferred. This position works both independently and as part of a larger survey team. The Field Intern will be based in the vicinity of an operational wind project and will maintain regular communication with a Project Manager in the Topsham, Maine Stantec office. The project is in eastern Washington. Fieldwork occurs from mid-March the end of October.

The Field Intern position is a great entry-level position for students anticipating a career in environmental science or wildlife biology.

Qualifications:

Successful applicants should be working toward a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, or related field, and have a strong interest in wildlife biology. Superb observation skills are highly valued, as are a strong interest in the natural world, comfort with computers and technology, a willingness to learn new skills while conducting fieldwork in rural or wilderness settings, flexibility in undertaking work assignments, a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, ability to follow directions, and a positive attitude. Bird and bat identification skills, particularly of raptor species, are a plus. Willingness to travel and work independently for long hours in the field is necessary. Candidates should be in good physical condition and should have a reliable personal vehicle, hiking boots, and binoculars. Other field equipment will be provided.

02/04/2013

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